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Model S 85 vs 85D

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by ladhanikarim, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. ladhanikarim

    ladhanikarim Member

    Mar 30, 2015
    Miami, FL
    Hi Guys,

    I'm debating between the model S 85 and the 85D, I have found two options which are around 6k apart. Basically I'm paying the additional 6k for the Dual motors and the latest hardware per the Tesla Sales rep. I plan to keep the car for 3-5 years depending on the redesign of the Model S and drive around 18k per year. Which option would you guys recommend?

    Model S 85D for 90,473 USD
    autopilot, tech package
    dual drive motor
    solid black paint, piano black decor, black napa leather seats
    panoramic roof
    subzero weather package, heated steering wheel
    parcel shelf (not sure what this is?)
    19' Michelin primacy tire upgrade
    fog lamps

    Model S 85 for 84,749 USD
    autopilot, tech package
    dual chargers
    solid black paint, obeche wood decor, black napa leather seats
    panoramic roof
    subzero weather package
    19' silver cyclones
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

    May 17, 2009
    In Miami the dual motors would likely be less useful but would still prefer to have AWD then not. Although since you plan to keep the car a short time might make sense to go with standard 85 and wait for the redesign of want.
  3. chriSharek

    chriSharek Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Sarasota, FL
    This is a great question. I'm in the same boat. I'm worried about the 85 RWD being obsolete the day after I take ownership. because of this, I'm looking at a loaded 70D and the 85D with less options. Are you concerned about that?

    Fortunately, I'm months away from ordering. I expect Tesla to eliminate the S85 which will force my hand! And, who knows what else will be available in a couple months based on how fast Tesla moves!
  4. Electricfan

    Electricfan Active Member

    Aug 24, 2013
    Where is the "tech package"? I can't find it. I see the auto pilot convenience features - is that what you're calling the tech package?
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

    Nov 10, 2011
    Looking at the numbers (...473 and ...749), he's comparing inventory cars not custom configuration from the website. As such, he's probably talking about cars configured before the recent changes to the website.

    What used to be the "Tech Package" (later renamed "Tech Package with Autopilot") has been split into standard equipment, "Autopilot Convenience Features" option package, and "Premium Interior and Lighting" option package.

    Hope this helps.

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