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Model S specs

Discussion in 'Model S' started by TEG, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. TEG

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    #1 TEG, Mar 26, 2009
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    Official spec sheet here:
    http://www.teslamotors.com/display_data/Spec_ModelS_US.pdf
    & here:
    Model S Specs and Standard Features | Tesla Motors

    Preliminary info culled from various news stories in 2009:


    • Price starting around $57,400 (probably reduced by EV rebates and credits)
    • 60-0 braking in ~135 feet
    • 0-60 in less than 6 seconds, 1/4 mile in ~14 seconds
    • Top speed ~120 MPH (~130?)
    • Redline: ~14K RPMs (~15K?)
    • Liquid cooled motor 300kw (402hp)
    • 160 mile range base pack (40kWh, 5500 cells)
    • 230 mile range upgrade (~60kWh, 7800 cells)
    • 300 mile range upgrade (~85kWh, 7800 next generation cells)
    • curb weight: ~4000 lbs (listed as 3825 lbs some places)
    • length 196", wheelbase 116.5"
    • Coefficient of drag: 0.27 (vs 0.35 for the Roadster)
    • seats 5 with optional rear facing 3rd row for 2 more small children
    • small front trunk and large rear trunk with 60/40 folding rear seats to carry large items
    Options listed here:
    http://www.autobloggreen.com/2009/03/26/tesla-model-s-50-000-ev-sedan-seats-seven-300-mile-range-0-6/
    http://www.scottmoore.is-a-geek.com/blog/index.php/tech/2009/03/26/tesla-model-s-revealed
    http://ecomodder.com/blog/tesla-model-50000-electric-car-seats/
    • Panoramic roof with sliding moon roof
    • Retracting door handles for improved aerodynamics
    • Full-time 3G connectivity with Internet, HD and satellite radio
    • Push button "gear" selector
    • Brembo brakes
    • Automatic rear lift gate
    • 21-inch wheels, Front Tires 245/35ZR21, Rear Tires 285/30ZR21 (Advan Sport)
    • 17-inch haptic touchscreen and customizable vehicle information display
    • Fully digital instrument cluster
    • LED and neon headlight and taillights, with xenon Hella low beams
    • Smart-key power and push button gear selector
    • Brembo brake system with new one-piece monobloc calipers and integral stiffening bridge to optimize performance
    Front brake system:
    • Brembo Gran Turismo
    • Brembo 6-piston Monobloc Calipers
    • Brembo 405x34mm 2-Piece Floating Slotted Discs with Billet Aluminum Hats
    Rear brake system:
    • Brembo Gran Turismo
    • Brembo 4-piston Monobloc Calipers
    • Brembo 380x28mm 2-Piece Slotted Discs with Billet Aluminum Hats
     
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    #2 Palpatine, Mar 26, 2009
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    TESLA - Model S

    Overview

    - 300 mile range
    - 45 minute QuickCharge
    - 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
    - Seats 7 people
    - More Cargo space than station wagons
    - 2X as efficient as hybrids
    - 17 inch infotainment touchscreen

    Range

    - Up to 300 mile range
    - 45 minute QuickCharge
    - Charges from 120V, 240V or 480V
    - 5 minute battery swap

    Utility

    - Seating for 5 adults + 2 child seats
    - Unique hatch for oversized items
    - 60/40 flat-folding rear seat
    - 2nd trunk under hood

    Performance

    - 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
    - 120 mph top speed (edit: sometimes reported as 130)
    - Sport sedan dynamics
    - All-wheel-drive available (edit: probably not in the 1st model year)
     
  3. TEG

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    #3 TEG, Mar 26, 2009
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    They also mentioned plans for a future sport model with 0-60 < 5s

    Saw this:
    "They use the same battery tray for all three options... The 160 mile version will not use all the room in the tray, the 230 mile version would be full and the 300 mile version would be using a different type of LiIon battery with more energy capacity."
     
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    #4 dpeilow, Mar 27, 2009
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    Just a note for Tesla: We don't have HD radio in Europe, the equivalents are DAB, DAB+ and in France it's T-DMB. Satellite radio is about to get going, as the 2 licenses for it are being finalised now (but it probably won't be compatible with XM Sirius).


    Elon's update email just stated "electronically limited top speed of 130mph".
     
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    Was anyone able to get the specs on the Signature series model?
     
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    Presuming this is genuine, the dash in this shot shows battery 81%, Range in Miles 243. So does the silver car have a prototype 300 mile battery? (click for full original pic.)

    3394666002_3a7850bb6d_o.jpg
     
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    I suppose if it was only being used for lower speed test drives, the range computer might give a very long projected range. If you started using it more at highway speeds, the expected range might go down.
    But, you could be right about it having some sort of prototype pack.
     
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    It could be because of the low speed, but 243 is exactly 81% of 300 so it would be a big coincidence.
     
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    Yep... Good observation.
     
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    Over here, Kevin wrote:
     
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    I asked them for specific specs on what will be standard and optional and was told that list was not complied yet and they would be releasing it soon.
     
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    #12 TEG, Apr 9, 2009
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    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    10k discount for Roadster owners. Very nice. :cool:
     
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    That FAQ has been there since they launched the Model S site.

    -Shark2k
     
  15. iknowdoyou

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    My understanding, though, is that the 10k discount is only for Roadster owners who purchase a Signature series Model S, not the regular version.
     
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    Yep. Am I the only one seeing a very crude HTML page that is missing its style sheets and the like?
     
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    Same here. FF 3.0.8 on Ubuntu 8.10 / 64bit
     
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    Any thoughts on whether or not the Model S will have handsfree parallel parking ?
     
  19. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    They would have to have this but I haven't seen keyless entry and start yet many places (not on Tesla's site).
    I did see something about RFID keyless entry and ignition system on Tesla Model S | Uncrate
    but not sure where they got the information.
     
  20. SByer

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    I think that given the recent Daimler alliance that we may see some specs revised, as Tesla may now have access to technologies that would be too expensive for them to develop on their own - keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, the works.

    Hopefully, though, they just completely ignore Mercedes' screen UI, which is awful.
     

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