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P85DL to 100D

Discussion in 'Model S' started by tstafford, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. tstafford

    tstafford Supporting Member

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    All,

    I'm coming to the end of my lease and I'm going to be trading a 2015 P85DL for a 2018 100D. When I bought the P85D I went for the full monty and then paid for the L upgrade as well. I have loved the car but range is king and money matters so I'm trying to be "responsible" and have opted for the 100D this round.

    I'm very excited for the increased range. 253 to 335 rated range is huge. And my most frequent trip is from Nashville to the north Atlanta suburbs - this will allow me to easily skip the superchargers on that trip as I have destination chargers on both ends. Whatever the performance loss, this alone should make me like the 100D much more.

    Question - if anyone has driven both models, how bummed am I going to be about the performance loss? I'm not running around doing launches all the time but I do enjoy the get up and go on highway ramps and passing situations. My expectation is I'll be pleased with the 100D or am I fooling myself?

    Thanks.
    Tim
     
  2. P85_DA

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    You will be pleased with 100D ....I went from P85DL+ to P100D and am pleased more :oops:....unless you had the plus suspension that is only thing I miss was the stiffer handling ..but yes range is key for me too :eek:...there are a lot of folks looking to buy a P85DL here you should give a heads up on the WTB on your car ...if I knew about the demand I may have kept my car
     
  3. chillaban

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    So I'm a S100D owner who keeps getting a P85DL loaner. Small world, but I guess I'm in a position to answer some of your questions:

    In terms of range: I hugely missed the S100D's range when I drove the P85DL. It is a huge difference. My 90% daily charge was more rated miles than the P85DL's 100%.

    Performance wise: If I kept the P85DL in Sport mode rather than Ludicrous, the overall acceleration felt comparable to my 100D. If anything I thought the onramp acceleration of my 100D is better.

    However in Ludicrous mode, the P85DL's neck snapping acceleration from a standstill is unbeatable. If that's what you miss, you'll probably miss it. But I found it somewhat of a parlor trick. It was virtually never appropriate to use when anyone was in the car with me. And I actually forgot I was in Ludicrous mode and spilled a cup full of ice in my face at one point….


    Basically, the sustained acceleration is about the same, but the 100D artificially imposes a little bit of a torque ramp from standstill while the P85DL just hits you instantly.
     
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  4. P100DHG.

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    Just a note my P100D does 0-60 in 4.2 in sport mode (been recorded on previous thread) and the 100D is doing it in 3.6 by some accounts if I’m not mistaken
     
  5. ewoodrick

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    There's a Supercharger in Manchester now, no need for new car
     
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  6. tstafford

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    Thanks all. The idea of putting it in sport mode was a good one - I tried that and it's still plenty fast.

    Manchester SC is a good thing, but not stopping is a better thing! Plus my lease is running out anyway.
     
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    I have a P85DL+ and have used an uncorked 100D loaner and was very surprised by the acceleration compared to other 85s and 90s I've driven -- especially passing power in the 100D. It was less than the P85DL, But still the fastest thing on the road in nearly all cases and very useful passing power to navigate traffic.

    But everytime I got back in the P85DL the go-cart feeling of the plus suspension made me glad to be back, even if I wasn't using all the acceleration benefits.
     
  9. Don TLR

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    What color and options is your car?
     
  10. tstafford

    tstafford Supporting Member

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    Ludicrous upgrade
    Pano sunroof
    AP
    Premium
    Obsidian Black Metalic
    Tint, Opticoat
    30k miles
     
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  11. tstafford

    tstafford Supporting Member

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    And next gen seats. Forgot about that being optional.
     
  12. skreemer7

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    What's the lease buyout? Wish it had the rear facing seats.
     
  13. tstafford

    tstafford Supporting Member

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    I think it's around $69K
     
  14. P85_DA

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    Ez retrofit
     
  15. snd92

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    I do have the same experience :)
     
  16. Model S M.D.

    Model S M.D. Ludicrous Radiologist

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    What is this sport mode you speak of? o_O

    I don't think I could ever give up the highway passing power that all Ludicrous equipped Teslas have, especially the P100DL. My 85D felt very slow on the highway, and I imagine the 100D feels like that too at higher speed. Yes the 0-60 of the 100D is under 4 seconds, but the highway passing power is probably lacking just like my 85D...

    What about a showroom model P100DL? Is it too late?
     
  17. bhzmark

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    uncorked 100D is much better than older 85D re passing power
     
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  18. chillaban

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    Yeah, the uncorked 100D's highway passing power is substantially different from the 85D/90D's. That was actually my biggest improvement from uncorking.
     
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  19. PhilDavid

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    Can all 100Ds be uncorked?
     
  20. EVSteve

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    No. Depends on the build date.
     

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