I picked up my 2021 SR+ a couple of weeks ago and I have to admit I was a little disappointed with the accelaration. This is a strange thing to say as it's by far the quickest car I've ever owned (and I've had a BMW M3) but I never had a chance to test drive and I was basing my opinion on YouTube videos where people are pushed back in their seat and shocked by the acceleration. I have not had that experience. Yes, it's undeniable fast, but you are in no way pushed back in your seat and it's nothing like the rollercoaster experience I was hoping for.This is an issue with 2021 cars as they are using different battery tech.
One theory is Tesla want some real world data from these cars before software updates will release their full potential.
I have a March 2020 LR and it’s the only family saloon that’s ever pushed my body into the seat and my head back to the restraint when I floor it.I picked up my 2021 SR+ a couple of weeks ago and I have to admit I was a little disappointed with the accelaration. This is a strange thing to say as it's by far the quickest car I've ever owned (and I've had a BMW M3) but I never had a chance to test drive and I was basing my opinion on YouTube videos where people are pushed back in their seat and shocked by the acceleration. I have not had that experience. Yes, it's undeniable fast, but you are in no way pushed back in your seat and it's nothing like the rollercoaster experience I was hoping for.
Today I went for a drive (as a passenger) in a 2019 made in USA SR+ (pre-heat pump) and was blown away by the difference. It's substantially quicker off the line and I was really pushed back in my seat.
At this stage, I'm thinking of giving my car back and buying a 2nd hand pre-heat pump but Tels has convinced me to bring it in for a checkup first in case there is an issue with the heat pump.
Let's hope so as I love everything about the car - except everytime I put mu foot down hard I wish I had bought the LR when there was only £5K difference.
2019/2020 LRs already have the heartpumpI have a March 2020 LR and it’s the only family saloon that’s ever pushed my body into the seat and my head back to the restraint when I floor it.
with lockdowns, I’ve rarely got below 40% battery and even on a very cold (but not icy) morning it has never once failed to accelerate less than my best expectation.
it must be a heatpump/refresh thing.
The battery pack is different, until 2021 the LR and P had a BT37 battery. EU LR cars now get the BT38 battery, the US LR and all P cars, plus the few fremont M3P 2021 spec delivered in Dec ro the UK seem to get the BT42. If this is a 2021 M3P then it should have the same battery that lotss of US cars are running around in.Either the battery pack is different to the pre-refresh cars, or there is something else connected with the pack. In any case, isn't the refresh P fitted with a Panasonc pack?
As I understand there should be some drop, but that is high. Do you see any difference in track mode? From what I can tell that keeps the focus on battery temp to ensure performance for longer. Would be interesting to see if that impacts anything on the lower end battery performance stats.Hi All. Excuse my first post, I'm not really one for forums but wanted to share and get some advice.
Middle of last week, I managed to get a 2021 Model 3 Performance that appeared on the inventory, an ex-demo. Grey, ubertubrines, looks beautiful.
Collected it in Manchester with my work colleague taking me there in his Long Range!
Have done just over 800 miles since then, but couple of nights ago it seemed to be dropping power, almost like it was restricted in some way. This got worse on the way home and as the battery level reduced.
Got in touch with tesla who downloaded the logs (?), and said the car is acting "within spec". whatever that means.
Looked through some threads here and see it was discussed previously (unbeknown to me before order), that the latest P model seems to limit power when the battery level passes through 50% and it's worse when cold.
Went back to tesla this morning with that info and they said it was designed that way to protect the battery and extend range, its within spec and I basically I have to live with it.
It's really put me off the car. Am i being unreasonable to not expect the battery to go into some kind of limp mode when it's cold outside and it's not fully charged? That feature isn't communicated anywhere so far as i know? My colleagues LR doesn't do it at all and thats a 2021 model ? Has anyone else experienced this?
I did some acceleration times last night just to post here. Was cold here up on the scottish border, battery was 8c. Not even that cold really.
At 60% the 0-60 was approximately 6 seconds, then just got more and more restricted managed to run it down to 20% by the time I neared home and at that level it was doing 0-60 in 12 seconds!!! This wasn't me just constantly doing 0-60 blasts either although I tried to do a few just to get some measurements. It was restricted across all speeds and you could really feel it being held back. Reminded me of an ICE car in limp mode!
So basically if you buy a Performance model then expect it to be worse than a long range for acceleration when your battery is below 60% and for 9 months of the year.
I raised a complaint with Tesla and asked to return the car but nothing heard back since. Anyone got any ideas or thoughts?