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Tesla's Performance Model 3 will do 0-60mph in 3.5s
And out-handle a BMW M3. Apparently. Musk reveals specs for dual-motor EV
Tesla boss Elon Musk has been stuck to his phone all weekend, Tweeting specs for new all-wheel drive, dual-motor versions of the Model 3.
The standard all-wheel drive option, he says, adds $5,000 to the price of a regular Model 3. It manages the same 310 miles of range and 140mph top speed of a long-range Model 3, but drops the 0-60mph time from 5.1 to 4.5 seconds. The standard car, with its 220 mile range, does it in 5.6 seconds.
A ‘Performance’ dual-motor version Musk claims has “better handling” than a BMW M3, will “beat anything in its class on track” and has the “second best driving feel of any car in the world (apart from Model S)” will do 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds and 155mph, but still manage 310 miles on a full charge.
It will cost around $78,000 (regular Model 3s start at $35,000), but Musk says that includes “all options” except Autopilot. Deliveries should start around July. And…that’s pretty much all we know for now. Till we manage to get a go in one, you can watch our review of the long-range Model 3 right now. Or if you prefer your reviews written down, have a read of this.