New Entry-Level Four-Wheel Drive Tesla Sedan Ups Range to 240 Miles
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
Tesla’s new entry-level sedan, the Model S 70D, brings four-wheel drive, twin motors, and an increased range, but for an extra $5,000. The 70D offers a significant upgrade from its predecessor, the 60D, which was rear-wheel drive and had a single motor.
The more powerful 70D has a combined 514 horsepower, a top speed of 140mph, and goes from 0-60 in 5.2 seconds. The two battery motors, one a massive 70kWh pack, can drive the car to an impressive EPA-rated 240 mile range. The 70D also has access to Tesla’s Supercharger network, which can recharge a cars battery within a matter of minutes.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the 70D marks a “slight price increase, but [a] huge value increase,” adding that, “Customers wanted something that had more range and they really wanted all-wheel drive.”
The Model S 70D goes on sale today – available in ocean blue, obsidian black, and warm silver – with shipments due at the end of May.
Source: The Verge