When you come across the new 2017 Tesla Model S, it strikes you as one of the best luxury sedans with its acceptable-to-excellent battery range, an impressive performance regardless of the model, a sleek style, lots of cargo space, and Tesla’s ever expanding charging infrastructure. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of next year, if online rumors are anything to go by.
The new model isn’t just entirely reliant on proving its worth in terms of the fuel economy, it’s all about seamlessly combining a myriad of performance systems, luxury and comfort amenities, and superb fuel economy ratings. This is true for the new 2017 Tesla Model S, it is a car worth voting for in a bragging rights competition. It sets itself apart from vehicles in its category in many ways, and you’ll be hard-pressed to look for its alternatives.
It offers a performance pedigree capable of thrilling even the most seasoned rally driver, the interior is comfortable and luxurious, and the list of its gadgets is simply breathtaking. This is one among a plethora of cars that can actually boast of pitting against German rivals like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes in terms of luxury and comfort.
If at all there was an eco-centric mold contest for all other electric cars ever built in its class, the brand new 2017 Tesla Model S wouldn’t have to break a sweat to appease the judges. It addresses two major concerns, just like any other EV would do, but takes them a notch higher: charging time and range.
In terms of the range, a typical EV tops at about 80-100 miles. Guess what the 2017 Tesla Model S offers! It provides an eye-popping 208 miles, that’s more than twice what the rest offer. And according to Tesla, the 208 mile range is provided by the least-expensive model. Well, I guess you’ve started paying attention now.
The second concern is, charging time. Now more than ever, Tesla owners have charging booths installed almost everywhere in major cities and towns. And these are not just the ordinary type, the offer a more rapid charge rate.
Several issues, however, can dent the image of the 2017 Tesla Model S including potential reliability issues, and lacking the convenience, luxury, and familiarity of similarly priced sedans. But even so, the 2017 Tesla Model S still manages to get an “A” rating.
As already mentioned above, it would be difficult to find direct rivals to the Model S in its category as, quite frankly, there are none. However, gasoline-powered rivals like the 2017 Audi A7, the 2017 Porsche Panamera, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class may offer some matching and even better accoutrements.
In its own EV class, rivals like the 2017 VW e-Golf, and the 2017 BMW i3 are worth a look. Nevertheless, the 2017 Tesla Model S remains the king of the EV jungle.
Available Trims – Tesla Model S
60, 85, 85D, and P85D are the trim models offered for the large, four-to-seven passenger luxury 2017 Tesla Model S.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Tesla Model S Interior Review
Standard equipment and features offered for the Tesla Model S 60 trim model include an eight-way heated power front seats, LED taillights, automatic xenon headlights, 19” wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cloth and premium vinyl upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, a seventeen-inch touchscreen display, Wi-Fi connectivity, and cruise control.
2017 Tesla Model S Engine Specs
Propelling the 2017 Tesla Model S are water cooled motors (one motor in 60 and 85 models, and two motors for the P85D and 85D models). The result of this is an output of about 380 horsepower for the Model S 60 model, and up to 691 horsepower for the P85D.
The base Model S trim model only requires about 5.9 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph.
2017 Tesla Model S Release Date & Price
Its release date, has been a source of heated debate in automobile circles, with one side alleging it will be offered before the end of this year, and the other during the first half of next year. The truth of the matter is no one exactly knows when it will be offered for sale. As for its price, Tesla says you should expect a base MSRP of $69,900.