Tesla Motors has finally introduced the all-wheel-drive Model S 70D

Tesla Model S70D replaces Tesla Model S60 and comes with a bunch of improvements: dual motor all-wheel drive technology, a NEDC-rated 440 km of range, and a 0-to-60mph (100km/h) time of 5.4 seconds.

4/10/15 6:38 am chumakdenis 1

Say goodbye to the Tesla Model S60.Tesla Motors officially announced that its previous base model, the rear-wheel-drive S60, is history, replaced by the 70D.

From Wednesday, Tesla has stopped selling the older model S 60.Just to remind: the old version started at $70,000 and featured rear-wheel drive, the ability to go 208 miles (334 kms) on a charge, and could go 0 to 60 mph (100km/h) in 5.9 seconds.

Brand-new Tesla Model S70

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The newest Model S offers great value at a compelling price. Starting at $75,000, Model S 70D includes dual motor all-wheel drive technology, a NEDC-rated 440 km of range, and a 0-60mph (100km/h) time of 5.4 seconds.

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Model S70D will be able to travel 440 km (275 miles) between charges and deliver 380kw(514hp) to all four wheels from two electric motors – much better than 375 km (233 miles) of range and 280 kw (380hp) for rear-drive Model S60.

In addition to dual motor all-wheel drive technology, 70D comes standard with autopilot hardware, supercharging, and navigation.

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As with every Model S, 70D will run on the new software 6.2 and owners will continue to receive free over-the-air updates that will add additional functionality, enhanced performance, and improved user experience over time.

Performance

The 70D's performance leaves the 60 in the dust and even challenges the specs of Tesla's previous 85D (along with the introduction of 70D, the 85D motor was updated today), which gets 270 miles of EPA-rated range.

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376hp 85D and 514hp 70D both hit 60mph(100km/h) in 5.2 seconds?

Of course the performance of the 70D still lags well behind Tesla's performance version of its 85 kWh dual-motor Model S, or the P85D, but the price is much more higher as well.

 

The P85D has total front and rear horsepower of 691, a top speed of 155, and a zero-to-60mph (100km/h) time of 3.2 seconds.

Warranty

Further, with the launch of the 70D Model S, the unlimited-mile 8-year warranty on the battery and drive unit that used to be reserved for only 85 kWh versions of Model S is now included with every Model S. The previous entry-level battery and motor warranty for Tesla's 60 Model S was eight years or 125,000 miles (201,168 kilometers).

Colors

 Tesla Motors announced three new metallic colors for its sedan: Ocean Blue, Obsidian Black, and Warm Silver (champagne).

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Tesla Model S 70D features

Tesla Model S70D standard features include:

* All-wheel drive dual motor;  

* 70 kWh battery with NEDC-rated 440 km range;  

* 0-to-60mph(100km/h) acceleration in 5.4 seconds;  

* 140 mph(225 km/h) top speed;  

* autopilot hardware;  

* navigation;  

* supercharging;

* trip planner and range assurance;  

* parking sensors;  

* automatic emergency braking;

* automatic keyless entry.

Price

Starting at $75,000 before any government incentives, the 70D will cost $5,000 more than a basic 60, though it includes use of Tesla's proprietary Superchargers, which was previously a $2,000 option.

Of course the price tag is far from affordable, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that with rebates and savings on gas, it really comes out to around $55,000 over five years. Well, let’s hope it’ll come out this way.

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