Tesla Motors has introduced the new entry-level Model S 70D, an all-wheel drive electric car with a 70 kWh pack, a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds and a 240-mile (386 km) range at 65 mph (105 km/h). Starting price is $75,000.
|Model S 70D dual motor drive. Click to enlarge.|
All-wheel drive is standard on Model S 70D and available as an option on Model S 85. (Earlier post.) In addition to having independently operational front and rear motors, the 70D includes Supercharging to enable free long-distance travel; Autopilot hardware; navigation; blind spot detection; and other features. As with every Model S, the 70D will receive free over-the-air updates.
|April 2015 Model S lineup|
|Battery pack||70 kWh||85 kWh||85 kWh||85 kWh|
|Range (EPA)||240 miles||265 miles||270 miles||253 miles|
|Power||329 hp||362 hp||422 hp||691 hp|
|Top speed||140 mph||140 mph||155 mph||155 mph|
|Cash starting price||$75,750||$80,750||$85,750||$105,000|
Along with the new 70D, Tesla introduced three new colors: Ocean Blue, Obsidian Black, and Warm Silver.