I lied. The one we’re all craving is the Performance Dual-motor AWD version! Tesla just recently released the specs for these cars and although we’re loving some of the numbers, at least one baffles us somewhat.
The first “D” version, a $5,000 USD option, will get the 310-mile (496 km) range setup and be good for a 0-60 mph sprint of 4.5 seconds. This is up from 5.1 seconds over the single-motor version. The desire-laden “P-D” will shoot the Model 3 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and with the same range figure but this time around, you’ll need to spend $78,000 USD before going anywhere…
The advertised range is what confuses us a little: 310 miles is also the single-motor version’s range. Be that as it may, the P-D will, according to Musk, be quicker and better handling than a BMW M3 on a track. As well, it will feature 20” wheels, a carbon fiber spoiler and either a black or white interior.
Meanwhile, Consumer Reports finds itself unable to award the Model 3 with a “Recommended” badge as issues with braking, controls, and ride quality hurt get in the way.