Currently reading: Tesla Model S 60 and 60D introduced
Updated electric five-door gets a new entry-level battery pack and the option to upgrade to a 75kWh battery pack
Sam Sheehan
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2 mins read
9 June 2016

Tesla has introduced the '60' and '60D' trim levels on the Model S, featuring a 60kWh battery pack. 

Tesla has now discontinued the Model S 60 and 60D due to low demand

The new entry-level Tesla Model S starts at £53,400 for the rear-drive set-up, rising to £57,800 for the all-wheel-drive 60D. 

Read our review of the Tesla Model S 60D here

In 60 guise, the range of the car is 248miles, rising to 253 miles for the all-wheel-drive version. There's also the option to upgrade to a 75kWh battery pack, which boosts range for the 60 and 60D by 50 and 51 miles respectively. 

Acceleration from 0-60mph - a strong point for Tesla models, given their instantly available maximum torque - for the 60 and 60D is a claimed 5.5sec and 5.2sec respectively, while top speed for the 60 and 60D is 130mph, or 140mph with the 75kWh battery pack. 

As with all other Tesla cars, the entry-level Model S will be offered with Autopilot software. 

Tesla recently facelifted the Model S for 2016, giving its all-electric fastback an updated front grille and two new interior decor choices.

The facelifted car’s nose now features a slimmer black section and restyled headlights in order to create a face that’s more closely aligned with that of the Model X. The changes are illustrated in the comparison picture above.

Buyers can now choose from Figured Ash Wood or Dark Ash Wood interior trim.

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The Model S has also inherited the air filtration system of the Model X, which Tesla says is 100 times more effective than other premium systems. The brand claims the HEPA filter can remove 99.97% of particulate exhaust pollution and almost all allergens, bacteria and contaminants.

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The Model S’s electric drivetrain options remain unchanged, but the car’s standard charger has been upgraded from 40A to 48A, enabling faster charging when connected to higher-amperage chargers.

Sources have suggested a more potent P100D model will join the range at a later date, sitting above the P85D and P90D, but Tesla is yet to officially confirm this.

The starting price for the new Model S in entry 70D spec is £58,300, but buyers can knock £4500 off that figure once the UK government's green car grant is added. Tesla says sales and production for the facelifted Model S have started today.

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winniethewoo 5 May 2016

Early build Tesla Model X also disasterously unreliable.

www.consumerreports.org/tesla/tesla-model-x-quality-issues/
Charles b 14 June 2016

nope

You should also mention that they haven't tested the car yet… but why bother with facts. Like the fact that the Model S broke they're rating system and is the best car they ever tested… Why do you always leave that little nugget out of your Consumer Reports posts? Also, you're still helping them sell cars. They are the only manufacturer that sells every car they make and that's partially thanks to you.
winniethewoo 5 May 2016

Don't get me started on

Don't get me started on storage space in the model S. Go and sit in one and think about your usual car gubbins. Where will they go? Where will rear passengers put their drinks?
Charles b 14 June 2016

winniethewoo wrote: Don't get

winniethewoo wrote:

Don't get me started on storage space in the model S. Go and sit in one and think about your usual car gubbins. Where will they go? Where will rear passengers put their drinks?

So no need to get you started. Also, the revised model S has all the gubbins (word no one uses) you'll ever need. You do realize the way the internet works, right? You post out of hatred for tesla (or you're a paid troll), but you just help them sell cars. That's the way this works. You dissuade no one that's interested in the car, but help boost their visibility.. That's how the internet works. You know that right?

winniethewoo 14 April 2016

Another thing that struck me

Another thing that struck me was how badly packaged it was for a car with the possibilities opened up by having electric motors. There is definitely a style over substance thing going in with the model S that isnt true of something like an S Class. The model 3 looks a lot more intelligently designed.
xxxx 4 May 2016

pack it in

winniethewoo wrote:

Another thing that struck me was how badly packaged it was for a car with the possibilities opened up by having electric motors. ...

Yea like without an engine they could have storage space in both the front and rear of the car, hold on a minute they have. Next they'll be packing a set of optional and removable 3rd row of seats, hold on a minute they have.

A34 5 May 2016

Conformist design

xxxx wrote:
winniethewoo wrote:

Another thing that struck me was how badly packaged it was for a car with the possibilities opened up by having electric motors. ...

...have storage space in both the front and rear of the car, h... set of optional and removable 3rd row of seats, ....

They chose a conventional 3-box shape to avoid scaring the Merc / Cadillac buyers (those still buying saloons not SUVs that is). I can quite believe it has limitations in the rear accommodation - its designed for the successful American family (mom, dad, 3 kids) for Dad's commute. Mum's SUV transports the lanky teens. Pretty good E-series and 5-series replacement over here too, of course.

winniethewoo 5 May 2016

xxxx wrote: winniethewoo

xxxx wrote:
winniethewoo wrote:

Another thing that struck me was how badly packaged it was for a car with the possibilities opened up by having electric motors. ...

Yea like without an engine they could have storage space in both the front and rear of the car, hold on a minute they have. Next they'll be packing a set of optional and removable 3rd row of seats, hold on a minute they have.

You know the frunk isnt weather proof? You know the model s has a firewall? For what? The removable 3rd row is laughable. I cant see anyone over 5 or 6 sitting in there. Honestly, go and have a look at one and you will see what I mean. Very bad packaging decisions made all round. The model 3 has the smallest boot opening I have ever seen in a full size saloon. Its a joke.

Charles b 14 June 2016

winniethewoo wrote: xxxx

winniethewoo wrote:
xxxx wrote:
winniethewoo wrote:

Another thing that struck me was how badly packaged it was for a car with the possibilities opened up by having electric motors. ...

Yea like without an engine they could have storage space in both the front and rear of the car, hold on a minute they have. Next they'll be packing a set of optional and removable 3rd row of seats, hold on a minute they have.

You know the frunk isnt weather proof? You know the model s has a firewall? For what? The removable 3rd row is laughable. I cant see anyone over 5 or 6 sitting in there. Honestly, go and have a look at one and you will see what I mean. Very bad packaging decisions made all round. The model 3 has the smallest boot opening I have ever seen in a full size saloon. Its a joke.

Why would you post lies that are so easily disproven? At least if you're going to make stuff up, make it harder to look up. It's universally hailed as the next iteration of the automobile from all auto journalist. They all say the same thing. Why would anyone ignore them and listen to you? Again, the way the internet works, is that you are helping them with your posts. They just kicked VW out of tenth place of most valuable car brands thanks to you. How does that make you feel? Like a Klansman voting for a black guy I'm guessing

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