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Tesla has unveiled a new four-door Model S electric sedan with four-wheel drive. The Tesla Model SD ‘D’ stands for ‘Dual Motor,’ and it delivers an incredible performance as well as improved all-weather traction. Besides that, the Tesla model SD has impressive luxury styling.
Until recently, all Tesla Model S classes have had a rear-mounted electric motor that drives the back steering wheels. Dual Motor versions are powered by a second electric motor up front to power the front axle, as the name implies.
As a result, torque transmission may now be juggled between the front and back axles, with the computers in control able to accurately meter out torque from left to right.
As we tested, the tesla model sd shows high safety on slick roads. Tesla, who isn’t afraid to make bold statements, boasts that the all-wheel-drive Model S has “the most competent road holding and handling of any car ever created.”
Tesla Model S Dual Motor Versions
The Model SD Motor which remains like the single-motor, rear-drive Model S (which will continue to be sold alongside the new Tesla model sd), comes with a sliding scale of price and performance options.
The 60D (60kWh battery and dual 185bhp motors) is the first model in the lineup, joined by the 85D. (85kWh battery and twin 185bhp motors).
The P85D, on the other hand, is the spicier of the bunch. Tesla model SD may have a name that sounds like a tax form, but it’s a lot of fun to drive. The ‘P’ stands for ‘Performance,’ and Tesla says it is the world’s quickest four-door production vehicle.
The Tesla Model S P85D
The P85D’s rear motor is estimated to produces 465 bhp, while the front motor produces 218 bhp, totaling 683 bhp.
Furthermore, the P85D’s ability to generate 100 percent torque from a standstill allows it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, the same time as a McLaren F1. The 60D and 85D take 5.7 and 5.2 seconds, respectively, to complete.
On a set of normal healthy tires, those circumstances should be possible to achieve by most regular drivers as well – getting a Model S off the line is a breeze; simply plant the accelerator pedal and hold on.
As the quickest car in the Model S lineup, the P85D replaces the single-motor P85+. The car is capable of hitting top speed from 130 miles/hour to 155 mph, and the 3.2-second 0-60 time is a full second faster.
Tesla Model SD: efficiency and pricing
Strangely, while we’ve gotten accustomed to four-wheel-drive vehicles sacrificing efficiency caused by mechanical limitations such as an extra set of driveshafts and so on, Tesla claims that its all-wheel-drive Model S will become more efficient than the rear-drive version.
The 85D and 60D models’ everyday driving range has been increased by 10 miles to about 275 miles thanks to the ability to divide the amount of electricity received from the battery to each motor.
Tesla Model SD base prices start at 71 000 dollars ( equivalent to 58 000 euros), The 60D starts at £67,280, the 85D at £72880, and the P85D at £90,680. The first P85D deliveries aren’t expected until July 2015 (with the rest arriving in September), but we expect the waiting list to soon increase.
Exterior & Interior
Tesla model sd exterior is really impressive the design is really smooth to Reduce wind resistance allowing the driver to drive smoothly.
Inside tesla model sd, buyers could reasonably anticipate a certain level of luxury. The inside is pleasant enough, but it lacks the plushness of our favorites like the Mercedes-Benz E-class and the Volvo S90.
The Model SD’s interior, which comes standard with a large touchscreen screen that handles nearly all of the car’s functions, will appeal to fans of modern minimalism.
Because of the screen’s placement on the dashboard, certain drivers will have to bend forward in their seats to reach certain buttons, particularly those at the top right of the display.
Tesla Model SD Specifications
60D and 85D: 370 bhp and 490Nm from 60kwh (60D) and 85kwh (85D) batteries (185bhp and 245Nm front motor, 185bhp, and 245Nm rear motor). P85D: 682 bhp and 930Nm from an 85kwh battery (217 bhp and 330Nm front motor, 463 bhp, and 600Nm rear motor).
60D: 2085kg (80kg over 2WD 60), 85D: 2188kg (80kg over 2WD 85), P85D: 2239kg (132kg over 2WD P85)
Performance & Accelartion
Tesla is known for producing vehicles with incredible capabilities such as high acceleration and EPA ratings, such as the fastest Model S plaid supercar. and model SD variants are no different.
60D: 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds (vs 5.9 for 2WD), 125mph, QM in 14 seconds 85D: 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds (vs 5.4 for 2WD), 155mph, QM in 13.5 seconds P85D: 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds (vs 4.2 for 2WD), 155mph, QM in 11.8 seconds
60D: 225 miles, 85D: 295 miles, P85D: 275 miles
if you are worried about charging stations well, Tesla plans to reach over 20,000 charging stalls at over 2,100 Supercharging stations throughout the world by the end of 2020. Tesla said a few months later that it now has 25,000 Superchargers across the world. The firm intends to further expand its sophisticated Supercharger battery system, which is made up of 25,000 connections, to make it simpler for drivers to charge their electric cars anywhere on the planet.
Tesla Model SD Autopilot
autonomous technology will become included on each and every single Model S in the coming months. It’s not quite the complete KITT from Knightrider experience just yet, with more active lane detection and adaptive cruise control – features that have become standard on many mainstream production vehicles but were previously unavailable on the Model S.
Tesla drivers will be able to command their cars to change lanes by touching the indicator stalk in the future, and the cars will be able to regulate their own speeds by scanning traffic signs.
Tesla’s objective, according to the company, is not to enable self-driving vehicles, which are still “years away,” but rather “relieve drivers of the most monotonous and possibly dangerous elements of highway travel” while still staying in charge of the vehicle.
The flamboyant Tesla CEO stated that the system might be modified to identify a charging spot for itself, but he didn’t say when that would happen.