A leaked chart has revealed a key stat about the upcoming Tesla Model 3. If this source is to be believed, the sedan should be able to hit 60 mph in 5.6 seconds.
On Twitter, Model 3 Owners Club posted a chart comparing the Model S to the new Model 3. Responding to a user asking about the chart’s origins, the group says it has sources at Tesla who prefer to remain anonymous.
Predictably, the Model 3 won’t be nearly as quick as the top-of-the-line Model S P100D Ludicrous+. Hitting 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, it’s the quickest production vehicle we have ever tested. But for an entry-level sedan like the Tesla Model 3, a time of 5.6 seconds seems reasonable. A 2017 BMW 330i hit the 60-mph mark in 5.5 seconds in a recent test.
Production on the Tesla Model 3 is expected to begin in July, although plenty of orders have already poured in for the sexy small sedan. Tesla previously revealed that the Model 3 would achieve a range of around 215 miles, and the chart hints it will be at least a little higher. Prices will start at around $35,000 before government incentives. We hope to learn much more about the car in the coming weeks.
UPDATE: Tesla has released the chart on its website, confirming the 0-60 time. It also confirms the Model 3 will have a 15-inch center touchscreen, which is slightly smaller than the one on the Model S. The Model 3 will offer 14 cubic feet in front and rear trunk cargo volume, compared to the Model S’ 30 cubic feet.
Source: Model 3 Owners Club via Twitter
Posted by Jonathon Burgess on 28th May 2017