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article imageMusk reveals Specs and pricing for Tesla's Dual-Motor Model 3

By Karen Graham     May 20, 2018 in Technology
Palo Alto - Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Saturday night to reveal the specifications for two new versions of the Model 3, the car that is intended to be the company’s first high-volume vehicle.
While the horsepower and torque of the long-awaited standard Model 3 dual-motor all-wheel-drive and performance versions have not been revealed, Musk did say the Model 3 will come in a performance version, and a less expensive dual-motor, all-wheel-drive standard option.
The performance version of the Model 3 will have a 310-mile range, and accelerate from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds. For $78,000 excluding an autopilot option, customers can push the vehicle to a top speed of 155 miles per hour, Musk said on Twitter.
Customers who choose the performance model will also have the option to add a Black and White interior that includes the highly-anticipated white seat trim. This option is being limited to the performance model because of limited parts availability but will broaden over time.
If the interior options aren't mouth-watering enough, Musk also says the performance version of the Model 3 will also come equipped with a carbon fiber spoiler and 20″ Performance wheels, a third wheel option that adds to the standard 18″ Aero Wheels and the 19″ Sport wheels.
The Tesla Model 3 Sedan
The Tesla Model 3 Sedan
Tesla
The less expensive dual-motor, all-wheel-drive option for the company’s Model 3 also has a range of 310 miles, but takes a second longer to reach 60 miles per hour and has a top speed of 140 mph. The second motor, like the one in the performance model, will cost an additional $5,000.
Musk explains it this way - "One motor is optimized for power and one for range,"
Tesla's supposed to compete with BMW AG’s 3-Series and the upcoming BMW i4 electric sedan. Fortune suggests this is why Tesla has been repeatedly pushing back on production targets and temporarily halted assembly lines to rework and fine-tune the Model 3.
Musk also tweeted that Tesla owners will also soon be able to request ranger services — when a technician comes to your car to fix it — with a few taps on their phones. Oh, and delivery of the Model 3's will begin in July, (or maybe not).
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