Tesla Model 3 has been billed as Elon Musk’s lynchpin to rid the traffic of noxious fumes. In comparison to Model S and Model X, Model 3 is smaller and comes at almost half the price of model S. At the moment, Tesla is having sleepless nights trying to churn out around 500,000 units every year. There are around half-a-million paid reservations for Model 3, even as Musk tries to ramp up production.
The Model 3 Options
It seems that the range of options for model 3 keeps changing, and it can sometimes be hard to keep up. At the moment, there are two options: the entry-level, featuring rear-wheel drive, single motor, and a range of 260 miles. The single motor car used to come with a long-range battery, but that is now in the past. The entry-level Model boasts 5.6sec 0-60mph.
The second option is the all-wheel-drive dual-motor car with a better battery range. It can manage up to 310 miles between recharges. The performance version that will take you back an additional $11000 has an impressive 3.3sec 0-60mph time. It has uprated brakes and a top speed of 155mph.
Driving Tesla Model 3
The undoubtedly affordable single motor model 3, boasting an instant torque, accelerates in the same way as the Mercedes C-Class. But that is nothing compared to the performance of the dual motor car. The speeds are astonishing, for lack of better words.
Even though Model 3 offers three steering wheel options, there isn’t much difference as the vehicle feels tight, stable and a single unit. The center of gravity is much lower, and that somehow makes for a stable and fun ride. Model 3 is smoother on corners compared to its brother, Model S, and you can resist the temptation of shifting your foot to the brake pedal. Is it worth it? Well, you be the judge!