2012 Tesla Model S  -  $59,350


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $59,350
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $1,950
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: | Hwy:
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: Single-speed fixed gear transmission
Engine: 

Pros

Fully electric drivetrain luxurious interior with plenty of space, great performance, good looks


Model Highlights

The Tesla Model S comes with one of three basic powertrain choices, two of which are available in the standard Model S and the third of which is only available on the Model S Performance. The standard Model S comes with 60kwh and 85kwh battery options, the 60kwh version is powered by a 302-hp electric motor and has an EPA certified range of 208 miles. The 85kwh Model S ups the range to 265 miles, while simultaneously increasing horsepower to 362. The Model S Performance also utilizes 85kwh batteries for a 265-mile range, but the electric motor has been boosted to 416 hp.

All three versions will go from 0-60 in under six seconds, but the Performance model is the quickest with a 0-60 time of just 4.2 seconds, comparable to many top-end sports cars. The Model S also handles much better than its size would suggest thanks to an extremely low center of gravity, made possible by the low, flat battery pack stored under the floor.

The interior of the Model S is as groundbreaking and unconventional as the rest of the car. Where traditional cars use an array of buttons on the dashboard between the two front seats, the Model S simply has a 17-inch touch screen. All of the media, communication, infotainment and in cabin controls function through this screen, resulting in an amazingly uncluttered interior.

The standard feature list is extensive on the Model S, and includes 19-inch wheels, a 200 watt stereo system and the 17-inch touch screen in the dashboard. The options list also quite lengthy. A variety of charging options are available, including a twin charging system to help reduce charging times, as well as access to Tesla's "Supercharger" network, the infrastructure Tesla is currently being building all around the United States. Tesla claims that a Supercharger station can give the Model S a fifty percent charge in just half an hour.

Other options include a glass panoramic sunroof, two rear facing jump seats, a 580-watt stereo and 21-inch wheels. An optional tech package consists of xenon lights, memory seats, a power rear lift gate, keyless entry, a high definition back up camera, GPS navigation and electrochromic side mirrors.

Tesla has also done their best to make sure that the Model S is an extremely safe vehicle. The batteries are spread out beneath the floor of the car, actually helping to improve chassis stiffness while simultaneously lowering the center of gravity. Tesla were also able to design a front crumple zone unhindered by the need to fit an engine in the front of the car, further improving safety. Of course standard safety features such as anti-lock brakes and traction control are standard, as are eight airbags.


Model News

The Tesla Model S is Tesla's second all-electric model. While the roadster was strictly for enthusiasts, the Model S is a "do-everything" sports sedan, with great range and performance car-like acceleration with the added practicality of room for 5.


Value Writeup

The problem with electric vehicles has always been range. Tesla has dealt with this by employing bigger and better batteries in the Model S than have previously been seen in electric vehicles. Even with the smallest batteries in its most basic trim, Tesla still claims a 200+ mile range for the Model S, easily besting the range of any of its potential competitors. Beyond the drivetrain though, the Model S is a competent luxury car. There is lots of room both inside the passenger cabin and in the trunk, making the Model S both spacious and practical. The car can even be fitted with a pair of rear facing jump seats pushing the seating total up to seven. Model S ownership starts at around $57,400, making it comparable to many European large luxury sedans, and while the Model S matches most of these sedans in terms of luxury and performance, it offers other benefits they can't hope to match.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Cruising Range - City
0.00 mi

Cruising Range - Hwy
0.00 mi

Engine Type
Electric

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325

Trans Type
1

First Gear Ratio (:1)
9.73

Battery Range
160 (Est) mi

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
94.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.8 in

Front Leg Room
42.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.7 in

Front Hip Room
55.0 in

Second Head Room
35.3 in

Second Leg Room
35.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.0 in

Second Hip Room
54.7 in

Wheelbase
116.5 in

Length, Overall
196.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
77.3 in

Height, Overall
56.5 in

Track Width, Front
65.4 in

Track Width, Rear
66.9 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.0 in

Base Curb Weight
4647 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
245/45R19

Rear Tire Size
245/45R19

Front Wheel Size
19 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.0 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.4 x 1.1 in

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V023000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,997

Summary
Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2012 Model S vehicles sold, or ever registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the frontal air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Tesla will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2017. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

3-phase 4-pole AC induction motor w/copper rotor

Drive inverter w/variable frequency drive

10kW on-board charger w/universal mobile connector -inc: 110V/240V/J1772 adapters

Single-speed fixed gear transmission

Rear-wheel drive

Microprocessor-controlled 40 kWh lithium-ion battery

Double-wishbone virtual axis coil spring front suspension

Independent multi-link coil-spring rear suspension

Speed-sensitive rack-&-pinion electronic pwr steering

4-wheel ventilated brakes -inc: electronic parking brake

19" silver alloy wheels

245/45R19 Goodyear Eagle tires

Aluminum roof

Auto halogen headlamps -inc: LED daytime running lights

Dual heated pwr body-color mirrors w/memory

Backlit side-mounted turn signals

Rear lip spoiler

LED rear tail lights

Rain-sensing adjustable speed wipers

Rear window defroster

Black, Fabric seat trim

Piano black decor accents

AM/FM/MP3 200-watt stereo -inc: HD Radio, 500-song flash storage, dual USB ports, (7) speakers

Instrumentation -inc: 17" touchscreen controls

8-way pwr-adjustable front seats

60/40 split fold-down rear seats

Microfiber & synthetic leather seat trim

Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity

Wifi mobile connectivity

3-spoke pwr-adjustable tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/memory -inc: audio conrols

Remote keyless entry w/remote start

Cruise control

Pwr windows w/one-touch up/down -inc: pinch protection

Pwr 2-stage locks

Front & rear LED maplights

12V pwr outlet

Center armrest w/(2) cupholders

Dual-zone auto climate control -inc: micro filter

Rear climate control w/separate controls

Anti-theft system w/immobilizer

Dual visor vanity mirrors

Fully trimmed cargo area w/keyless open

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Electronic stability control

Traction control

Tire pressure monitor

Rollover & crash sensor disconnects high-voltage circuits

Backup camera

Dual front head airbags

Front knee & pelvis airbags

Side curtain airbags

Front-seat airbag occupant sensors

Three-point second-row seat belts

(3) second-row LATCH child seat anchors

Rear door child safety locks

Inside trunk safety release

 
SIERRA BLACK
$0

 
CATALINA WHITE
$0

 
MONTEREY BLUE METALLIC
$750

 
SEQUOIA GREEN METALLIC
$750

 
TIBURON GRAY METALLIC
$750

 
ANZA BROWN METALLIC
$750

 
SAN SIMEON SILVER METALLIC
$750

 
SHASTA PEARL WHITE
$1,500

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,500

 
GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,500

 
TECH PKG
$3,750

 
TWIN 20 KW ON-BOARD CHARGERS
$1,500

 
HIGH PWR WALL CONNECTOR
$1,200

 
60 KWH BATTERY
$10,000

 
85 KWH BATTERY
$20,000

 
AIR SUSPENSION
$1,500

 
19" AERODYNAMIC ALLOY WHEELS
$0

 
21" SILVER ALLOY WHEELS
$1,500

 
21" PERFORMANCE ALLOY WHEELS
$3,500

 
BLACK ROOF
$0

 
PANORAMIC SUNROOF
$1,500

 
LACEWOOD DECOR ACCENTS
$0

 
BANANA LEAF DECOR ACCENTS
$0

 
SOUND STUDIO PKG
$950

 
DUAL REAR-FACING CHILD SEATS
$1,500

 
PARCEL SHELF
$250

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