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Tesla Model 3 Long Range

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

REVIEW

The amount of controversy surrounding the new Tesla Model 3 would have you believe that Elon Musk is the devil and the Model 3 is his chariot into the underworld. But wade through the rhetoric and you find a car that could potentially revolutionise the way we view electric cars. The Model 3 is a BMW 3-Series competitor that takes everything that Tesla has learned and condenses it into their most mass-market offering yet. This is the Long Range model which offers even more, erm, range. So we have a single-motor setup on the rear axle and it produces 271bhp and a mountain of torque. The 0-62 stat is 5.1 seconds, but we’d guess that will be in the high 4’s in reality given how absurdly fast Teslas are in the real world. You get a quoted range of 310 miles on a full charge which means a real-world range on around 270 miles, more than enough for 80% of the country’s journeys. As there’s no engine or drivetrain you also get a huge amount of room inside, with a massive boot in the rear and the front has one too. Elon Musk says the Model 3 is the best car they've ever made – we can’t wait to see if he’s right.

IMPORTANT NOTE: RHD deliveries of the Model 3 Long Range are scheduled for early 2020. We would place an order for the car but you’d have to wait like everyone else sadly! If you’re in a LHD country, delivery would be sooner, but still likely to be mid-2019.

Stats

Engine / CylsEV Power271bhp
DisplacementEV Torque416 Nm
Engine PositionEV Top Speed140mph
DrivetrainRWD CO2EV g/km
MPGEV mpg Retail Price£50,000
0-62mph5.1secs Cash Alternative£40,000

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