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 Performance model which offers even more, erm, performance.
So we have a dual-motor setup which produces 444bhp and a mountain of torque – 640Nm of it. The 0-62 stat is always a Tesla trump card and this doesn't disappoint at 3.2 seconds, that's due to the all-wheel-drive traction and instant torque.
You get a quoted WLTP range of 329 miles on a full charge which means a real-world range on around 280-300 miles, more than enough for most of the country’s journeys and Tesla's Supercharger network will give you 80% charge in 20 minutes. 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.
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|Engine / CylsEV||Power444bhp|
|Engine PositionEV||Top Speed162mph|
|MPGEV mpg||Retail Price£52,990|
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