New entry-level Tesla Model S 70D revealed with all-wheel drive and 514bhp

Tesla has unveiled a new-entry level Model S 70D, which replaces the rear-wheel drive S 60.

As the D in the name suggests, the Model S 70D comes with a dual motor setup offering all-wheel drive and more power.

The outgoing S 60 was powered by a single motor producing 380bhp with the new model offering 514bhp from a dual-motor setup.

The new S 70D also comes with a new 70 kWh battery pack, offering a range up to 240 miles, which is a 32 miles more than in the S 60.

Thanks to a dual-motor setup and 514bhp, the S 70D goes from 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds on to a top speed of 140mph. In comparison the S 60 did it in 5.9 seconds and had a top speed of 120mph.

The Model S 70D also brings three new exterior paints to the table called Ocean Blue, Obsidian Black, and Warm Silver.

The 70D prices start at £54,500 after government grant, which is £4,220 more than the model it replaces, but buyers shouldn’t worry as the new entry level model offers a lot more value than the outgoing model.

Depending on the market, deliveries are scheduled to commence in May.


RELATED POSTS

Porsche launches three new... bikes
Audi teases new TT for Geneva Motor Show
New 2015 Nissan Murano revealed with Resonance-inspired styling
Selfie or not to selfie; FACTS
All-new 2015 Cadillac ATS-V saloon and coupe revealed with 455bhp
Five facts you may not know about the history of Ferrari
Buying a used car? Check these spots for rust!
Abarth 500 models upgraded in power and performance
The benefits of local cab companies for city dwellers
Golf GTI loses drag race to UP! GTI and Polo GTI - but is all as it seems?
5 Signs That it’s Time to Sell Your Car
5 hidden gems when looking to buy a car
Tags: , , ,