Okay, so Tesla models always make history and two years ago, S 70D made a great impression for an electric car. Now, it is making way for another write up after its recent update. Starting at estimated $60,000, it is a hatchback super sedan that might just be out of reach even for a modern mid-class household. But man, does it rev up inside a man’s heart. Having a complete package of exterior, internal [aspects] and entertainment performance, Tesla Model S 70D sure has it all.
Exterior and Interior
Tesla endowed its super sedan with no nonsense colors of black and rich silver. At first glance, you might instantly dismiss the design for a typical sedan. But just like a supermodel gone incognito, something about it makes your head snap back and follow it with you gaze. Something in it tells you that’s it’s no ordinary vehicle but a true supercar even without hearing it rev up.
Inside, class adorns every inch, specifically the seats that can be maximized into 7 after the jump seats pop up of their rest. Just at the center of the dashboard, seats the 17-inch touch screen like a true queen. It navigates, entertain, controls and inform the driver and everyone on board with its multi-tasking functions.
Engine and Transmission
Now for the most interesting piece of information… ever wonder why there’s a ‘D’ together with 70 in its name? The letter ‘D’ signifies an updated dual-motor-all-wheel drive. The front and rear motors are both induction AC motors that can summon 257 horsepower and 203 lb-ft. of torque. S 70D also carries 70-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that’s friendly for an average of 90MPGe.
- Engine : (front) induction AC
- Front motor output : (power) 257 hp; (torque) 203 lb-ft.
- Rear motor output : (power) 257 hp; (torque)203 lb-ft.
- Combined output : (power) 329 hp; (torque) 406 lb-ft;
- Transmission : (front) 1-speed direct drive; (rear) 1-speed direct drive
- Mileage : (city) 101 MPGe; (high way) 102 MPGe