With the updated Tesla Model S, the look of the vehicle has changed from when it was introduced in 2012. With the focus on a re-styled and renewed exterior, the Tesla Model S is competing next to the Model 3 sedan and the Model X crossover. It also is considered one of the safest sedans on the road today as well as one of the most desirable and luxurious electric cars available.
2017 Tesla Model S – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The preeminent change in the exterior is the removal of the faux front grill, which is replaced by a brand new front fascia that houses slightly remodeled headlights. This gives the 2017 Tesla Model S a sleeker, more streamlined appearance than previous models. A high-definition backup camera is standard as well as rain-sensing automatic windshield wipers.
The interior includes standard elements like Bluetooth and mobile connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, premium and cloth vinyl upholstery, automatic and dual-zone climate control, rear-folding 60/40-split seats, and the sound dynamics similar to a recording studio. It is also equipped with a 17-inch touchscreen with day and night adaption. There is also an optional interior feature now available in the 2017 Tesla Model S which is a HEPA air-filtration system touted as being one of the best systems for removing pollution and allergy-related elements.
2017 Tesla Model S – Modification under the Hood
The Tesla Model S 2017 is a dual-motor vehicle with one in the front and one in the rear, (with a motor power of 503 hp for the rear and 259 hp for the front). Because of the design, the Model S digitally controls torque to the front and rear wheels of the vehicle. This allows for unprecedented traction control in any driving conditions. This is also achieved by a lighter motor model in the 2017 Model S than in conventional rear-wheel drive cars. This gives the 2017 Tesla Model S improved range and faster acceleration. Consequently, the new model can be expected to achieve a supercar acceleration of zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. The redesign has also included a 48-amp onboard charger, replacing the previous 40-amp charger. At an average speed of 65 mph, a high-performance, all-wheel-drive Model S with 19-inch wheels can go approximately 302 miles before recharging. In terms of safety, the Tesla Model S for 2017 has been designed with the intent of being one of the safest vehicles on the road today. The electric drivetrain that is housed under the car’s aluminum occupant cell is positioned to have an impact on the car’s center of gravity by lowering it in order to lessen the risk of a rollover situation occurring. The new design has also removed the heavy engine block and put in its place impact-absorbing boron steel rails.
2017 Tesla Model S – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The 2017 Tesla Model S price point is said to be at an MSRP of $69,900. The prices vary depending upon the choice of options from the rear-wheel-drive 70 trim starting at $72,700, to the Model S 90D at a cost of $90,700, and the P90D with its starting price of $110,700. The release date for the 2017 Tesla Model S is scheduled for mid-year of next year.