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TESLA MODEL 3 SALOON

Performance AWD 4dr [Performance Upgrade] Auto

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Emissions
Emissions0.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed162mph

Driver Convenience

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Adaptive steering
  • BLIS (Blind spot information system)
  • Custom driver profiles
  • Electric hinged side doors - front
  • Electric hinged side doors - rear
  • Front cross traffic camera
  • Front parking sensor
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Location aware automatic garage door opener
  • Mobile phone App interface
  • Mobile telephone preparation
  • Park assist camera
  • PAS
  • Rear cross traffic camera
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Reverse parking aid
  • Service indicator
  • Standard maps and navigation
  • Steer-by-wire technology
  • Track mode
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Trip computer
  • Voice activated controls

Entertainment

  • 15" Touchscreen
  • Audio remote control
  • DAB Digital radio
  • DVD System
  • Media storage
  • Music, FM radio and media over bluetooth connection
  • Premium audio with 14 speakers, 1 subwoofer, 2 amps and immersive sound
  • Steering wheel mounted controls

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming, power folding and heated side mirrors
  • Automated High beam assist
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Carbon spoiler
  • Electric front windows
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lamps
  • LED Headlights
  • Rear electric windows

Interior Features

  • 12-way power adjustable heated front and rear seats
  • 2 zone climate control
  • 60/40 split folding rear seats
  • Aluminium alloy pedals
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Centre console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones
  • Front armrest
  • Front head restraints
  • Front trunk with interior floor mat
  • Interior carpeting
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Map reading lights
  • Premium heated seating and cabin materials throughout including open pore wood decor and two rear USBs
  • Rear headrests
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection

Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • 8 Airbags
  • ABS
  • Automatic emergency braking and collision avoidance
  • ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
  • ESP
  • Performance brake calipers
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Security

  • Alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and remote climate control with app
  • Remote central locking

Technical

  • Increased top speed from 145mph to 162mph
  • Lowered suspension

Wheels

  • 20" performance alloy wheel

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    82
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    11
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    454
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    50
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    107
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    120
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    0-80
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    36
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    250
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    0-80
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    27
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    120000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    16.5
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    3.8
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    547
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    340

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2 (g/km)
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    Not Available

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    Not Available
  • Engine Code
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    0.0
  • Badge Power
    456
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Performance [P U]
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    50D
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    96
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    86
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    74
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    94
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    25000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    50000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    4
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
    3.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    456
  • Engine Power - KW
    335
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    299
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    41.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    406
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    5000
  • Top Speed
    162

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    N/A

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Spare
    Not Available
  • Wheel Style
    PERFORMANCE
  • Wheel Type
    20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1443
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4694
  • Wheelbase
    2875
  • Width
    1849
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2088

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2265
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    542
  • Max. Loading Weight
    418
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1847
  • No. of Seats
    5

This is where Tesla starts getting serious. Jonathan Crouch drives the Model 3 Performance.

Background

It's a new experience this; trying a full-EV that can really handle. Other zero emission battery models - including larger Teslas - go very fast when you stamp down your right foot and manage not to lurch about too much through the bends because of the low-down centrally-mounted placement of their battery packs. But as for cornering finesse, well forget it. There's a reason why all volume EVs designed to date have been either compact hatches or SUVs, market segments full of buyers with little enthusiasm for throwing their cars about. None of the brands involved have yet dared to make an EV sports saloon - a contender like this Model 3. Trust Tesla to be the first. The US brand is largely run by 'visionaries' who seem to prefer a future in which their owners weren't imposed upon to actually drive their cars at all, as the company continues its relentless pursuit of autonomous driving technology. Yet Elon Musk and his team clearly like a challenge, especially one so clearly shirked by the established brands who can no longer ignore the threat this Californian auto maker poses. So heads were hunted, test tracks were pounded and budgets broken in order to create the kind of Model 3 that would make competitors - and their buyers - sit up and take notice. This 'Performance' variant is that car.

Driving Experience

This top AWD 'Performance' derivative shares the surprisingly sharp handling of more standard Model 3 variants. More positives are accrued by the impressively well modulated throttle - though it's still prone to lurch the car forward like a startled rabbit if used without due care. If you were to mash it into the bulkhead of this top 'Performance'-spec variant, you'd reach sixty mph in just 3.2s. Forget M3s and C63s - that's Ferrari-fast. This 'Performance' derivative is further embellished by larger 20-inch wheels shod with bespoke Micheline P44S tyres and Brembo competition-style brakes. Of the famous 'Ludicrous' driving setting that releases all electrical restraints on top Model S or Model X variants and simply hurls them at the horizon, there's no sign. That's all rather yesterday in Tesla terms. Instead, for this car the tech team engineered in something much better, a selectable 'Track Mode'. This activates a kind of torque vectoring system that shuttles torque between front and rear axles to offer either more or less cornering rotation as needed. Plus there's a dramatic increase in regenerative braking to capture extra energy more efficiently. And the addition of what the brand calls a 'Vehicle Dynamics Controller' that eases back the normally quite intrusive traction and stability control systems so that they allow more slip - so much so in fact that pro-driver circuit corner drifting is even possible. This kind of driving can be rough on the car's cooling system, so 'Track Mode' recalibrates that to cool the car more aggressively and proactively.

Design and Build

It's a mark of Tesla's brand identity that even someone unacquainted with EVs would probably recognise this car's maker. They might perhaps be less likely to recognise it as a Model 3, though on closer inspection, the cues are quite distinct, though still very much EV-orientated. Once inside, you find yourself seated in a cabin that's more minimalist than a Scandinavian loft. Well, in terms of button clutter anyway. There's nothing minimalist about the enormous 15-inch central touchscreen, on to which virtually all the driving, comfort and infotainment features you'll need have been located. Beyond this, operating control provision has been kept to the absolute minimum. Which is all well and good, but a potential premium segment European buyer of this car is ideally going to want such minimality to be accompanied by the kind of cabin quality and richness of interior design that the posh German brands offer. You don't really get that here, but compensatory technology is absolutely dripping from every menu and pinch-and-swipe action accessible through this enormously capable central screen. There's a superb Google Earth navigation system, all the usual infotainment stuff and even arcade games. The driving position sits you a little higher than the segment norm and the lack of central transmission tunnel frees up load of space for useful extra stowage compartments. There's reasonable rear seat space and an adequately-sized 425-litre boot, with a further 117-litre 'frunk' under the bonnet up front.

Market and Model

The top 'Performance' Model 3 derivative costs around £60,000. Arguably the most direct rival to this Tesla comes from the Volvo-owned Polestar brand in the form of top Dual Motor versions of that company's Polestar 2 model. You might also look at the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX and the Skoda Enyaq iV Coupe vRS. A 'Performance'-spec Model 3 is recognisable by its carbonfibre rear spoiler, lowered suspension and these larger 20-inch 'Performance' wheels shod with bespoke Michelin P44S tyres, though the spokes of which you glimpse the red calipers of the uprated braking system. Inside, there are aluminium alloy pedals and a selectable 'Track Mode'. There's also a 'Premium audio' system with 14 speaker, plus further kit additions include LED front fog lamps, heated front and rear seats and a year's use of what Tesla calls a 'Premium Connectivity' pack. This gives you satellite maps with live traffic visualisation, in-car internet streaming music and media, more frequent over-the-air updates and an internet browser.

Cost of Ownership

The 'Performance' variant manages a 340 mile WLTP-rated driving range reading, a figure the alternative 'Long Range' model increases to 374 miles. As with any EV, you'll mainly be plugging in and replenishing the car overnight using the garage-mounted wallbox you'll need. The Tesla brand though, gives you a much wider range of options for public charging when you're out and about, thanks to 430 UK 'Supercharger' locations exclusive to Tesla owners which allow you to charge the battery up to 80% capacity in as little as 30 minutes. As for charging costs, well at the time of this test, Tesla's 'Supercharger' locations were billing at the rate of 24p per kWh. Plus there are a further 550 less powerful but still very useful so-called 'Destination chargers' in clubs, hotels and other public locations around the country. Thanks to CCS socket compatibility, your Model 3 can also use any ordinary Public charging point too. And you'll make big savings in terms of your tax, VED and maintenance liabilities. Owning a Model 3 is of course very different from owning a conventionally powered executive saloon. There's no fuel bill and service is minimal. The annual service fee covers an annual inspection, replacement parts like brake pads and windscreen wipers, 24 hour roadside assistance, system monitoring, remote diagnostics, software updates and new features sent through the touchscreen.

Summary

The Model 3 Performance is undeniably a work in progress, but certainly a contender that advances its art another small but significant step forward. You'd have to like the cool, pared-back image of this Model 3 to want one - and be forgiving of a few idiosyncrasies - but if none of that matters, then you'll find that what's on offer here is as significant as it's ambitious. You'd expect that from the car some said Tesla could never build. But it has - and you should try it.

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