2014 Tesla Model S Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2014:

  • All-electric luxury car changes irregularly during model year
  • Recent changes include several option packages, such as the Cold Weather package and Ultra-High Fidelity Sound package
  • Performance Plus trim level adds many features and upgrades
  • Battery protection shield
  • Park-assist system and power sunshade are new options

Introduction
The 2014 Tesla Model S is a full-size, 5- or 7-seat luxury hatchback that runs entirely on electrical power. It's not completely accurate to talk about a new model year, since the manufacturers prefer to make changes, or add new options, at any time during the course of a calendar year. The Tesla Model S is a rear-motor, rear-wheel-drive, full-size vehicle, the largest to run on all-electric power. It has no direct competitors but might be compared with the Audi A7, BMW 5 Series, or the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. It's misleading to speak of trim levels, since the buyer is expected to choose individual features and packages when ordering a new Tesla Model S. Three batteries are available--60 kWh, 85 kWh, and 85 kWh Performance--and various upgrades come with the more powerful batteries.

Models and Features
The 2014 Tesla Model S is available in solid black or white, metallic silver, grey, blue, green, brown, or multi-coat white or red. The roof is available in solid aluminum of the body color or black (not compatible with a roof rack), or retractable all-glass panoramic (compatible with a roof rack). Standard are 19-in. wheels with all-weather tires in two designs; 21-in. wheels in two designs, with Continental ExtremeContact tires, are optional. Standard features include power-retractable door handles, rain-sensing wipers, LED running lights, and LED taillights. The front cargo compartment provides 5.3 cu. ft. of storage. Total cargo space is 31.6 cu. ft.

The base trim level of the 2014 Model S includes black cloth upholstery. Nappa leather upholstery in black, grey, or tan is available at a premium. Rear-facing jump seats are optional. Standard equipment includes 8-way power-adjustable front seats, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Piano Black interior treatment is standard; three wood trims and a carbon fiber trim are also available. A 17-in. in-dash control panel screen includes navigation, mobile Wi-Fi service, Internet browsing, smartphone connectivity with Bluetooth calling and music streaming, and dual USB ports. A 7-speaker audio system includes HD Radio and flash memory storage for 500 songs.

Options and Packages
The Performance Plus package adds upgraded dampers, bushings, stabilizer bars, and tires. Rear tires are 20mm wider; range is increased by 6 to 12 miles, according to Tesla. Carbon fiber spoilers and red brake calipers are optional. The Tech package adds onboard maps and navigation, daytime LED running lights, LED cornering lights, automatic keyless entry, lighted door handles, electrochromatic mirrors, power heated folding side mirrors, power liftgate, GPS-enabled Homelink, and memory seats and mirrors. The Subzero Weather package adds 3-zone rear-seat heaters, wiper blade defrosters, and washer nozzle heaters. Many individual options are available, including extended Nappa leather trim, upgraded sound system, upgraded tires, fog lamps, park-assist sensors, smart air suspension, and several options that will expedite the charging process.

Under the Hood
The standard powertrain in the Tesla Model S is a 3-phase AC induction electric motor with a single-speed fixed gear with a 9.73:1 reduction ratio. According to the automaker, the 60-kWh battery, on a full charge, provides a range of 206 miles; the 85-kWh batteries have a range of 265 miles. The 60-kWh battery provides 302 horsepower; the 85-kWh battery, 362; the 85-kWh Performance, 416. The three batteries can achieve maximum speeds of 120, 125, and 130 mph, respectively, according to Tesla.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 Tesla Model S are: with 60-kWh battery pack: 94 MPGe city/96 MPGe highway/95 MPGe combined; with 85-kWh battery pack: 88/90/89 MPGe.

Safety Ratings and Technology
The 2014 Tesla Model S features 8 air bags, traction and stability control, and 4-wheel ventilated disc anti-lock brakes as standard safety equipment. A standard-definition reversing camera is standard; a high-definition reversing camera comes with the Performance battery.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2014 Tesla Model S 5 stars (out of a possible 5) in all crash tests, including front- and side-impact, and for rollover protection. As of this writing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not tested the 2014 Tesla Model S.

What's New for 2014:

  • All-electric luxury car changes irregularly during model year
  • Recent changes include several option packages, such as the Cold Weather package and Ultra-High Fidelity Sound package
  • Performance Plus trim level adds many features and upgrades
  • Battery protection shield
  • Park-assist system and power sunshade are new options

Introduction
The 2014 Tesla Model S is a full-size, 5- or 7-seat luxury hatchback that runs entirely on electrical power. It's not completely accurate to talk about a new model year, since the manufacturers prefer to make changes, or add new options, at any time during the course of a calendar year. The Tesla Model S is a rear-motor, rear-wheel-drive, full-size vehicle, the largest to run on all-electric power. It has no direct competitors but might be compared with the Audi A7, BMW 5 Series, or the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. It's misleading to speak of trim levels, since the buyer is expected to choose individual features and packages when ordering a new Tesla Model S. Three batteries are available--60 kWh, 85 kWh, and 85 kWh Performance--and various upgrades come with the more powerful batteries.

Models and Features
The 2014 Tesla Model S is available in solid black or white, metallic silver, grey, blue, green, brown, or multi-coat white or red. The roof is available in solid aluminum of the body color or black (not compatible with a roof rack), or retractable all-glass panoramic (compatible with a roof rack). Standard are 19-in. wheels with all-weather tires in two designs; 21-in. wheels in two designs, with Continental ExtremeContact tires, are optional. Standard features include power-retractable door handles, rain-sensing wipers, LED running lights, and LED taillights. The front cargo compartment provides 5.3 cu. ft. of storage. Total cargo space is 31.6 cu. ft.

The base trim level of the 2014 Model S includes black cloth upholstery. Nappa leather upholstery in black, grey, or tan is available at a premium. Rear-facing jump seats are optional. Standard equipment includes 8-way power-adjustable front seats, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Piano Black interior treatment is standard; three wood trims and a carbon fiber trim are also available. A 17-in. in-dash control panel screen includes navigation, mobile Wi-Fi service, Internet browsing, smartphone connectivity with Bluetooth calling and music streaming, and dual USB ports. A 7-speaker audio system includes HD Radio and flash memory storage for 500 songs.

Options and Packages
The Performance Plus package adds upgraded dampers, bushings, stabilizer bars, and tires. Rear tires are 20mm wider; range is increased by 6 to 12 miles, according to Tesla. Carbon fiber spoilers and red brake calipers are optional. The Tech package adds onboard maps and navigation, daytime LED running lights, LED cornering lights, automatic keyless entry, lighted door handles, electrochromatic mirrors, power heated folding side mirrors, power liftgate, GPS-enabled Homelink, and memory seats and mirrors. The Subzero Weather package adds 3-zone rear-seat heaters, wiper blade defrosters, and washer nozzle heaters. Many individual options are available, including extended Nappa leather trim, upgraded sound system, upgraded tires, fog lamps, park-assist sensors, smart air suspension, and several options that will expedite the charging process.

Under the Hood
The standard powertrain in the Tesla Model S is a 3-phase AC induction electric motor with a single-speed fixed gear with a 9.73:1 reduction ratio. According to the automaker, the 60-kWh battery, on a full charge, provides a range of 206 miles; the 85-kWh batteries have a range of 265 miles. The 60-kWh battery provides 302 horsepower; the 85-kWh battery, 362; the 85-kWh Performance, 416. The three batteries can achieve maximum speeds of 120, 125, and 130 mph, respectively, according to Tesla.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 Tesla Model S are: with 60-kWh battery pack: 94 MPGe city/96 MPGe highway/95 MPGe combined; with 85-kWh battery pack: 88/90/89 MPGe.

Safety Ratings and Technology
The 2014 Tesla Model S features 8 air bags, traction and stability control, and 4-wheel ventilated disc anti-lock brakes as standard safety equipment. A standard-definition reversing camera is standard; a high-definition reversing camera comes with the Performance battery.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2014 Tesla Model S 5 stars (out of a possible 5) in all crash tests, including front- and side-impact, and for rollover protection. As of this writing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not tested the 2014 Tesla Model S.

Available Trims for the 2014 Tesla Model S
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 60 kWh Battery (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 69900.00 Engine City/Hwy MPG 0/0
Name Performance (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 93400.00 Engine City/Hwy MPG 0/0
Name 85 kWh Battery (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 79900.00 Engine City/Hwy MPG 0/0

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INTERIOR
  • Bucket Front Seats
  • 8-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Cushion Tilt
  • 8-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Cushion Tilt
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Full Service Internet Access
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Compass
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy and Illuminated Entry
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Power Charge Port Door
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Console Ducts
  • Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Deluxe Sound Insulation, Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim, Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim and Carpet Mat
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Net
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Remote Engine Start
  • Instrument Panel Bin
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Fixed Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Air Filtration
  • Bucket Front Seats w/Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar
  • Driver Seat
  • 8-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
  • 8-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Full Simulated Suede Headliner
  • Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion, Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 19" Silver Alloy
  • Tires: P245/45R19 AS Goodyear Eagle RS-A2
  • Aluminum Wheels w/Silver Accents
  • Monotone Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Chrome Bodyside Insert
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Aluminum Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Tires: P245/45R19 AS Michelin Primacy MXM-4
  • Aluminum Wheels w/Gray Accents
  • Supercharger Access -inc: Tesla Superchargers are external chargers designed to replenish over half a charge in 20 minutes.Tesla is building a network of Superchargers throughout North America along well-traveled routes, Superchargers are designed to give road-trippers half a charge in about half an hour, all hardware, software, testing, and unlimited free charging at all Supercharger locations
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 3-Phase/4-Pole Electric -inc: 60 kWh battery
  • Transmission: 1-Speed Direct Drive
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 9.73 Axle Ratio
  • 5710# Gvwr
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Electric Parking Brake
  • Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/10 kW Onboard Charger and 10 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V
  • Engine: 3-Phase/4-Pole Electric w/High-Performance Drive Inverter -inc: 85kwh battery
  • Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/10 kW Onboard Charger and 12 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V
  • Electric Engine
  • Electric Fuel System
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
    • Power Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM/HD/USB w/17" Capacitive Touch Screen -inc: 200 Watt, 7-speaker stereo system includes dual USB ports and storage for up to 500 songs, Wi-Fi enabled, 17-inch capacitive touch screen is the focal point of the Model S infotainment and control, All media, communication, cabin and vehicle controls are brought to life throught this high-resolution input screen, The most common controls like temperature and volume are located along the bottom of the screen, Other controls including lights, door locks, and the panoramic roof are easily accessible
    • Radio w/Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, External Memory Control and Internal Memory
    • 7 Speakers
    • 200w Regular Amplifier
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front

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