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TESLA MODEL 3 SALOON

RWD 4dr Auto

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Top Speed
Top Speed140mph

Driver Convenience

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Adaptive steering
  • BLIS (Blind spot information system)
  • Custom driver profiles
  • Electric assisted front and rear doors
  • Front parking sensor
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Mobile telephone preparation
  • Navigation system
  • PAS
  • Power lift tailgate
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Reversing camera
  • Service indicator
  • Software updates over WiFi
  • Speed limit recognition
  • Steer-by-wire technology
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Trip computer
  • Voice activated controls

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • CCS charging connector (170Kw Max)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Tesla mobile connector + domestic adapter (British 3-pin)
  • Type 2 connector (11Kw Max)

Entertainment

  • 15" Touchscreen
  • Audio remote control
  • Audio system with 8 speakers and limited Immersive Sound
  • DAB Digital radio
  • DVD System
  • Media storage
  • Music, FM radio and media over bluetooth connection
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • Tesla mobile app

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Auto dimming, power folding and heated side mirrors
  • Automated High beam assist
  • Automatic headlights and wipers
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric front windows
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED rear lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Satin black exterior trim

Interior Features

  • 12-way power adjustable front seats with lumbar support
  • 2 zone climate control
  • 4 USB - C ports
  • 60/40 split folding rear seats
  • Center console with storage, 2 cup holders and armrest
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Front compartment with sliding lid
  • Front head restraints
  • Glovebox, lockable with illumination
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Interior floor mats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Map and reading lights
  • Metalised scroll wheels on steering wheel
  • Power adjustable steering wheel
  • Rear centre armrest, with 2 cup holders
  • Rear headrests
  • Satin black sill plates
  • Seat controls in graphite finish
  • Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection
  • Type 2 cable

Passive Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • 6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags
  • ABS
  • Automatic emergency braking and collision avoidance warning
  • ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
  • ESP
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Security

  • Alarm
  • Dashcam
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless driving and keyless entry
  • Remote central locking
  • Wireless phone charging

Trim

  • Premium open pore wood decor

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    53
  • 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
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    14.2
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    4.4
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    491
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    305

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
    245
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    48D
  • 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)
    5.8
  • Engine Power - BHP
    245
  • Engine Power - KW
    180
  • Top Speed
    140

Test Cycles

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

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    235/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    235/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    Not Available
  • Wheel Style
    AERO
  • Wheel Type
    18" 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

Tesla's all-electric Model 3 executive saloon took the American brand into volume territory for the first time. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Background

The Model 3 is Tesla's more significant car to date, mainly because it's the company's most affordable product and therefore the highest volume thing it makes. This is the company's first saloon and it's positioned somewhere between BMW's 3 Series and 5 Series models if you're looking for recognisable rivals. It follows the brand's pricier Model S and Model X cars and precedes a Model Y crossover. So, within a few years, the company's product range will, in its own words, be completely about 'S3XY' models. I know, I know....

Driving Experience

Previously, we've reviewed Tesla's products as EVs; it's a measure of the importance of this one that we have to judge it by more conventional standards - as you would if considering it as an alternative to the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4 mid-sized executive saloons it wants to target. So what'll you feel here? Superbly accurate steering, lacking only the final really feelsome element that's integral to a good European rack. A very well modulated set of brakes. Quite a lot of tyre and wind roar. And firm-ish damping that contributes to excellent body control through the turns, but doesn't crash too much through pot holes or over speed humps. You could actually enjoy yourself driving this car, a new experience for us in an EV and for anyone else familiar with this evolving market. The smooth linearity of the throttle helps -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 the top 'Performance'-spec variant, you'd reach sixty mph in just 3.2s; Forget M3s and C63s - that's Ferrari-fast. The 'Performance' derivative is one of two top Dual-Motor AWD Model 3 variants, the other being the 'Long Range' version, the name designating that car's industry-leading WLTP-rated 374 mile driving range. For the 'Performance' model, the figure is 340 miles. You'll manage a little less than that though, if you opt for the much more affordable standard rear-driven Model 3 that the majority of customers are expected to choose. Here, a single-motor rear-driven set-up gives you a 305-mile WLTP-rated driving capability between charges. If that mileage needs to be covered over long highway distances, you'll appreciate the extent of this car's autonomous driving capability, courtesy of its integrated 'Autopilot' system, which uses eight cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and the forward-facing radar. The resulting set-up will position the car centrally within its lane, keep to a chosen speed, regulate the distance to the vehicle in front and even perform lane changes automatically.

Design and Build

The format here is similar to that Tesla has used before, so the batteries run along the floor and there's a body made of a mixture of steel and aluminium. The suspension design uses double wishbones up-front and a multi-link set-up at the rear, with coil springs all-round. Breaking from the hatchback, 7-seat body configuration of other current Tesla cars, the Model 3 is a five-seat saloon that measures in a 4.7m long - fractionally more than a BMW 3 Series. It's much more spacious inside than one of those; it would be of course. There aren't as many mechanical bits to fit in, freeing up space for the passenger compartment and the boot. It's certainly very airy inside thanks to an uncovered sunroof at the front and a rear window that stretches up into the roof. That gives excellent rearward visibility too. There's the usual huge Tesla centre-dash screen and a smart wooden panel sweeps across the fascia. Fit and finish seem to be better than with previous models from the brand. To get in and start the car, you don't need anything as old fashioned as a key - or even a key fob. When you take delivery, simply download the appropriate app, then put a special credit card in your wallet and have it with you; that's all you'll need. A little disappointingly, the door handles are conventional, rather than automatically popping out to greet you as they do with larger Teslas.

Market and Model

There are three Model 3 options. Things kick off with the standard rear-driven version, which has a 305 mile range and costs around £46,000. Next there's the 'Long Range' All-Wheel Drive version, which offers a 374 mile range and costs around £55,000. And finally, there's the 'Model 3 Performance' variant, which offers a 340 mile range and costs around £60,000. We won't bother going through the full kit list because it includes all the main things you'd expect a decently specified executive saloon to be able to offer, including leather upholstery, powered steering adjustment, rear view camera, etc, etc. As usual, the interior is based around a huge central touchscreen, in this case a 15-inch monitor that controls virtually everything in and out of the car; there are virtually no physical buttons. The screen takes software downloads from Tesla every few weeks (once you've approved the same via your ownership app) which means that, as with other Teslas, you'll get into your car one morning and find it can do something it couldn't do yesterday - which is rather cool. The navigation mapping is by Google maps, so traffic mapping is very interactive. All of this does mean though, that as soon as you want to change something, you have to delve around in menus and sub-menus to do it, which requires intimate familiarity with the way the monitor works. This isn't one of those cars you can just get in, drive and use to the full without a second thought.

Cost of Ownership

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. It's possible to charge the battery half way in about 30 minutes using Tesla's 'supercharger' but as with most elements of this car, it requires a change in your way of thinking. The car responds best to nightly recharges, but will happily sit for a couple of weeks at an airport while you holiday without losing significant charge, though over longer stationary periods, the cells will slowly lose their charge. Tesla reckons that a 90kWh model can go well over 300 miles on the WLTP test, but a real-world range is more in the region of 250 miles. Throw in a bit of motorway use and that figure would probably fall to under 200 miles. Across the range, charging takes around eight hours from an 11kW wallbox.

Summary

A lot of people have a lot to say about Tesla and its co-creator Elon Musk. Here though, our job is to talk about the cars it makes, specifically this one, which has caused the brand more headaches than any other in its history. But then perhaps you'd expect that. It's one thing to build relatively low volume cars that sell in the £75,000 to £125,000 bracket. But quite another to make one for the volume market where per-unit profits are lower and product scrutiny much greater. The Model 3 is that car - and on initial inspection, I think the signs here are good. Jaguar's I-PACE is an obvious key rival for the top Dual Motor versions, but that car's an SUV - and costs slightly more. If this Tesla's cool, pared-back image appeals, then by all means try one. It brings all-electric motoring another step closer to the point of full credibility.

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