The Low Down
The Tesla Model S is the ultimate eco-friendly luxury car and an absurdly fast sports car. Tesla made history with the introduction of its Model S. This was the breakthrough electric car the world had been waiting for, offering attractive design, a remarkable interior, and entertaining performance. Thanks to its innovative nature, the Telsta Model S is loved by a long list of celebrities.
The 2015 Tesla Model S is a large, four-to-seven-passenger luxury sedan and boasts ample leg room for adults in the front and rear seats.
The Model S 60 comes with 19-inch wheels, all-season tires, automatic xenon headlights, LED taillights, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 17-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, cloth and premium vinyl upholstery, heated eight-way power front seats, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a seven-speaker sound system with dual USB ports (media and charging) and HD radio. A cellular connection, Internet radio and WiFi connectivity are also included, as are a universal mobile connector.
Options for the Model S 60 include the Supercharger Enabled package that provides rapid charging (about half of a charge in as little as 20 minutes) at Tesla’s growing network of Supercharger stations around the country. Once you’ve paid to access the Supercharger network, getting a charge there is free. Outfit the Model S with a second onboard charger for up to twice the standard rate of charge (up to 58 miles of range per hour) when combined with the optional 80-amp at-home wall charger. Range-enhancing tires are also available.
The optional Tech package with Autopilot includes LED running and cornering lights, automatic high-beam control, lighted door handles, auto-dimming mirrors, power-folding and heated exterior mirrors, a power hatchback, keyless entry and ignition, driver memory functions and a navigation system.
Optional fold-flat, rear-facing jump seats (for children) increase total passenger capacity to seven, while an Executive rear seat package replaces the rear bench seat with two captain’s chairs, thus reducing overall capacity to four passengers. The Executive rear seats and rear-facing jump seats cannot be simultaneously equipped.
The 2015 Tesla Model S drive experience is far from every other electric car on the road. Acceleration is both quick and near silent and the ride is smooth and comfortable.
Standard safety features for all Tesla Model S variants include head, knee and pelvic airbags for the front passengers as well as front and rear side curtain airbags. All models have stability and traction control, crash sensors for high-voltage disconnect, antilock disc brakes and a rearview camera. Also, the rear-facing seat option augments the existing rear bumper with a second, high-strength aluminum framework.
In government crash tests, the Model S earned a top five-star rating for overall crash protection, with five stars for total frontal-impact safety and five stars for total side-impact safety.
If you like using a touchscreen tablet, you will love the Tesla’s massive center control screen. There are very few buttons or knobs along the dashboard, replaced by a modern 17-inch vertical touchscreen that controls almost all onboard systems. Users can configure the placement of audio, climate and navigation controls to their liking.
Why this Car?
Choose the Tesla Model S because you love innovative technology.
Starting at $69,900