Tesla has updated the Model 3 online configurator. The base Standard Range Plus vehicle gets a longer range and becomes pricier.
An entry-level Model 3 was launched earlier this year, and, as Tesla promised, the price was set at $35,000. But later the company substituted it with a Standard Range Plus version, that becomes a base one.
The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+) costs $39,490 (initially was $38,990) in the USA and has a range of 250 miles (402 km), before it was 240 miles (386 km).
The Long Range model costs $47,990, while the top-level Tesla Model 3 Performance becomes $1,000 more expensive. It is priced at $56,990 now and receives all-new 20″ Gray Performance Wheels instead of previous bright machined finish ones. Both models have a claimed driving range of 310 miles (499 km).
These are the U.S.retail prices before federal or state tax refunds. The driving range figures are EPA-rated.
For Great Britain
In the United Kingdom, the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus now starts at £38,500. This is £1,000 more that before.
The mid-level Long Range model with all-wheel drive is priced at £47,000, rear-wheel drive cars are not available any more.
The range-topping Performance modification costs £52,000, that is £2,000 over the previous price.
The Model 3 Long Range covers 348 miles (560 km) on a single charge, the Performance AWD version – near 329 miles (530 km), WLTP estimates.
The base Tesla Model 3 achieves a 140 mph (225 km/h) top speed and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.3 seconds, the Long Range vehicle with a larger battery – in 4.4 sec. The Performance cars speed up to max 163 mph (262 km/h) and take just 3.2 seconds for acceleration.
All Model 3s get interior and connectivity improvements, as well as a standard Autopilot system. 18-inch alloy wheels come standard, 20-inch alloys are offered for the top-spec Performance.
Interestingly, the Tesla Model 3 earned the highest ever score of 94% in the Euro NCAP’s safety assist category.
All sales will be online, cars can be ordered via a smartphone app.