Marcus De Guzman / Tesla | July 04, 2017 11:50
Tesla quietly updates the Model S and Model X
Both the Tesla Model S and Model X are now quicker off the line after the company recently gave the two cars a power boost. To be available only for newly-built vehicles, the performance upgrades were made possible with new software and hardware.
First up is the base Model S 75 which can now sprint from 0 – 96 km/h in 4.3 seconds (formerly 5.5 seconds). Meanwhile, the dual-motor Model S 75D can do it in 4.2 seconds, one second quicker than its previous time.
The Model S 100D also benefitted from the recent performance upgrade. Its 0 – 96 km/h time now comes in at 4.1 seconds, 0.1 second faster than the pre-updated version.
Over to the Model X, the dual-motor 75D and 100D get the power increase. With the new update, the former can go from 0 – 96 km/h in only 4.9 seconds (formerly 6.0 seconds) while the latter is faster at 4.7 seconds (formerly 5.2 seconds).
Apart from the boost in performance, Model X also receives a new seven-seat configuration. Beside providing additional seating, the second- and third-row seats can be folded flat for better storage.