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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0T
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0T 18 28 $73,284 $78,800
4-Door Sedan 3.0L TDI 24 36 $76,727 $82,500
4-Door Sedan 4.0T 16 26 $81,468 $87,600
4-Door Sedan 6.3L 13 21 $126,388 $135,900
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $93,400
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TCC's Bottom Line Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.7
Second Leg Room (in) 42.9 35.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 121.9 94
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 55
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) - 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) - 55
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 207.4 195.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 66.9
Wheelbase (in) 122.9 116.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 77.3
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 14.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14 14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.7 37
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45HR19 P245/45YR19
Rear Tire Order Code H23 NA
Front Tire Size P255/45HR19 P245/45YR19
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code H23 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4464 4647
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 9 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 9 19 X 8
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 -
Engine Type Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Electric
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 317
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0 L/183 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 302 @ 5000
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - 97
Battery Range (mi) - 208
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - 94
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - 95
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.32 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 8.28
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.20 9.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 -
Trans Type 8 1
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Body Style quattro LWB Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A8 L Tesla Model S
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 (Est) -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 10.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
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