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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $89,900
5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i 20 30 $53,635 $58,300
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 535i xDrive 18 26 $55,750 $60,600
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 550i 16 24 $62,375 $67,800
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $64,490 $70,100
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TCC's Bottom Line The Tesla Model S is a revolutionary electric car that blends sporty handling and lots of space, with a range of battery sizes so buyers can choose (and pay for) only the range they need.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 30 mpg
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification NA Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 57.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.0 112.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 59.3
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 61.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 65.1
Wheelbase (in) 116.5 120.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.3 74.8
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 196.0 196.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 60.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.5
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.4 x 1.1 13.6 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x 1.3 13.7 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA 18.5
Steering Type Electric Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 41.0
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45R19 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/45R19 P245/50R18
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4647 4641
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 362 @ 6000 300 @ 5800 - 6250
Engine Type Electric Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System NA Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 300 @ 1300 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement NA 3.0L/182
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 20
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 90 (2012) -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA 24
Battery Range (mi) 160 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 30
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 88 (2012) -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 89 (2012) -
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.30
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.67
Trans Description Cont. NA Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 9.73 4.71
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.11
Trans Type 1 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Vehicle Name Tesla Model S BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Integral-V
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6
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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