Tesla Model X: 0 To 60 MPH in 3.2 Seconds, costs $132,000

News | September 2nd, 2015 by 30
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Tesla is now letting you spec out the Model X Signature Series crossover. Pricing for this version of the Model X starts at $132,000, but …

Tesla is now letting you spec out the Model X Signature Series crossover. Pricing for this version of the Model X starts at $132,000, but the “Ludicrous Mode” speed upgrade will cost an extra $10,000.

The 90 kWh Tesla X has an estimated 240 miles (EPA) range which will take you to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. The “Ludicrous Mode” does even better on the straight line: 3.2 seconds. For comparison, the base Model S P90D is rated for 253 miles with a 0-60 time of 3.1 seconds.

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Standard equipment on the all-wheel-drive Model X includes “falcon wing” rear doors with built-in sensors for opening in garages of any height, a rear hitch for bikes or skis, free long-distance travel on Tesla’s expanding Supercharger network, parking sensors and blind-spot warning, automatic emergency braking, and power-folding, heated side mirrors.

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The Signature series comes with so-called Autopilot features such as self parking, air suspension, satellite radio, ventilated leather seats with heating and cooling, three independently operable, adult-size second-row seats, and a flat-folding, two-adult third-row seat. Tesla offers an optional towing package for the utility vehicle that is rated for up to 5,000 lbs.



Tesla’s site says new orders won’t arrive until “early 2016.”

[Source: InsideEVsTesla Motors Club | Bloomberg]

30 responses to “Tesla Model X: 0 To 60 MPH in 3.2 Seconds, costs $132,000”

  1. Michael Christopher Frazier IV says:

    cool seats. same old hideous dashboard.

  2. Kaisuke971 says:

    132k ?! Hell no ! Better buy a Cayenne S-E Hybrid, X5 40e or XC90 T8 for the same quid !
    This thing looks like a jacked-up Prius, wtf ?!

    • T8 says:

      Both Cayenne S-E Hybrid and the Volvo XC90 T8 are already available to configure on their websites and delivery, only the BMW X5 40E is no where to be seen or heard. Maybe next year?

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        Cayenne is a quite old car… And in my country (France), X5 40e was available on the configurator not that much later after the XC90 T8

        • T8 says:

          I thought the Cayenne Hybrid has a new plug-in powertrain? I could be wrong then. In my country (California, haha, forget the rest of US – just kidding) the Tesla Model S is everywhere. Rumors have it that majority of the pre orders are locally from N California.

          I’m surprised the X5 40e plug-in hybrid is already for configuration and order in France or even Europe since it is built here in the U.S., which also happens to be its largest market. But we have not heard anything about its availability here at all

        • T8 says:

          yes, I saw the new T8 in Stockholm airport a couple of months ago. It was on display there. Beautiful piece of machine. I read some good reviews too. But will wait for friends to get it first. Haha.

    • CDspeed says:

      132k isn’t the base price of the base model.

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        These cars aren’t base models either. With options, you’ll hardly touch 132k in them. A sub-100k X5 40e has basically everything you want, and i won’t even talk about the XC90 which is imo the best SUV on the market, and priced quite humbly, so at 95k you’ll have about the best family car on the market.
        Porsche Cayenne S-E Hybrid can get pricy but hey, it’s a Porsche. In terms of quality, luxury and ride, this thing is over its competitors (maybe not XC90 in terms of comfort).
        I saw that the base price of the Model X will be between 70 and 80k… I wonder what you’ll get for this. For the money you drop on this i still the mainly XC90 T8 has a better option, as it is supposed to be a family car.

    • Red Sage says:

      The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S starts at $158,300 in the US.

  3. Matt Stokes says:

    To me the styling still looks utterly generic and Korean… in fact that’s not fair, Kia is making better looking cars than this. Fortunately Teslas are that common over here yet.

    • Meh says:

      Looks like a Pontiac Aztec that was sanded down at the corners…. either that or their designers used Photoshop and blended an egg with the Pontiac Aztec and came up with the Model X.

    • Red Sage says:

      Amazing how many fans of European cars have migrated from saying cars ‘look Japanese’ to saying they ‘look Korean’ in the past couple of decades. Fact is, most automobile companies have their design studios in California, just like Tesla Motors.

  4. CDspeed says:

    I like it but I’m not entirely sure if I’d want one, I’d have to see the styling in person and play with the falcon doors first. The Model S is on the top of my list of cars that I’ll be trading my 5-Series for, the Model X may be a consideration along with the Audi Q6 e-tron, maybe even the R8 e-tron since I have my i3 too.

  5. Elon_Suxk says:

    lmao i swear tesla make the uggliest cars out there and the people who buy them are clearly blinder than stevie wonder. Must be why Elon been pushin dat autonomous driving tech, none of his customers can see shit. ay lmao

    • CDspeed says:

      Everyone has different tastes, just because you don’t like it that doesn’t mean Tesla owners are blind. The Model S is very good looking, and has been compared to the Aston Martin Rapide. But even I am waiting to see this Model X in person before I judge its looks, it looks like Tesla’s design language crossed with a minivan and a baked potato in these images.

    • Red Sage says:

      Excuse me, but perhaps you’ve seen the BMW i3 lately?

  6. joseph_rma says:

    I just can’t swallow this sillines. Okay, Tesla wants to be a game changer with it’s “wonderworks” but I f… don’t care what this foolishness can or can not do.

  7. 2sfhim says:

    How is it possible to open the rear doors if there is not enough height and/or width? Tesla engineers can put as many sensors as they want, they couldn’t have done less practical and useless. This ugly car is too large for most European garages, multistorey car parks and even streets (trees…).

  8. jason bourne says:

    Wow, the front end must be pretty hideous to not display a single shot of it.

  9. TheAnonymousWriter says:

    I think for us BMW fans it’s hard to admit, but: Tesla makes amazing cars! I’m not talking about the Model X but rather about the Model S.
    At the same price with an i8 the Tesla delivers more functions, a higher mile range and way faster accelerating.
    Sure, you can never say “This car is better than that” because it’s all about what you want (like sound) and what you need.
    But still, we (or I) have to admit that these cars amaze me more than many other cars from different manufacturers over the last decade.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      The problem with Tesla is that it offers more in terms of tech, but less in every thing else, and that’s why people complain about them.
      The Model S is brilliant and so will be the Model X i’m sure, but in terms of design, comfort, quality, luxury…

      • Red Sage says:

        I am by no means a BMW fan. Until around 2012, when they finally decided to make all their cars look good, the majority of their cars were hideous. I can certainly see how you might prefer an X6 to a Model X… Until you actually compare them side-by-side for passenger accessibility and cargo capacity. Tesla Motors is renowned for the quality of the vehicles themselves, practically bulletproof.

        But when it comes to luxury… Honestly? I’ve not been impressed with ‘luxury’ cars of any ilk since I spent the Summer of 1985 cleaning/detailing cars in Beverly Hills for my Uncle’s company. It was plainly obvious that everyone in the industry was simply doing their own riff, or interpretation of Rolls-Royce, and missing the mark by a wide margin. Everything from woodgrain, to grab handles, to the switchgear, to the clock in the dash was contrived to mimic Rolls-Royce. Even today’s newest 7-Series just uses tech hand-me-downs from Rolls-Royce, rather than innovations of its own.

        I am attracted to Tesla Motors vehicles specifically because they are NOT luxury cars. At all. It is refreshing to see vehicles that are engineered, not crafted. Cars that are designed with an eye to the future, rather than hearkening to the dawn of the horseless carriage. I don’t like the gilded, plush, overstuffed interiors of luxury cars at all.

        Also, in the past twenty-five years or so of trying to out-do others… Mercedes-Benz chasing Rolls-Royce… BMW chasing Mercedes-Benz… AUDI chasing BMW… All while simultaneously running away from Acura, Infiniti, and Lexus… Who are now in turn retreating from Hyundai… It seems that German manufacturers have forgotten just how spartan their cars used to be. Sure, they were expensive in the 80s, but weren’t ‘luxurious’ in the slightest.

        It is, in my mind, a real shame that unimportant terms cobbled together by marketing departments are the sole reserve for fans of those cars today, when it comes to comparisons against Tesla Motors. Tradition. Heritage. Quality. Exclusivity. Craftsmanship. Luxury. All of that is [BOLSHEVIK], a distraction from the fact that traditional automobile manufacturers have absolutely nothing new to offer.

    • Matt Stokes says:

      I admit on paper the Tesla is impressive, personally I’d still take the i8, it amazes me more than the Tesla does easily – it’s intelligently engineered to do as much as possible, with as little as possible – the Tesla is pretty ordinary but with a massive battery wedged in to it. If BMW stuck another 600kg of batteries in the i8 it would probably more than match the S’s performance. The i8 is desirable, to me the Model S is just a very good appliance (albeit a pretty generic looking one).

      • Red Sage says:

        The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive already showed you what the BMW i8 should have been… But BMW decided to throw the turbocharged three-cylinder in the rear, and added a wimpy electric engine for the front wheels. The i8 costs three times as much as the i3, but has less than one-third the battery pack capacity. If they had gone the other route, as you suggest, left out the ICE, gave it dual/quad electric motors, included a 66 kWh battery pack, it would have still weighed under 4,000 lbs and been able to use Tesla Superchargers for long distance, fully electric driving. Personally, I hate the 2+2 format in any vehicle, as I find it pointless (especially in a Porsche), and I would have made it a pure two seater as well. That car design would have been unmatched by anything and could have blazed a trail for the Future of Electric Vehicles.

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