Premium Electric Sedan
Tesla’s advanced electric powertrain
delivers exhilarating performance.
Unlike a gasoline internal combustion
engine with hundreds of moving
parts, Tesla electric motors have
only one moving piece: the rotor.
As a result, Model S acceleration is
instantaneous, silent and smooth.
Step on the accelerator and in as
little as 3.1 seconds Model S is
travelling 60 miles per hour, without
hesitation, and without a drop of
gasoline. Model S is an evolution in
Rear Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor
Dual Motor Model S is a categorical improvement
on conventional all-wheel drive systems. With
two motors, one in the front and one in the rear,
Model S digitally and independently controls
torque to the front and rear wheels. The result is
unparalleled traction control in all conditions.
Conventional all-wheel drive cars employ
complex mechanical linkages to distribute
power from a single engine to all four wheels.
This sacrifices efficiency in favor of all weather
traction. In contrast, each Model S motor is
lighter, smaller and more efficient than its
rear wheel drive counterpart, providing both
improved range and faster acceleration.
All-wheel drive is standard on Model S 70D and
available as an option on Model S 85. Model S
Performance comes standard with All-Wheel
Drive Dual Motor, pairing the high performance
rear motor with a high efficiency front motor
to achieve supercar acceleration, from zero to
60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds.
Performance All-Wheel Drive
Highest Safety Rating in America
THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
Model S is designed from the ground up to be the safest car on the road, as
proven by a 5-star rating in all categories of the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) crash test. Much of its safety is owed to the unique electric
drivetrain that sits beneath the car’s aluminum occupant cell in its own subframe. This
unique positioning lowers the car’s center of gravity, which improves handling and
minimizes rollover risk, and replaces the heavy engine block with impact absorbing
boron steel rails.
Side impacts are met by aluminum pillars reinforced with steel rails to reduce
intrusion, protecting occupants and the battery pack while improving roof stiffness.
In the event of an accident, eight airbags protect front and rear occupants, and the
battery system automatically disconnects the main power source. Should the worst
happen, there is no safer car to be in than Model S.
Autopilot combines a forward looking camera, radar, and 360 degree sonar
sensors with real time traffic updates to automatically drive Model S on the open
road and in dense stop and go traffic. Changing lanes becomes as simple as a tap
of the turn signal. When you arrive at your destination, Model S will both detect
a parking spot and automatically park itself. Standard equipment safety features
are constantly monitoring stop signs, traffic signals and pedestrians, as well as for
unintentional lane changes.
Inspired by an
Tesla’s design and engineering teams have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure
that air flows smoothly above, around and below Model S to reduce drag, which in turn
maximizes battery range. The smart air suspension lowers the car’s height at highway
speeds to reduce its frontal area. Electronically controlled vents stay closed until sensors
detect that cooling is necessary. The front bumper routes air uninterrupted beneath the
battery’s flat skidplate and past the rear diffuser. The result is a seven seat sedan with
the stance of a coupe and supercar aerodynamics.
Zero profile door
Model S door handles are a work of art. When a key
is in close proximity, they automatically extend. When
no longer in use, they retract into the body of the car,
creating a seamless surface for air to pass over.
Hidden in plain sight
Scan the streamlined body panels and you’ll discover
that Model S lacks a fuel door. Approach the driver’s
side taillight with a charging connector and the hidden
charge port automatically opens. The charging connector
cannot be removed until Model S is unlocked.
Model S is a driver’s car. The cabin combines meticulous noise engineering with
Tesla’s uniquely quiet powertrain to obtain the sound dynamics of a recording studio.
The gem of the interior is the 17 inch touchscreen, which is angled toward the driver
and includes both day and night modes for better visibility without distraction. It puts
rich content at your fingertips and provides mobile connectivity so you can easily find
your destination, favorite song or a new restaurant.