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21 May Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor (All-Wheel Drive) and Performance versions are now available to order

May 21, 2018 | by Iqtidar Ali

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the most awaited Dual Motor (All-wheel drive) Tesla Model 3 variant along with the Performance Version Model 3 now available for reservation holders to order online.

Elon Musk further posted the details of the dual motor and performance version Model 3 vehicle’s drivetrain setup and technology as well in a Q & A session on Twitter. Let’s explore the details of each version with the available information at this point of time.

Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor (All-Wheel Drive)

As we discussed in a previous article that the Model 3 chassis is same for both Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) variants, therefore Tesla is able to offer the AWD version so quickly in the middle of the ‘production hell’.

The Dual Motor (AWD) Model 3 variant costs an additional $5,000 as reservation holders are now starting to see the option available in Tesla Design Studio online.

The dual motor Model 3 version is only available with the Long Range Battery ($9,000) and the Premium Upgrades Package ($5,000) which takes the total price of a dual motor Model 3 to $54,000 at least—excluding Enhanced Autopilot (as we can see in the following screenshot by u/teslamodel3fan from Tesla subreddit).

Performance and Price Details of Dual Motor Model 3:

  • Range: 310 miles
  • 0 to 60 mph acceleration: 4.5 seconds
  • Top speed: 140 mph
  • Price: $5,000 for AWD option
Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor in Tesla Design Studio
Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor in Tesla Design Studio

Tesla Model 3 Performance Version

As Tesla recently teased a performance version Tesla Model 3 in their latest promo named ‘Tesla 2018’ along with other mysteries, it’s now clear that they have unveiled at least one mystery from the bunch.

Tesla Model 3 Performance variant is the flat out $78,000 option in the online Tesla Design Studio that includes the beautiful white interior, 20″ sport wheels and a carbon fiber spoiler (see screenshots below by u/teslamodel3fan).

White seats and interior is also one of the most desired option by Tesla Model 3 reservation holders but currently it’s only available with the Performance version of the Model 3. All of the three custom options are included in the $78,000 price tag of the performance version excluding Enhanced Autopilot.

The performance version of the Model 3 would be limited to passionate motor sport enthusiasts but is still competitively priced as it goes from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds—as we know Tesla estimates are quite moderate, real world results will be better than this when the car starts hitting the streets.

Here are the main Model 3 Performance stats and price:

  • Range: 310 miles
  • 0 to 60 mph acceleration: 3.5 seconds
  • Top speed: 155 mph
  • Price: $78,000 (excluding Autopilot)

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