Zero Emissions. Zero Compromises.
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 2.8 seconds Model S is travelling 60 miles per hour, without hesitation, and without a drop of gasoline. Model S is an evolution in automobile engineering.
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 available as an option Model S 70D and 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 2.8 seconds.
Model S to steer within a lane, change lanes with the simple tap of a turn signal, and manage speed by using active, traffic-aware cruise control. Digital control of motors, brakes, and steering helps avoid collisions from the front and sides, as well as preventing the car from wandering off the road. Model S can also scan for a parking space, alert you when one is available, and parallel park on command.
Autopilot features are progressively enabled over time with software updates. The current software is 7.0, adding automatic steering and parallel parking.
Active sensors combined with GPS and high resolution digital maps comprise a mutually reinforcing system that pilots Model S along the highway, staying within your lane, even in stop and go traffic. Real time feedback from the Tesla fleet ensures the system is continually learning and improving upon itself.
Alerts you to objects such as cars that are too close to the side of Model S.
Changes lanes with a simple tap of the turn signal.
Scans for a parking space and self parks on command.
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 drive train 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.
Inspired by an endurance athlete
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 handles
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.
Built around the driver
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.
The Model S 17 inch touchscreen controls most of the car’s functions. Opening the all glass panoramic roof, customizing the automatic climate control, and changing the radio station all happen with a swipe or a touch. The touchscreen, digital instrument cluster, and steering wheel controls seamlessly integrate media, navigation, communications, cabin controls and vehicle data.
Media AM/FM/HD radio, online radio, on-demand Internet radio, Bluetooth®, and USB audio devices
Controls Driving personalization, climate controls, and cabin controls
Camera High definition backup camera, optimized for visibility and safety
Calendar Calendar synchronization for daily schedule and tap to navigate
Map Simple, intuitive Google Maps™ with real time traffic information
Energy Real time energy consumption and range estimation
Phone Bluetooth-enabled, voice controlled handsfree phone system
Model S periodically receives over the air software updates that add new features and refresh the touchscreen look and feel.
17” capacitive touchscreen with digital instrument cluster
Onboard maps and navigation with free updates for 7 years
Automatic keyless entry
WiFi and Internet connectivity
Mobile app remote control
Automatic Xenon headlights
Retracting door handles
One touch power windows
High definition backup camera
Rain sensing automatic windshield wipers
GPS enabled Homelink
Hands free talking with Bluetooth
Voice activated controls
AM, FM, and Internet streaming radio
Available Ultra High Fidelity Sound package with XM radio support
Power folding, heated side mirrors with memory
Two USB ports for media and power
12 volt power outlet
Twelve way power adjustable, heated front seats with memory and driver profile
Available subzero weather package with heated rear seats and wiper blade and windshield washer fluid defrosters
Front trunk (no engine!), rear trunk, and 60/40 folding rear seats with 63.3 cubic feet of storage
Daytime running lights
Available Smart Air Suspension for raising and lowering ride height
Eight airbags for driver and passenger heads, knees, and pelvis plus two side curtain airbags
Electronic stability and traction control
Four wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic parking brake
Front and side collision avoidance
Blind spot warning
Lane departure warning
Speed limit display
Autopilot Convenience Features add
Traffic-aware cruise control
Automatic lane centering and changing
Parking space detection
Self parallel parking
Automatic high/low beam headlights
Premium Interior and Lighting adds
Fit and finish refinements, including the use of higher quality materials and ambient lighting
Fog and cornering lights
Lighted door handles
Interior accent lighting