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Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

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Tesla Model S 70D (2016) review: 35 facts and highlights

Tesla Model S 70D (2016)
Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

Why is Tesla Model S 70D (2016) better than the average?

  • higher maximum torque
    525Nmvs352.1Nm
  • more horsepower
    328hpvs275.43hp
  • greater cargo volume
    894lvs440.44l
  • USB ports
    2vs1.03
  • more airbags
    8vs7.43
  • smaller turn radius
    11.3mvs11.37m
  • longer wheelbase
    2.96mvs2.85m
  • longer basic warranty (km)
    80467kmvs72525.01km

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General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

2.Is an electric car
Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.

3.Has fully independent suspension
Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

4. smaller turn radius

11.3m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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5. longer basic warranty (km)

80467km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014)

96561km

6. higher Euro NCAP rating

5

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

894l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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Tesla Model S 70 (2016)

894l

2. more headroom (front)

986mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.08m

3. more headroom (rear)

897mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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1.05m

4. shorter length

4.98m

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4.42m

5. longer wheelbase

2.96m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.57m

6.weight

2.09t

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1.85kg

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Speed

1. faster top speed

225km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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402.3km/h

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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

525Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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10000Nm

2. more horsepower

328hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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3.Has Stop-Start system
Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

4. further range

386km

The maximum distance an electric or hybrid car can travel on electric only, from a full charge (EPA-estimated driving range).

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997km

5. more battery power

70kWh

With more battery power you can travel on the electric motor further before having to recharge, or in the case of a hybrid switching to the petrol (gasoline) engine.

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Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

80000kWh

6. greater power-to-weight ratio

0.16hp/kg

The power-to-weight ratio is a measurement of the performance of a car, based on the amount of power its engine can produce per kg of weight.

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Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has smart key as standard
Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

3.Has regenerative braking
Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.

4.Has in-car system
Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

5.Has Bluetooth
Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

6.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Tesla Model S 70D (2016)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

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