Hey Eurocar fanboys with their tiny weasels, Tesla literally produced the lowest drag coefficient cars when they first released the Model S, and surpassed Tesla's own record with the Model 3. If it weren't for those two cars, you think your A4/A6, 3/5 Series, C/E-Class would be in the 0.22-0.26 Cd range?!
Tesla Model 3 Performance specs
|Price in Europe||€55,390 - €69,130|
|Price in US||$58,190 - $67,100|
|Car type||4-door saloon|
|Curb weight||1833-1855 kg (4041-4090 lbs)|
|Dimensions||4.69 m (185 in) long|
|Origin country||United States|
|Average energy consumption||53.9-13.6 kwh/100 km|
|0 - 30 mph||1.4 s|
|0 - 40 mph||2.0 s|
|0 - 50 mph||2.5 s|
|0 - 60 mph||3.1 s|
|0 - 70 mph||4.2 s|
|0 - 80 mph||5.3 s|
|0 - 90 mph||6.8 s|
|0 - 100 mph||8.2 s|
|0 - 130 mph||16.2 s|
|0 - 150 mph||27.0 s|
|Est. 1/8 mile||8.3 s @ 100.7 mph|
|1/4 mile||11.5 s|
|1 mile||30.6 s|
|0 - 40 kph||1.4 s|
|0 - 50 kph||1.6 s|
|0 - 60 kph||2.0 s|
|0 - 70 kph||2.5 s|
|0 - 80 kph||2.7 s|
|0 - 90 kph||3.3 s|
|0 - 100 kph||3.4 s|
|0 - 110 kph||4.4 s|
|0 - 120 kph||4.8 s|
|0 - 130 kph||5.5 s|
|0 - 140 kph||6.6 s|
|0 - 150 kph||7.2 s|
|0 - 160 kph||8.2 s|
|0 - 170 kph||9.8 s|
|0 - 180 kph||11.0 s|
|0 - 190 kph||12.9 s|
|0 - 200 kph||13.6 s|
|0 - 250 kph||30.1 s|
|60 - 100 kph||1.6 s|
|80 - 120 kph||2.1 s|
|Est. 100 - 140 kph||3.2 s|
|100 - 200 kph||10.1 s|
|Top speed||262 kph (163 mph)|
|0 - 100 mph - 0||13.1 s|
|Est. max acceleration||0.87 g (8 m/s²)|
|18m slalom||67.5 kph (41.9 mph)|
|Lateral acceleration||0.96 g (9 m/s²)|
|Engine type||Electric motors|
|Power||487 ps (480 bhp / 358 kw)|
|Torque||639 Nm (471 lb-ft)|
|Power / weight||264 ps (260 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||346 Nm (255 lb-ft) / t|
|Efficiency||178 PS per l/100 km|
|Power / €5000||41 ps|
|Layout||front engine, all wheel drive|
|50 kph - 0||9 m (29 ft)|
|100 kph - 0||33 m (110 ft)|
|130 kph - 0||57 m (186 ft)|
|150 kph - 0||75 m (247 ft)|
|200 kph - 0||139 m (456 ft)|
|60 mph - 0||30 m (99 ft)|
|70 mph - 0||45 m (147 ft)|
|100 mph - 0||90 m (296 ft)|
|Noise @ 50 kph||57 dB|
|Noise @ 80 kph||66 dB|
|Noise @ 100 kph||65 dB|
|Noise @ 130 kph||69 dB|
|Noise @ 160 kph||73 dB|
Model 3 Performance competition
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hostboy 6m ago
Tesla fan 9m ago
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196ss 1y ago
Yesterday I finally got a chance to test one of them.
So, what can I say? It's pretty cool!
The car is docile, and picks up nicely at any reasonable speed. But, I didn't feel comfortable in it. All the time I was driving it (I drove it all day), I had a feeling of anxiety and unnaturalness of what was happening.
However, for me it was the first serious experience of driving an electric car (unless you count 5 minutes behind the wheel of a Nissan Leaf 6 years ago).
I think the younger generation, who will start their driving experience with electric cars, probably will experience similar discomfort while driving a car with an internal combustion engine:)
Bob666 1y ago
Nicko 1y ago
Hi, I have measured my tesla model 3 performance (dec. 2019) with stock 20 "wheels to 1.9 sec from 80-120 km / h. measured with racelogic gps vbox, measured several times and in both directions.
ilias 1y ago
"touristen Niko" just achieved 2.57s with his model 3 on spa-francorchamps:
so we can extrapolate a standard time for the car on this track. the car was stock, but on michelin cup 2 tires. cup 2 is 2% better than pilot sport 4s:
given that the model 3 is ca. 2% faster than the civic type r, the standard time for spa-francorchamps with a pro driver, and without traffic, would be ca. 2.54s.
ilias 1y ago
I watched a video from °touristen Niko° (a German; he races regularly with his stock model 3 perf. on Nürburgring) and he said in the comments that his best time (Nürburgring BTG) is 7.55 (°ich komme auf 7:55 [...] im Idealfall°, comment in August 22, 2021). here is the video (uploaded also in August 22, 2021):
so, best possible time with a pro driver would be no less than 7.50; and on Nürburgring full, no less than 8.03 ("fastestlaps" estimated 8.03, two years ago).
ilias 2y ago
taycan 4s vs model 3 performance (sorry, video only in german):
price: 115000 vs 55000 (taycan 4s has ceramic brakes in this test), both are on winter tires. 1st day (0-100, drift) on wet road surface, 2nd day (time of 3 rounds on an old airport track, a mix of slalom-straights-90degree turns) on dry surface.
0-100 (average of 5 measurements): 3.78s (taycan) vs 3.64s (model 3).
track time: 3m55s28 (taycan), 3m54s86 (model 3).
once again, a very good performance from the model 3, this time against a much, much more expensive car.
ilias 2y ago
you can't see the prices for the cars on the table, so here they are:
model 3 performance 56000
bmw m2 competition 67000
porsche 718 cayman 59000
honda civic type r 38000
porsche taycan 86000 (just for comparison here, as only electric sports car other than the model 3). all prices in euros, in Germany.
(the link https://gofile.io/d/8VXLUO has been deleted).
FastestLaps 2y ago
Here is comparison matrix table made by @ilias
Both Model 3 Perf and M2 Competition have green in 8 boxes. You have to look for the meaning of each box according to what matters most to you personally.
ilias 2y ago
I made a table, where I compare model 3 perf. to its rivals. which is the best sports car the average man can buy, today? best means: 1)fast, 2)not (very) expensive, 3)not polluting/efficient; all three at the same time.
the best combination seems to be, today and in the near future, the model 3.
(that's the link in case you can't see the table here)
ilias 2y ago
lap time at Assen circuit, Netherlands (December 2020): 2.02.13s
no data on battery state of charge. seems it's a stock car (no modifications reported).
ilias 2y ago
this is the best video so far of a flying lap at Nürburgring!
with a stock car, and with some traffic, the driver manages a time of about 8.10s. with track pack, I think 8.00s (and even less) is perfectly possible.
ilias 2y ago
lap times at Laguna Seca (August 2020):
best time 1.41.02; battery at 87%, car was stock except for brake pads and Bridgestone RE71s; so a time about 1.42.50 with the stock Michelin pilot sport 4S seems the best possible (RE71 about 1.5sec faster than pilot sport 4S, according to this video:
XYZ987 3y ago
European Tesla do badly for reliability and depreciation.
aaayy 3y ago
It’s a Model 3 with carbon fiber body panels and active aero.
FastestLaps 4y ago
Estimated Nürburgring lap time - 8:03!
Observer 4y ago
Tesla Model 3 performance was participating in an annual sports car comparison in Sweden which were published this week. In this comparison several car magazines reporters drive same cars several days and give comments as well as overall points and rankings. Track times are driven by same semi professional ex competition driver (already same guy more than 3 years on the row). All cars are road condition and best lap time is recorded only when two consequential times are within 0,2s. While these reporters have very likely driven all possible new road legal cars during last years, I think this is very unbiased comparison of Tesla Model 3 under the heading "sports car". In reality it should not ranked like sports car, but seems to be many claims that it is.
Anyway lap times Tesla were 11th and ranking 20th out of 21 cars. Tesla got a lot of claims for handling and breaks especially in high speed.
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aaayy 4y ago
Do you think it's gonna beat the next-gen M3? It's heavier (probably, since battery packs weigh hundreds of lbs), and it has 20 less horsepower ( if those rumors are to be believed about the M3 having 503 horses), but the instant torque of EVs and all wheel drive means it will be faster in a straight line. Around corners, I'm not so sure. But here's to hoping the best car wins.
Pieter 4y ago
Thanks for adding! Added in mile, but still 0-160kph should be 8.2.
Pieter 4y ago
Zeruel 4y ago
1/4 mile: 11.86s (with one foot rollout, as the device they measure with does this)
Pretty fun to compare with my 400 ps petrol car that has very similar performance (measured with the same gps device, Dragy):
1/4 mile: 11.88s.
hgf 4y ago
what are the 50mph to 100 mph?
rhs1992 4y ago
0-100 in 3.9s
0-160 in 9.1s
0-200 in 15.9s