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Tesla Model 3 Performance specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1850-1854 kg (4079-4087 lbs)
Power / weight 263 ps (259 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 345 Nm (254 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2018
Origin country United States
Price in Europe €66,360
Noise @ 80 kph 66 dB
Noise @ 100 kph 67 dB
Noise @ 130 kph 72 dB
Noise @ 160 kph 74 dB
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Performance

Top speed 261 kph (162 mph)
0 - 80 kph 2.9 s
0 - 100 kph 3.5 s
0 - 120 kph 5.2 s
0 - 130 kph 5.9 s
0 - 140 kph 6.8 s
0 - 160 kph 8.2 s
0 - 180 kph 12.0 s
0 - 200 kph 14.1 s
0 - 250 kph 31.3 s
0 - 30 mph 1.4 s
0 - 40 mph 2.0 s
0 - 50 mph 2.5 s
0 - 60 mph 3.3 s
0 - 70 mph 4.2 s
0 - 80 mph 5.3 s
0 - 90 mph 6.8 s
0 - 100 mph 8.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.8 s @ 95.1 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s @ 114.2 mph
80 - 120 kph 2.3 s
0 - 100 mph - 0 13.1 s
100 kph - 0 33 m (110 ft)
130 kph - 0 57 m (186 ft)
60 mph - 0 30 m (99 ft)
18m slalom 66.8 kph (41.5 mph)
Lateral acceleration 0.95 g (9 m/s²)
Tesla Model 3 Performance acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type Electric motor
Power 487 ps (480 bhp / 358 kw)
Torque 639 Nm (471 lb-ft)
Power / €5000 37 ps
Transmission single speed
Layout front engine, all wheel drive

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aaayy  1w 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.

 

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FastestLaps  1w ago

M3 will be faster on tracks, most likely. And slower in straight line.


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SpeedKing  1w ago @FastestLaps

According to this experiment the Tesla 3 is great for 3 to 4 fast laps around Laguna Seca before the brakes overheat and the battery power is partially reduced due to overheating. The figures provided by the experiment highlight the fact that EC's are great for everyday driving but they can't compete with ICE cars over greater distances on race tracks.

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/track-mode-a-day-with-hod-laguna-my-personal-observations%E2%80%A6.135578/


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FastestLaps  1w ago @SpeedKing

Yes, but overheating problem is not unsolvable. Look at Formula E - they are doing full length races with batteries.

Meanwhile, Tesla can still do at least one fast lap in most tracks (except for Nurburgring) and beat much of the IC competition in fastest lap comparisons.


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SpeedKing  1w ago @FastestLaps

There's a big difference between Formula E cars and Tesla's eg FE cars weigh 800 kg and only produce only 200 kW in race mode with a 54 kWh battery compared to Model 3's 353 kW from a 75 kWh battery so the bottom line is that Formula E batteries are being drained more slowly and they probably have better cooling so they last 50 mins race duration unlike Tesla's.

Yes i agree the Tesla's will beat most ICE cars over a few laps coz that instant wheel torque enables it to rocket out of corners which makes all the difference.


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Pieter  1m ago

Thanks for adding! Added in mile, but still 0-160kph should be 8.2.


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Pieter  1m ago

 

0-100: 3.5s
0-160: 8.2s
0-200: 14.1s
0-250: 31.3s


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Zeruel  2m ago

0-100: 3.69s
0-200: 15.26s
100-200: 11.57s
1/4 mile: 11.86s (with one foot rollout, as the device they measure with does this)
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6MkHu3W6WQ

Pretty fun to compare with my 400 ps petrol car that has very similar performance (measured with the same gps device, Dragy):
0-100: 3.90s
0-200: 13.78s
100-200: 9.88s
1/4 mile: 11.88s.


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hgf  2m ago

what are the 50mph to 100 mph?


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rhs1992  4m ago

0-100 in 3.9s
0-160 in 9.1s
0-200 in 15.9s