On Saturday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, post a few Twitters about new updates about the Tesla Model 3, saying that the AWD option would add $5000 [£3700] to the $35,000 [£26,000] base price of the car in the USA, and would allow the car to reach 0-60 mph in 4.5 second, with a 140 mph top speed and a 310-mile range.
Specifically, the CEO said that in July the Model 3 would be available with options for a dual-motor and all-wheel drive. On a normal Model 3, that addition will come at a cost of $5,000.
“Will beat anything in its class on the track,” Musk tweeted.
And he also has revealed some lately updates, including full wheel drive function, 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph and the same 310-mile range.
The full-drive Model 3, starting at $78,000, will sell for higher price than BMW’s high-performance M3. While the latter is billed as “ultimate driving machine”, Musk claims that the speed and manipulation of the Model 3 is superior to M3, which can beat all models at the same level.
In 2016, Tesla announced similar upgrades for the the Model S and Model X in the P100D version. The Model S P100D offered 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds and a 315-mile range. The Model X had a similar option available, though the heavier car went from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds and had a 289-mile range. Upgrading those already-pricy cars cost $10,000 at the time. In November 2017, Tesla announced a new Roadster that it says will take 1.9 seconds to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour, with a 620-mile range. That performance vehicle has yet to make it to production.
A non-performance Model 3 with the dual-motor setup will be able to go 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds, Musk said. It will also have a top speed of 140 mph and a range of 310 miles.
Model 3 could help Tesla expand into market, not just in the high-end segment. However, the car has been hit by a recent production climb.
According to the report of Electrek, Musk said the company could produce more than 500 vehicles this week in a letter writing to employee.
That says, the weekly output of Model 3will reach 3, 500 units. The company hopes to produce 5, 000 vehicles a week by the end of the quarter, but has repeatedly delayed the plan.