Tesla announces new $75,000 low end Model S 70D AWD and more color options

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Tesla announced a pretty big leap in its ‘low end’ Model S today. Citing below 10% buying numbers on its RWD  S60, the company announced an AWD Model S 70D. That is good for 250 mies of driving with 329HP and 0-6 time of 5.2 seconds. It starts at $75,000 + Destination but all US drivers will see at least $7500 back from the federal government. Tesla also tallies a $10,000 savings in using electricity instead of gasoline. making the ‘starting price $57,500’.


  • 70kWh (70D standard) is replacing the Base 60kWh – Goodbye large frunk space 🙁
  • $74,900 Base ($76,070 w/ Doc+Delivery Fees)
  • New Colors Officially (Ocean Blue, Obsidian Black, and Warm Silver)
  • Supercharging Standard and FREE
  • 140 mph Top speed
  • 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds
  • 329 HP
  • 240 Mile Range (15% further than 60kWh)
  • Design Studio redone
  • No Loan Offering in Design Studio (Only Cash + Lease) – Financing Request Link available on Main Page.
  • Autopilot (Convenience Features) are $2,500 or $3,000 to enable after delivery
  • 8 year, infinite mile battery and drive unit warranty
  • Subzero Weather Package is now $1,000 (up from $750)
  • Rear Facing Seats now $3,000 (up from $2,500)
  • 21″ Silver Turbine Rims no longer available
  • Panoramic Roof is now $1,500 (down from $2,500)
  • Textile seats now called “Multi-Pattern”
  • Smart Air Suspension is now $2,500 (up from $2,250)
  • Reorganized Pricing Structure showing true cost savings with Incentives and Gasoline
  • 85D is now officially listed at 4.4 seconds 0-60
  • 80kWh is offered with Non-Dual Motor option
  • Premium Features include LED Fog and Cornering Lights

New Standard Features

  • Free long distance travel on the Supercharger network
  • Maps and navigation with real time traffic updates
  • 8 year, infinite mile battery and drive unit warranty
  • Automatic keyless entry
  • LED daytime running lights
  • GPS enabled Homelink
  • Parking sensors
  • Blind spot warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Power-folding and heated side mirrors
  • Automatic emergency braking

Today, we are introducing the Model S 70D, an all-wheel drive electric car with a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds and a 250 mile range at 65 mph.

Even at a starting price of $75k, the Model S 70D offers a broad and compelling set of features. Moreover, when one factors in the cost advantages over an internal combustion engine vehicle, including fuel savings and incentives, the actual cost of owning Model S 70D comes to about $55k over five years (the average length of new car ownership).

In addition to having independently operational front and rear motors, the 70D includes Supercharging to enable free long-distance travel, Autopilot hardware, navigation, blind spot detection and many other features. As with every Model S, the 70D will receive free over-the-air updates that add functionality and improve the driving experience for years to come.

Starting today, you can also order any Models S in three new colors: Ocean Blue, Obsidian Black, and Warm Silver.


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  1. Dafty Punk - 8 years ago

    Pricing has also gone up. The “tech package” has changed, and the Winter Package has gone from $750 to $1,000.


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