After years of endless speculation and hype, the 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range Version is almost ready to surprise its enthusiasts at the dealerships.
The new 5-passenger sedan carries a host of tentative specs like a 310-mile range, supercharging capability and autonomous operation hardware for the autopilot. Apparently, this long-range Tesla Model 3 version accelerates from zero to 60 in just under 5.1 seconds and sells at $44,000.
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range Version – Body Design and Colors
The 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range Version is a ludicrous model presenting a variety of upgrade options. It conveys premium exterior paint colors, including Deep Blue Metallic, Midnight Silver Metallic, Silver Metallic, Pearl White Multi-Coat, and Red Multi-Coat. The vehicle measures 184.8 inches long, 72.8 inches wide, and 56.8 inches high.
Additionally, Model 3 Long-Range showcases hybrid steel and aluminum body with a 0.23 drag coefficient. Its wheelbase stands at 113. 2 inches while both front and rear track measurements stand at 62.2 inches. The long-range Tesla Model 3 version has a 5.5-inch ground clearance and a seating capacity of five adults. The luggage capacity, on the other hand, is recorded at 15 cubic feet.
The 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range Version is a more straightforward and affordable electric vehicle. Tesla has designed and built this model to be a genuinely mass-market electric car. Seemingly, it is set to mark the brand’s mission of accelerating the transition to sustainable energy in the world.
As with all other Tesla vehicles, the new Model 3 also provides a remarkable combination of range, technology, performance, and safety. Its interior segment highlights an intelligent design that maximizes space to suit five adult passengers along with their gear.
Some of its premium upgrades include heated seats and premium materials throughout the cabin, 12-way power adjustable front seats, as well as steering column and side mirrors. The cabin likewise hosts a premium audio system comprising more power, surround speakers, and subwoofer. Its center console is composed of covered storage along with docking for two smartphones.
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range Version – Engine Type
The 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range Version earns its power from a 3-phase internal/permanent (magnetic) electric motor. It comes with a 75-kilowatt/hour liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack. The system outputs about 271 horsepower and 307 pound-feet of torque. Also, EPA ratings stand at 26 kwh/100 miles in the city and 28 kwh/100 miles on the highway.
The Long Range Model 3 peaks at 310 miles-of-range, consequently creating a whole new niche market for customers who wish to have a long-range electric car without creating a dent in their wallet. This vehicle slots between the base Model 3 and the top-spec Model S as regards the price bracket. The Model 3 Long Range comes with an extra weight penalty of 265 pounds due to the additional batteries.
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range Version – Debut and Cost
The 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range Version is currently under production at the Tesla manufacturing plant in Fremont, CA. Earlier this week, a report emerged that the mass-distribution of the Long Range Tesla Model 3 kicks off in the first half of 2018.
On the 28th July this year, Tesla began Model 3 deliveries to employee reservation holders. The 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range Version starts at $44,000 excluding destination fee.