It’s time for a major update of the Model S. Now Tesla has released images showing the differences in the interior space – and the exterior of the Plaid versions.
Model S celebrates its tenth anniversary next year, but since its introduction, Tesla’s performance model has been overshadowed by Model 3 as well as Model X. Now Model S gets its first major upgrade – and Tesla has released some pictures showing details in the cabin, of the new interior that also comes in Model X. It reports Motor Authority.
Among other things, the previous 17-inch screen for the infotainment system has been replaced by a horizontal screen similar to the one in Model 3. It has provided space for storage space under the screen, and the car’s hazard warning flashers are now operated via a button below the screen. The rear seat has also been given a touch screen for media and air conditioning.
Model S, however, retains its digital instrument cluster, but the screen has shrunk slightly. However, the view is better thanks to the new steering wheel of the Formula 1 type. It appears to house two pressure-sensitive buttons and two scroll wheels. Among other things, the gear lever and the lever for driving signal have been replaced by a button on the steering wheel. In addition, there is a new glass roof.
Tesla now offers the super versions Model S Plaid and Plaid +, with three engines and four-wheel drive. The versions must have a range of 640 km and 840 km according to the EPA driving cycle, reports We Car Owners. But the big numbers of the versions are the performance. Plaid gets over 1,000 horsepower and Plaid + takes over 1,100 horsepower. The version must reach 0-100 km / h in less than 2.1 seconds.