Tesla P85D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD) Specification

Basic info

  • Large Cars EPA class
  • Exotic,High-Performance Market
  • Car Primary body type
  • Large Vehicle size
  • Sedan Vehicle style
  • all wheel drive Driven wheels
  • 4 Num of doors
  • 1 speed DIRECT_DRIVE Transmission

Engine

  • 0.0 electric Type
  • 0 Displacement
  • 0 Cylinder
  • Configuration
  • NA Compressor type
  • 0 Compression ratio
  • 0 Total valves
  • electric Fuel type
  • 0nullNAE Code

Colours

Interior

  • Black (Leather)
  • Tan (Leather)
  • Black (Leatherette/Cloth)
  • Grey (Leather)

Exterior

  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Titanium Metallic
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Solid Black
  • Silver Metallic
  • Red Multi-Coat
  • Solid White
  • Deep Blue Metallic

Interior Trim

  • Matte Obeche Wood
  • Glossy Obeche Wood
  • Piano Black
  • Carbon Fiber

mpg

  • 89 City
  • 98 Highway

Prices

  • Base MSRP $105,000.00
  • Delivery charges $1,200.00

Model S Sedan Ratings

Grade A
2/24/2015
Saying the Tesla Model S P85D is one of the best electric cars available is in fact doing it a disservice. With its great range, phenomenal interior, crazy amounts of power and a suite of driver-assist systems, the P85D is actually one of the best cars in the world. Period.
  • Performance

    Grade A
    Score 9
    If the 691-horsepower Model S P85D simply accelerated with unbelievable speed yet did nothing else well, it would still get a top grade here. But that's not the case. All-wheel drive gives it a ton of grip and it changes direction like a much lighter machine. It's a total blast to drive.
    • Acceleration

      Grade A
      Score 10
      Tesla calls their most aggressive performance setting "Insane" mode, and it's not far from the truth. 0-60 mph takes just 3.5 sec. and is incredibly easy: Just floor the throttle. Even in normal situations, acceleration is impressive.
    • Braking

      Grade A
      Score 8.5
      Routine deceleration is aptly handled by the regenerative braking, while panic stops are smooth, short (just 102 feet from 60 mph) and stable with consistent distances. Gave a more predictable pedal feel than some other electric vehicles.
    • Steering

      Grade A
      Score 9
      Steering effort is variable between three different modes, but all are quite quick. The steering feels lighter than it does on non all-wheel-drive models, but it's not too light.
    • Handling

      Grade A
      Score 9
      Thanks to sharp steering and incredibly sticky summer performance tires, the grip available with this car is impressive. Corner-carving is also aided by immediate throttle response. Far more fun than such a heavy vehicle should be.
    • Driveability

      Grade A
      Score 10
      Tesla's Autopilot system isn't live yet, but our car was equipped with an adaptive cruise control system that is nothing less than the best we've ever sampled. With the instantly available electric power, the Tesla is a cinch to drive.
  • Comfort

    Grade B
    Score 8
    There are no obvious missteps for the Model S P85D. The new seats are very good, the ride is firm but not abusive and the road noise is reasonably quiet. The seats could offer more adjustablity as well as a cooling function.
    • Seating Comfort

      Grade A
      Score 9
      The base seats are acceptable. The optional next-generation seats tested here are very good. They're well bolstered, grippy, adjustable and rival the seats from the class leaders. Still no cooling feature available.
    • Ride Comfort

      Grade B
      Score 7.5
      The P85D we tested had 21-inch wheels and air suspension but the ride still remains on the firm side. That's not a real complaint, as it's never coarse, but it's far from cushy.
    • Quietness

      Grade B
      Score 8
      The Model S still suffers from an odd resonance at the back of the vehicle and our test car had quite a bit of electric whine from the front powertrain. Still, compared to most other cars on the road, it's quiet.
  • Interior

    Grade A
    Score 9
    The Tesla's interior is a very special place to spend time, with a wide-open feel and lovely materials. Owing to the advanced features in this car, there is a bit of a learning curve. But Tesla focused on the user interface, and it shows.
    • Ergonomics

      Grade A
      Score 8.5
      Giant 17-inch touchscreen is amazingly easy to use. Stalks and shifter are sourced from Mercedes-Benz. Everything works great except the power exterior door handles: They frequently fail to deploy right away. Annoying.
    • Ingress/Egress

      Grade A
      Score 8.5
      Large door openings, good seat height and a medium-low step-in height makes this an easy car to get in and out of, in spite of its seemingly low-slung stance.
    • Space/Room

      Grade A
      Score 9
      The cabin feels huge and there's a ton of leg and headroom for all occupants. The lack of a center storage bin opens things up further. Overall a very airy and wide feeling.
    • Visibility

      Grade A
      Score 9
      Excellent visibility all around augmented by the largest backup camera display we've ever seen, with a high-definition camera and advanced parking sensors. Simply outstanding.
    • Cargo/Storage

      Grade B
      Score 8
      The P85D loses some front trunk storage compared to the regular Model S due to AWD hardware and second electric motor. It still has a massive rear trunk, and it still has the polarizing open-concept center console. No bins, just a tray.
  • Value

    Grade A
    Score 8.5
    A long range, strong performance, high style, all-weather traction and advanced infotainment and driver-assistance systems. As such, the P85D isn't cheap, but it delivers on the promise of a six-figure car.
    • Build Quality (vs. $)

      Grade A
      Score 8.5
      It's truly impressive that a company as young as Tesla has the build quality buttoned up this tightly. Panel gaps are tight, materials are excellent and everything feels expensive.
    • Features(vs. $)

      Grade A
      Score 9
      The base Model S starts at just over $70,000, comes with 12-way heated front seats, 17-in. touchscreen, Bluetooth, backup camera, dual-zone climate control and 208 miles of range from a 380-hp motor. Plenty of options are available.
    • Cost

      Grade A
      Score 9
      The P85D's base price starts at just over $100,000, which is actually low for a 691-horsepower sedan, let alone one that's all-electric. Big options include the Autopilot system, lane-keeping assist and the $3,500 next-generation seats.
    • MPG

      Grade A
      Score 9.5
      The P85D drops a few miles of range in exchange for its massive power and all-wheel drive. Still, the EPA estimates the P85D will go 253 miles per charge with an MPGE of 93.
    • Warranty

      Grade B
      Score 8
      Tesla retroactively improved the warranty on the Model S. The battery and drive unit is covered with an 8-year, unlimited-mile warranty, while the basic lasts for 4 years/50,000 miles. Roadside assistance also lasts for 4 years/50,000 miles. There is no free maintenance, but a prepaid service plan is available.
    • Ownership

      Grade B
      Score 8
      Edmunds' long-term 2013 Model S test car was in the shop more than expected, but it was an early build. Beyond that, the trick is supporting the home charge port, which works best with a 100-amp circuit. But anything down to 40 amps will do.
  • Fun To Drive

    Grade A
    Score 9
    691 horsepower. Instant torque. All-wheel drive. If Tesla had found a way to make this car anything less than awesome, that would be bigger news. They didn't.
    • Driving Experience

      Grade A
      Score 9
      Teslas are a regular sight out on the road these days, but they're still pretty special. Few cars drive this well, and fewer still drive this well while going this fast. And you can do it all with five people in the car.
    • Personality

      Grade A
      Score 9
      Elon Musk. Stock prices. Supercharging. The Model S is a few years old now and yet still very much in the news. It's a great, big, electric sedan. But it's also so much more.