2015 Tesla Model S P85D Review : Lighting

2015 Tesla Model S P85D Review  – A simple idea for blistering performance: the Tesla Model S wins an additional engine and AWD without losing autonomy. Testing this electric sedan with etching performance with its 700 hp.

Tesla Model S P85D

  • Electric. 700 hp
  • Price: € 107,040
  • Bonus € 6300
  • Launched in May 2015

And push the demonstration even further, the brand of Silicon Valley today launches version P85D . Its uniqueness? A second electric motor, which can offer a full transmission with an engine train, each modulating its power as needed. A great, simple and efficient, which is made ​​possible with electric motors, compact and lightweight. And, in addition, exemption from the loss of energy and space due to a transmission shaft. A technology that should serve as ideal base for the next model of the brand, the Model X crossover expected by year end. 2015 Tesla Model S P85D Review 

2015 Tesla Model S P85D Review  : Supercar power for Tesla P85D

The addition of the two powers from 224 hp to 476 hp front and rear give a round number: 700 hp ! Result, a demonic acceleration ., very impressive with giant pair of 930 Nm available immediately without transmission speeds and perfect grip with AWD, the P85D becomes the sedan accelerates the strongest in the world: 3.4 s from 0 to 100 km / h … And with 1G acceleration , it remains stuck to the seat, heart faint required! It had however been warned: the maximum performance is achieved when the “insane” mode selected on the huge central screen, timidly at Tesla translated as “unprecedented” while the original meaning is rather “crazy” …

2015 Tesla Model S P85D Review speed
With its all-wheel drive, its 700 hp and 930 Nm of torque, the Tesla Model S sedan P85D is accelerating the strongest in the world: 3.4 s from 0 to 100 km / h!

2015 Tesla Model S P85D Review : Increase in weight for Tesla P85D

Torque distribution management can be redefined hundred times per second, at the wheel, it remains imperceptible and devilishly effective. On mountain roads (dry), the car remains manageable, great vivacity and motor n ‘ not faulted. The regulation of the immense power is done in a very gentle .

The front trunk of the Tesla Model S is a bit reduced with the arrival of a motor but it has an interesting volume of 84 liters.
The front trunk of the Tesla Model S is a bit reduced with the arrival of a motor but it has an interesting volume of 84 liters.

Although it is far from a featherweight (2239 kg, +139 kg), P85D offers a very low center of gravity through the batteries in the chassis and a balanced distribution of masses (50 -50). At the wheel, we forget its weight as erased by the performance, excellent air suspension and responsive steering. Effective behavior, rather neutral is accompanied by excellent comfort, despite the 21-inch wheels. Only soundproofing fish a little, especially with the panoramic glass roof. The theoretical range in NEDC mode remains as generous: 480 km .

2015 Tesla Model S P85D Review  : New equipment for the Tesla P85D

Also new to this model, the Autopilot system includes camera, radar and sonar to 360 degrees in series of equipment to be used in the future to functions active safety or comfort (automatic lane change to the action of blinking, unmanned automatic parking …).

Carbon fiber panels (€ 1,000), combined with a coating of Alcantara, offer a beautiful sporty finish around the 17-inch screen.
Carbon fiber panels (€ 1,000), combined with a coating of Alcantara, offer a beautiful sporty finish around the 17-inch screen.

Today, only standard functions are available: white line crossing warning signs reading, adaptive cruise control and collision warning of danger. The modern and stylish interior is identical to the versions of the Model S,tesla-model-s-p85d-15_seat

with a set of metal buttons, carbon and Alcantara that give a refined sporty atmosphere, failing to be truly luxurious. Please note, new Recaro seats, the more pronounced maintenance are available.

Balance test Tesla Model S P85D

The upscale P85D is part of a revamped line with the Model S 60 (smaller batteries, 385 hp), 85 (385 hp) and 85D (380 hp, 190 at the front and so on back) . The option giving access to the network Supercharger (free rapid chargers brand, about twenty in France) is standard on dual engine versions. Finally last asset of this twin engine in case of failure of one engine, the other will finish the journey.

21-inch wheels are standard. Carbon spoiler is charged € 1,000.
21-inch wheels are standard. Carbon spoiler is charged € 1,000.

Enough to satisfy even the brand’s customers, who come from the American manufacturer reward the best satisfaction in its home market. But the satisfaction at a price at Tesla: this new P85D , whose release date is scheduled in France in May 2015, is charged € 100,540, bonus of € 6,500 deducted!

We love :

  • Fantastic acceleration
  • Excellent traction
  • Driving pleasure

We regret :

  • Can not play on the power distribution
  • Perfectible soundproofing
  • Price (base and options) very high

Next to 2015 Tesla Model S P85D Specs (source : largus.fr)