Tesla Motors is introducing a new entry-level version Model S 70D which comes with all-wheel drive.

Tesla Motors is introducing a new entry-level version Model S 70D which comes with all-wheel drive.

It serves as a replacement for the rear-wheel drive S 60 ($71,070) and comes with a plethora of upgrades justifying the hike in price to $75,000. While the previous version had a single-motor layout with 380 bhp (283 kW), the new model adopts a dual-motor setup with a combined output of 514 bhp (383 kW). Moreover, range has increased from 208 miles (335 km) to 240 miles (386 km) thanks to a 70 kWh battery which is 10 kWh larger than on the previous model.

In terms of performances, the Tesla Model S 70D is quicker compared to its predecessor as it runs the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in 5.2 seconds before topping out at 140 mph (225 km/h). The previous Model S 60 needed 5.9 seconds for the sprint and had a top speed of 120 mph (190 km/h).

Already available on order, the Model S 70D can be had in three new exterior paints called Ocean Blue, Obsidian Black, and Warm Silver. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in May.

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