New Model S 60 starts at $67,200.

It’s not quite as affordable as the forthcoming Model 3, but Tesla today announced its lowest-priced Model S electric car yet. The new Model S 60 model starts at just $67,200 with destination, but still offers buyers a 210-mile range. The all-wheel-drive Model S 60D starts at $72,200 and has a 218-mile range. Those are big discounts compared to the $90,700 and $110,700 entry prices of the Model S P90 and P90D.

As its name suggests, the Tesla Model S’s battery pack is rated 60 kWh -- although the pack itself is actually capable of storing 75 kWh, buyers get the lower capacity unless they pay to upgrade. The rear-wheel-drive version has 315 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, with a 0-to-60-mph time of 5.5 seconds. The 60D is rated at 328 hp, 387 lb-ft, and a 5.2-second run to 60 mph.

Despite the lower price, Tesla Model S 60 and 60D buyers can still add any of the options available on other versions of the car, and unlike Model 3 buyers, they’ll be able to access Tesla’s Supercharger network for free. The cars also come with the necessary hardware for Tesla’s AutoPilot semi-autonomous features, but enabling the function will cost $3,000.

The Tesla Model S 60 and 60D can also be upgraded to a 75-kWh battery pack that increases range. That costs $9,000 and should increase driving range to 249 and 259 miles, respectively. Tesla says that upgrade can be performed at any time after purchase of a Model S 60 by way of a software upgrade, because no physical changes to the battery are needed.

Source: Tesla Motors

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