Tesla Model 3 - Performance

Tesla Model 3 – Performance


$93,200

Drive Away

0-100 km/h
3.3s
Real Range
450 km
Consumption
16.1 kWh/100km

8.4Mojo Score
Our Verdict of the Tesla Model 3 - Performance

As the name implies, the Model 3 Performance shoots out of the gate, and into the lead in terms of performance EV sedans. However, why we’re kept without a ludicrous mode is anyone’s guess.

Driving Range
8.0
Efficiency
8.0
Performance
9.0
Value for Money
8.5
PROS
  • Drives with sporting intent
  • Blinding acceleration
  • Nerd-pleasing Track Mode
CONS
  • No headlining &#039
  • Ludicrous&#039
  • mode
  • A significant premium over the base model
  • A hint of excess body-roll in the corners
How we rate electric cars

 Summary Review

The Tesla Model 3 Performance is on offer in Australia as an alternative to the ICEV BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 norm. The Model 3 Performance retains all that makes it a practical four-door sedan but adds to it a few choice upgrades which enhance the overall appeal.

Perhaps most importantly, the Model 3 Performance is not just about blistering acceleration pulls. It can still do those, with a 0-100km/h time of only 3.3 seconds. But the Model 3 Performance also has a lot going for it in terms of the chassis.

You get lowered suspension which, in addition to enhancing the car’s stance, helps the Performance in the bends. It also features Track Mode V2 — an enhanced OTA update that gives drivers even more control over the experience.

With the all-wheel-drive system, you have full control over the power delivery. Want smoky burnouts and mad drifts? Set the power to the rear wheels only. Prefer being able to modulate understeer with your right foot? Engage power to the front wheels only. Track Mode gives you the ability to time laps thanks to sat-nav assistance, while you’re also given the option of logging video and telemetry.

The only conspicuous omission from the Model 3 Performance is a Ludicrous mode — the mode that enables the Performance versions of the Model S and Model X to achieve their insane 0-100 times. However, as has been seen in the past, Tesla isn’t afraid to roll-out significant and performance-enhancing OTA updates. If we were betting people, we’d wager the Model 3 Performance is in line for such an update sooner or later. This could mean that there’s potential for an even faster 0-100km/h time somewhere down the line.

At $102,000 drive away, the Model 3 Performance breaks the six-figure barrier and starts to edge towards the larger Model S. But for the price, it offers performance-per-dollar value like nothing else. For instance, the Model 3 Performance undercuts the ICEV Mercedes-Benz C63 by a sum of almost $85,000.

Despite sharing the same type of battery, driving range is not as great as what you would find on the Long Range variant. With a real-world range of 450km, the Performance isn’t far off, likely a victim of higher consumption.

The Model 3 Performance then, is a rather compelling performance car for most. With a genuinely dynamic chassis, class-beating performance and some tasteful cosmetic additions, the Performance might be the Model 3 to have, provided you can splurge on the premium.

 Performance

Power

377 kW

Torque

660 Nm

0-100 km/h

3.3s

Top Speed

261 km/h

 Battery & Range

Battery Capacity

75.0 kWh

Claimed Range

628 km

Claimed Efficiency

166 Wh/km

Consumption

16.1 kWh/100km

Real Range

450 km

Real Efficiency

161 Wh/km

 Charging

Charge Time

7 hrs 45 min

Charge Speed

58 km/h

Charge Power

11.0 kW

Charge Port

Type-2

Fastcharge Time

22 min

Fastcharge Speed

850 km/h

Fastcharge Power

250 kW

Fastcharge Port

CCS

 Other Specs

Body Type

Sedan

Seating Capacity

5 Seats

Drive Type

AWD

Cargo Space

542 Litres

ANCAP Rating

5 Star

ANCAP Report

 Warranty

Warranty

4 Years

Warranty km

80,000 km

Battery Warranty

8 Years

Battery Warranty km

192,000 km

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 Model 3 Variants

Sedan
5 Seats
RWD

Drive Away

$65,000

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

5.6s
350 km
14.8 kWh/100km
542 Litres
Sedan
5 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$79,000

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

4.4s
465 km
15.6 kWh/100km
542 Litres
Sedan
5 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$93,200

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

3.3s
450 km
16.1 kWh/100km
542 Litres

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