Tesla Model S - Long Range Plus

Tesla Model S – Long Range Plus


$141,300

Drive Away

0-100 km/h
3.8s
Real Range
540 km
Consumption
17.6 kWh/100km

8.1Mojo Score
Our Verdict of the Tesla Model S - Long Range Plus

The car that gave a rude awakening to all other manufacturers, the Tesla Model S is somehow still at the top of its game. The Long Range Plus gives excellent range but misses out on the Performance's sub-3-second 0-100 time.

Driving Range
9.5
Efficiency
7.5
Performance
7.5
Value for Money
8.0
PROS
  • Range better than everything else
  • Over the air updates keep it relevant
  • Access to Tesla’s charger network
CONS
  • Not the last word in build quality
  • Not as fun to drive in terms of handling
  • A Model 3 is substantially cheaper
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 Summary Review

The Tesla Model S is almost a decade old now. But, in terms of competition, other manufacturers still lag behind with some of the features and innovations that are presented in the Model S.

The Long Range Plus variant is the more affordable model in Tesla’s Model S line-up in Australia. As the name implies it has a longer range, and with a 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds is quicker than the considerably more expensive Porsche Taycan 4S.

The Model S is now only offered in dual-motor configuration. In this guise, you get all-wheel-drive, 398kW of power, and an impressive 755Nm of torque. With efficient use of power, the 100kWh battery gives a claimed 722kms of range, although the real-world range is closer to 540km. Notably, this is the longest range offered on an EV on sale in Australia.

The Model S’s functions are controlled through a massive 17-inch touch screen which is considered one of the best on the market. However, build quality over the years has consistently raised concerns from testers. Eight years in, and the Model S has been improved, but some areas may not be as robust or nice feeling as the competition.

Tech being the big sell of any Tesla, the Model S is no different. It features all the hardware required for autonomous functionality and offers a raft of self-driving options already. Tesla’s over-the-air updates are similar to how you may receive updates to your phone or laptop’s operating system. As such, new features and upgrades are often unlocked throughout your ownership experience.

The Model S is handsomely equipped, with a premium sound system, heated seats and steering wheel, and automatically dimming mirrors. At $141,300 drive away, there are very few EVs that offer range and performance similar to the Model S Long Range Plus in terms of price.

Specification-wise, the Porsche Taycan 4S comes close but is over $60,000 more expensive. Conversely, there is an option which offers many of the features that the Model S has, but in a smaller, newer and reportedly better-built package: Tesla’s own Model 3. Although not as large, the entry-level model is around half the price, yet provides many of the same options in a more modern and fun-to-drive package.

 Performance

Power

398 kW

Torque

755 Nm

0-100 km/h

3.8s

Top Speed

250 km/h

 Battery & Range

Battery Capacity

100.0 kWh

Claimed Range

722 km

Claimed Efficiency

190 Wh/km

Consumption

17.6 kWh/100km

Real Range

540 km

Real Efficiency

176 Wh/km

 Charging

Charge Time

7 hrs

Charge Speed

80 km/h

Charge Power

16.5 kW

Charge Port

Type-2

Fastcharge Time

34 min

Fastcharge Speed

660 km/h

Fastcharge Power

250 kW

Fastcharge Port

CCS

 Other Specs

Body Type

Hatch

Seating Capacity

5 Seats

Drive Type

AWD

Cargo Space

804 Litres

Max Cargo Space

1,795 Litres

ANCAP Rating

5 Star

ANCAP Report

 Warranty

Warranty

4 Years

Warranty km

80,000 km

Battery Warranty

8 Years

Battery Warranty km

240,000 km

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Hatch
5 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$141,300

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

3.8s
540 km
17.6 kWh/100km
804 Litres
Hatch
5 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$161,600

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

2.5s
515 km
18.4 kWh/100km
804 Litres

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