Tesla Model X - Performance

Tesla Model X – Performance


$187,400

Drive Away

0-100 km/h
2.8s
Real Range
450 km
Consumption
21.1 kWh/100km

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Our Verdict of the Tesla Model X - Performance

The Tesla Model X Performance is perhaps a niche offering: an expensive and quick SUV. But as with ICEV examples, there remains a market among those who have commitments and a passion for performance. This Model X ticks those boxes well.

Driving Range
8.0
Efficiency
7.5
Performance
9.0
Value for Money
7.5
PROS
  • One of the fastest accelerating SUVs in Australia
  • Retains decent range
  • Did we mention it was fast?
CONS
  • Significant price
  • Handling doesn't match the speed
  • Seven and six-seat options are even more money
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 Summary Review

The Tesla Model X Performance is not only one of Australia’s fastest accelerating EVs on sale, but it also manages to have the largest cargo space while cramming in the option of having the most (seven) number of seats.

The Performance variant is the fastest and most expensive version of the Tesla Model X on sale. At $187,000 drive away, it’s $20,000 dearer than the Long Range Plus. It’s also the most expensive car in Tesla’s Australian line-up — for the price of one Model X you could buy two Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus‘, and still have just about enough change over for an MG ZS EV.

That said, with a 0-100km/h time of 2.8 seconds, the Tesla Model X Performance is insanely fast for an SUV. The Performance variant has 580kW of output from both motors, producing 1,140Nm of torque. To put that in perspective, the Model X Long Range Plus makes do with “only” 398kW and 755Nm.

In ICEV terms, the Model X Performance is quicker than a Ferrari 488 GTB, McLaren 720S, and every Porsche 911 bar the top-flight Turbo and Turbo S. Just some food for thought.

All Model Xs are all-wheel-drive, which helps with handling but doesn’t shy away from the fact that this SUV weighs a hefty 2,500kg. As such, despite the supercar-like acceleration, don’t expect similar handling characteristics.

Regardless, the performance figures are truly impressive for a vehicle that can seat seven. However, the seven-seater option is an extra $5,100 over the base five-seater. If given a choice, we’d opt for the bizarrely more expensive ($9,400) six-seat configuration. With six chairs, you get a more spacious second row, and an aisle that improves rearward visibility and overall airiness within the cabin.

Cargo space is excellent thanks to the inclusion of a front boot or “frunk”, in the same style as the Model S.

The Model X Performance’s interior options are slightly different from what is found on the Long Range Plus, as they include the choice of carbon fibre trim.

All Tesla vehicles have the hardware capable of level 2 autonomy, but to access it, it must be unlocked with a $10,100 add-on.

Driving range is down on the Performance variant, but not by much. Tesla claims 619km per charge, which in reality is 450km of real-world range, just 20kms less than the Model X Long Range Plus’s real range.

The Model X Performance’s real range remains greater than that of the other competitors in the segment, including the Mercedes EQC400 (370km) and the Jaguar I-Pace EV400 (365km).

Also included, as with any Tesla, is access to Tesla’s Superchargers — one of the best EV fast-charge networks in Australia.

 Performance

Power

580 kW

Torque

1,140 Nm

0-100 km/h

2.8s

Top Speed

250 km/h

 Battery & Range

Battery Capacity

100.0 kWh

Claimed Range

619 km

Claimed Efficiency

236 Wh/km

Consumption

21.1 kWh/100km

Real Range

450 km

Real Efficiency

211 Wh/km

 Charging

Charge Time

7 hrs

Charge Speed

66 km/h

Charge Power

16.5 kW

Charge Port

Type-2

Fastcharge Time

34 min

Fastcharge Speed

550 km/h

Fastcharge Power

250 kW

Fastcharge Port

CCS

 Other Specs

Body Type

SUV

Seating Capacity

7 Seats

Drive Type

AWD

Cargo Space

2,487 Litres

Max Cargo Space

2,487 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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 Model X Variants

SUV
7 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$167,000

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

4.6s
470 km
20.2 kWh/100km
544 Litres
SUV
7 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$187,400

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

2.8s
450 km
21.1 kWh/100km
2,487 Litres

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