Tesla Rolls Out Cheaper Model S… Again

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Tesla is bringing back the lower-priced Model S in hopes of luring other luxury-buyers to the brand.

The electric automaker announced Thursday it will start selling not one, but two, cheaper versions of the sedan. By cheaper we mean you can drive a new Model S 60 starting at $66,000 and the 60D at $71,000. The next model after that starts around $75,000.

Tesla’s goal seems to be to bring the lease rate down to one that will make it more competitive with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi 4. 

Both new lower-priced models will be equipped with the hardware needed for Autopilot, but it will cost extra to enable the self-driving feature.

The availability of Autopilot is just one feature that Tesla says makes the new base versions better than the last one it stopped selling last year. These will also come with added features like automatic braking and the advanced Bioweapons Defense Mode air filtration system from the Model X.

The Model S 60 will come with a top speed of 130 miles per hour.  It will hit zero to 60 in 5.5 seconds and can get you 210 miles on a full charge. You get all-wheel drive with the Model 60D. Its range will take you to 218 miles and it’s a little bit faster hitting zero to 60 in 5.2 seconds.

The Model S received an overhaul just this spring, and features a new front grille and LED headlights. The Model S lineup now comes with faster charging, too.

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