2015 Tesla Model S 70D becomes the new entry level offering

Raising its market sights a bit higher, Tesla has quietly retired the current entry level vehicle in its Model S lineup and replaced it with a more potent, all-wheel drive version. As its name indicates, the newly minted 2015 Tesla Model S 70D features a larger 70kWh battery lithium-ion pack in place of the 60kWh unit in the now-departed Model S 60 and also features the dual-motor configuration that was pioneered by the range topping Model S 85D and P85D

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Pricing for the new Model S 70D before any federal, state or local incentives starts at $76,200, or $5,000 above a Model S 60 and an equal amount below the Model S 85. As for vital stats, the Model S 70D cranks out a total of 329 horsepower at the wheels compared to 302 horses for the single-motor/rear-drive S 60 and will sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. It has an official EPA range of 240 miles - up from 208 in the S 60 - although Tesla claims its newest family member will be good for 250 miles at a steady-state 65 mph. Other tangible gains include unlimited use of the automaker's ever broadening array of Supercharger units - a $2,000 option on the car it replaces - as well as the fitment of hardware for Tesla's new Autopilot that opens the door for future autonomous operating capability (the software is still a $2,500 option at time of purchase). To coincide with the arrival of the new 2015 Tesla Model S 70D, the firm also announced the availability of three new exterior colors - Ocean Blue, Obsidian Black, and Warm Silver - for all versions of the Model S. 

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