Tesla recently presented the restyling of its Model 3 electric sedan. The facelift introduced several innovations, both in terms of design and content. Luigi had the opportunity to go to the presentation of the new model to tell you about all the main changes that Elon Musk's company has introduced in a new video.
< p>"Project Highland", so was called the restyling of the Tesla Model 3, it can already be ordered in Italy.
The Italian presentation of the new Tesla Model 3 is ; It was also an opportunity to discover some further small details. Let's remember that the electric sedan measures4,720 mm long x 2,089 mm wide x 1,441 mm high. Even following the restyling, it is offered with a single electric motor or with a double engine and all-wheel drive. The weight of the rear-wheel drive version is 1765 kg and that of the Long Range is 1,828 kg. The rear trunk grows slightly in capacity; and reaches the threshold of 600 liters (594 litres to be precise). At the front, the approximately 80-liter frunk continues to be present.
With the facelift, Tesla has retouched the designof the Model 3, especially at the front where it is The bonnet and bumper design have been revised. The headlights are also new. The lines of the bodywork are more refined sharp and the surfaces optimized in aerodynamic terms have made it possible to improve the overall efficiency of the car. With this update came a series of tweaks to the rear too, after which we find a renewed diffuser and new C-shaped light clusters.
Tesla has also introduced the new alloy wheels18 inch "Photon" and 19-inch "Nova" and has made the new Ultra Red and Stealth Grey colors available. It is worth noting that the colors pearl white mica, ocean blue metallic and pastel black are those proposed by Tesla as “base”. Therefore, when ordering, customers will be able to choose one of these colors without surcharge. Only the new colors are subject to payment.
As for the interior, Tesla has worked hard to raise the bar of quality. using materials such as fabrics and aluminium. The ventilated front seats, and all heated seats, are fully integrated into the automatic climate control for improved management. There is also no shortage of ambient lights that can be customized through the infotainment system.
The passenger compartment is more silent thanks to the use of acoustic glass, new suspension bushings, seals and improved soundproofing materials. Tesla then redesigned the center console. There is also a double wireless charger for smartphones and three USB-C ports, one in front and two in the back.
The 15.4-inch central display can count on a greater usable surface, thanks to the smaller frame. subtle. With the restyling it is an 8-inch display on the rear also arrivedfrom which to access the climate control and entertainment functions. Tesla has also eliminated the paddles on the steering column just like on the Model S and Model act directly on the steering wheel where there are special buttons.
New; also for the audio systemequipped with 17 speakers, two subwoofers and two amplifiers for Long Range vehicles and 9 speakers, a single subwoofer and an amplifier for rear-wheel drive models. Includes native support for Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal. The new additional microphones guarantee better sound quality. of calls.
Tesla currently offers the “base” Model 3 with single engine and the Long Range version. As we know, the American manufacturer does not provide precise information on the specifications of the powertrains. However, the restyling should not have introduced any particular innovations. techniques.
So, Tesla Model 3 has a single electric motor and rear-wheel drive. The range reaches 554 km (18-inch wheels)/513 km (19-inch wheels) according to the WLTP cycle. To go from 0 to 100 km/h it takes 6.1 seconds, while the speed maximum reaches 201 km/h. This model has a battery with LFP (lithium-iron-phosphate) cells.
Tesla Model 3 Long Range, on the other hand, offers a range of 678 km (18-inch wheels)/629 km (19-inch wheels), acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and a ; always maximum 201 km/h. For this version the battery has NMC (nickel-manganese-cobalt) cells.
Compared to the previous model, therefore, the autonomy increases slightly but the speed decreases. maximum which is been limited. Note that on the configurator the autonomy with 18-inch wheels is only estimated, while the 19-inch one is has already been certified and is the one indicated by default. The Model 3 can rechargeup to 170 kW in direct current, while the Long Range up to 250 kW. In alternating current, however, both models can supply energy up to 11 kW.
How much does the new Tesla Model 3 cost in Italy? The prices start from 42,490 euros and 49,990 euros respectively. The basic version, therefore, is compatible with state incentives, provided you do not want to customize it. Deliveries of the rear-wheel drive Model 3 and all-wheel drive Long Range versions will begin at the end of October in Europe.
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