2018 Tesla Model 3 For Sale – Engine and Performance


Whether you’re looking for an electric car or just a fun vehicle to take for a ride, you might consider a 2018 Tesla Model 3. With its long-range battery pack and impressive range, the Model 3 can easily get you where you’re going. Plus, it has all-wheel drive and spacious interiors, too.

Long-range battery pack

The Tesla Model 3 Long Range battery pack is available to Model 3 owners. This model’s range is much longer than the standard Model 3. It has a maximum of 62,324 miles, enough to cover the entire US in one go.

The new battery pack comes in two different varieties. The mid-range version can reach 260 miles of range, while the long-range model boasts 358 miles. The long-range version can have a higher charge rate than the mid-range, enabling it to travel further.

Tesla Model 3s can be charged at 32 amps for the base model and 40 amps for the long-range version. They are also equipped with a Tesla-specific charging plug. It is possible to charge them at the Supercharger network. However, it is not free.

The long-range model uses an 82-kilowatt-hour battery pack, which is larger than the one in the mid-range. It is also a much more efficient design. The battery is a lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4), a cheaper and less expensive battery.

The long-range Model 3 has a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, which is not available in the mid-range model. The dual-motor model has a rated real-world range of 198 miles (318 km) from 100% to 0% SoC.

The new model will cost $45,000 before any incentives or $54,000 after any incentives. The cheapest version of the Model 3 will be priced at around $35,000.

The long-range Model 3 is also the first to come with a traction control feature. It also has a Bluetooth Low Energy smartphone connection. The model’s other standard features include aluminum doors and an aluminum hood. It also has a navigation system.

The Model 3 is a great electric car. It offers an affordable way to travel with zero tailpipe emissions.

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive options for the 2018 Tesla Model 3 will begin shipping this year. This vehicle version draws on the same 80.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack as the sedan but adds an electric front motor to provide extra acceleration. It will also include Ludicrous Mode performance. It is not expected to cost much more than the base version, which can be ordered online.

There are two versions of the Model 3. The basic version has a single rear motor rated at 260 miles. This model is available with a $9,000 long-range battery, which provides a top speed of 140 mph. The performance version has a 450-horsepower electric motor and is available with a rear-wheel or dual-motor all-wheel drive.

While the basic model has a range of 260 miles, the performance model has a range of 310 miles. The base model is not expected to be available until later in the year, while the all-wheel drive “D” option should begin shipping sometime in the fall of 2018.

The all-wheel drive model is not equipped with standard crash structures. It also lacks a V-shaped Tesla emblem. Nonetheless, the vehicle resisted four times its mass in a roof-crush test. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the car a five-star rating. The all-wheel-drive version did not undergo front crash testing.

Its handling is sharp and responsive, and its brakes are highly impressive. It can accelerate from a stop in 5.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 140 mph. But its steering tends to wander when you’re going straight ahead.

There are many quality issues with the Model 3, including inconsistent panel fit, a low-mounted battery, and a touchscreen that often isn’t accurate. However, the price tag is surprisingly affordable, and it’s a good choice for someone who wants an efficient, sporty, luxury electric car.

In terms of safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the model a Superior rating for its front crash prevention. But it hasn’t tested the car for child seat connectors.

Cargo space

The Tesla Model 3’s cargo space is more than you might expect for the size of the automobile. The good news is that it is easy to get in and out of, and the passenger compartment is roomy enough to fit two average-sized adults.

The rear seats are split in half, which should make packing for a road trip a breeze. While the trunk isn’t as roomy as the car’s cabin, it’s still more than enough for the average household’s belongings.

The Model 3 boasts a pair of cleverly concealed storage compartments, which are more than enough for four carry-on bags. One of the storage units can also hold 2915 ping-pong balls, which is a feat in and of itself. It’s not all swag, though, as the Model 3 also features a well-designed and functional dash. 

While the dashboard might be cluttered, the central command screen is a marvel of slickness. And it’s not all about tech; there’s also a dedicated phone charging area atop the center console, which makes the Model 3 a true plug-and-play. And while the Model 3 might be a little less funky than the BMW 3 Series, its overall look and feel harken back to the halcyon days of the prewar sedan.

While the Model 3 doesn’t have an official claim to fame, it’s no secret that the Model S has a sizable following. The Model S is the only EV to earn the esteemed title of king of the road and the honor of being the first vehicle to win the prestigious Best Performance Car award in the highly competitive Automotive Hall of Fame. 

The Model S is also the most fuel-efficient EV of its kind, a feat recognized by the American Automobile Association.

Interior design

The Tesla Model 3 interior design is about to get some serious changes. Tesla is expected to give the car a touchscreen. It will also get a more upmarket look. The new interior features a clean look and has an airy feel. It will also have wireless phone charging.

The interior is also expected to include premium cabin materials and storage. It will be designed to compete with Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

The model 3’s interior also includes a single vent. That way, the car stays cool even when it’s not driving. This is a major benefit since all-electric batteries power the car.

A more traditional gauge cluster will also replace the touchscreen. This will be a significant departure from the vertical screen of the Model X.

The dashboard has a clean look and sweeps from one side of the interior to the other. It also comes with an added sliding storage compartment. The center console has been updated to a non-gloss finish.

The steering wheel is also a throwback. The car’s buttons don’t have full windshield wiping controls, but the buttons are mounted on a simple column. The start button is also different. It’s located between the interior lights.

The Model 3’s interior will also have Bluetooth, HD Radio, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. In addition, there’s a wireless charging pad. The doors don’t have mechanical latches but instead, use a button. The interior is very quiet and has an airy feel.

The Model 3 will also have a new steering wheel. This isn’t a change in how it handles but a cost-saving move.

The car’s rear seats are also bench-style and made in-house. The seats themselves are supposed to be upgraded. The base model costs $35,000, which is not aimed at luxury buyers.

The more expensive models will come with a wireless phone charger. This is something that Tesla hasn’t done before, but it seems to be a good idea. The Model S will also get an interior design change. The Model S has an instrument cluster behind the steering wheel.

2018 Tesla Model 3 Conclusion

The Tesla Model 3 perfectly combines modern technology, performance, and style. It’s a car that looks great and is energy efficient and reliable. With its sleek interior design and powerful battery pack, the Tesla Model 3 redefines what it means to be an electric vehicle. 

The future has never been brighter for drivers looking for an affordable and efficient vehicle. Choose the Tesla Model 3 for your next car and experience a revolution in motoring.


Hi! I’m Clara Harvey

Clara Harvey

I love spending time with my family and friends, reading, dancing (especially ballet), and playing the violin (though I’m not very good at it). I also love spending time to share my knowledge about cars more broadly and so created Carreviewmedia.com.

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