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New options for Europe

In advance of the first European Model S deliveries, we are excited to announce the release of some new vehicle option packages designed to optimize multiple aspects of the ownership experience and vehicle performance. Below are details of each newly available option, any of which can be easily added a-la-carte to your existing booking, if not already included:

Cold Weather Package: Stay warmer as the weather gets colder with new heated second-row seats, heater windshield wiper nozzles & cowl, improved defrost grill, and an upgraded battery coolant heater to improve vehicle performance and range in cold climates.

Park Assist: New front and rear-mounted bumper sensors measure the distance between Model S and other objects, making navigating tight spaces much easier and more comfortable. Audible and visual feedback will be communicated clearly on the instrument panel.

Lighting Package (included standard on Signature Series): In order to improve both utility and ambience in your car, this package is designed to improve your visibility in and around the vehicle, and includes additional lighting in the footwells, door jams, door panels, and storage areas.

Security Package: In addition to the standard security features, overhead intrusion sensors and battery-backed alarm sirens are now available.
Performance Plus: This re-tuned suspension adds a very comfortable, yet firm ride that helps to transform Model S into a true driver’s car. Delay between driver input and steering response is reduced through optimized dampers and bushings, helping you to unleash the maximum potential of Model S Performance.

At this point in time, the new options are not yet available for selection in the online configurator, so our Product Specialists are standing by to answer all your questions about product details and pricing and/or update your configuration and paperwork if you’d like to upgrade your vehicle with the new selections. In order to add any new options to your configuration without delaying your vehicle’s production timing, all updates must be submitted no later than Monday, April 15, so please reach out to our Product Specialist team as soon as possible to specify your preferences.

Danish prices for the options are:

- Performance Plus package DKK 50.600
- Cold Weather Package DKK 11.700
- Security Package DKK 3.150
- Lighting Package DKK 3.150 ( Guess af it is included with my Sig Perf and not stated in my e-mail from Tesla UK.)
- Parking Sensors DKK 3.900


I have reserved a performance model with the performance package. Is the 20K difference only for the re-tuned suspension?

Where did you get the info?

I already paid for the 21" when I ordered the Signature Performance and now I would pay for them again when I order the Performance Plus option. Makes no sense to me!

@MichelF there are reports form US reservation holders the ask Tesla for a price reduction and got $3300.- so good luck

@Norbert.Vienna I'm afraid these reports are not correct. Would be a more logical price though.


Please have a look at the below thread to see whats included in the performance plus package:

Prices has been mailed by to me this morning. I requested prices for the package as I received the info on new options late last night and immediately replied Tesla to have a confimation on the prices before ordering.

After receiving the pricing this morning, I asked the delivery specialist in UK to add the Security package, Winter package and parking sensors to my Model S - light package already included in Signature package.

Now just waiting for the factory to begin build! and then ship to Europe..

@Norbert.Vienna the thread has the same conclusion sofar. Have to decide by tomorrow but price is still 6.600 euro.

@MichelF sorry it seems to be so as you wrote

@MichelF: Be patient, should change shortly … (but with the deadline of monday they hurry)

I love it, heated 2' row Seats and factory mounted sensors. Just what I want. Great news
I will have to look into the lighting pack, i thought it was part of the tech pack.

Spoke with a very nice person from the UK this afternoon who was following up on my email 'exchange' with Elon and the short story is, the USA configurator is wrong and will be updated.

You need to order 21' rims to have the Performance Plus option. They apologize for the mistake and explained how this came about and although I'm sure others won't be, I'm happy with the answer/call.

So you do not pay double and the only question you need to answer is are you willing to pay $6,500 (EUR 6,600) for the suspension and the wider rear rims and tires.

I must say the Perf+ package looks like a severely overpriced option. Unless I have missed something...
Have been asking for a spec sheet and/or technical details, pictures, technical drawings or anything that can describe this package in order to see exactly what I'm paying for, but there do not seem to exsist anything.
All I got was this description:

The Performance Plus suspension tune was developed with the driver in mind. The re-tuned dampers add a very comfortable, yet firm ride that help to transform the Model S into a driver's car. The dampers work with an updated rear suspension, which boasts an array of new bushings that increase the lateral stiffness and help to spice up the back of the car without compromising comfort. The steering response comes as a direct effect of the dampers and bushings, reducing the delay between the driver input and the vehicle response. This brings you more in tune to your Tesla, and the road beneath it. To tie your Model S Performance Plus to the road, the 21" wheels are wrapped in larger Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires on the rear, which helps the driver unleash what the Model S Performance Plus is truly capable of; precision handling that allows the driver to maintain a desired trajectory without any correction.

Below is a list of upgraded components and how they help to create the Model S Performance Plus:

Stabilizer Bars - In a typical "performance car", large stabilizer bars can corrupt the steering and degrade the ride; but not in Model S Performance Plus. Thanks to our low center of gravity, we have increased the stabilizer bar size front and rear without the negative side effects, allowing greater body control and more predictable handling.

Damping - Tesla's philosophy on damping is to maintain good handling behavior with good control, while also adhering to a supple ride. The damping characteristics available on the Performance Plus help to bring feedback from the road to the driver to enhance your driving experience, but still manages to encompass road undulations with ease.

Bushings - Tesla focused their attention on increasing lateral stiffness at the rear suspension to improve steering and overall vehicle response. This has been achieved by new and improved compliance characteristics throughout the suspension, thus allowing the springs and dampers to work more efficiently.

Tyres - Performance Plus sports tyres on a wider rear wheel, which allows its higher performance threshold to take advantage of the improved lateral stiffness of the car.

Elon stated:
pretty expensive, but very worthwhile. Probably the best upgrade since Model S start of production.

so how can I say no to this option now… :)


"so how can I say no to this option now… :)"

You can't, you owe him! :-)

I have contemplated going for the full works, but 100.000 euro's is a magical marker for me. I know I can easily finance the extra 15k or so, but I have to draw a line somewhere.I'll be happy to test drive yours :-)

Fmylife. Just got my 'S but wish I could've selected this option for cold Canadian winters. I see it can be retrofitted though... I wonder for how much.

Hi all,

Just received my email to order my S (RSN P811) and I took a look through the price list.
I was one of the people begging for Parking Sensors, but there is a catch......
Although the price of € 450,- ex VAT is very reasonable, the fact that you can only order them together with the Tech Package is not.....
Now I am used to prereq features on BMW and Mercedes, but then they always make sense.
This one is a mystery to me, since I can not relate any of the features in the Tech Package to the Parking Sensors.

Well: calling Tesla next thing Monday.....

Ciao; Jack (the Netherlands)

I asked this in another thread that I started recently, but maybe it will be more relevant here..

Anyone has any info about the "upgraded battery coolant" in the cold winter package? What are exactly the advantages ? It is supposed to increase range?


On the European pricelist there are some updates. Cold weather package, the battery heating and improved windshield defroster seem to be standard and package itself looks pricy for what you get. Data about radio and charging is also updated.

Indeed, 1700 CHF/USD for rear-seat heating, wiper-blade defroster and washer-nozzle heaters... not a great value proposition! Which updated data are you referring to?

From what I understand, reading the European Tesla website, is that whether you take the cold package or not, you do get the battery heating ( you don't need to take the weather package option)?

I wonder if current US / Can Model S has this battery heating..

I just took the P85+ delivery last week. I really hope Park Assist feature can be retrofitted for existing customers in US. Had I known this was coming, I could have waited for few more weeks (probably not :) ).

Anybody know if this feature can be retrofitted for US cars?

I suspect it could be retrofitted with a good amound of cost. The bumpers would probably have to be replaced or drilled to put the sensors in and then a wire-run from those sensors to wherever it needs to connect to. That could be a bit of work.

I put my reservation in on March, saw those parking sensor options in Europe and decided to withhold pressing the submit button until I see those same options here in the U.S.

Sure, I'm missing a great ride and there will probably be less "Tesla Time", too, but I still believe in the "good things come for those who wait". And it appears to be true. P85+ vs Signature, fixed door handles, leasing options, defroster vent fix, etc, etc, my TSLA stock, etc. :)

I'd love to see LTE become available, too, as hinted by Elon's twitter suggestion, but that's vaporware until it's been officially announced by Tesla.

At least, parking sensors have already been announced and available.... though, only in Europe. Could be next week, next month or even next year, but my gas-guzzling car still works, so I'm willing to wait.

So hurry up Tesla! And make those options available in the U.S.

Something just occurred to me. Europe doesn't have the option to install paint armor. Maybe they don't yet have new paint armor to handle bumpers that have parking sensors?

Does anyone know if the security package will be available in the US.

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