• Highest safety rating in America
  • Autopilot equipped
  • Available All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor
  • Zero to 60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds
  • Up to 270 miles range (EPA)

An evolution in automobile engineering

Tesla’s advanced electric powertrain delivers exhilarating performance. Unlike a gasoline internal combustion engine with hundreds of moving parts, Tesla electric motors have only one moving piece: the rotor. As a result, Model S acceleration is instantaneous, silent and smooth. Step on the accelerator and in as little as 3.2 seconds Model S is travelling 60 miles per hour, without hesitation, and without a drop of gasoline. Model S is an evolution in automobile engineering.

All-Wheel Drive

Dual Motor Model S is a categorical improvement on conventional all-wheel drive systems. With two motors, one in the front and one in the rear, Model S digitally and independently controls torque to the front and rear wheels. The result is unparalleled traction control in all conditions.

Conventional all-wheel drive cars employ complex mechanical linkages to distribute power from a single engine to all four wheels. This sacrifices efficiency in favor of all weather traction. In contrast, each Model S motor is lighter, smaller and more efficient than its rear wheel drive counterpart, providing both improved range and faster acceleration.

All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor

Dual Motor launch event in Los Angeles on October 9th, 2014


Autopilot combines a forward looking camera, radar, and 360 degree sonar sensors with real time traffic updates to automatically drive Model S on the open road and in dense stop and go traffic. Changing lanes becomes as simple as a tap of the turn signal. When you arrive at your destination, Model S will both detect a parking spot and automatically park itself. Standard equipment safety features are constantly monitoring stop signs, traffic signals and pedestrians, as well as for unintentional lane changes.

Autopilot features are progressively enabled over time with software updates. The current software version is 6.2, adding automatic emergency braking and blind spot warning.


With Autopilot activated, Model S automatically follows the road, steering around curves and varying its speed to match the flow of traffic.

Lane Changing

Automatically change lanes by tapping the turn signal.


Aware of its surroundings, Model S warns you when merging into an occupied lane or approaching a stopped car too quickly. In emergency conditions, Model S safely brings itself to a full stop.

Autopilot Parking

Model S helps you find a parking spot and automatically parks in it. In the city, it will notify you when it finds a parallel parking spot, then control steering, acceleration and deceleration to back smoothly into it. When approaching a Supercharger station, Model S automatically parks in an open stall. Model S will even park itself in your garage at home.

With calendar syncing enabled, Model S checks current traffic conditions to determine how much time is needed to make your first meeting of the day. At the right time, it turns on the climate control and opens the garage door. On private property, Model S will even pull out of the garage and meet you at the curb.


Highest Safety Rating in America

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Model S is designed from the ground up to be the safest car on the road, as proven by a 5-star rating in all categories of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash test. Much of its safety is owed to the unique electric drivetrain that sits beneath the car’s aluminum occupant cell in its own subframe. This unique positioning lowers the car’s center of gravity, which improves handling and minimizes rollover risk, and replaces the heavy engine block with impact absorbing boron steel rails.

Side impacts are met by aluminum pillars reinforced with steel rails to reduce intrusion, protecting occupants and the battery pack while improving roof stiffness. In the event of an accident, eight airbags protect front and rear occupants, and the battery system automatically disconnects the main power source. Should the worst happen, there is no safer car to be in than Model S.

Inspired by an endurance athlete

Tesla's design and engineering teams have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure that air flows smoothly above, around and below Model S to reduce drag, which in turn maximizes battery range. The smart air suspension lowers the car's height at highway speeds to reduce its frontal area. Electronically controlled vents stay closed until sensors detect that cooling is necessary. The front bumper routes air uninterrupted beneath the battery's flat skidplate and past the rear diffuser. The result is a seven seat sedan with the stance of a coupe and supercar aerodynamics.


Zero profile door handles

Model S door handles are a work of art. When a key is in close proximity, they automatically extend. When no longer in use, they retract into the body of the car, creating a seamless surface for air to pass over.

More about aerodynamics

Hidden in plain sight

Scan the streamlined body panels and you'll discover that Model S lacks a fuel door. Approach the driver's side taillight with a charging connector and the hidden charge port automatically opens. The charging connector cannot be removed until Model S is unlocked.

More about charging

Built around the driver

Model S is a driver's car. The cabin combines meticulous noise engineering with Tesla's uniquely quiet powertrain to obtain the sound dynamics of a recording studio. The gem of the interior is the 17 inch touchscreen, which is angled toward the driver and includes both day and night modes for better visibility without distraction. It puts rich content at your fingertips and provides mobile connectivity so you can easily find your destination, favorite song or a new restaurant.

Exquisite materials

Every surface, seam, and stitch is a carefully considered balance between tactile, visual, and environmental friendliness. Door handles are made from hand polished zinc, the leather trim uses premium Nappa leather, and décor pieces are minimally finished to preserve their natural beauty. Materials are sourced as close to our California factory as possible to reduce the environmental impact of transporting them long distances.

Top right Tan interior, matte obeche décor. Top left Tan interior, Obeche matte yacht floor. Above All glass panoramic roof, performance tan interior

The touchscreen

The Model S 17 inch touchscreen controls most of the car's functions. Opening the all glass panoramic roof, customizing the automatic climate control, and changing the radio station all happen with a swipe or a touch. The touchscreen, digital instrument cluster, and steering wheel controls seamlessly integrate media, navigation, communications, cabin controls and vehicle data.

  • Media AM/FM/HD radio, online radio, on-demand Internet radio, Bluetooth®, and USB audio devices
  • Controls Driving personalization, climate controls, and cabin controls
  • Camera High definition backup camera, optimized for visibility and safety
  • Calendar Calendar synchronization for daily schedule and tap to navigate
  • Map Simple, intuitive Google Maps™ with real time traffic information
  • Energy Real time energy consumption and range estimation
  • Phone Bluetooth-enabled, voice controlled handsfree phone system

Model S periodically receives over the air software updates that add new features and refresh the touchscreen look and feel.

Battery, Performance, and Drive options

Model S is available in both rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive Dual Motor configurations. The 60 kWh Model S is standard with rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive Dual Motor is an optional upgrade on the 85 kWh Model S. For spirited driving, Dual Motor Model S Performance accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in as little as 3.2 seconds.



  1. 60 kWh Battery
  2. 208 miles range (EPA)
  3. 380 hp motor power
  4. 5.9 seconds 0-60 mph
  5. 120 mph top speed
  6. 8 year, 125,000 mile battery and drive unit warranty
  7. Supercharging optional


  1. 85 kWh Battery
  2. 265 miles range (EPA)
  3. 380 hp motor power
  4. 5.4 seconds 0-60 mph
  5. 125 mph top speed
  6. 8 year, infinite mile battery and drive unit warranty
  7. Supercharging included


  1. 85 kWh Dual Motor
  2. 270 miles range (EPA)
  3. 376 hp motor power
    188 hp front and rear
  4. 5.2 seconds 0-60 mph
  5. 155 mph top speed
  6. All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor
  7. 8 year, infinite mile battery and drive unit warranty
  8. Supercharging included


  1. 85 kWh Performance
  2. 253 miles range (EPA)
  3. 691 hp motor power
    221 hp front, 470 hp rear
  4. 3.2 seconds 0-60 mph
  5. 155 mph top speed
  6. High performance All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor for exceptional power and handling with specially designed suspension
  7. 8 year, infinite mile battery and drive unit warranty
  8. Supercharging included


Width 86.2”
With mirrors folded 77.3”
Air suspension
4.7” - 6.4”
Titanium underbody shield
Front 65.4”
Rear 66.9”
Length 196.0”
Wheelbase 116.5”
Charge port
Width 86.2”
With mirrors folded 77.3”
Air suspension
4.7” - 6.4”
Titanium underbody shield
Front 65.4”
Rear 66.9”
Length 196.0”
Wheelbase 116.5”
Charge port


  • Supercharging ready; included when equipped with the 85 kWh battery
  • Mobile connector with 110 volt, 240 volt, and J1772 adapters


  • 17” capacitive touchscreen with digital instrument cluster
  • Onboard maps and navigation with free updates for 7 years
  • WiFi and Mobile network connectivity
  • Mobile app remote control
  • Automatic Xenon headlights
  • Retracting door handles
  • One touch power windows
  • High definition backup camera
  • Rain sensing automatic windshield wipers
  • Hands free talking with Bluetooth
  • Voice activated controls
  • AM, FM, and Internet streaming radio
  • Available Ultra High Fidelity Sound package with XM radio support
  • Two USB ports for media and power
  • 12 volt power outlet
  • Twelve way power adjustable, heated front seats with memory and driver profile
  • Available subzero weather package with heated rear seats and wiper blade and windshield washer fluid defrosters
  • Front trunk (no engine!), rear trunk, and 60/40 folding rear seats with 63.3 cubic feet of storage

All specifications


  • LED daytime running lights
  • Available Smart Air Suspension for raising and lowering ride height
  • Eight airbags for driver and passenger heads, knees, and pelvis plus two side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability and traction control
  • Four wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic parking brake
  • Lane departure warning
  • Parking sensors
  • Speed limit display
  • Titanium underbody shield and aluminum deflector plates

Tech Package with Autopilot adds

  • Traffic-aware cruise control
  • Automatic lane centering
  • Self-parking
  • LED fog and cornering lights with automatic high beams
  • Automatic keyless entry
  • Lighted door handles
  • Power liftgate
  • Electrochromatic mirrors
  • Power folding, heated side mirrors with memory
  • GPS enabled homelink