Performance and safety refined

Model S is designed from the ground up to be the safest, most exhilarating sedan on the road. With unparalleled performance delivered through Tesla’s unique, all-electric powertrain, Model S accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.8 seconds. Model S comes with Autopilot capabilities designed to make your highway driving not only safer, but stress free.


Adaptive Lighting

Model S now features full LED adaptive headlamps. Besides enhancing the already great styling, they also boost safety: 14 three-position LED dynamic turning lights improve visibility at night, especially on winding roads.


HEPA Air Filter

Model S now features a Medical grade HEPA air filtration system, which removes at least 99.97% of particulate exhaust pollution and effectively all allergens, bacteria and other contaminants from cabin air. The bioweapon defense mode creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants


Autopilot allows Model S to steer within a lane, change lanes with the simple tap of a turn signal, and manage speed by using active, traffic-aware cruise control. Digital control of motors, brakes, and steering helps avoid collisions from the front and sides, and prevents the car from wandering off the road. Autopilot also enables your car to scan for a parking space and parallel park on command. And our new Summon feature lets you "call" your car from your phone so it can come greet you at the front door in the morning.

Autopilot features are progressively enabled over time with software updates.


Automatic steering with traffic aware cruise control

Active sensors combined with GPS and high resolution digital maps comprise a mutually reinforcing system that pilots Model S along the highway, staying within your lane, even in stop and go traffic. Real time feedback from the Tesla fleet ensures the system is continually learning and improving upon itself.



A double tap of the cruise control lever and Model S pilots itself within a lane.


Lane Change

Changes lanes with a simple tap of the turn signal.



Scans for a parking space and self parks on command.

Electric All-Wheel Drive


Dual Motor


Single Motor

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.

Model S Performance comes standard with All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor, pairing the high performance rear motor with a high efficiency front motor to achieve supercar acceleration, from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds.

Winter Challenge on snow and ice

A professional winter driving class, carried out by the Swiss Touring Club.

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.


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.

A more useful driving experience

Cutting edge technology enhances Simon's driving experience.

  • 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

  • Navigation
    Smart routing that adjusts for real time traffic conditions

  • 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.


Model S is designed from the ground up to be the safest car on the road. 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 high voltage power source is automatically disconnected.

Winter Challenge on snow and ice

A professional winter driving class, carried out by the Swiss Touring Club.


Every Model S includes free long distance travel using Tesla's Supercharger network and an eight year, infinite mile battery and drive warranty.





Top Speed

Motor Power


All-Wheel Drive

270 miles (EPA)

2.8 seconds 0-60 mph
3.1 seconds 0-60 mph

713 lb-ft

155 mph

503 hp rear, 259 hp front

532 hp (Ludicrous) *
463 hp *


All-Wheel Drive


270 miles (EPA)

2.8 seconds 0-60 mph
3.1 seconds 0-60 mph

713 lb-ft

155 mph

503 hp rear, 259 hp front

532 hp (Ludicrous) *
463 hp *


All-Wheel Drive
Show rear wheel drive specs

270 miles (EPA)

2.8 seconds 0-60 mph
3.1 seconds 0-60 mph

713 lb-ft

155 mph

503 hp rear, 259 hp front

532 hp (Ludicrous) *
463 hp *

Range Per Charge


255 MI


260 MI


308 MI


301 MI

Range Per Charge







Gasoline Savings




  • Free long distance travel using Tesla's Supercharger network
  • 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
  • Automatic keyless entry
  • WiFi and Internet connectivity
  • Mobile app remote control
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Retracting door handles
  • One touch power windows
  • High definition backup camera
  • Rain sensing automatic windshield wipers
  • GPS enabled Homelink
  • Hands free talking with Bluetooth
  • Voice activated controls
  • AM, FM, and Internet streaming radio
  • Available Ultra High Fidelity Sound package with XM radio support
  • Electrochromatic mirrors
  • Power folding, heated side mirrors with memory
  • 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 894 liters of storage


  • 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
  • Front and side collision avoidance
  • Blind spot warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Parking sensors
  • Speed limit display
  • Three second row LATCH attachments for child seat installations (accommodates three child seats simultaneously: two with LATCH and one with top tether and belt)

Autopilot Convenience Features add

  • Automatic steering and summon
  • Traffic-aware cruise control
  • Automatic lane centering and changing
  • Parking space detection
  • Self parallel parking
  • Automatic high/low beam headlights

Premium Upgrades adds

  • Fit and finish refinements, including the use of higher quality materials and ambient lighting
  • HEPA air filtration system
  • Three-position dynamic LED turning lights
  • LED fog lights
  • Power liftgate
  • Lighted door handles
  • Interior accent lighting