Tesla Model S P85D breaks Reports rating system
Aug 28, Sydney: A respected independent testers of consumer products found that Tesla’s latest Model S, the P85D, performed so well that it actually broke their ratings system.
According to reports, Consumer Reports put this electric car through the same set of standard tests it puts every car through only to find that this sedan performed better in their tests than any other car ever has, earning a perfect road-test score.
It somehow managed to score a 103, even though the ratings system doesn’t go past 100. Consumer Reports claims that the all wheel drive Sedan scored high mainly due to its amazing performance and energy efficiency.
The P85D is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds, while the electricity costs to run the car is the equivalent of a petrol car that averages just 2.7 litres of petrol per 100km. That’s roughly $3.80 to drive 100km, compared to its similar in performance petrol rival, the Audi RS7 which will set you back $13.30 per 100km of driving with premium unleaded petrol.
The car also scored high in braking and handling tests, placing it well above the standard Model S, as well as most other cars in its large sedan class.
But despite its more than perfect score, Consumer Reports also claimed that the car as whole wasn’t perfect."It’s just the car’s flaws weren’t part of the scoring criteria".
The Oslo Times and Agencies