Tesla will deliver its first Model S next summer, and the up-start automaker has just released official pricing details on its all-electric sedan, along with options and battery specs.

Pricing for the Model S is broken down depending on battery capacity and the resulting range, with the 160-mile version commanding $57,400, the 230-mile variant priced at $67,400 and the 300-mile Model S coming in at $77,400. There's also the $87,400 Perfomance model which has the same 85-kWh battery as the 300-mile version. It's worth noting that if you check the new Model S page, Tesla lists pricing after the $7,500 federal tax credit, which is a bit disingenuous, but to Tesla's credit, it has kept pricing perfectly in line with previous announcements.

The battery specs have also been officially announced, with the 40-kWh pack providing a 160-mile range, a top speed of 110 miles per hour and a 100,000-mile warranty; the 60-kWh pack juicing up for 230 miles, a 120 mph top speed and a 125,000-mile warranty; and finally, the aforementioned 85-kWh battery pack delivering 300 miles of range and a 125 mph top speed in standard spec and a 130 mph top speed in the Performance version. The last two come with an unlimited mileage warranty and Tesla makes a point to clarify that ranges are based on an average speed of 55 mph.

Standard kit includes 19-inch wheels and that awesomely massive 17-inch touchscreen display in the dash, while 19-inch aerodynamic wheels that boost range by another 20 miles are optional and come in at $1,500. If you're so inclined, you can opt for 21-inch hoops ($3,500), metallic paint ($750), panoramic roof ($1,500), Nappa leather ($1,500), air suspension ($1,500) and the $3,750 Tech Package which includes back-up camera, a power hatchback and keyless entry. You can also option up for an upgraded onboard charger good for 20 kilowatts and an additional 62 miles of range per hour ($1,500), along with a high-power wall connector for the custom charging system that will set you back $1,200.

Start speccing your own at the 2012 Model S build page and check out Tesla's official statement here.


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      Vincent Chong
      • 3 Years Ago
      For the top model 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. For an electric car that is insane!
        Grendal
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Vincent Chong
        And that's in a sedan with seating for 7! The next roadster is going to be a rocket.
        Grendal
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Vincent Chong
        And that is for a sedan that can seat 7.
      Jon Acton
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really like the exterior design however, that big touch screen looks forced into the IP. Also, I don't think I would want to have EVERYTHING be accessess through the touch screen. People constantly conplain about the interface in recent Fords like the Edge and EXplorer I can't see this being any better. Wonder how that screen will look in direct sunlight.
        Gubbins
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jon Acton
        Exactly right about the touchscreen-- sun glare, nighttime glare (ruins night vision) and can you say driver distraction? What's next, a damn 48" LCD home-movie setup? This in-car crap is getting insane and is begging for gov't interference.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Gubbins
          [blocked]
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      I sure wish I could afford one of these bad boys...
      waetherman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good to see they're not raising their prices like the competition is - sure it's a pricey car @ $50k but compared to the Volt at $40k you get a hell of a lot more car (though admittedly without the gas engine for range extension). I think they're going to see a huge number of these, even at that price. As for design, it's a little plain but pretty nice. The interior is okay, and that screen is functional but doesn't look very well integrated. The amazing thing about this car is the cargo capacity - seriously, jump seats? I don't think I've seen those in an American car since the 1950's. Add the luggage storage under the hood and you've got a car that can take 5 adults and two kids on a weekend trip (provided it's not more than 150 miles away). That's pretty impressive.
        Gubbins
        • 3 Years Ago
        @waetherman
        They're not raising their prices---yet. Since nothing is launched I wouldn't bet on those prices at this point. In fact, I wouldn't bet on Tesla's survival either but that's another issue.
          Grendal
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Gubbins
          Aren't you cynical. Tesla has kept all their promises so far.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Gubbins
          [blocked]
      evilzibob
      • 3 Years Ago
      And they've already been able to figure out what every other automaker couldn't....and that's ZERO orange peel in the paint!
        Gubbins
        • 3 Years Ago
        @evilzibob
        That's zero orange peel alright, but in a hand-built and coddled prototype for press consumption. I'd wait for production examples before drawing any conclusions.
        me
        • 3 Years Ago
        @evilzibob
        They don't paint any differently. Any manufacturer can choose to eliminate orange peel but it costs more.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Grendal
        • 3 Years Ago
        There's not a lot that needs servicing. The engine has 1 moving part - that's it.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Boost Retard
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still too expensive and not enough range. Nice try, though.
        ICantDrive88
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Boost Retard
        Well, considering you'd likely charge every night like a cell phone that's PLENTY of range for 99% of folks.
        John Ward
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Boost Retard
        Tesla is really the only company that is making electric vehicles with decent ranges in my opinion. Sure they are priced out my range, but they sold out of the model year. If they can figure out how to sell a bunch more of these economies of scale will come into play and the prices will drop. Not to mention that battery technology prices should also continue to drop as we make more and more advances. So what I am saying is that I agree that they are too expensive now, but I disagree that the range is a problem (they offer 300 mile which is really good). I just hope they can keep afloat while prices adjust.
        Jack Renauer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Boost Retard
        Pretty sure that your screen name should just contain the ladder. How is a company supposed to get to the point where a revolutionary product is affordable without selling expensive ones to begin with? Everybody is so f'n stupid it's beyond me. EV's should be looked at the same way a new electronic appliance like a blu-ray player for example. When they first come out, they're expensive, once they've proven themselves as a real world solution, they become a belly button really quick.
      Spartan
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the beginning of a new revolution for cars.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Odd to see the praise for this car when it is so expensive and out of touch with mainstream markets, yet there is such contempt for the Volt. Don't understand it. Having said that, this looks to be a pretty impressive car, and I hope its properly sorted and does well.
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo
        Volt has a $40 kid karaoke center console, 4 seats, eats gasoline, and apparently catches fire after a crash. The Fisker is marketed as a Silicon Valley true next gen luxury car with the vision of building a car that makes sense. As long as the ride is good and car doesn't fall apart in the first 12 month, I say they can sell everyone they built at that price. I would certainly get one over the traditional E-Class or 5 series.
          Zoom
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
          It's called economics. You let early adopters pay the initial high cost because they can and will.
          Jack Renauer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
          Eats gasoline? Catches fire after a crash? I think you should get your facts straight so you can understand what the F you're talking about. My friend purchased one on 1/1/2012, he filled up his 9 gallon tank yesterday after 1771 miles.
      donnieorama
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good thing the S is affordable. Oh, wait...
        • 3 Years Ago
        @donnieorama
        [blocked]
      Rack
      • 3 Years Ago
      That interior looks so terrible with that 17inch screen bad shiny wood, unsupportive seats, tiny trunk space turns into 2 tiny backward seats. This is just bad design. Tesla needs to go back to the drawing board and build a practical sedan. All it needs is clean fluid design 5 seats a usable trunk and 200 mile range at $65k I'm in the silicon valley so if any Tesla Executive wants my consultation you can contact me by e-mail Justin at unixsurplus dot com
        Shanti
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rack
        The booster seats are an option. Take them out and the trunk is huge; it's a hatchback, afterall. That small storage space you see is actually under the hood. so basically, utility in this thing is probably near the top of it's target segment. Pic of trunk: http://www.autoblog.com/photos/first-ride-2012-tesla-model-s-beta/med/#photo-4500500/ As an aside: you are paying a premium for the new technology and exclusivity, but considering that, the price seems very reasonable to me. The lower two trims are close enough in price to the 535i/E350/A6 3.0T that you should easily make your money back over the first few years of ownership. Especially if you live and/or work in a metropolitan area where you're able to charge your S in a public parking facility (that you're likely paying for a spot in anyway).
        Jason Allen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rack
        You are an idiot to think the Tesla doesn't have an awesome and revolutionary design that gives it MORE storage than any other car it's size! There is a full trunk UP FRONT and a very large space in back for two 5 foot tall children or fill that space with cargo. So it's got 2 full-size trunks plus it holds 5 adults while having those two full size trunks. And it's turning radius will blow away other cars too, ADDING utility, usefullness and furthering their car revolution Proving they are the best car designers working today. You are an uneduacted idiot to make your claims. Go see the videos of the tesla head designer, it's a three video series where he shows off and explains some of the revolutionary processes they are inventing and using for the first time. They hardly need to take any advice from a fool like you who obviously hasn't even done a cursory search for the truth of what they are attempting and achieving. Keep your job flipping burgers and getting fries for fat shcmucks cuz you are not employable due to extreme stupidity. What baseless bravado this brave nameless "Rack" shows. You know everything... except that we can see that you haven't even understood the first truth. Tesla has more engineers and desingers doing better work than anyone else in the industry and they opened up to customers and the press in an unprecedented showing of exactly what they are achieving. You could not be more wrong if you tried! I bet you're a republican, thinking everybody else has to get better and do more but that you are just perfect!
          Gubbins
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jason Allen
          Hey Jason, do you ever run spell check on your dim bulb posts, not to mention your spelling? Jeez, these things would be even more hilarious if they were spelled correctly-- Take your time son, we're all waiting for your latest name-calling rant! ("idiot..."extreme stupidity"..."uneducated idiot") Whew...hard to keep up!
        Jack Renauer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rack
        Firstly, the 17" is revolutionary and provides a whole new way to interact with the car. Wait until production for the detailed fit of this device within the dash. The shiny bad wood is not wood at all. It's Tesla's attempt (may not be the right direction) at using FALLEN BANANA LEAVES to create an attractive and traditionally luxurious look. IMHO this should be some type of carbon fiber look and should be available as such but remember ITS AN OPTION, not standard. The toddler seats in the back ARE AN OPTION, if you don't like 'em don't get them. Where is the bad design? The rear hatch is ultra roomy with far more capacity than a normal trunk 4 door sedan of this size or bigger. I urge you to read http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/building-model-s-perfectionist-defines-teslas-design-language as it will clarify how this is anything but bad design. Von Holhauzen is arguably the best in the business and you can rest assure that Mazda misses him dearly. There are over 8000 orders for the car and it's never even been road tested. Let's sit back and watch what happens when the likes of Car and Driver, Road and Track, and others put this vehicle through their testing. I'll bet that the response is well beyond favorable.
        Jack Renauer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rack
        Firstly, the 17" is revolutionary and provides a whole new way to interact with the car. Wait until production for the detailed fit of this device within the dash. The shiny bad wood is not wood at all. It's Tesla's attempt (may not be the right direction) at using FALLEN BANANA LEAVES to create an attractive and traditionally luxurious look. IMHO this should be some type of carbon fiber look and should be available as such but remember ITS AN OPTION, not standard. The toddler seats in the back ARE AN OPTION, if you don't like 'em don't get them. Where is the bad design? The rear hatch is ultra roomy with far more capacity than a normal trunk 4 door sedan of this size or bigger. I urge you to read http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/building-model-s-perfectionist-defines-teslas-design-language as it will clarify how this is anything but bad design. Von Holhauzen is arguably the best in the business and you can rest assure that Mazda misses him dearly. There are over 8000 orders for the car and it's never even been road tested. Let's sit back and watch what happens when the likes of Car and Driver, Road and Track, and others put this vehicle through their testing. I'll bet that the response is well beyond favorable.
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