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Tesla Model S 70D unveiled with longer range

by Jacob Kleinman | April 8, 2015April 8, 2015 8:00 am PST

Tesla’s most affordable Model S just got a pretty big upgrade. The company announced on Wednesday that it’s replacing the entry-level Model S 60 with a Model S 70D option that’s a lot better and a little more expensive.

The all-wheel drive Model S 70D packs a dual motor and a 70 kWh battery with a range of 240 miles. It boasts a top speed of 140 mph, 329 horsepower and can accelerate from zero to 60 MPH in 5.2 seconds. For all that you’ll pay $75,000 (or $57,000 after tax incentives and gas savings according to Tesla). That’s up from $70,000 for the Model S 60.

It seems the cheaper option didn’t match Tesla’s high standards, and the Model S 70D should be a better a middle ground for more frugal customers. Jalopnik says the more expensive 85D model has typically been the company’s biggest seller, and it’s unclear if that will change moving forward.

Tesla’s Model S 70D is available to order now for May delivery, and you can head to the company’s website via the source link below to learn more and order one for yourself.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...