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For The Model S offers staggering performance and an impressive range for an electric car. It’s practical, too, with seats for up to seven.

Against Its sheer size may make it difficult to drive on some UK roads and it’s still not quite as useable as a conventionally powered alternative.

Tesla Model S Hatchback
44 5stars

The Tesla Model S is a ground-breaking electric car that's both desirable and capable. If it fits into your lifestyle, it’s a superb choice.

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There are 5 Tesla Model S versions available

Hatchback 85kWh Signature 5dr TBA TBA
Hatchback 85kWh Signature Performance 5dr TBA TBA
Hatchback 60kWh 5dr £50,280
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 85kWh 5dr £57,680
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 85kWh Performance 5dr £69,080
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There are three Tesla S models. Cheapest is the 60 (with a 60kWh battery), which has 302bhp and a range of 240 miles. Next up is the 85, which has 362bhp and can do 312 miles on a single charge. At the top of the pile is the 85 Performance, which has the same 312-mile range but produces 416bhp for blistering acceleration.

Go for the Model S 85 Performance and you can add an optional Performance Plus package, which includes upgraded suspension and tyres to improve the handling.

85 and 85 Performance models come with a Supercharging connector for ultra-fast charging (you can add this to the 60 version if you pay extra).

Another option worth considering is the pre-paid servicing plan. This covers the cost of all routine servicing for four years, and includes replacement brake pads and windscreen wipers, 24-hour roadside assistance and remote diagnostics.

Reader test team says:

Tesla Model S Hatchback 85kWh Performance 5dr

Is this car quieter than a sleeping baby, smoother than First Class on an A380 and more relaxing than a head full of valium and a warm bath? Yes, yes…

Andrew Morten

5 out of 5 stars
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