Last modified: Apr 27, 2024

Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla Model 3 Performance is an all-electric sedan with a WLTP range of up to 528 km (328 miles). EVKX.net has all the details.

Tesla Model 3 Performance

We have separated our Tesla Model 3 Performance article into sections. If you want to wait to read the full article, click the links below to the different areas. We also have an overview of the full specifications, an image gallery, detailed information about charging performance, and some online reviews. Our sections:

Performance

The Tesla Model 3 Performance has a maximum power of 393 KW (534 hp/527 bhp). The total torque is 660 nm (487 ft-lb). It performs the 0-100km/h sprint (0-62mph) in 3.3 seconds. The top speed is 261 km/h.

Battery, range, and charging

The battery has a gross capacity of 78,1kWh and a net capacity of 75kWh, meaning you have a 3,1kWh buffer for protection. (4.0%).

The WLTP range is 528 km (328 mi). The consumption is 14.2kWh/100km for the WLTP standard test. For more details about the range, see real-world data and range listing on this model’s range and consumption page.

The maximum DC charging speed is 250kW. A full charge from 0 - 100% would take 67 minutes, while a more common scenario of 10-80% would take 32 minutes. If you assume you lose 5 minutes driving per charge stop in addition to the charge time, the optimum charge area is from 5% to 43%, resulting in an actual charge speed, including time loss, of 118kW. Each charge session would take 15 minutes and 33 seconds.

For the theoretical 1000km challenge, starting with a full battery and driving at 120km/h (75 mph), assuming optimal driving conditions and consumption of 17.5kWh/100km, 1000km will take 9 hours and 12 minutes. This trip will require four charge session(s) charging from 5% to 39%. The total time lost for charging up the battery will be 52 minutes.

Onboard charger

For level 1 and level 2 AC charging, the onboard charger supports up to 11 KW charging. As a result, you can charge the battery 0-100% from home in about 6 hours and 49 minutes.

Charge port

The location of the charge port is on the left rear corner. This location makes it easy to use charge stations where you need to back up into the charger. The connector types vary between the different markets. This model uses NACS for North America and CCS Combo 2 for Europe. See full specifications for all markets.

Drivetrain

Tesla Model 3 Performance has an all-wheel drive system supported by two motors, one on each axle. The motors used are Induction Motors at the front axle and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors at the rear axle.

The standard suspension has a fixed height and damping. The ground clearance with this suspension is 133 mm.

Steering

Dynamic steering is a standard feature on the Tesla Model 3 Performance. Dynamic steering varies the steering ratio as a function of driving speed.

Brakes

The rear and front brakes are cast-iron discs. The front discs are 355mm, and the rear discs are 355mm.

Regenerative braking is available through one-pedal driving. Automatic regen or coasting is not available in this model. You can choose between three stopping modes for one-pedal driving. Hold mode stops the car completely using friction brakes, roll mode causes the vehicle to roll until it stops by itself, and creep mode will creep the car forward at low speed. You can adjust how strong regen you get when you lift the foot. There are two levels.

Exterior

You can choose between 5 different paint colors when ordering this model. Additionally, you can choose between 2 wheels with sizes from 18 to 19 inches.

The car has four regular doors and a boot lid for the trunk.

There is only one roof for this model. The standard roof has a large panoramic roof extending from the front to the rear. This glass makes the car’s interior feel more spacious and bright, which can improve the mood and comfort of the occupant. The glass is toned to protect against heat from the sun.

The windows from B-pillar and back are tinted.

Tesla Model 3 Performance

Interior

There is one seat type you can select in different materials. The seat layout is the traditional five seats with two in front and three in the rear.

First row seats

Only one front seat type is available in the Tesla Model 3 Performance.

The following functionalities are available on the standard seat.

You can choose from 2 different materials/colors for this seat type.

Tesla Model 3 Performance

Second-row seat

The second row has a standard three-seat bench with a 60:40 split where you can fold each section separately to increase the cargo space. In addition, the following functionalities are available.

There is only one type of steering wheel available.

Climate system

There is one climate system available. The standard climate system supports only controlling one shared zone for the whole car. This model has a heat pump as standard. This heat pump can save significant energy that the EV would use for heating in cold weather.

Comfort

Tesla Model 3 Performance has several features to make your life as a driver or passenger more comfortable.

Keyless entry allows access to the car without needing to find the key. As long you bring it with you, the doors open.

Keyless go makes it possible to start the car without using the key.

The steering wheel is electrically adjustable.

You have wireless charging for your phone.

User interface and control

The Tesla Model 3 Performance has a single screen for the driver. The dashboard’s center has a single infotainment screen for car information and infotainment. The screen on the dashboard’s center is 15.0 inches large and has a 2200 x 1300 pixels resolution. The model does not have a head-up display.

Tesla Model 3 Performance

Infotainment

One type of sound system is available for the Tesla Model 3 Performance. With the Tesla Premium Sound, you get 13 speakers with a max system output of 560 watts.

In addition, with the standard in-car navigation system, you get the help you need to find your destination.

The model has 4 USB-C connections as standard.

Lights

The standard headlights use LED technology.

Tesla Model 3 Performance

Advanced driver assistance systems

The Tesla Model 3 Performance has several standard and optional advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for better safety and comfort.

Safety systems

The Tesla Model 3 Performance has an anti-lock braking system (ABS) as a standard system. This system helps to prevent a vehicle’s wheels from locking up during braking.

The Tesla Model 3 Performance has an Electronic Stability Control as a standard system designed to improve a vehicle’s stability and handling during sudden maneuvers or slippery road conditions.

The Tesla Model 3 Performance has a lane-keeping assist as a standard system. This system helps to prevent the car from getting out of its lane. In addition, it has a lane departure warning system that warns the driver if the vehicle leaves the driving lane.

Front Cross Traffic Assist is a standard driver assist system that helps drivers detect oncoming traffic when crossing an intersection or turning left or right from a stopped position.

Forward Collision Warning is a standard driver assist system to help drivers avoid or mitigate frontal collisions.

The Tesla Model 3 Performance has automatic emergency braking as a standard system. This system helps prevent or mitigate collisions by applying the brakes autonomously if the driver fails to react to an impending collision.

Automatic emergency steering is a standard driver assist system designed to help drivers avoid collisions by automatically steering the vehicle in an emergency.

Blind-spot monitoring is a standard driver-assist system. This side assist system helps to detect traffic in blind spots.

Driving Automation

The Tesla Model 3 Performance offers driving automation on level 2 or 3, depending on the equipment level.

With the Basic Autopilot level 2 system, you get the following driving automation features.

With the Enhanced Autopilot level 2 system, you get additional driving automation features to the ones listed above.

With the Full Self-Driving Capability level 3 system, you get additional driving automation features to the ones listed above.

  • Traffic light control - follow traffic lights.
  • Stop sign control - follow stop signs.

Sensors & Cameras

This model only uses cameras for the driver assist systems. This design limits the accuracy of the driving assistance systems and makes them more sensitive to weather than cars that also use radar and other sensors. It uses eight cameras to register everything in the vehicle’s environment.

Cargo Capacity and Towing Ability

The cargo capacity in the trunk is 561 liters. With the rear seat down, it is 1234 liters. On the roof, you can load up to 70 kg (154.3 lbs). The maxium weight of the car is 2232 kg (4921 lbs), and with the base weight of 1844 kg (4065 lbs), you can max load 388 kg (855 lbs), including driver and passengers. Some options can increase the base weight and reduce the maximum loading weight.

A towbar is standard equipment on this model. The maximum total weight on a braked trailer is 1000, and on unbraked, it is 750 kg (2205/1653 lbs).

Availability & Pricing

This model had a world premiere on 23.04.2024, and deliveries started in May 2024.

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