Tesla Model 3: 0-60 in 5.6 Seconds, More Than 215 Miles of Range

Specs on Tesla's affordable electric car were leaked online and confirmed by the automaker.

Bob Sorokanich

Well-connected online leakers have just spilled the tastiest tidbits of information regarding the Tesla Model 3. According to (as ), the $35,000 Model 3 will do 0-60 in 5.6 seconds, with a driving range of "more than 215 miles."

The full spec panel compares the upcoming Tesla to the Model S in terms of size, capacity, and performance.

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Model 3 Owners Club
Model 3 Owners Club
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Model 3 Owners Club

The original poster at the Model 3 Owners Club describes this side-by-side comparison chart as internal "talking points," circulated to Tesla store employees but not published on the automaker's blogs or distributed directly to potential buyers. A Tesla spokesperson confirmed to Road & Track that this infographic is official and the numbers within are accurate.

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So what do we learn from this intel? The Model 3 will be surprisingly quick for what it is, though the comparison chart does not denote whether that sub-six-second 0-60 time is for the high-performance, all-wheel drive Model 3 variant that was teased at the vehicle's unveiling last year. And while that range spec isn't exact, it's within striking distance of the Chevy Bolt's 238-mile rating.

Notable as well is the delivery timing mentioned on the comparison sheet. "As we continue to build out our production capacity to meet the higher number of advanced reservations, deliveries for Model 3 orders placed today are not expected until mid 2018," the document reads. With more than 400,000 preorders submitted and production set to begin in July, we're not terribly surprised by that particular revelation.

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