Many people think that a Tesla is out of their price range. My fully loaded Model X P90D cost $150,000. That’s beyond most household budgets, unless they can get the car for free like I did. However, you don’t have to wait for the Model 3 to get an affordable Tesla. It is possible to buy a brand new Model S for only $55,000.
Tesla Motors has reintroduced the Model S 60. Starting at $56,000 (after incentives) or $667 a month (details here), the Model S 60 delivers 210 miles of range, a top speed of 130 mph, and zero-to-60 acceleration in 5.5 seconds.
With all-wheel drive, the Model S 60D will increase range to 218 miles, and acceleration from zero to 60 drops drops to 5.2 seconds.
Like all Tesla vehicles, the 60 and 60D come standard with active safety features and Autopilot hardware. And both versions can later be upgraded through a software update to 75 kWh for about 20% extra range.
Anyone who buys a 60 or any other new Model S or Model X between now and July 15 through the Tesla Referral Program gets a $1,000 credit towards the purchase. That’ll bring the price of the Model S 60 down to only $55,000, or one third the cost of a top of the line Model X!
The $1,000 referral credit is only available from current Tesla owners, and they can only give out five referrals. If you want to use my referral code, then order your Tesla here. Remember, it’s limited to five usage. Once it’s gone, you’ll have to find another Tesla owner to get a referral code.
Here’s a photo shoot I did after washing the Model X and Jaguar F Type. I think they make a pretty pair. One is silent. The other is loud enough to wake up the entire neighborhood.