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The Tesla Model S and Model X return to Europe in style with the Plaid versions

After a time disappeared from the map in the Old Continent, the large Tesla models return to Europe and they do it through the front door. Why? Well, because the American brand has decided to bring back the Tesla Model S and Model X with the most performance versions, that is, the Tesla Model S Plaid Y Model X Plaid. Two cars with more than 1,000 horsepower (it is said soon) and whose prices in Spain have already been announced.

The Tesla Model S and Model X are returning to Europe, as the American company has just announced in a recent statement, logically including the Spanish market. The first deliveries to customers are expected from November or December of this year, although according to the configurator the estimated delivery date ranges between December 2022 and February 2023 for both models.

Indeed, both models are once again available in the brand’s configurator, and it is now possible to order both Model S and Model X. Both models are accompanied by some impressive figures: three electric motors, 1,020 horsepower and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.1 seconds (in the Model S Plaid) are some of its credentials. The prices are not far behind in this game of big numbers: they start from 139,990 euros. Let’s take a closer look at each model.

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The Tesla Model S Plaid starts from 139,990 euros in Spain

The propellant is the same in both cases, although the benefits vary due to differences in size, weight, aerodynamics, etc. The Tesla Model S Plaid It does 0-100 km/h in 2.1 seconds and the quarter mile in 9.23 seconds, making it one of the fastest production cars in the world. It reaches 322 km/h top speed and homologates 600 kilometers of WLTP autonomy.

The Model S Plaid costs 139,990 euros in Spain in white, with 19″ Tempest wheels as standard and black interior. The black paint has an additional cost of 1,800 euros, while the Midnight Silver metallic, Dark Blue metallic and Red multilayer paints have an additional cost of 2,200 euros. Optionally you can also choose with 21-inch wheels (4,900 euros).

The interior, in addition to the standard black, can be chosen in black and white and cream (2,400 euros). In all cases, the decorative moldings are made of carbon fiber. Incidentally, it comes standard with the controversial ‘Yoke’ steering wheel. There are two other extra options in terms of semi-autonomous driving: the Enhanced Autopilot, which costs 3,800 euros, and the so-called “Full Autonomous Driving Capability”, which costs 7,500 euros.

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The interior has three screens, including one for the second row

Among the standard equipment include a 22-speaker, 960-watt audio systemroad noise canceling system, three screens (17″ center screen, 12.3″ driver’s screen and 8″ second row screen), heating in all seats, ventilation in the front seats, three-zone climate control, adaptive air suspension, tinted glass panoramic roof, automatic opening and closing rear trunk, armrest in the second row with glove box and wireless charger and free premium connectivity for 1 year, among others.

For his part, the Model X Plaid part from 143,990 euros. In this case, the autonomy remains at 528 kilometers WLTP, while the maximum speed is only 262 km / h. Acceleration is also slightly worse, although it’s still enough to scare anyone who gets into your car: it takes 2.6 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h and 9.9 seconds to complete the quarter mile. The brand’s largest SUV comes standard with 20-inch wheels, and you can optionally choose 22-inch Turbine wheels for an additional 5,900 euros.

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The Model X Plaid has a 6-seat configuration and can tow 2,250 kilos

Unlike other versions of the Model X, which can be chosen with 5, 6 or 7 seats, Model X Plaid can only be configured with 6 seats. On the other hand, it is capable of towing up to 2,250 kilos. As in the case of the Model S Plaid, ordering now, the estimated delivery date is December 2022-February 2023.

Orders for dual-engined Model S and Model X will open throughout 2023, less powerful but with greater autonomy (up to 634 kilometers in the Model S) and with a lower price. Deliveries in Europe of the Model S and the dual-engine Model X will begin in 2023, although the brand has not detailed the date with more specificity.

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