Tesla Model S P85D

Tesla Model S P85D

Announcement of the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S was perhaps the highlight for 2014 for Tesla Motors.

Almost immediately following the announcement that the D was available for immediate ordering in the U.S., Tesla followed that up by listing the D's availability in the UK (along with other European countries).

In the UK, Tesla says ordering for the D is now open, with first deliveries set for July 2015 (versus December 2014 for U.S.).

Pricing in the UK for the P85D ranges from £78,000 to well over £100,000, depending on variant and options. Of course, the cheaper route would be to spec a 60 kWh or 85 kWh (non-performance) with dual motors.  However, then deliveries won't begin until September 2015.

Anyways, it seems Tesla is acting quickly to make sure that the D is available globally.  Unlike when the Model S RWD launched, there's not going to be several months or even years of delay between the U.S. launch and worldwide availability of this dual-motor model