It seems Tesla has again underrated the performance potential of one of its cars.

Tesla seems to like to underpromise and overdeliver. That appears to be true with the Model 3 Mid Range, too.

No, we're not discussing range here. Rather, the focus is on 0 to 60 MPH acceleration times.

According to Tesla, the Model 3 Mid Range is officially listed as capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.6 seconds, but as it turns out, this Tesla Model 3 is far quicker than that.

If you're interested in range figures and efficiency for the Model 3 Mid Range, then here are those specs:

  • 260 miles of rated range (city, highway, combined¬†breakdown at bottom of post)
  • 128 MPGe city
  • 117 MPGe highway
  • 123 MPGe combined
And here's the Tesla-provided image listing 0 to 60 MPH:

260mile

Check out the video above to see what time the Model 3 Mid Range is actually capable of in the dash to 60. Hint: since it's difficult to see the readout, we'll note the time is in the low 5s. In the wet.

Video description:

Race logic  

Tesla Model 3 Mid Range acceleration

Tesla claims 5.6 seconds 0-60, but actual time is much lower