Tesla Model S P85D Shows Up In Europe – Performs Runway Dash Of 0 To 62 MPH In 3.4 Seconds


Tesla Model S P85D In Europe

Tesla Model S P85D In Europe

Tesla Model S P85D

Tesla Model S P85D

The Tesla Model S P85D has stormed its way onto European soil.

On a runway in Berlin, the P85D strutted its stuff to a 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 MPH) time of 3.4 seconds.

If you recall, the P85D performed the 0 to 60 MPH dash in the U.S. in 3.2 seconds and it did that sprint in the hands of Motor Trend in a mere 3.1 seconds.

The order books for the p85D are now open in select European countries.  That’s why the world’s quickest sedan made the trek across the Atlantic.

3.1, 3.2 or 3.4.  Time to 60 MPH or time to 100 km/h.  The P85D is so quick that we’ve got only one word to describe it: INSANE!!!

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15 Comments on "Tesla Model S P85D Shows Up In Europe – Performs Runway Dash Of 0 To 62 MPH In 3.4 Seconds"

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Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

Wonder if the tires were cold?

like .3 seconds is a big difference

@ever it’s a longer distance

I’m wondering if Tesla’s main goal in Germany is to get their charging standard adopted by the German automakers. Tesla does have the fasted charging solution and anyone that wants to build a large-batteried EV would be wise to adopt it because of the built-out supercharger infrastructure.

I didn’t think Tesla was going to be able to pull it off (build all that infrastructure) . . . but they did.

Over 550 CCS stations in Europe already…


Supported by all German car makers, I highly doubt they ever switch from CCS to another standard (as long as there isn’t a wireless standard in place). They will rather upgrade CCS in the future.

There are random CCS (mostly)single plug stations around Europe that have a maybe 1 in 5 chance of being out of order if they are not occupied for hours on end.

That is not a functional network. Only hardcore ideologically committed EV drivers will use such a network.Not the mainstream market.

I wouldn’t be suprised if bmw and mercedes supported tesla’s standard as well as combo. It may be a cheaper way to build infrastructure fast.

Tesla’s European socket is just a regular Type 2 socket with deeper pins. That means if the European makes wanted to, it should be fairly easy to make a socket that supported both.

I want to see their ring time! They should beef-up their cooling system on a one-off P85D and establish a nurburgring time.

I can’t wait until the 85D arrives in February and we can see an 85D vs a P85 in a blizzard.

I was toying around with looking at the 60D but they cancelled it and an 85D and X are ridiculously pricey. (as will be the Cayenne PHEV, the BMW X5 PHEV and Volvo PHEV)

I’ll just admire them from my Outlander PHEV or A3 PHEV

I think part of the different is this is 0-62mph, not 0-60.

The driver’s foot didn’t stomp the pedal fast enough.

Like to see it run over the standard 1km distance.

Almost every Model S I see in pictures from Germany seems to have a license plate from Munich. I wonder if Munich is sort of an unaofficial German headquarter? I saw quite a few eSes when I regularly commuted in the north of Munich last year.

Just look at it form the perspective of a BMW or Mercedes driver. They now already see one hundred (ok, it need a few more days) superchargers all over Europe, growing to almost 300 in 2016. By the time these companies build a serious EV (means > 100 kWh battery, range 400 km at least) it will be around 2016 at the soonest. They will never accept to start from scratch with a second network and demand a corporation. But then we are speaking of a whole new generation of cars, not the ones with short range that are available now. Tesla can easily act as a power delivery company and of course they will. So let’s just wait. There is some time to catch up for the german companies.