Tesla Model 3 (2019–)

Model History

May 2019

UK orders open for Tesla Model 3

Priced from £38,900, the entry-level Tesla is available in three different variants, with a range of up to 348 miles.

With its sub-£40,000 price tag, the Standard Range Plus can cover up to 258 miles under electric power. The rear-wheel-drive model reaches 60mph in 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 140mph.

With two electric motors, the all-wheel-drive Long Range version starts at £47,050 and can achieve the 348 mile headline figure, according to official WLTP tests. It'll sprint from 0 to 60mph in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 145mph.

The range-topping Performance model is priced from £56,050 and accelerates to 60mph in 3.2 seconds. Top speed is 162mph.

Tesla's Autopilot feature is standard on all models, allowing the car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically under driver supervision. Like with other Teslas, the Model 3 will continue to receive updates with new features and added functionality over time.

The Standard Range Plus model comes with what Tesla describes as 'Partial Premium Interior', featuring 12-way power adjustable heated front seats, premium seat material and trim, a premium audio system, navigation, and LED fog lights.

The Premium Interior package - standard on Long Range and Performance models - adds satellite-view maps with live traffic visualisation, premium audio with 14 speakers, in-car internet streaming music & media, internet browser and a location-aware automatic garage door opener.

Buyers can choose from five colour choices, with solid black included as standard. Metallic Midnight Silver or Deep Blue are available for £950, while Multi Coat Red and Pearl While will cost £1900. Standard Range Plus and Long Range models come with 18-inch alloy wheels, while 19-inch wheels are available as a £1450 option. The Model 3 Performance comes with 20-inch wheels.

Deliveries expected from June 2019.

Model 3 specs at a glance:

Standard Range Plus

Long Range AWD

Model 3 Performance


5.3 seconds

4.5 seconds

3.2 seconds

Top Speed (Km/h)

140 mph

145 mph

162 mph


258 miles (est)

348 miles

329 miles

Starting Price




Wheel Options

18”Aero or 19” Sport

18” Aero or 19” Sport

20” Performance


Rear-Wheel Drive

Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive

Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive

Vehicle Warranty

4 year / 50,000 miles

4 year/ 50,000 miles

4 year / 50,000 miles

Battery and Drive Unit Warranty

8 year / 100,000 miles

8 year / 120,000 miles

8 year / 120,000 miles

Curb Weight

1645 kg

1847 kg

1847 kg

Interior Cargo Volume

542 Litres including front trunk, rear boot and underfloor storage


4.69 metres


2.88 metres


2.08metres (1.93metres with mirrors folded)

July 2019

Price drop for Tesla Model 3

The entry level Model 3, Rear-Wheel Drive Standard Range Plus, now starts at £37,340 (pricing includes VAT and the £3,500 UK Plug-In Car Grant) or £395 per month.

Model S and Model X now come in two trim variants: Long Range and Performance. All Model S and Model X Performance vehicles will be delivered with Ludicrous Mode – which enables 0-60mph in as little as 2.4 seconds for Model S or 2.7 seconds for Model X.

November 2019

Survey reveals Model S will lose just one per cent of battery capacity a year

Full report here.

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