The all-electric SUV is unrivaled in acceleration
The Tesla Model X is the first fully-electric SUV or crossover ever produced that provides a practical range on a single charge. It’s also the quickest. We don’t just mean it’s the quickest accelerating electric SUV ever built — it’s the quickest SUV we’ve ever tested. Period.
The Tesla Model X P90D in Ludicrous mode ripped its way to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and to the end of the quarter mile in 11.7 seconds at 116.0 mph (187 km/h). That beats out many high-performance SUVs including the 2015 BMW X6 M (3.7 sec; 12.1 sec @ 114.3 mph (184 km/h)), the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe S (3.9 sec; 12.5 sec @ 110.5 mph (178 km/h)), and both the 2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo (which posted nearly identical numbers of 4.2 sec; 12.9 sec @ 107.4 mph (173 km/h) and 106.2 mph (171 km/h), respectively).
That’s pretty good company to be among. Especially when you consider that the Model X P90D is the only one of the group with three rows of seating for up to seven occupants (though our tester had seating for six).
Those acceleration feats are made possible thanks to a set of dual three-phase, four-pole AC induction electric motors. The front motor is rated 259 hp and 244 lb-ft of torque, while the rear motor is rated 503 hp and 469 lb-ft. Combined system output is rated 532 hp and 713 lb-ft. Why not 762 hp combined? The Model X’s battery pack can’t supply full power to both motors at the same time during flat-out acceleration runs. Imagine how quick the Tesla Model X P90D would be if the battery pack could provide full power.
Stay tuned for our full First Test review of the Tesla Model X P90D.
|2016 Tesla Model X P90D (Ludicrous)|
|PRICE AS TESTED||$135,400|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Front & rear motor, AWD, 6-pass, 4-door SUV|
|MOTORS||Three-phase four-pole AC induction, 259-hp/244-lb-ft front, 503-hp/469-lb-ft rear; 532-hp/713-lb-ft comb|
|CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST)||5,516 lb (47/53%)|
|LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT (L-Std-h)||198.3 x 81.5 x (65.0 – 66.3 – 67.6) in|
|0-60 MPH||3.2 sec|
|QUARTER MILE||11.7 sec @ 116.0 mph|
|BRAKING, 60-0 MPH||106 ft|
|LATERAL ACCELERATION||0.89 g (avg)|
|MT FIGURE EIGHT||25.1 sec @ 0.78 g (avg)|
|EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON||89/90/89 mpge|
|ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY||38/37 kW-hrs/100 miles|
|CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB||0.00 lb/mile|