2019 Tesla The S75D model is the cheapest model of the Tesla Model S, what can be expected from it. The P100D is the most powerful version of the Model S but also the most famous because of its power and its autonomy greater than 600 km. But what is the entry level, the 75D, which is the most affordable Tesla still billed more than 83 000 €?
Today, the range of the Californian firm consists of two models: the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. In 2019, another smaller sedan, the Model 3, will arrive.
Currently, the Tesla Model S is available in three versions (75D, 100D, and P100D). If the last two shine by their performance and autonomy, what about the smallest?
2019 Tesla Model S75D Design Exterior & Interior
Although the Model S has been around for several years, its design is still unusual and uncluttered, especially the front part with a grille reduced to the simplest expression. Despite large dimensions of around 5 meters, the profile focuses on fluidity as evidenced by the retractable door handles, a detail that still has its effect.
If the exterior is elegant, the interior for its part remains unique in the current car production with its huge multimedia screen measuring 17 inches or 47 cm vertically implanted. Beyond its size, it has the great advantage of being very fluid and responsive with the same operation as a digital tablet.
In terms of presentation, difficult to do more stripped. On the dashboard, there are only two buttons: the one to open the glove box and the one to activate the hazard lights. The impression of modernism is undeniable, but it can be destabilizing because all controls, including air conditioning, go through the screen. The instrumentation is obviously 100% digital but its design is less pleasant than that of other premium manufacturers such as Mercedes or Audi.
This impression of inferior quality is also found in the materials used. So, of course, Tesla plays in ethics with “plant” leathers that do not come from animals, but their appearance is not up to the expectations or the segment. Tesla has yet to work in this area. On the other hand, most observers will have noticed that certain details like the commandos or the controls of window regulators come from the same supplier as Mercedes.
In recent weeks, the Model S benefits from the latest version of the software (V9), which offers a redesigned presentation of the screen but also new features such as improved navigation or air conditioning controls reviews.
Good point regarding the practical aspects. Thanks to the installation of the batteries under the floor, the Model S benefits from an excellent habitability, not amputated by a tunnel of transmission despite the presence of four driving wheels. Good capacity also for the trunk with 744 liters, even if it lacks a little height. It is completed by another located under the front hood with a capacity of 150 liters.
2019 Tesla Model S75D Features
While some manufacturers have particularly complex ranges, this is not the case for Tesla. On the 2019 Tesla Model S75D, a single very rich finish including the air suspension, the automatic tailgate, keyless access, and start, the precollision system, electric heated mirrors, adaptive LED projectors, navigation with free connectivity for a while. year, the front seats, rear, and heated steering wheel. Only two options are worth mentioning: the very famous Auto Pilot including the cruise control speed limiter, the 360 ° camera and the automatic parking, and especially allowing, when the legislation will allow it, to have a 100% autonomous car in very short deadlines (€ 5,300), as well as two additional seats placed in the trunk and facing outwards (€ 4,200). But the strength of the American manufacturer lies in the possibility of increasing the functionality of his car through updates identical to those known in a computer that is without going through the garage box. To this day never seen in the automotive world.
After this long period of presentation, place now to driving impressions. First observation, even if this 2019 Tesla Model S75D is the “smallest” Tesla, its acceleration is still worthy of sports with a 0 to 100 km / h shot in 4.4 s. So, certainly, it is less impressive than the P100D which performs the same exercise in 2.7 seconds, but we must not forget that this Model S weighs more than 2 tons. A considerable weight certainly, fortunately, it does not feel too much to the driving. The feedback from the management is relatively artificial but the main fault comes from the too firm depreciation. No complaints when the route is in good condition; on the other hand, the comfort is altered on the bleeds and other speed bumps. Too bad because the silence on board contributes greatly to the well-being of the occupants and the low center of gravity annihilates all the cash movements.
2019 Tesla Model S75D Range
Unsurprisingly, Tesla’s know-how lies above all in terms of autonomy. The manufacturer announces 490 km (NEDC) for our 2019 Tesla Model S75D, 390 km/h in real conditions. On our test, we traveled 300 km with an average of 24.7 kW / 100 km. Consistent consumption but without doing eco-driving. It should be noted, however, that the energy recovery capability of the foot lift is less dramatic than that of the Jaguar i-Pace. But, unlike other manufacturers of electric vehicles, the autonomy of a Tesla is not a problem. Indeed, in order to travel long distances, the manufacturer has installed at its expense for many years many superchargers. In here, there are 65 and 400 in all of Europe. In recent days, for the purchase of a Tesla, their use is free for 6 months. This network is complemented by another called “destination charging program” which allows through 600 terminals available in tourist locations, hotels, etc. to complete the charge of your vehicle free of charge. Today, this is clearly the strong point of Tesla. A network that is still unique today. A real plus undeniably that removes almost completely the fear of the dry failure.