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Tesla Model S & X updated, ‘75’ 0-100km/h cut by 1 second

August 23, 2017

Tesla has announced some updates for the Model S and Model X electric vehicles, with advanced new features coming in as standard.

Smart Air Suspension will now come standard on the Model S and X, providing enhanced handling, efficiency, and comfort, according to Tesla. It’s also paired with automatic location-based tracking that can automatically raise the nose on common driveways and sharp speed bumps.

For the “75” variants, an over-the-air update to the software helps to improve performance. Tesla says these models can now accelerate from 0-100km/h one second quicker than the outgoing version. The outgoing Model S 75 does the sprint in 5.8 seconds, but now it can do it in just 4.6 seconds. This time drops to 4.4 seconds with the all-wheel drive dual-motor option, called the 75D.

For the Model X 75D, which is only available in dual motor, all-wheel drive form, the 0-100km/h sprint drops from 6.2 seconds to 5.2 seconds. We find this quite remarkable given these are the entry-level variants.

In other areas, Tesla is offering a cream colour interior option, while the Model X is now available in seven-seat configuration with the second and third row seats capable of folding flat for maximised cargo space.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.