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Production-spec Tesla Model 3 revealed

Tesla has revealed the production-ready Model 3. The car is available at prices starting from US$ 35,000 and is the company's third model after the Model S and Model X. Along with the reveal, the company started deliveries of the car to employee reservation holders.

The Model 3 comes with a battery that has a range of 352 km (EPA estimated) as a part of standard equipment. The car is claimed to do the 0-96 km/h sprint in 5.6 seconds and touch a top speed of 209 km/h.

The Model 3 measures 4,694 mm in length, 1,849 mm in width and 1,443 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,875 mm. The front and rear boots give the Model 3 a combined luggage capacity of 425 litres.

On the inside, the car features a dual zone climate control system, 15-inch touchscreen with FM / internet radio, fabric seats, a storage space in the central console with 2 USB ports, Wi-Fi and LTE internet connectivity, keyless entry and remote air-conditioning, which can be operated using the Tesla app.

The Model 3 is equipped with features such as 8 airbags, all-LED headlamps and tail lamps, collision avoidance systems, 3-point seatbelts with reminders for all occupants, two children) in the rear seats, ABS with EBD, ESC and traction control and tyre pressure monitoring system.

Tesla provides a standard warranty package of 4 years or 80,000 km with the Model 3 and a battery warranty of 8 years or 1,60,000 kms.

The car also comes with an optional long-range battery, which has a range of 496 km. With this battery, the car has a claimed 0-96 km/h time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h.

The Model 3 is being produced with the long-range battery at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. The deliveries of the car to customers are scheduled to commence in October 2017, while the production of the car with the standard battery is expected to start in November. The production of the all-wheel drive version of the Model 3 and deliveries of left-hand drive cars is scheduled to begin in 2018. The production of right-hand drive cars is expected to commence in 2019.

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