Submitted by Jimdow on 27. April 2019
I currently own a 2016 P100DL with about 12,500 miles on it. The car has been terrific, very few problems and the service in Miami area is excellent.
After reading about the recently announced updates to the Model S including increased range, improved suspension, new front motor drive unit and faster supercharging, I decided to pull the trigger and order a new P100DL.
One question that I have not seen addressed is whether the new front motor drive unit will increase the performance of the P100DL. This drive unit apparently produces more power than the one it is replacing because the acceleration specs for the standard range and non ludicrous P100D cars have improved 0-60 times by 3/10ths of a second. However, the Tesla website still claims that the "new" P100DL will reach 0-60mph in 2.4 seconds... no improvement. I may be incorrect, but I suspect that the new P100DL's are going to be even quicker than the previous generation.
My new P100DL won't arrive until late May so I suspect someone will have test results before I take delivery.
Any thoughts on increased performance expectations?