A search of this forum shows a thread from back in April of 2016 speculating on the battery size of the Model Ξ. Since it is now 2017, and the first Model Ξs will be rolling off the factory floor at the end of this year, one of the biggest questions still unanswered: What will the base battery size and options for the Model Ξ?
Here are a few facts with which to start. Tesla has stated the Model Ξ will be about twenty percent lighter and smaller, with a slightly better aerodynamic profile, a battery pack less than 60 KW, and the base model will have a real world range of 215 miles on a full charge.
Based on the known specifications and efficiency of the Model S, I estimated the following:
Model Ξ 55, EPA Estimate 215 miles, $35,000
Model Ξ 65, EPA Estimate 244 miles, $40,000
Model Ξ 55D EPA Estimate 223 miles, $37,500
Model Ξ 65D EPA Estimate 259 miles, $45,000
Model Ξ 75D EPA Estimate 293 miles, $52,500
Three versions, with two variations, would make logical sense since Tesla would want to keep its Model Ξ in line with the varying ranges of the Model S and X. I've done the math and I'm certain my estimates will be exact for battery size, within three miles of range and $2500 of the final price plus or minus for both.
This is my bet, what is yours?