Tesla Model S 85

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2012 - 2016
Price USA (used)
Estimated pre-owned price
$17,995
In 2016 this car was replaced by: Tesla Model S 75

Trims

Currently Produced

Tesla Model S 85

Technical Specifications of Tesla Model S 85

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2012 - 2016
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
Netherlands USA
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Discontinued
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Liftback Tesla Model S 85

Range and Battery

Range
Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
WLTP
EPA
NEDC
GCC
No Data 265 mi 312 mi 249 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
Nominal
Usable
85 kWh 80.8 kWh
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
32.4 kWh/100 mi (3.1 mi/kWh)

Charging

Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
AC
DC
10 kW 120 kW
Architecture
Most EVs use a 400V system, but newer models with higher voltage can charge faster and use less wiring.
400 V
Charge Port
The port type impacts charging speed and station compatibility
  • Tesla
Tesla charge port

Performance

Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
RWD: IM
Motor
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
Power
Torque
278 kW (373 hp) 325 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
5.4 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
140 mph
0.00 s
00 mph

Dimensions

Length
Car's body length (front to back bumper)
195.7 in
Width
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
86.2 in 77.3 in
Height
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
56.9 in
Wheelbase
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
116.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
5, 7
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
4630 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
Trunk
Max
Frunk
26.3 ft3 58.1 ft3 2.1 ft3
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
No Data
Last Updated:
March 26, 2024
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How Far Can You Go in Tesla Model S 85

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Charging Tesla Model S 85

Slow (AC)
Fast (DC)

Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 26, 2024
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About Tesla Model S 85

Detailed Descriptions

The Tesla Model S 85 is an all-electric rear-wheel drive liftback. It came out in 2012. Tesla stopped making the 85 in 2016 and replaced it with the Tesla Model S 75. You can still find Tesla Model S 85 on the used car market, with prices starting around $17,995.

The Tesla Model S 85 has a 85 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 249 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 32.4 kWh per 100 miles (or 3.1 miles per kWh) — ranked №313 out of 683 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The Tesla Model S 85 is equipped with a powertrain that delivers up to 278 kW (373 hp) of power and 325 lb-ft of torque.

This enables a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 5.4 seconds (ranked №266 out of 683 electric vehicles) and a top speed of 140 mph.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

The estimated How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range? for Tesla Model S 85 falls between 224–274 miles, ranking it №313 out of 683 electric vehicles. Several conditions can influence this range:

  • Speed: The battery drains faster at higher speeds.
  • Temperature: Extreme temperatures can impact range.
  • Terrain: Range is reduced on hilly or mountainous terrain.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving behaviors, such as frequent acceleration and braking, decrease efficiency.
  • Feature utilization: Climate control and media system usage also affect range.

These figures are approximations, and your actual driving range may vary. When planning trips, consider these factors and be prepared for potential charging stops.

For trip planning assistance, utilize the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

The Tesla Model S 85 in the USA is equipped with a Tesla charging port. You can charge it conveniently at home using a standard outlet, or utilize any public AC charging station with the appropriate cable. However, the car's built-in charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging speed to 10 kW, which translates to roughly 28 miles of range added per hour.

For faster charging, use DC fast-charging stations. The Tesla Model S 85 supports a maximum DC charging rate of 120 kW, but it's important to note that battery temperature and current charge level can affect the actual charging speed you'll experience.

To estimate charging time, rate, and cost, you can use Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

The size and weight specifications for Tesla Model S 85 are as follows:

  • Length: 195.7 in
  • Width: 86.2 in (including side mirrors) or 77.3 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 56.9 in
  • Wheelbase: 116.5 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 4630 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

The rear cargo area of the Tesla Model S 85 provides 26.3 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are upright (ranked №112 out of 683 electric vehicles).

Folding these seats down unlocks a maximum cargo capacity of 58.1 cubic feet (ranked №112 out of 683 electric vehicles).

In addition, the car has a frunk, a front compartment with 2.1 cubic feet dedicated to smaller items.

Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The car isn’t officially rated for towing.

Additional Information

Ratings

4.1

Design

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4.0

Performance

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3.9

Desirability

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Safety Ratings

NHTSA safety rating
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NCAP safety rating
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