The Story Behind The Tesla Model X Signature Edition
Posted on December 01, 2015
You're in the market for a Tesla Model X and want to be the first on your block to own one. You start Googling for the price tag of a Tesla Model X and see that it starts at just $80,000 (or $75,000 after tax incentives and gas savings), but don't get too excited just yet.
The first Tesla Model X out of the gate is the Signature Edition, which carries a price tag of $132,000. What's so special about the Signature Edition, and should you go out and get one right now? Well, if you don't want to wait and don't mind paying out $132,000 - go for it. However, if the extra cost really doesn't fit your needs you're probably better off waiting for the more affordable models.
The Tesla Model X Signature Edition is a fully loaded Tesla Model X and comes with a 90 kWh battery providing a driving range of 250 miles on a single charge. Based on the Tesla Model X P90D, the Signature Edition's motor produces 259 horsepower at the front and 503 horsepower at the rear. Allowing the Tesla Model X Signature Edition to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds or 3.2 seconds with the Ludicrous Mode while keeping an EPA-rated 89 MPGe and, as mentioned earlier, you'll get 250 miles on a full charge.
The Tesla Model X Signature Edition also includes the Tesla Autopilot feature, three second-row seats, and flat-folding third-row seat. It comes standard with all-wheel drive, sensor-equipped falcon wing doors and free access to Tesla's Supercharger network.
If you don't mind waiting you can opt for the Tesla Model X 70D, which is capable of driving 220 miles on a single charge with a 0 to 60 mph time of 6 seconds. The mid-level Tesla Model X 90D has a driving range of 257 miles with a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.8 seconds. Obviously, if range is your main concern then the Tesla Model X 90D is the one you would want to park in your driveway. If being the first on your block is your concern, contact Tesla Motors ASAP for the Model X Signature Edition as any new orders are delayed until summer of 2016.