The Tesla Model 3 Just Got Cheaper

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The entry-level, $35,000 Tesla Model 3 is still nowhere to be seen, but at least Tesla appears to have dropped the starting prices and costs of certain options on the other variants. I guess that tent is helping.

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The current base model with the larger, long range 310-mile battery can be had for $49,000. Before, the dual-motor, all-wheel drive version of that car would ring buyers up an extra $5,000. Now, that option has been dropped to $4,000, according to Engadget.

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This means that for $53,000, you can get something that’ll do zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds and have a range of 310 miles.

The cost of the Performance iteration of the Model 3 has been lowered as well. Originally, it was a whopping $78,000—the price of a BMW M3—but it now be had at a more reasonable $64,000. This is the version that will hit 60 in 3.5 seconds, by the way.

If you already put down an order for a Model 3 before it got cheaper, don’t worry. Tesla confirmed to Electrek that these new prices will be retroactively applied to customers who have already placed their orders, which is nice.

It’s not $35,000 yet, but it’s a better deal than it was.

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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DISCUSSION

Why would they lower the price a car with a 3 year back order?

I can’t even wrap my head around what is going on here.