Tesla working on its third model line, a rival to the Bmw 3-Series

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 12, 2012

Tesla is currently working on its third model line, which is expected to compete with the BMW 3-series. Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla’s chief designer, said that the first of the new models, may have its launch as early as 2015. Tesla has begun deliveries of the new Model S saloon. It’s likely that the Model S-based Model X SUV will enter production in late 2013.

Von Holzhausen said that the third model will continue to bring down the price point as quickly as possible. He said that the new entry-level car has a target price of $30,000. Von Holzhausen said that the new model’s styling is more distinctive than the relatively conventional Model S. He said that the company will become more experimental as the brand is developed.

He said that the cars need “some personality.” The Tesla platform, which places the batteries in a 10cm-high stack under the cabin floor, provides a lot of flexibility, says Autocar. Von Holzhausen said that there are many ways to use the platform. He said that there’s a time and place for the company to build something around a pick-up. He added that torque of an electric motor will be perfectly suited for this market.

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


It was only recently when BMW officially debuted the new 2017 5-Series Saloon (G30) online. At that time, this range revealed that it had driving dynamics that was the best...
by - October 26, 2016
Starting early 2017, the new Audi Q7 will be available with the new 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine that makes it not only faster but also lighter and more efficient than...
by - October 25, 2016
Soon, Fiat Chrysler’s Dodge brand will be ending the production of the Dodge Viper. So practically, the 2017 Dodge Viper will be the last Viper up for grabs. Gerry Wood...
by - October 25, 2016
Say hello to the fastest accelerating production car in the world: the new 2017 Tesla Model S P100D. Powered by a 100 kWh battery, this new model basically outruns almost...
by - October 25, 2016
Ever heard of the “Lynk & Co” automotive brand? Well, it is highly likely people haven’t. This is practically because this is new brand created by the joint venture between...
by - October 25, 2016