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Tesla Improves Model 3 LR, $2K Acceleration Boost Now Hits 60 in 3.7s

Tesla Improves Model 3 LR, $2K Acceleration Boost Now Hits 60 in 3.7s

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In recent days, Tesla has been constantly surprising and delighting owners and prospective buyers of its cars. All vehicles from the manufacturer's lineup have received various upgrades that will significantly improve the ownership experience for customers. Several changes have affected the external and internal appearance of some of the models.

Meanwhile, the use of new components helped bolster performance, and there were some improvements at the software level as well. Model 3 Long Range owners, for instance, can now get even more acceleration for their vehicles by purchasing Acceleration Boost.

Model 3 Long Range (Dual Motor) owner, @NASA8500/Twitter noticed that Tesla suggests Acceleration Boost to 3.7 seconds instead of 3.9 previously available as an upgrade. This means that after the upgrade, the Model 3 Long Range will accelerate in 3.7 seconds instead of 4.4.

Last year, Tesla released a paid acceleration boost upgrade for the Model 3 Dual Motor Long Range, dropping its 0-60 mph time down to 3.9 seconds from 4.4. Now, the acceleration is even faster.

At the end of September, Tesla released a paid  acceleration boost upgrade for Model Y. For $2,000—via an OTA software upgrade — your Model Y Dual Motor AWD can now hit 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds (down from 4.8s).


Currently, Model 3 Long Range (Dual Motor) costs $8,000 less than Performance, the latter of which now accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds. This $2,000 upgrade offers customers an opportunity to significantly increase acceleration of the Long Rang variant—to 3.7s—at a modest price.

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Eva Fox

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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