Tesla has announced the UK pricing details of the Model 3, with the first right-hand examples to be delivered in June.
The Model 3 is priced from £38,900 in base Standard Range Plus configuration, which offers a driving range of 258 miles (415km) on the latest WLTP cycle.
Next up is the Long Range AWD model, priced from £47,900, offering 348 miles (560km) of driving range, while at the top of the range we find the £56,900 Performance, which offers 329 miles (529km) of range, but it’s the fastest of them all, with a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and a 162 mph (261 km/h) top speed. However, even the base Model 3 is pretty nifty, offering a 0-60 mph sprint in 5.3 seconds and a 140 mph (225 km/h) top speed.
The Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system is fitted on all models as standard, but the much advertised self-driving capability is a £4,900 option, with Tesla also offering the upgrade post-purchase for £6,800.
The base version of the Model 3 is priced higher than initially expected, but there’s more equipment fitted as standard, including a “Partial Premium Interior” with 12-way adjustable heated front seats, a center console with four USB ports and two smartphone docks, an upgraded audio system with Bluetooth, navigation and LED fog lamps. Dual-Motor AWD models add rear heated seats, a premium audio system, satellite-view maps with live-traffic info, in-car internet, 18-inch Aero wheels and more.
Tesla will begin deliveries of the Model 3 in the UK sooner than expected, with the first cars to go to customers that had placed a deposit down back in 2016.