Zero to Sixty times

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I’ve got a long range all wheel drive non-performance model 3 that I picked up in September 2018. I’m excited that Tesla keeps updating the software and making my car quicker over the past year (original 0 to 60 time was 4.5 seconds I believe), but does anybody know exactly what the new 0 to 60 time is now? (After all the updates)
 

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Thanks for all the replies. I was kind of hoping one of their brilliant Tesla engineers would whip out a couple math equations real quick and let me know if I am now sub four seconds for 0 to 60. I’m thinking I’ve got to be pretty close or getting there in the next couple of updates? Sub four seconds does have a nice ring to it 😊
 

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Thanks for all the replies. I was kind of hoping one of their brilliant Tesla engineers would whip out a couple math equations real quick and let me know if I am now sub four seconds for 0 to 60. I’m thinking I’ve got to be pretty close or getting there in the next couple of updates? Sub four seconds does have a nice ring to it 😊
the 0-60 time is 4.159 in the Reddit post that @JWardell linked to. (at least as a single data point)
  • 0-60 mph decreased from 4.264s to 4.159s (-0.105s)
 

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Huh, that seems slow. I thought the LR RWD was already slightly under 5.0 before the .36 update.

Edit: Disregard, I see now that he was only at 70% charge for this test.
Ya, It seems like there’s so many variables in these tests that it’s really hard to confirm.
 

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Huh, that seems slow. I thought the LR RWD was already slightly under 5.0 before the .36 update.

Edit: Disregard, I see now that he was only at 70% charge for this test.
LR RWD was 5.5 sec originally, then reduced to 5.0 in the first bump this spring. Need some warm weather to confirm it dropping into the 4.9s after the 36 update.
 

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LR RWD was 5.5 sec originally, then reduced to 5.0 in the first bump this spring. Need some warm weather to confirm it dropping into the 4.9s after the 36 update.
There were some videos produced with the initial LR RWD cars that showed 0-60 times of about 4.5s, then a firmware update made it over 5 seconds.
 

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LR RWD was 5.5 sec originally, then reduced to 5.0 in the first bump this spring. Need some warm weather to confirm it dropping into the 4.9s after the 36 update.
Here's a 4.9 run on a wet road at 89%. Also, LR RWD was always advertised as 5 seconds. The standard range was initially advertised at 5.5 or maybe 5.4. But in the beginning some people were getting quicker times out of the first production models. I think the highest I saw was 4.66. Tesla definitely slowed it down some in an unpopular update (I felt it), and it may have been slower than 5.0 after that. But it's good to have some extra power back after the two 5% bumps.

 
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5.5 sec when announced in 2016 and 5.1 sec at the delivery event in 2017, I think.
Here's a 4.9 run on a wet road at 89%. Also, LR RWD was always advertised as 5 seconds. The standard range was initially advertised at 5.5 or maybe 5.4. But in the beginning some people were getting quicker times out of the first production models. I think the highest I saw was 4.66. Tesla definitely slowed it down some in an unpopular update (I felt it), and it may have been slower than 5.0 after that. But it's good to have some extra power back after the two 5% bumps.

Sorry, yes, my bad memory. 5.1 was reduced to 5.0. There was plenty of chatter about nerfing in early 2018 but I never really saw scientific proof. So maybe we are now just back to where they were originally.

The reality is Tesla is dialing more precise control of the motors, as well as some intentional imprecise control to generate extra inefficient heat to warm the battery while driving for supercharging. Perhaps early on they were not as careful and experienced some failures and slowly found ways to bring it back more reliably. I would love to be a fly on the wall of their powertrain team (or you know...part of it)!
 

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Thanks for making this thread. Was very curious about the 0-60 improvement for the LR AWD. Looks like it is a bit less than 4.2 seconds now. If folks see more data points pls post.

freaking awesome that the performance version is right near 3 flat.

This kind of speed for this priced car is Unreal.