Tesla axes Model S 60 and 60D

Tesla has announced it will discontinue the entry-level Model S 60 and 60D variants in April, leaving the 75 and 75D as the base models in the range.
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In a release sent out this week, the American electric vehicle manufacturer said most customers bypassed the more affordable variants.

Essentially software restricted versions of the 75 and 75D, the 60 and 60D variants offered a $9900 saving over the Model S's previous entry point.

The 60 was capable of a 400km driving range, could sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 210km/h.


Meanwhile, the 60D featured an extra electric motor for all-wheel drive traction, could drive for up to 408km on a single charge, and hit 100km/h from a standstill in a brisker 5.4 seconds on its way to a top whack of 210km/h.

The Model S 60 and 60D were only announced less than a year ago, indicating that customers aren't fazed by the $118,600 starting price for the 75kWh version - likely due to the extra 80km range on offer.

Buyers who still want the entry-level Model S have until 16 April 2017 to place an order.