The electric Tesla Model 3 is finally on sale in the UK, with prices starting at £38.050 for the Model 3 Standard Plus. First UK deliveries in June.
The Tesla Model 3, Tesla’s 3-Series-challenging compact electric saloon, has been making real strides in Europe, becoming Europe’s best-selling EV in March by a long way. And now it’s officially on sale in the UK.
Prices aren’t exactly the bargain-basement £27,000 ($35k) Elon Musk has been trumpeting since the Model 3 was first revealed, and the entry-level model for the UK, the Model 3 Standard Range Plus – will cost you from £38,050 (and that’s after taxpayer bribe).
That said, it does come with an enhanced spec including Autopilot, a range of 285 miles and enough oomph to hit 62mph in 5.3 seconds with its standard rear-wheel drive.
Moving up Tesla’s UK offerings for the Model 3 in the UK and the next step is the Model 3 Long Range (£47,050) with 348-mile range which comes with four-wheel drive, thanks to a motor on each axle, and gets a premium interior package, better trim, heated seats, Satellite view maps and premium sound.
Top of the Tesla Model 3 tree is the Model 3 Performance (£56050), which comes with the upgraded toys of the Long Range Model but can hit 62mph in a rather bonkers 3.2 seconds. Although we expect it will have to lie down for a while after to recover.
Unless you want a solid black Model 3 you’ll have to stump up extra, with metallic Midnight Silver and Deep Blue costing an extra £950, and Multi-coat Red and Pearl white an extra £1,900.
The same applies to wheels, with 18″ alloys a standard but 19″ Sport Wheels a £1,450 upgrade (although the Performance Model 3 gets 20″ alloys as standard as well as a carbon fibre rear spoiler, Track Mode and red brake calipers.)
You can now go to Tesla’s UK site to spec and order your Model 3, and Tesla say first deliveries should be as early as next month (June 2019).