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The Wheel Deal

Fixing you up with life in the fast lane.
Posted: October 10th, 2012 | By Thomas Falkiner

So it turns out the new Tesla Model S is quite the sleeper. Yep, in a recent shootout orchestrated by Automobile Magazine, Elon Musk’s luxury sedan sprinted to 100mph quicker than the turbocharged BMW M5. I couldn’t believe it either but seeing is believing.

 
 


Comments

 

Peter Mould

November 29, 2012 at 4:38 am

Sometimes with a better driver, a car can go faster than it’s competitor. I think the BMW had a chance to beat the Tesla Model S if a world class driver had been behind the wheel. Regardess, i think it was impressive that in this video, the Model S did so well. it really exceeded my expectations of it.

 

Carl Garrison

January 4, 2013 at 11:01 am

This is a great video. BMW has been known for quick pick-up speed and it has been niche in the market for a long time. With Tesla model S beating BMW M5 in pick up speed, drivers may have another option. Further, the starting price of Tesla Model S is a little lower then BMW M5, making it more attractive for drivers who are looking for cars with similar pick-up speed.



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