Tesla has started rolling out software updates for the Model 3, and the release notes for the firmware 2019.8.2 include an increase of vehicle’s peak power by approximately 5%, which is claimed to improve acceleration and performance.
The updates also include the ability to move the Model 3 in and out of a parking space via key fob (Summon), Sentry Mode, Blind Spot Chime, and Auto-Folding Mirrors based on the location. However, it’s not clear whether the power upgrade has been rolled out for all Model 3 variants or only for the Dual Motor AWD Performance variants.
Except for the acceleration and top speed figures, Tesla never really mentioned the Model 3’s power and torque figures, not even in the owner’s manual. According to the EPA data, the aforementioned AWD variant packs a 147 kW (200 metric hp) motor at the front and another 211 kW (287 metric hp) one at the rear. However, the combined output of those two motors might be slightly lesser. A 5% peak power boost would mean an increase of not more than 25 hp.
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