Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
February 28, 2012
The Tesla Model S is the company's second all-electric car. It's a sedan that seats up to seven, with optional jump seats for children. The car will be offered with three battery options, each offering more range and power.
On the outside, the Model S resembles a mix of a Jaguar and Aston Martin, with pronounced exterior curves. Tesla says the car will come with an all-glass panoramic sunroof and door handles that retract into the door of the car to reduce aerodynamic drag. Nineteen-inch wheels are standard.
Inside, the Model S features eight-way power-adjustable front seats, touch-sensitive door handles and a 17-inch touch-screen that controls the audio and navigation systems as well as climate and other controls.
Tesla says the battery options for the Model S are 40 kilowatt-hour, 60 kWh and 75 kWh packs. The largest, Tesla says, will provide a 300-mile driving range and propel the Tesla S from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. A full charge of the battery takes eight hours, with a partial quick charge taking 30 minutes.
The company plans to build the Model S itself. The Tesla Roadster used technology from Lotus for its chassis.
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