The Tesla Model 3 is the third vehicle of the purely electric car brand after the two larger Model S and Model X.
With the Model 3 presented in 2016, Tesla finally expanded its vehicle range with a comparatively small and therefore inexpensive model that can be used to appeal to a broader target customer group. Thanks to the Model 3, entry into electromobility is now possible with the "T" on the hood. But Tesla wouldn't be Tesla if the Model 3 weren't still in the upper middle class.
The Tesla Model 3 is the world's best-selling electric car because it knows how to convince in many purchase criteria. With the powerful drive, low power consumption and long range. In the 2021 model year, the successful concept was further improved.
The entry-level model heaves its 1.6 ton weight from zero to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds and reaches 225 km/h. That should be enough in an electric car. If you use the maximum speed more often, you will see the charging station more often. The Model 3 with two electric motors, the large battery and all-wheel drive runs with its 498 hp and 575 Nm torque at 233 km/h and sprints to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds.
With 513 hp and 660 Nm, the Model 3 Performance, which is also twin-engined, can reach speeds of up to 261 km/h. The 100 km/h is reached in 3.3 seconds. Nobody comes after that. Not a Polestar 2 with 205 km/h, not the VW ID.4 with a maximum of 180 km/h and not the 400 hp Jaguar I-Pace, which is intercepted by the limiter at 200 km/h.
Most people assume that electric cars don't need oil. But they are wrong and you are able to change the oil in your Tesla Model 3. However unlike a traditional petrol or diesel car, with a Model 3 it's not the engine oil you will be changing.
Inside the electric motor (sometimes referred to as the drive unit) there is some oil which is used to cool down and lubricate the gear reduction and differential. As with a motorbike clutch, the oil also acts as cooling liquid which disperses heat away from the stator and rotor.
The type of oil that you will need for your Tesla Model 3 is Pentosin ATF 9. You will also need to relace the oil filter at the same time as changing the oil (part number is 1095038-00-A.) Each drive unit has a oil filter so if you have the all wheel drive model you need to get two filters.