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Old 07-31-2014, 04:55 PM   #104
E. Nick
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Originally Posted by mhoward1 View Post
The published 1/4 mile times? Yes, the M5 has more speed and is better from a rolling start, but the Tesla has 0-10 MPH TQ that would be similar to what a 4wd system can add to a standing start 1/4.
Just looked at MT and C&D - M5 showing quicker by 0.5 sec and faster by 10-13MPH in trap. In the real world, that is huge, especially the trap - feels like a completely different league, and it is.

My point is that little lies that aren't refuted end up being accepted as fact - add up all the lies and the Tesla gets the Kool-Aid following that it has.

It is a fine car, for a battery-powered Camry or Avalon competitor. But to discuss the Model S as a competitor to an M5 or E63, or RS7, or anything in the 100K up area is ridiculous.

Chop the price 50% and it would kick ass, which is what it seems like they want to do with this Model III.
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