The Tesla Model X is a mid-size all-electric luxury SUV that comes in two version: Performance and Long Range. Both come with Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive, adaptive air suspension, premium interior and sound.
The Long Range version has 301 miles of range starts at $79,990, while the Performance version 351 miles of range and starts at $99,990.
If you're a Model X owner, check out this list list of top accessories for the Model X that we put togethern.
To learn more about Tesla's Model X, visit their website here.
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The Tesla Model S and Model X Long Range Plus come with a range boost that gets them up to 390 miles and 351 miles on a single charge respectively.
What is Tesla Raven? In April 2019 Tesla introduced new versions of both Model S and Model X- codenamed as 'Raven'- which included a new adaptative suspension system and an overall increase in range. In February 2020, Tesla announced new EPA range estimates for the Raven Long Range Plus versions.
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Jason Hughes discovered some interesting bits buried inside the Tesla BMS firmware. Tesla has made changes to fit 108 cell groups and there is a ‘packid’ that states that the pack can be ~109 kWh.
Potentially, these changes come from removing the modules that as Elon stated, make an enclosure, in an enclosure, in an enclosure, and get back some space.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #99
The latest software update brings these long-waited features to the M3 in addition to speed limit mode and TACC on-ramp off-ramp released for MX and MS as well.
Read more about 2018.24.1From issue #14
2018.32.2.1 introduced lane departure avoidance and emergency lane departure avoidance for Model S and Model X
This has been out for several weeks for Model 3 but just got released for Model S and Model X. Thanks Sofiaan!
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #77
Another great teardown by Munro Live. Take a look if you’re intrigued by the insides of your car.From issue #290
It seems like the actual key fob also uses Bluetooth since September 2016 (see Electrek’s post about this), so I assume both the S and the X have the appropriate antennas to power using the phone as the key.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #7
Many refreshed S and X owners have complained about the horn and how difficult it was to activate it during an emergency (although you can smash the right side as the video above shows). This is changing for newer owners, all owners of refreshed S and X made after November will be able to just push the center for horn, Tesla just needs to send the update.From issue #206
Tesla showcased the Cyberpunk at the Model S delivery event, but it wasn’t until this week that we heard an update about it. Elon confirmed he is hoping they get released next quarter. According to Elon, the team is debating between making individual games work well or directing those efforts towards generalized gaming simulation.From issue #195
The cantonal police of Basel-City in Switzerland have added 7 Model X in their fleet since April 2019. 40,000 km later they haven’t observed any notable quality defects. They have had to make some modifications e.g. ballistic protected parts, but they have received a license from Tesla to convert the vehicles themselves which is great so they won’t lose the warranty.
The article goes on about the type of advantages a Model X brings to the cantonal police of Basel. They also think the Cybertruck could even be more suitable, but on the other side, it may look too martial for the city. What do you think?From issue #111
This week it’s all about the Model S and X refresh. Lots of videos and pictures being shared online. Here are some of the refreshed Model X. Can’t see much but… I’m excited, what can I say?From issue #153
One of the recent additions for the Model S and X is the adaptive suspension. According to Tesla, this new suspension uses a predictive model to anticipate how the damping will need to be adjusted based on the road, speed, and other vehicle and driver inputs. Now that new owners are getting their hands on these new cars, greater information about it is going out. Here is a table of how the new suspension compares in terms of efficiency to the old one.
One of the recent additions for the Model S and X is the adaptive suspension. According to Tesla, this new suspension uses a predictive model to anticipate how the damping will need to be adjusted based on the road, speed, and other vehicle and driver inputs. Now that new owners are getting their hands on these new cars, greater information about it is going out. Here is a table of how the new suspension compares in terms of efficiency to the old one. [Watch the video on Youtube]
Read more: TeslaratiFrom issue #61
Tesla is giving people an incentive to get a new Model S / X over a new Model 3 by throwing unlimited Supercharging in the mix. We have no idea how long this offer is going to last but if we use the past to predict the future it’s probably going to be there at least for the rest of Q3.
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Read more: TwitterFrom issue #71
Very nice and clean infographic showing the main differences between the performance versions of the Model 3 and the Model Y.From issue #105
Owners of Model S and Model X built March 2018 or earlier are now eligible to purchase an Infotainment Upgrade. We published an article when the MCU 2 retrofit first became available with information about features, cost, and reasons to upgrade.From issue #136
Tesla has launched a new paint color for the Model S and Model X, built at the Fremont factory. The new color, called “Ultra Red,” appears to be a shade between the Red Multicoat (which it replaces) and the Midnight Cherry Red produced in Berlin. The new color is priced at $3,000. The video showcases the paint shop, as well as how the new color appears on the Model S and X. Personally, I think it looks fantastic!From issue #258
Good news for owners that have a Model S or X, the latest software - thanks to warming up battery when you head to a Supercharger - improves supercharging times by up to 25%. It is pretty amazing that cars from 2012 are still getting better! For now if you use the navigation when heading to a Supercharger, that way your car will charge faster.
According to Elon, between the software update, the new v3, and the increase in power in v2, Superchargers charge time will drop by a factor of 2 for the whole Tesla fleet and a factor of 4 for Model 3s. These changes more than double total Supercharger system throughput worldwide.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #50
This Tesla owner was looking for a MagSafe for his Model X and, after not being able to find a solution he liked, he built his own. Here’s a short demo and here’s a detailed explanation of the hack and all the pieces needed. The DIY has become so popular that the creator is 3D printing them and selling them on Etsy. He plans on donating the proceeds to clean energy non-profit to help further the Tesla mission.From issue #146
Elon announced on Twitter that to simplify the production many of the current interiors for the Model S and the Model X are going to disappear after November 1st. If you were thinking about getting a Model S or X it may be time to do it now so you can get the configuration that you wanted and still take advantage of the full tax credit.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #30
Ryan McCaffrey mentioned that he got rock-solid confirmation that the new Model S and Model X are now built with the center-screen tilting functionality. As shown in previous videos, past cars had the physical parts but were missing motors to actually move them.From issue #214
Sunday night is the last chance to order the 75kWh Model S or X. Would it be because they are releasing new packs? We don’t know but if you were thinking about getting one of them hurry up and if you need a referral code remember that we have one ;)
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #41
Elon announced on Twitter that, with some recent modifications, the EPA of the Model S is now above 390 miles. With the same improvements, the Model X’s EPA went up to 350 miles.
He also that all Model S/X made in recent months will be unlocked more range for free via software update. It turns out they already have the components that made these improvements possible. How cool is that?
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #99
Better late than never. Tesla has decided to proactively recall the Model S and Model X vehicles to update software and to replace the 8GB embedded Multi Media Card (eMMC) in the media control unit (MCU). This applies only to Model S and Model X vehicles built before March 2018 which are equipped with an 8GB eMMC in the MCU that may experience a malfunction due to accumulated wear.
As you probably know, our 2017 Model S is in this boat but we are most likely going to trade it in and get a new Y (exciting!). If you have a Tesla affected by the voluntary recall, don’t reach out to Tesla, they will reach out to you when your time to get the replacement arrives.From issue #149
Model S/X refresh: you can activate the center console shifter by briefly pressing both scroll wheels
The new Model S and X don’t come with a stalk to select gears, instead, they come with what Tesla calls a “smart shift”. This system tries to understand your car’s surroundings to pick the right gear for you, if the car is wrong you can override that using the center console. In the case the center console isn’t working correctly, there are other selectors that turn on under the wireless phone charging area, and in case those don’t turn on, you can activate them by briefly pressing both scroll wheels.From issue #218
The owners that I know who have a Yoke steering wheel do not miss the round steering wheel at all. However, I have heard some complaints on Twitter and forums. For those of you who do not like the Yoke steering wheel, in March, you will be able to retrofit a round steering wheel for $700. Please note that this new steering wheel will still not have stalks or shifters.From issue #249
Tesla has dropped the price of the Model S and tthe Model X by $8,000. Model S and Model X that were previously sold under the 100D label will now be sold as “Extended Range” vehicles, while Tesla’s top-of-the-line P100D variants will now be branded as Model S Performance and Model X Performance. If you’re tempted, order before February 1st and get 6 months of free Supercharging with our referral code http://ts.la/ignacio9266
Read more: TeslaratiFrom issue #44
Both specs of the Model S and Model X have recently been updated indicating 250kW of Supercharging. Meanwhile, Elon has shared on Twitter that ’technically, it won’t be quite 1000 mph charging’ but also ‘a Model X bought in Dec. 2019 may be able to reach 250kW at low states of charge’. Some changes in the wiring had to be done for this, thus this doesn’t seem something that is going to be possible for older Raven Model S and X.From issue #120
The author of the video says: “Notice the speed limit on autopilot slows down automatically. Previously, when I had the autopilot on when I was using this off ramp, it would just drop from whatever speed I was going to 45MPH very abruptly and that was it. Now it is very gradual. I tried another time with a longer ramp and it slowed down more gradually and got down to around 25MPH.”"#12
Tesla is bringing back the previously discontinued ventilated seats and it is making new black Arachnid wheels available from the ordering process. (Previously, they were only available through the referral process). For now, they’re available both for the Model S and the Model X but only for the P100D.
Read more: ElectrekFrom issue #9
Firmware version 2020.40.9.2 (and only this version for now), introduces a new warning message when the MCU eMMC is about to fail. You could argue Tesla should’ve done something about this earlier and I wish my MCU wouldn’t fail in the first place, but since that can’t be changed, seeing Tesla acknowledging the failure and actually doing something about it is very positive.From issue #140
Folks keep on speculating about a Model S and Model X refresh. Elon already said there will be no exterior refresh, but now Electrek is telling us about a ‘secret’ project called Palladium which would involve building new production lines for the Model S/X. According to this source, Tesla would be manufacturing new battery modules and drive units that would serve as the basis of the upcoming “Plaid” versions.From issue #121
What we all first thought was going to be v11 turned out to be v10.2, or at least that’s how it’s called in the software. See the new UI in action, it is still unclear if or when Tesla will integrate this in the 3 or the Y. If I had o bet I would say they will but it will take a while, as it happened with the 3 when it was first released.From issue #168
Greentheonly discovered a few bits pointing to new hardware coming to the Model S and the Model X imminently:
- Two new battery types in several configs, no word about the capacity yet
- Integrated inductive phone charger (Qi)
- New charge port type
- New suspension version, not a new suspension but an iteration in the one released a few months ago
- New lumbar support, maybe new seats?
- Is there an interior redesign coming? Who knows 🤷♀️ But it seems that the S and the X are getting some love for sure!
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #96
Woot?! We bought our Model S only a few months ago… But to be honest, we knew this could happen. And we’re happy for the new and future Model S owners. Enjoy!
Read more: TMC ForumFrom issue #18
The rumors of the Model S/X refresh finally turned into reality and were announced yesterday at Tesla’s earnings call. Here are some highlights:
- The exterior will remain very close to the current desing, maybe a tad more aggressive with a bigger diffuser and a front vent
- Like the other models, it includes a black trim and a heat pump
- Horizontal 17" display, instrument cluster display, and a screen for the second row
- A 22-speaker, 960-watt audio system with active noise canceling
- It offers a yoke and a more traditional steering wheel option, both of them with no stalks; all controls are via buttons in the steering wheel or the screen
- Crazy fast, the base model 0-60 is 3.1s while the Plaid version 0-60 is 1.9s and its top speed 200mph
- The prices of the base model and Plaid-equivalent to the previous performance- are now $10k more
I thought I was going to trade in my 2017 Model S for a new Model Y, but now I’m going to need to rethink what to do. If you are thinking about ordering it and want 1,000 miles of free Supercharging, consider use my referral code http://ts.la/ignacio9266From issue #148
Some info about the refreshed Model X Long Range, which seems will be lighter and more powerful than the 2020 version:
- 14% reduction in battery weight
- 13% increase in battery specific energy
- Power increased by more than 30%, equipped AC magnetic motors both front & rear
- 4% reduction in curve weight
I mean… taxis, kids,… I can see many use cases in which allowing watching videos while driving (in the second row) is going to be a great experience without compromising safety. What do you think?From issue #153
Refreshed S and X are coming without a gear stalk and instead, they have what Tesla calls ‘smart shift’. With the smart shift, the car will try to predict the gear that you want, which sounds great but, what if you want to override it? Well, it seems that you can just slide the car on the screen for it to change from D to R.From issue #157
Every time I talk to someone who isn’t familiar with EVs or Tesla is ‘but … am I going to be able to go on road trips?’ Range and long-distance trips are a big question mark for a lot of future EV owners, but you can totally do it on a Tesla, and it’s not even a rare thing. u/octane097 shared their tip, 100 days, 15 miles, 70 Supercharger stops, and 95% of driving using AP led to… zero problems! The post has a lot of stats and the pictures of the route and the trip, check it out!From issue #126
A Tesla Model X 100D recently received a software update that “uncorked” more performance from the luxury all-electric SUV. The update, which was featured in a recent DragTimes video on YouTube, allowed the Model X 100D to attain a better speed and power output compared to before.
Read more: TeslaratiFrom issue #16
If you are thinking of purchasing a new Model X or Model S, Tesla is offering $5k in free Supercharging as an incentive.From issue #255
Tesla has been approved to sell the Model S and Model X in Europe with Hardware 4 (HW4) and Autopilot 4 (AP4). Tesla is expected to introduce the HW4 with the Cybertruck this summer, it’s unclear when that will make it to the Model S and X and to Europe, but at least they now are allowed to do it.From issue #254
Earlier this year, Tesla prioritized the six-seater configuration above all others, but it seems that they are already delivering five-seaters in the US. Now, if my friend Jose could get his seven-seater soon, that would be really appreciated.From issue #208
This only applies to new orders:
- Model S Long Range: August – September 2021
- Model S Plaid: June – July 2021
- Model S Plaid+: mid-2022 (unchanged)
- Model X Long Range: October – November
- Model X Plaid: October – November
Model S Changes:
- Carbon fiber spoiler has been made standard on all the Model S P100D
- Rear-facing child seats are gone
- 21″ Black Arachnid Wheels are not in the config anymore
- Panoramic Sunroof is gone
Model X Changes:
- The 6-seat with center console configuration has been discontinued
- 72 amp on-board charger: now only available in single phase markets. Other markets will only have the 48 amp charger"
Read more: RedditFrom issue #33
Tesla has announced a price cut for its Model S and Model X vehicles. The company has reduced the price of these vehicles by up to $5,000, making them more affordable for potential buyers. The price cut comes as Tesla aims to boost sales of its premium electric vehicles, which face stiff competition from newer electric vehicles on the market. The announcement generated significant buzz among Tesla fans and potential buyers, many of whom were excited about the prospect of purchasing a Model S or X at a reduced price point.From issue #261
More rumors of a possible refresh- we’ve been hearing those since we bought our Model S in late 2017. Electrek is reporting that Tesla has instructed employees to sell all Model S and Model X inventory in stores across all markets. The rumor is that Tesla is going to announce the refresh during the earnings call on January 27.From issue #147
Hopefully, this is one of the few steps to refresh the tech in the Model S and X and to bring it to par with the Model 3. The new electric motors, codenamed ‘Raven’, are permanent magnet reluctance motors, like the ones found in the Model 3.From issue #54
Researchers from the COSIC team discovered a major security flaw in the keyless entry system of the Tesla Model S and detailed how the security measures implemented in the more recent Tesla Model X can be bypassed. They built a POC with a Raspberry Pi, a CAN shield, a modified key fob and ECU from a salvage vehicle, and a LiPo battery. Tesla received this information back in August and is planning on pushing changes that address these security flaws to the key fob as part of the 2020.48 software update.From issue #140
Another close look at the - yet to be released - Model X Plaid. It looks good, what do you think?From issue #175
For our friends in Canada, Tesla is offering incentives to buy the new Model S and Model X. In some cases, the discount is up to $10,890 for a Model S and $10,530 for a Model X.From issue #255
Tesla has announced that they will only be delivering left-hand drive Model S and Model X cars in right-hand drive countries like Japan and the UK. This is bad news for our friends there.From issue #267
In the first videos, the noise reduction seems subtle but noticeably better. Since this is just the first software version of the feature, we can assume it will get better over time.From issue #195
Maybe it’s just to focus all the efforts on the Model 3 and Model Y for the end-of-the-year push, but some folks believe it’s a hint that Tesla is preparing to re-tool the production lines for a refresh of the Model S and Model X. What do you think?From issue #142
2022.4.5.5 brings new features to the refreshed S and X, like the new charge port animation, car colorizer, and better regen braking in Autopilot for higher efficiency.From issue #206
If you’re purchasing a new Tesla soon, know that they will match your rate if you can demonstrate valid approval for a lower rate from your third-party bank. In our case, Tesla’s rate was better even though our bank turned out to be the same that Tesla was using 🤷♂️ Thank you @ElonAccessories for sharing this information on Twitter!
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Read more: TeslaFrom issue #99
Tesla announced several changes to the Model S and X lines:
- The all-new drivetrain increases the range of the Model S Long Range to 370 miles and the one of the Model X Long Range to 325 miles
- New Model S and Model X are are capable of achieving 200 kW on V3 Superchargers
- A new air suspension that constantly adapts by sensing the road and adjusting for driver behavior, automatically softening for more pronounced road inputs and firming for aggressive driving
- Tesla just re-introduced the SR version of both Model S and Model X that leverages the new air suspension and the new drivetrain
- Existing owners purchasing a new Model S or Model X Performance will get the Ludicrous Mode upgrade, a $20,000 value, for free
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Read more: TeslaFrom issue #56
According to Elon, they now come with more storage and, more importantly, are easily upgradable. That has been a pet peeve, storage becomes cheaper every year, it makes a lot of sense to make it easy for the owner to upgrade the storage of the car.From issue #149
While 2020.28.6 is rolling out with bug fixes, 2020.32 will be coming soon introducing some interesting new things (I’m guessing Model X owners will particularly like the first one):
- Get notifications on your phone when your car is left open (yay!)
- Suspension settings improvements
- Notifications history improvements