“The best or nothing”, Mercedes’ long standing motto just hit it back dab smack in the face. Because what do you do when some other manufacturer offers more luxury, serenity, and performance -and mileage! – in a car that costs less?
You go get one yourself! That is what you ought to do.
The Tesla Model S’s slowest iteration accelerates from naught to 60 in under five seconds. And it does it without any lag, with no noise whatsoever, with the ride tranquility of a Rolls-Royce. This is exactly the reason why it has outsold the Germans in their turf. Strong stuff, this.
Tesla is still a small manufacturer but the products it offers are quite promising. The competition should really catch up. It will only be a matter of months before the Model X trumps Audi Q7 and BMW X5 sales, assuming it will deliver almost the same pace as its little sister, albeit in a taller package.
The Germans should really work hard to get their EV lines into production. And fast!