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Big Tesla Model Y leak reveals key specs

Published Mar 9th, 2020 7:08PM EDT
Tesla Model Y
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  • Tesla’s Model Y is set to be a crossover version of Tesla’s popular Model 3.
  • The dimensions for Tesla’s Model Y recently leaked for the first time, as part of a major specs leak.
  • If all goes according to plan, Model Y deliveries will begin later this year.
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2020 is poised to be an incredibly busy year for Tesla. That, of course, shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that the company seemingly becomes more ambitious with each passing year. While the company’s initial master plan — as laid out by Elon Musk — was set to conclude with a mass market EV we now know as the Model 3, the company’s product roadmap today is impressively expansive.

Aside from ongoing Model 3, Model S, and Model X production, Tesla in the near future is preparing to introduce the Model Y, a next-gen version of the Roadster, the Tesla Semi, and last but not least, the Cybertruck. The first new Tesla vehicle of 2020, however, will be the Model Y, a vehicle that is essentially a crossover version of the wildly popular Model 3.

While Model Y production wasn’t set to begin until late 2020, Tesla in late 2019 indicated that things were moving along ahead of schedule and that the Model Y would actually enter production sometime in 2020.

With that said, we’re not only starting to see more Model Y sightings in the wild, we’re also starting to gather up more detailed information about some of the technical specifications of the vehicle.

To wit, a recent leak courtesy of Tesmanian has provided us with detailed specs regarding the Model Y’s dimensions which can be viewed below:

Overall Length: 187 in or 4,750 mm

* Overall Width including mirrors: 83.8 in or 2,129 mm

* Overall Width including folded mirrors: 77.9 in or 1,978 mm

* Overall Width excluding mirrors: 75.6 in or 1,921 mm

Overall Height – coil : 64 in or 1,624 mm

Curb Weight* Long Range Battery, Dual Motor: 4,416 lbs or 2,003 kg

GVWR** Long Range Battery, Dual Motor: 5,302 lbs or 2,405 kg

Gross Vehicle Weight Distribution – Dual Motor: Front 46% and Rear 54%

Gross Axle Weight Rating – Front 20″ Wheels: 3,005 lbs or 1,363 kg

Gross Axle Weight Rating – Rear 20″ Wheels: 3,307 lbs or 1500 kg

*Curb Weight = weight of the vehicle with correct fluid levels, no occupants and no cargo

As a point of comparison, the Model Y will be about 3-inches wider than the Model 3, about 3-inches longer, and nearly 7-inches taller. Essentially, the Model Y will be larger than a Model 3 but still noticeably smaller than the Model X.

On a related note, a Model Y was spotted traveling down a California freeway next to a Model 3 a few months ago. The video does a decent job of depicting the relative size differences between the two vehicles. As is clearly evident via the video below, the Model Y is much taller than its counterpart:

And as a quick refresher, the Model Y will have a range of 315 miles on a single charge, a top speed of 155 MPH if you get the Performance model, and a 0-60 MPH time of 4.8 seconds.

And one more video for good measure:

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.

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