Subsystems

Motor Type(s)

Rear motor: AC permanent magnet synchronous motor, liquid-cooled, with variable frequency drive.

Front motor (AWD vehicles): AC induction motor, liquid-cooled, with variable frequency drive.

Transmission

Transmission Specifications
Type Single speed fixed gear
Gearbox Ratio 9.03:1

Steering

Steering Specifications
Type Rack and pinion with electronic power steering, speed sensitive
Number of turns lock to lock 2.14
Turning Circle (curb to curb) 11.7 m

Brakes

RWD/AWD Specifications
Type 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Integrated Advanced Stability Control and Electronic Accelerator pedal actuated regenerative braking system
Non-Performance Rotor Diameter (ventilated)

Front: 12.6"/320 mm
Rear: 13.2"/335 mm

Performance Rotor Diameter (ventilated)


Front: 13.98"/355 mm
Rear: 13.2”/335 mm

Front Rotor thickness

New: 0.98"/25 mm
Service limit: 0.91”/23 mm

Rear Rotor thickness

New: 0.79"/20 mm
Service limit: 0.71”/18 mm

Lateral runout

0.050 mm

Chordal runout

0.040 mm

Disk thickness variation (DTV)

0.010 mm

Non-Performance Front Brake Pad Thickness (excluding back plate)

New: 0.393"/10 mm
Service limit: 0.110"/2.8 mm

Non-Performance Rear Brake Pad Thickness (excluding back plate)

New: 9 mm
Service limit: 2.1 mm

Performance Front Brake Pad Thickness (excluding back plate)

New: 0.393"/10 mm
Service limit: 0.085"/2.15 mm

Performance Rear Brake Pad Thickness (excluding back plate)

New: 0.393"/10 mm
Service limit: 0.071"/1.8 mm

Parking brake Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear caliper

Suspension

Suspension Specifications
Front Independent, double wishbone, coil spring/telescopic damper, sway bar
Rear Independent, multi-link, coil spring/telescopic damper

Battery - Low Voltage

Battery - Low Voltage Specifications
Rating 6.9 amp hour
Voltage 15.5V

Battery - High Voltage

Battery - High Voltage Specifications
Type Liquid-cooled lithium ion (Li-ion)
Nominal Voltage

355V DC

Temperature Range Do not expose Model 3 to ambient temperatures above 60° C or below -30° C for more than 24 hours at a time.