As promised by Elon Musk a while back, Tesla has come out with a new software update that should make the Model 3 even faster.
Thanks to firmware version 2019.8.2, the entry-level Tesla gets a 5% increase in peak power output.
That power increase applies to all Model 3 variants, including the Long Range RWD version, which according to Electrek’s Jeff Benjamin now feels “a bit more peppy”, while the Performance version gets a 162 mph top speed.
An image shared by a user with the alias 22marks on Reddit also shows us what else is new in the update. So aside from a message that reads “Your vehicle’s peak power has been increased by approximately 5%, improving acceleration and performance”, owners are also informed about how they can initiate the Summon function using their key fob.
Then there’s the Sentry Mode function, which “continuously monitors your car’s surroundings” when stationary, using cameras to scan for potential threats – and it’s already proved that it works as advertised.
In any case, we’d like to hear from other Model 3 owners too, as we’re curious to know just how much of a difference a 5% power output boost can make in a car that can already accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) in as little as 3.2 seconds in Dual Motor AWD Performance spec.