Tesla Model S Weight Distribution

Breaking down the Tesla Model S weight distribution

While lacking a traditional internal combustion engine up front as well as a center mounted transmission, the Tesla Model S still tips the scales at a hefty 4,647.3 lb (2,108 kg), but where does all the weight come from?

Based on a comparative analysis against components from rival luxury sedans such as Porsche’s Panamera and BMW’s M5, we can approximate the distribution of weight across the following Tesla Model S assemblies:

 Tesla Model S Weight – 4,600+ lb

Tesla Model S Weight Distribution Chart

Battery Pack

  • 1323 lb (1)
Aluminum Space Frame
  • ~ 800 lb

Motor / Drivetrain

  • ~ 350 lb – electric motor + inverter
  • ~ 175 lb – differential
  • ~ 250 lb – wheels + tires
  • ~ 120 lb – brakes calipers, discs, lines
  • ~ 80 lb – air suspension
  • ~ 50 lb – rack and pinion

Electrical

  • ~ 120 lb – wiring, lighting
  • ~ 50 lb – computer, electronics
  • ~ 50 lb – hvac
Interior

  • ~ 200 lb – front powered seats + rears
  • ~ 190 lb – windshield, windows, hatch
  • ~ 150 lb – pano glass and assembly
  • ~ 80 lb – carpet, padding, mats
  • ~ 40 lb – dash, trim, panels
Exterior
  • ~200 lb – doors, frunk, hatch, body

Misc

  • ~400 lb – paneling, safety control units, air bags, steering wheel assembly ..etc

 

Tesla Model S Assembly

Source: Car & Driver

 

Author: Teslarati

Produced by a member of the TESLARATI network through a collaborative effort by respected members within the Tesla community comprised of owner-bloggers, senior forum members, green-tech advocates, EV journalists and Tesla Motorsports evangelists.

Share This Post On