Tesla brought its Model S to Germany for a first European physical presentation of the American electric car.
According to Tesla, the Model S arrived in Europe last week for a nearly week-long press preview in Munich, Germany.
This event marks the beginning of marketing activity for Tesla’s sedan outside North America.
The first week was dedicated to European press and media, which had the chance to drive the Model S on various European roads and cruised on the Autobahn for the very first time.
Tesla said it plans to deliver Model S to reservation holders in Europe and Asia in 2013.
“Our goal has always been to build the best car in the world and set new standards for safety, range, design and performance. We have achieved this with Model S in North America and now it’s time to introduce the extraordinary Model S driving experience to Europe,” said Elon Musk, Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO. “Our Tesla Roadster introduced us to the world and we believe Model S will now be seen as the ideal alternative for customers seeking the most advanced luxury performance sedan available today.”
Tesla declared the Model S has the same immediate response, instant torque and smooth acceleration that made its Roadster famous. The Model S accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in 4.6 seconds without hesitation and without a drop of gasoline.
To date, Tesla has received more than 13,000 reservations worldwide for its Model S.