27 Aug '15, 3pm

Model S P85D Breaks Consumer Reports’ Test Scale [video]

Model S P85D Breaks Consumer Reports’ Test Scale [video]

Consumer Reports gave the new, high-performance Model S P85D version a 103-point score — out of a possible 100—calling it “the best-performing car that agency has ever tested.” The not-for-profit product testing agency said it had to make changes to its scoring methodology to account for the car’s exceptionally strong performance. With those changes now in place, Tesla’s scale-bending 103 points once again fit within the magazine’s 100-point top rating. “It really blew up our system,” said Jake Fisher, the head of automotive testing for Consumer Reports . “It actually scored above 100 in our system before we had to make some changes to account for this car.” The glowing review comes just two years after Consumer Reports gave the base model version of the Model S a near perfect score of 99 out of 100. At the time, that was the highest rating ever for a vehicle. The Model S ...

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