Tesla Model S P85D Insane Overstated HP? Tesla To Pay 126 Norwegian Customers For False Advertising Lawsuit Settlement

Dec 15, 2016 05:23 AM EST | Mariechris Felipe

Tesla Model S P85D Insane version horsepower has reportedly been overstated and falsely advertised. Because of this, Tesla has reached an agreement that will disburse 65,000 Norwegian kroner or $7,700 to each of the 126 Norwegian customers who sued the manufacturer. The brand also offered as an alternative to paying a free software update for the vehicle, but the customers didn't take it.

In 2014, Tesla presented a new version of the Tesla Model S that surprised the automotive world with its figures. 700 hp, 930 Nm of torque and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds, it is the Tesla Model S P85D Insane version. Customers were delighted and the vehicle had then been one of Tesla's crowning jewels.

But then Norwegian customers claimed last September that the Tesla Model S P85D Insane Model, which allows extreme acceleration, had very little power and couldn't accelerate as fast as it said it could. They also claimed that the car had only 469 hp and not 700hp as Tesla had said.

Tesla, meanwhile, argued that numerous tests had been performed independently, showing that the model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h per hour within 3.1 and 3.3 seconds, thus fulfilling what was advertised.

As a result of their disagreement, the owners filed a lawsuit to the District Court of Oslo that was set to begin deliberating this week, but an agreement was reached instead, as reported by HybridCars. Tesla now needs to pay $7,700 to each of the 126 Norwegian customers who own the Tesla Model S P85D Insane Mode.

Although Tesla has not admitted directly that they falsely advertised Tesla Model S P85D's horsepower, the fact that it has reached an agreement with the customers reveals that in fact they had made a mistake. A Tesla, meanwhile, noted in a statement sent to Electrek that the Tesla Model S P85D always met the targeted acceleration figures.

Even some media had shown that its benefits were higher than those advertised, according to the statement. The Tesla Model S PD85 is no longer offered in Norway, but other comparable versions like the 90D and P100D are, which are priced at $90,000 and $130,000 respectively.

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