Tesla wheels have always been unique when it comes to introducing new styles and it doesn’t stop there.
Elon Musk, who founded Tesla back in 2008, is known to be a genius in the tech world. Investing money in the electric vehicles industry was a significant risk. The quality that made his journey smooth and productive was providing something different.
Tesla has remained famous for the best designs of cars and wheels. There are several different types of wheels that Tesla uses in its various models. Most of the people who are interested in knowing about the various aspects of the wheels of Tesla get disappointed because not much is available online on this topic.
However, you don’t need to stress yourself out about that. In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss the different models of wheels that are being used by Tesla. So don’t go anywhere and read on.
Tesla Model S is one of the most widely sold Tesla vehicles. It has a lot of out-of-the-box features and innovative technologies that put it at the top of the buyer’s choice. A number of different wheel designs have been provided by Tesla to the customers. Some of these designs include:
19″ BASE Wheels
This model of the wheel was introduced as a default part of model S. It later got replaced with the slipstream wheels at the start of 2016. However, we will discuss its different features here briefly.
The size of the wheel is 19+8.0,” and the offset is 40. The bolt pattern of this wheel model is 5+120. The central bore of the wheel has a dimension of 64.1mm. The weight of a single wheel is estimated to be 29.5 pounds.
The tires available for this wheel model are Michelin Primacy MXM4 – 245/45R19 98W (Overall Diameter: 27.7″) and Goodyear Eagle RS-A2 -245/45R19 98V (Overall Diameter: 27.7″). Both of these types of tires are all-weather.
The 19″ slipstream wheel entered the market as a replacement of the 19″ BASE wheels in early 2016 as a standard option for the Tesla Model S. It is said to have a better and new design compared to the 19″ base wheel. The size and offset of the wheels are similar to 19″ base wheels that are 19+8.0″ and 40 respectively. The bolt pattern of this model is also similar to 19″ base wheels. The center bore is also 64.1 mm. It is light as compared to the 19″ base wheel.
The tires available for these wheels are also the same as the model that it replaced.
These wheels were introduced as a paid upgrade for the customer of the tesla model S. the customer had to pay an extra amount of 2500 dollars for these wheels along with the tires if they wanted to buy them along with the car.
If you want the wheels and tires from the online store Tesla, you have to pay an amount of 4400 dollars. The size, bolt pattern, and central bore are the same as that of the models discussed above. The wheels are comparatively heavier, with a weight of approximately 30 pounds.
The tires that can be used in these wheels are the same as used in the 19″ base wheels and 19″ slipstream.
These wheels were introduced as an upgrade, especially for the performance model of the Tesla Model S with a grey or silver finish. These wheels are often regarded as the most sophisticated wheels available for the Tesla Model S.
The size and offset of the wheels are (21+8.5″ front wheels and 21+9″ rear wheels) and 40, respectively. The bolt pattern is consistent with the previous models of the wheels that are 5+120. The center bore has a dimension of 64.1mm. The 8.5″ width wheels have a weight of 30 pounds.
These wheels are available as a paid upgrade for Tesla users. If one wants to order it along with the Tesla Model S, it will cost an additional 4500 dollars. If a user wants to order it separately from the online store, it will cost a total of 6000 dollars.
The tires that are used with these wheels are Continental Contisportcontact 5P – 245/35ZR21 96Y XL (Overall Diameter: 27.8″) and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 – 245/35ZR21 96Y XL (Overall Diameter: 27.8″) for the front wheels. The tires available for the rear wheels are the same except for an increase in the size that is 28″.
The physical dimensions of these wheels are the same as that of the 21″ turbine model. What makes it unique is the composition of these wheels. These wheels are made up of aluminum which makes them much lighter and thus provides quick acceleration.
The tesla users have to pay additional money to get these upgraded wheels. If they buy it along with the vehicle, an extra 2500 dollars has to be paid. If they buy separately, they need to pay 4400 dollars.
The tires that are available for these wheels include Michelin Pilot Super Sport –
245/35ZR21 96Y XL (FRONT) (Overall Diameter: 27.8″)
265/35ZR21 101Y XL (REAR) (Overall Diameter: 28.3″)
These wheels are available in three colors that are black, silver, and gunmetal grey.
Tesla Model 3 is a premium model that was launched by Tesla on July 28, 2017. It has many features that make it one of the most desirable vehicles. The long battery backup, a fast acceleration capability, dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup, and room for the seatings of 5 adults makes it at par with any other premium car.
There are several models of the wheels that are available for the tesla model 3. Some of these models are:
This model of the wheels is a standard part available for the tesla model 3. No additional amount of money is required to be paid for these wheels. The size and the offset have the dimensions of 18+8.5″ and 40, respectively. The bolt pattern of these wheels is 5×114.3 which is different from the bolt pattern of all the wheels used in the tesla model S.
The center bore of these wheels has the dimension of 64.1mm, which is again more remarkable than that of the tesla model s wheels. These wheels are famous for their lesser weight. The weight per wheel is 23 pounds.
The tires used in these wheels are Michelin Primacy MXM4 – 235/45R18 98W XL (Overall Diameter: 26.3″ / Revolutions Per Mile: 790), which according to the company, are all-weather tires that have excellent durability and performance.
These wheels were introduced by Tesla as an optional upgrade for the tesla model 3. It is popularly known as the “Sport wheel.”
The size, bolt pattern, and center bore of these wheels are the same as those of 18″ Aero. The difference lies in the tires that are provided with these wheels. The tires are Continental Procontact RX – 235/40R19 96W XL (Overall Diameter: 26.4″ / Revolutions Per Mile: 787), which are best for all the seasons. The quality test of these wheels has demonstrated that they are better than the 18″ aero design and have excellent durability.
The cost of this upgrade is 1500 dollars if ordered with the car and 3500 dollars if bought separately from the online store of Tesla.
In March of 2018, the 19″ stiletto wheel saw an upgrade, and a new model was introduced by Tesla, 20″ stiletto. It is available in the online store of Tesla.
The physical dimensions of this model resemble that of the 19″ stiletto. However, the weight of the wheels that is not announced by the company as of yet is expected to be lesser than that of the 19″ stiletto. The revolutions per mile, which is 790 in the previous model, have been reduced to 786 in the upgrade to 786.
The tires that are available for these wheels are the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S – 235/35ZR20 92Y (Overall Diameter: 26.5″ / Revolutions Per Mile: 786). According to the company, these tires are the best for summer performance.
The Model 3 users can have the wheel and tires at the cost of 4000 dollars from the online tesla store.
With the maximum space, utility, and efficiency, Tesla Model X can prove to be the best companion on the road. There are several types of wheels that are available for the tesla model x. Some of these are:
These wheels are provided as a default part of the Tesla Model X by Tesla. An additional charge of 2000 dollars is taken if the customer wants the “sonic carbon grey version.” The simple and the sonic carbon grey version are available in the tesla store for 5000 dollars.
20″ slipstream wheels are available in three different variants as far as the size is compared. The sizes of these wheels along with the offset are 20×9.0″ +35, 20×9.5″ +35, 20×10.0″ +35 respectively. The bolt pattern is 5×120, and the center bore has a dimension of 64.1mm. The weight of the wheel is expected to be between 30 to 35 pounds.
The tires that are available for these wheels are the Continental CrossContact LX Sport – 265/45R20 108V XL (FRONT) (Overall Diameter: 29.4″) and the Michelin Latitude Sport 3 – 255/45R20 105Y XL (FRONT) (Overall Diameter: 29.1″).
Although this model of the wheels is discontinued now, it was previously provided as a paid upgrade for the Tesla Model X. These wheels are present in two variants. The sizes and offset dimensions of these two variants are 20×9.0″ +35 and 20×10.0″ +40 respectively. Bolt pattern and center bore are the same as that of the 20″ slipstream wheels.
The tires that are available for these wheels include the Continental CrossContact LX Sport – 265/45R20 108V XL (FRONT) (Overall Diameter: 29.4″) and the 275/45R20 110V XL (REAR) (Overall Diameter: 29.7″).
This model of the wheels is available for the performance model of the tesla model X. It is available in a silver and onyx black finish. These wheels are offered in the staggered configuration by Tesla.
The size and the offset dimensions are 22×9.0″ +35 in the front wheels. The rear wheel size and offset dimensions are 22×10.0″ +35. The bolt pattern and bore center are the same as that of the other wheels offered by Tesla.
The all-season tires that are available for these wheels are the Pirelli Scorpion Zero –
265/35ZR22 102W XL (FRONT) (Overall Diameter: 29.3″) and the 285/35ZR22 106W XL (REAR) (Overall Diameter: 29.9″)