According to official information submitted by Tesla to Chinese authorities, the updated Model 3 produces less horsepower than the previous model. Specifically, the rear-wheel-drive version now generates 264 horsepower (194 kW), whereas the pre-facelift model had 283 horsepower (208 kW). The all-wheel-drive version of the updated model has 450 horsepower (331 kW), compared to 500 horsepower (368 kW) in the previous model.
Tesla emphasizes that it has reduced the top speed of the updated Model 3 because the new tires are quieter and contribute to improved performance.
The rear-wheel-drive version features an LFP battery from CATL, while the all-wheel-drive version uses NMC batteries. The weight of the LFP battery is 1,760 kilograms, while the NMC battery weighs 1,823 kilograms. Among the improvements in the updated Model 3 is the central airbag located between the front seats.
The central airbag is becoming increasingly popular in the automotive industry, as it is believed to provide protection in the event of a side collision, preventing front passengers from colliding with each other. It also offers protection to the passenger on the opposite side of the collision point.