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Tesla Model 3 - Specs released

Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:36 pm

Very impressed with the specs. You can get the 310 range vehicle for the price of a Premier and get the benefits of supercharging, enhanced safety features, better warranty, OTA updates, etc...:

Full Tesla Model 3 spec list:
Price – $35,000

Standard Battery

Range: 220 miles (EPA estimated)
Supercharging rate: 130 miles of range per 30 minutes
Home charging rate: 30 miles of range per hour (240V outlet, 32A)
Deliveries begin: Fall 2017

0-60 mph: 5.6 seconds
Top speed: 130 mph


15” touchscreen display
Dual zone climate control system
FM/Internet streaming radio
Textile seating
Front center console with open storage and two USB ports

Onboard maps and navigation
Wi-Fi and LTE internet connectivity
Keyless entry and remote climate control using the Tesla app
Voice activated controls
Bluetooth hands-free calling and media streaming
60/40 split folding rear seat to maximize cargo options
Back-up camera
Auto dimming rear-view mirror
One-touch power windows throughout
Power-adjustable side mirrors
12-volt power outlet

Full LED exterior lighting
Eight cameras, forward radar and twelve ultrasonic sensors enabling active safety technologies including collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking
Six front row and two side curtain airbags
Three-point safety belts with belt-reminders for driver and four passengers
Two LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments in second row
Electronic stability and traction control
Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic parking brake
Child safety locks
Anti-theft alarm system
Tire pressure monitoring system

Vehicle: 4 year, 50,000 mile limited warranty
Battery warranty: 8 year, 100,000 mile (120,000 mile with Long Range Battery)

Long Range Battery – $9,000

Range: 310 miles
Supercharging rate: 170 miles of range per 30 minutes
Home charging rate: 37 miles of range per hour (240V outlet, 40A)
0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds
Top speed: 140 mph
Deliveries begin: July 2017

Solid Black: Standard
Midnight Silver Metallic: $1,000
Deep Blue Metallic: $1,000
Silver Metallic: $1,000
Pearl White Multi-Coat: $1,000
Red Multi-Coat: $1,000

18” Aero: Standard
19” Sport: $1,500

Premium Upgrades Package – $5,000
Upgraded interior with additional features and premium materials.

Premium heated seating and cabin materials throughout, including open pore wood décor and two rear USBs
12-way, power adjustable front seats, steering column and side mirrors, with custom driver profiles
Premium audio system with more power, tweeters, surround speakers and subwoofer
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection
Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors
LED fog lamps
Center console with covered storage and docking for two smartphones

Enhanced Autopilot – $5,000
Model 3 will match speed to traffic conditions, keep within a lane, automatically change lanes, transition from one freeway to another, exit the freeway and self-park at your destination.

Additional features will roll out over time through software updates.

Full Self-Driving Capability – $3,000 (requires Enhanced Autopilot)
In the future, Model 3 will be capable of conducting trips with no action required by the person in the driver’s seat.

This feature is dependent upon extensive software validation and regulatory approval, which may vary by jurisdiction.

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 184.8”
Width: 72.8” (76.1” with mirrors folded)
Height: 56.8”
Wheelbase: 113.2”
Track (wheel center): 62.2” front and rear
Ground clearance: 5.5”
Head room, standard: 39.6” front row, 37.7” second row
Head room, glass roof: 40.3” front row, 37.7” second row
Leg room: 42.7” front row, 35.2” second row
Shoulder room: 56.3” front row, 54.0” second row
Hip room: 53.4” front row, 52.4” second row
Seating capacity: 5 adults
Luggage capacity: 15 cubic feet
Curb weight:
3549 lbs. (Model 3)
3814 lbs. (Model 3 Long Range)
Weight distribution:
47% front, 53% rear (Model 3)
48% front, 52% rear (Model 3 Long Range)

Hybrid steel/aluminum body
Drag coefficient of 0.23

Double wishbone, virtual steer axis front suspension with coil over twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Independent multi-link rear suspension with twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Variable ratio, speed sensitive electronic power steering
Electromechanically boosted four wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution
18” Aero or 19” Sport wheels with all-season tires
Standard Accessories

240 volt NEMA 14-50 adapter
120 volt NEMA 5-15 adapter
J1772 public charging adapter
20 foot mobile connector with storage bag
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Re: Tesla Model 3 - Specs released

Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:10 pm

Be careful with the option sheet; if you check all of the boxes, it could get up to $59,500.

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Re: Tesla Model 3 - Specs released

Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:59 pm

And be careful with that Bolt Premier price comparison. Your M3 will be black (only) with a black cloth (only) interior and the unattractive base wheels. And the actual Bolt transaction prices are several thousand less than MSRP - that won't be true of any Tesla.

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Re: Tesla Model 3 - Specs released

Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:56 pm

Still, a better comparison would be a Model 3 with the color of your choice, and the Premium upgrade, for what Bolt Premieres are actually selling for. Not a bad deal. I'll bet it even has real seats. If 210 miles of range is enough, the Model 3 seems the better deal to me.
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Re: Tesla Model 3 - Specs released

Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:28 pm

"Real seats" remain to be determined. Tesla has had some miserable seats. My Model S with the original seats are more uncomfortable, to me, than the ones in my Bolt. These Tesla seats drew lots of complaints.

. The improved "Next Generation" Tesla seats, $2500 option, were firm, somewhat narrow, and snugly bolstered - they drew many complaints, too. And actually felt a lot like the Bolt seats. The newest Tesla Premium seats ($3300 extra) are mostly considered satisfactory.

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Re: Tesla Model 3 - Specs released

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:27 am

Given the prices listed, the base model with no options is a really good deal, but if you want the options, it can get expensive quickly.

Options are usually the more profitable parts of a car price, and Tesla seems to be one of the bigger users of that pricing model (no surprise, given Model S and Model X pricing; full size pickups, Mini Coopers, and some other cars also have big ranges between base price and options-loaded prices).

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Re: Tesla Model 3 - Specs released

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:28 am

Consumer Reports has a side by side comparison chart: ... -the-tape/

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Re: Tesla Model 3 - Specs released

Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:06 pm

Also, no full federal rebate for this one. They've already sold over the 200,000 limit. Not sure what range they are in now.

Thank you for the link, it helped me solidify that I bought the correct car for me.
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Re: Tesla Model 3 - Specs released

Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:51 pm

The first drive reviews of the Tesla Model 3 are all glowing. The car sounds like it is wonderful to drive. The long range version has the lowest price / mile of any EV - the Bolt EV is next, and the standard Model 3 is third.

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Re: Tesla Model 3 - Specs released

Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:16 pm

Without knowing the exact size of the tesla batteries and making some assumptions (60-50kwh battery) the extended range option seems to work out to about $375-$450 per kwh. $9000 for what seems to be about a 24-20kwh upgrade? Ouch, not bitching so much as conjecturing ...... I bored and would only be interested in the model Y if it's affordable.

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