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  1. Scott

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    image.jpeg I spent some time on the BMW and Mercedes-Benz build sites, and I'm guessing the Dual motor option will come in at a $2000-2500.

    Based comparisons between the BMW 3-Series & 7-series, and Merc C-class & S-class build prices.
     
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      Even at 5K it would be worth it. Wasn't an option when I got my S (didnt exist yet). But at $2,500 it should be a no brainer for most. Car is like a snow mobile with AWD. Mine (without AWD but good snow tires) does well as it is.
       
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        Any price under $5000 will be a great deal imo
         
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          If I had the money I would go for it but good snow tyres be good enough for us in mid uk.
           
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            At $2500 it's a no brainer for a lot of people. Better in the snow, more performance and more range. What's not to like?
             
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              My best guess for dual motor would be $4000-$5000.

              It is also quite possible that the dual motor will not be a stand alone option, but rather part of an upgraded package.

              If it was in fact a stand alone option for only $2500, that would be awesome and a no brainer option add on for me.
               
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                #7 Timmo, Apr 10, 2016
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                Having all wheel drive improves range as well a handling, I think in Australia most will go for the D. Single motor is a discount on Aussie Model S. With only about 10 Superchargers at the moment and about 1000km between capital cities, range is at premium. I think rear drive only will also be priced as a discount here.
                 
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                  #8 Chris DS, Apr 11, 2016
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                  I like the rear wheel drive on my bmw too much.
                  It's real fun outside normal traffic. And with normal traffic I see no need for AWD for where I live. So I wouldn't get it even if it was for free :)
                  I might consider it when it is possible to turn AWD off, but I read somewhere that this is no longer possible on the model S.
                   
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                    I don't need AWD in my area, but I would purchase it in case I end up moving to Austria. I'd have the car shipped out there and have that feature for the foreign terrain.
                     
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                    I live in Florida so I do not need AWD. I do wonder what the range difference would be though.
                     
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                    I think no matter what the price is it will be the price of the other options that will influence things the most. I can live with out dual motors. Especially since I'll be in California it won't make much difference. So if a larger battery fits my budget and can be had with the single motor. I may opt for that. Also who knows what other features will catch my eye. Autopilot? Supercharger? That being said I'm hoping soft options will be easily turned on later. So I can focus on the hardware.
                     
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                    On the Model S 70 there is 15km rated range difference between single and dual motor.
                     
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                      Supply and Demand?..With the overwhelming response to the model 3 tesla may be tempted to charge more for the options "in general" to maximize profits and help lowwer demand on a vehicle that if ordered today could be 4 years out, then again Tesla is anything but your normal car company. Had GM ect. been in a similar situation not only would they up there prices but the dealerships would go considerably over sticker....
                       
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                        TeslaMotors aim is to accelerate the acceptance and proliferation of electric cars. I'm pretty sure the real profit makers will be the new roadster and pickup truck post 2020. I think Elon will have departed Tesla by then.
                         
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                          Agreed. They will charge enough to make a greater percentage on the options than on the base car (up to 100% profit in the case of options that just require a software change, like autopilot). But they will keep the options priced under the equivalent Model S options, because they want this car to be accepted and affordable by as many people as possible.
                           
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                            Isn't it wonderful not to have to go through a dealer and all of their incumbent BS?
                             
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                              Elon mentioned in a tweet that it would be less. $2500 is a great price and similar to what I have seen in Audi Quattro prices. Although AWD may be part of a package to make the cars easier to build, (How about Glass roof, AWD and auto pilot for $5k-$7k?)
                               
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                                I think the Tesla model will change the way cars will be sold in the future. When GMs Saturn car was introduced one of the main selling points was a firm price, there was no bargining.
                                -Hope Pinewolds correct about about the package $.-
                                 
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                                  I honestly hope the AWD isn't too expensive. It's one of the few options I'll be adding to my Model 3.
                                   
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                                    Dual motor is already $5K extra on the Model S 70. Elon said it would be less on the Model 3.

                                    Mass market cars with their anticipated production numbers means economies of scale and lower prices. I wouldn't be surprised to see most equivalent hardware options on Model 3 be half the cost of what they are on Model S. Tesla needs to make money so they can't put out a $35K car and price the options in such a way that there's no uptake rate on them due to them being way out of whack. Options pricing needs to be commensurate with the target market segment in order to get a good uptake.
                                     
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