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Great Motor Trend Article with Lots of Pictures

Discussion in 'Model 3 Reveal' started by Quicksilver, Jul 29, 2017.

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    I read thru the article last night (and it has been posted in a couple places already), but damn the MotorTrend guys know how to take a nice looking photo - even when just of a frunk!
     
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      The shoot with the alpha car was awesome, but this one does take the cake!
       
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      I am still going to go with Silver but dang! that red is pretty sweet and tempting!
       
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        I don't know if many people here read the car magazines. The Alfa Romeo Giulia that was referenced in the motor trend article is the current champion of most of the comparisons between BMW, Audi, Mercedes etc. For them to say the model three beats it hand down hands-down is quite an accomplishment!
         
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          I'm a fan of white vehicles,but this red just catches my attention like no other red has. I can also imagine it with the dark grey wheels.
           
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            As with so much of journalism these days, I am left wondering what they got wrong. For example they estimated that the long range car will have 85 kWh. So they are directly contradicting something Elon Musk has said. Do they have NEW information? Did they just not do their homework?

            Thank you kindly.
             
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              I think they did not do their homework. Elon stated that 75 kWh was the most that would fit in the model three. Also there was a leak that suggested it has a super high efficiency of 237 watt hours per mile. If this is true, the battery would not need to be that large.
               
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                Precisely, and this is also why there is NO way with such efficiency that the standard battery is as big as 60 kWh... and only yields 220 miles of range... I am on Elektrek's side here and figure 50-55 kWh at the most.

                And @garsh is right, if the latter would be officialized, there will be folks who think that makes the Bolt a better car... Yet, though I know it clearly isn't, it clearly bugs me (sorry VW! :D) that the std battery will only give me 220 miles... oh well, reality check on today's battery cost still I guess...
                 
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                  Yea, this is my preferred color and wheel choice. Bummer that they are offering the grey or black rims options like on the S and X. Thinking about buying some used 20" X grey rims down the line when I want to change the look
                   

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