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My favorite part is where Motor Trend has the disclaimer "estimates based on image scaling". Given that the estimates are to a tenth of an inch, I think we can assume that they used a tape measure but were instructed by Tesla to not provide the data as "official", since Tesla reserves the right to change anything before production.
 

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The article did mention size relative to percentages of the S, so it's possible they did go just by their photos like we all have been doing. I would have expected a narrower width than 74+" though. The S is 77+" and the 3 looks like it would have been more than 3" narrower. Maybe just perception because the S is more straight up and down and the 3 tapers in making it look narrower....?
So if they are correct, that's five inches wider than the car currently sitting in its place in my quite small garage.
 

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My favorite part is where Motor Trend has the disclaimer "estimates based on image scaling". Given that the estimates are to a tenth of an inch, I think we can assume that they used a tape measure but were instructed by Tesla to not provide the data as "official", since Tesla reserves the right to change anything before production.
@garsh,


Well.....probably correct on the tape measurer....they (MT) also brought 'magnets' to verify the aluminum body panels on the steel frame....(stealthy!)....again Tesla reserves the right to change anything before final production run.

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The article did mention size relative to percentages of the S, so it's possible they did go just by their photos like we all have been doing. I would have expected a narrower width than 74+" though. The S is 77+" and the 3 looks like it would have been more than 3" narrower. Maybe just perception because the S is more straight up and down and the 3 tapers in making it look narrower....?
So if they are correct, that's five inches wider than the car currently sitting in its place in my quite small garage.
@MelindaV,

I hope based on those numbers it will still fit in your garage! It WON'T be quiet on your 'Homecoming Day' Party when you take delivery! :) Width is fine for me...extra 4 inches each side over my current ride....8" total....length at 184" is getting tight but will work...M3 7-9" longer than current Vehicle as well....

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assuming I keep the Solstice, it would be tight. My other car is 69+" x 185", so length is right on, but it currently is parked with the front bumper less than an inch clear and about 2 or 3 clear at the back bumper. I was hoping the length would come in closer to 180 or a bit under.
 

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The dimensions are significantly larger than I thought. I will be clearing some things out of my garage to accommodate the length. Very curious about the interior and cargo space.
 

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Given that the estimates are to a tenth of an inch, I think we can assume that they used a tape measure
Where can you find a tape measure that measures tenths of an inch? Image scaling on the other hand will give an arbitrary level of precision you like (regardless of whether it is significant or not), and will give it in decimal form most easily. So, I look at the same data, we come to opposite conclusions.

Thank you kindly.
 

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Image scaling is difficult because perspective needs to be taken into account. Just look at the various attempts made by people both here and on TMC, and the wide range of values obtained. And certainly none of them felt that their measurements were precise enough to go sub-inch. Either way, I'm more apt to trust MT's numbers than any others I've seen so far.