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Pick your m3 poison - Dual Motor or 75 kWh?

Discussion in 'Reserving, Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by TheTeslaFan, Jul 22, 2017.

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If you had to choose between one of these two, at the same price, which one would you go for?

  1. Dual Motor

    43 vote(s)
    38.7%
  2. 75 kWh

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    61.3%
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    I'm curious what the ratio looks like for most owners to be. What would sway you? Both have their own advantages. Dual Motor for faster acceleration and better handling in certain environments or the larger battery for maybe another 50 miles or so of range. I think for me, the decision is tough and depends on how much more range we get out of the 75 and how much better performing the dual motor is on a 60 versus single on a 75. This is just fun poll based on speculation and how you would decide without knowing for certain the real world differences yet. I'm going to pick dual motor, since I know the base range is probably going to be pretty satisfactory out of the box and I'm predicting around 235 miles range.
     
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      I do not need either and specifically do not want dual motor/AWD.

      I will take the 75 to get the car faster (likely the difference between the $7,500 and $3,750 credit for me) and it's probably better for resale with "range anxiety".

      RWD is more fun than AWD!

      At this point whatever gets the car faster, just no aero wheels ;)
       
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        If I had choice of only of the two options, assuming price and availability are not to be factored in, I would pick dual motor.

        Reasons:

        In north east dual motor should help in winter conditions. Improving safety in rain/snow.

        Dual motor should give better 0 to 60, hence more fun to drive. I figure I would be doing start from 0 more often than going more than 240miles on single charge.

        Increased range.
         
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          I voted for Dual. But... I'm going for both!
           
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            I want both will wait for both to be available
             
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            Neither, since I get to choose both, price be damned.
             
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              Sort of a fuzzy question. How much range are we expecting ont he 60? That may flip people one way or another. But IF it was 75 or AWD and the 60 didn't have enough range for me (min 250 miles) then I'd probably pass on the car since I want both 250 miles or more range AND AWD.
               
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              I am guessing 245 mi range on 60 and 306 mi on 75.
               
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                Would you pass on the car because it does 5 miles less than your desired 250 mi?
                 
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                Out of pure curiosity, why do you "need" 250 miles of range?
                 
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                For me, I live in the southwest, so dual motors aren't necessary, and I want to use the M3 for road trips, so the bigger battery makes more sense. But unless the wait is interminable, I'm getting both...
                 
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                I really don't care about range..I would only buy the larger battery if the vehicle was quicker.

                Awd I want for snow driving in the family sedan.
                 
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                I won't chose anything but both. So no I won't pick.
                 
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                  I would always go for the pack for more range security even if I do not need it. Dual Motor is a nice gimmick that I would prolly need in 1% of the situations I drive in (and I live in a place where it snows in winter A LOT...)
                   
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                    Same here, in Vienna there is normally not that much snow in winter but around the city it can get pretty messy. I still don't care that much for AWD (even tho I will get it). A good pack of winter tires is worth so much more than AWD in that case.
                     
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                      What if towing capabilities is only for AWD? For me that would be the detail that flips the choice.
                       
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                      Why would you only be able to tow in an AWD? The RWD has more than enough torque.
                       
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                      #18 Safe Daddy Driver, Jul 25, 2017
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                      That's a nice way of putting perspective. My concern is that people in my region are so obsessed with AWD that RWD can be a hard sell. Plus some of us actually prefer the sensation of AWD's extra grip on the road especially in hazardous conditions. I used to own an Audi A3 Quattro, and that grippy feeling was one of the things I miss most about that car. On the other hand I haven't enjoyed a thorough RWD experience and remain curious about the driving dynamics, Tesla style.

                      Don't really care too much about range at this point, unless the mileage difference is say about 5% in highway driving. There's a big enough buffer to cover the distance between superchargers in the US/Canadian region. This post states that the max distance between SCs in New England is 93 miles as of last year: https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/average-distance-between-superchargers

                      My ultimate preference would be AWD but it all depends on how much it costs and how long I have to wait for delivery. I really wish there was an opportunity to do a comparison test drive on a rainy day just to know what I'll be missing.
                       
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                        What you also have to consider is that you do not only get higher range but also higher charging speed over a longer amount of time. So basically you use that bigger battery pack every time you charge even if you don't use the range itself.
                         
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                        Funny you say that, because I had an A4 Quattro previously and while I loved the car in some sense I could call it boring where as say an Infiniti G35 with RWD was an absolute blast to drive!
                         
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