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    So I've been a huge fan of Tesla and now that I can really afford one I've been researching it for months. This article I found really had me wondering. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1098917_tesla
    I know the price is different then the $5000 awd drive option we've heard about but could this have some truth behind it? The awd dual motor option listed is $9000. This seemed like a lot but if it includes other options I would be ok with that. Any thoughts??
     
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      #2 TrevP, Apr 5, 2016
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      If you look at a 70D and remove the dual motor the price drops $5000.

      Elon confirmed AWD on Model 3 would cost less than that. Economies of scale here really help keep prices in check. I have a sneaking suspicion that Model 3 options pricing will really surprise people for the better.

      But we won't know for sure until next year.
       
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        I hope your right and based of what Elon has said hopefully the options will suprise us. This car is affordable but will the options be? I know I'm in the low $50k for mine. What I thought might be interesting is that it said base model 5.6 0-60 and dual motor awd 4.6. I know it was announced to be under 6 sec for base model. Like you said all just speculation at this point.
         
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          One thing to also point out is that article was actually published before the Model 3 was unveiled. So, some of the speculation was made prior to the introduction of the car. Elon has made two statements: That the AWD will be less than $5K, although what that really means, we'll have to see; the average car price is going to be around $42K, which is a statement he made when talking about how the $7.5 Billion in orders that they have. So, with both of those statements, That makes me think that if the average is going to be $42K in Elon's mind, we are looking at (using elementary math here, since we really don't know what the top end will be) a price swing of $35-50K. But, again, all speculation. Next year can't come soon enough.
           
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            Just a speculation... It's been mentioned by Elon a few years ago that the new Roadster would be based on the Model 3 Platform.

            Now to get to Maximum Plaid speed, it's been hypothesized that the new Roadster would be a Quad Motor (a la Renovo) Tesla.

            So, I guess that would be a Model 3 variation
             
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              I would love to see them make the roadster again! it will still be out of my price range, but would like others to be driving new Tesla Roadsters :D
               
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                Has anybody heard about the glass roof being standard equipment? Also, how much do you think the leather option would be? This would be my first Tesla.
                 
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                Roof choices are metal, glass, and panoramic roof.

                I would assume metal for base model (but there's a thread for that.)
                 
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                I really don't mind a metal roof but I do want awd and a performance model. I hope the cost doesn't get crazy
                 
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                I have been reading so much about the Model ≡ recently :)-)) that I forget what the latest premises are with regards to AWD versions. Am I correct to expect that, while originally the theory was you'd have to go for a larger battery size than the (expected smallest) 55 to get dual motor, most recently there seems to indeed talk of a 55D version...? I think I really prefer AWD for security in all weather conditions yet I also could use the longer range that would come from the next up battery... What is the latest, folks? Gosh, I can wait (long...) for the car, yet I'd really find it nice to have more details soonest...
                 
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                @Michael Russo - any 'latest' would wholly be a guess ;) until Tesla tells us differently, I would assume it will be like on the current models, and you could get a 55D (or whatever the smaller battery option is) for something less than $5k USD (per EMs tweet), but likely will not require the next jump up in battery (otherwise the Dual motor for less than $5k comment would be a little misleading - although I'd be fine with the next size battery AND Dual for $5k). I think if anything, SC may be included in the price of the larger batteries, but à la carte with the standard battery - like the S originally was.
                 
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                  @MelindaV, thank you for quick reply!
                  I agree with you: having a larger battery AND AWD for $5K (you mean US$, right ? ;-) ) would be must have! I do plead guilty of still suffering from a mild case of 'range anxiety', probably because I will probably drive my Model ≡ from my new location in SW France to Belgium and back (1,100 kms one way) two to three times per year to see those of kids who's still live up here and therefore would like to be able to do that with 2-3 stops only....
                   
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                  I just read in George Pressmann's excellent 'Getting Ready for Model ≡' that there is a big impact on range when you drive 75 vs. 55 mph... On European highways this lower speed would get you killed and 75 mph (120 kms/h) is a more more common (yet still reasonable speed...)... I guess I'm hoping they get the std. battery up to 250 miles rather than 215, then I think I'll be ok... Would love to be able to do about 300 kms before the next SC...
                  Patience, Patience...
                  What are you looking to get?
                  Cheers, Mike
                   
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                  Yep. Cold weather will really decrease your range as well. I have to drive my Leaf slowly in the winter to make my commute.

                  Here's an early speed vs range chart for the Tesla Model S. Apologies for the imperial units, but it show how much range is affected by speed.
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                  Thanks, Garsh. Yeah, there is a yuuge drop after 55 mph, evidently... Seems like the 60 kWh curve looks close 200 miles at 75 mph though, no? Hence a hypothetical 55 kWh in a lighter Model ≡ could still get me there? What d'ya think?
                  Best regards, Mike
                  P.S. don't worth about the units :), I lived one year in Rapid City, S.D. in the bicentennial year (OK, that was a while ago!!) as well 2 years closer to your home, in Akron, OH, in the mid-nineties! Take care!
                   
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                  My preference (today) is the standard battery with dual motors... we shall see what I think a year from now :eek:
                   
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                    The dual motors should also provide Better range than a single motor. The smaller motor runs when just cruising at a constant speed to provide better efficiency. This is true despite the added weight of two motors.
                     
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                      I know they'll be using different cells but I think it's interesting that they brought back the 60kwh pack during the final stages of the model 3 development. I could see the 60kwh going in with a software limited version at 45-50
                       
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                      Same here, obviously budget will be a factor...
                       
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                      Wouldn't it be hard to secure the announced >215 miles of range with less than the 55 kWh battery?
                       

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