I came across this analysis today: Will Tesla's Model 3 Compete? - Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha I took a look around this forum and didn't see it mentioned, so hopefully this is not a repeat. This is by far the most in-depth assessment of what the Model 3 is likely to be like that I have seen. It is freaking long. They delve into size, battery type and configuration, drivetrains, cost breakdowns and more. I said 'design exercise' in the thread title and it is very much that - they basically design the entire Model 3 lineup except for the styling. There is a whole lot of speculation but it's so well thought-out that by the end of the article you can't help but start feeling that even if Tesla doesn't do this, they should do this. They explain how the Model 3 can come in at $35k to start, compare favorably to the BMW 3-series at every level, and make a profit at the same time. If they even come close, the Model 3 will be amazing. They use "is" a lot as if they are describing decisions that have already been made, but this is only in the context of their design exercise; think of it as historical fiction set in the future.