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Any noticeable change regarding the M3 trunk opening?

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  1. EV Revolution

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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Looks like a much bigger opening to me.
     
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    How can you tell though? The trunk was never opened in that 5 second video of the Release Candidate.
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I think they changed the (I guess) opening arms, which look to me like the hatch raises higher, giving better access. I'm not quite sure the opening is laeger. But it certainly looks more accessible.

    I'm no expert...
     
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    The picture above of the open trunk is the matte black alpha prototype from the original reveal.
    The only pics of the new release candidate is the 5 second video.
    Hard to tell if the trunk is any different.
     
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    Exactly. That's why I was wondering how any conclusion could be drawn from just the video.
     
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    The fender mounted part of the tail lights look slightly narrower than the alphas, so maybe the trunk opening moved outward an inch to each side??? Or not.
    We shall wait and see.
     
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    Definitely looks a lot bigger based on the low quality RC video ;););)
     
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    Someone mixing "trunk" with "frunk"?
     
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    #10 BluestarE3, Mar 29, 2017
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    Or, more likely, mistakenly thinking the still photo with the open trunk lid in the OP is that of the RC rather than of the matte black alpha prototype. I think the OP just included that old photo for reference/comparison purposes.
     
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    The only thing that I could tell was in the lights.
    Tail Lights.png
     
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    About that "Missing?" part... I can't tell if it is missing or not, but if it is, it gives me some hope. This is where the charger port is on the S+X, and where it is supposed to be on the Model 3. But that would not give enough space for anything but the Tesla connector - or here the Type2 connector. If this reflective part near the rear lights is gone, they have probably moved the port, so it may have space for an CCS connector?

    ... but looking closely at the rear right picture I so think I spot something red in front of the rear lights? But I'm not sure...
     
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    That charge port (if it is) is on the wrong side of the car. Supercharging would be, um, problematic.
     
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    That reflective triangle is - or is not - on both sides of the car. Behind the left one - if it is there - is the charge port.
    Not in Europe. Here Tesla uses the Type2 connector, and CCS is a Type2 + two more connections under. Should be no problem making it compatible with both SuperCharges and CCS.
    In the US you may be right :p
     
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    Any noticeable change? I would say "no'. It looks like that silly glass roof extends just as far back as it did in the prototypes, and it would be tough to make the trunk opening much larger without shortening the glass. But the video quality and angles are very poor, so maybe there's some change that's not apparent in the video. Or, perhaps there's another, different release candidate out there...
     
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    The lower edge of the trunk opening might be lower, with a corner radius half the size of the original.
     

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