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Autohome P85D review from Beijing Mercedes S class owner

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ScepticMatt, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. ScepticMatt

    ScepticMatt Member

    Nov 5, 2014
    A Mercedes S class owner from Beijing wrote a very in-depth impressions article of the P85D after driving it for two weeks.

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    * Charging network in the Chinese market has not been perfect yet
    * Very recognizable front headlight. Rear more mediocre, feels a bit like Mazda 6
    * Lack of LED lights regrettable
    * P85D interior Model S has been greatly improved compared to the previous model
    * Rear seats lack headrest angle adjustment, lowest position still a little bit high
    * No adjustable seat belt height
    * Control screen, resolution or size are far superior than the average car. No problems at night.
    * Car stereo ranks within the top three he has ever heard (high fidelity audio)
    * Electromagnetic interference coming out through the speakers when phones in storage space in the bottom of the bottom
    * Water bottles will often swing back and forth in front dual cup holders, often hit the elbow on the armrest
    * Extremely flat rear floor, dramatically improves the ride comfort of the middle rear passenger
    * Next-gen rear seats not practical in actual use. 10 cm raised cushion inconvenient when leaving from the back seats
    * Fixed rear head rests influence rear visibility.
    * Rear view camera with wider angle than other cars is great
    * More upright rear seats limit headroom
    * Britax / Roemer KIDFIX SICT ISOFIX child safety seats dangling with headrests, become unusable
    * Same problem with Britax EVOLVA 1-2-3 plus (non-ISOFIX) child safety seat
    * Shunyi District lacks supercharger nearby
    * Last car with similar APP feature was BMW i3, but compared to Tesla lacks keyless drive function
    * P85D's feels more comfortable than friends' P85. 21-inch wheels with a thin sidewall tires also reduce comfort.
    * Straight line acceleration performance P85D absolutely breathtaking, easy to drive.
    * No roaring noise, so the driver is always able to maintain a state of calm. Supercar performance, but can be manipulated much safer.
    * Tesla's dash interface is simple and clear
    * P85D appearance is difficult to distinguish from other model variants.
    * Travelled 618.4 kilometers, total energy consumption 158.3 kWh.
    * Electricity costs only 1/10 what the S65 L AMG 630 X5M woud using gas
    * Almost no maintenance, Tesla's advantage is very obvious.
    * Ongoing software upgrades constantly revitalize the P85D and keep up with the latest technological developments
    * Hopes his article serves as a advice and inspiration for future improvements.

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