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Chrome accents on the louvered air intakes and rear bumper

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Zarwin, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Zarwin

    Zarwin Member

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    When there was a separate tech package, it came with the chrome accents on the louvered air intakes in the front and lower rear bumper. If you didn't get tech, the air intakes were black. Now, there are still cars being shipped without these accents and I can only guess this is for cars that don't choose autopilot? I saw a shiny new 70D in the Atlanta (Decatur) lot without the accents. I just noticed and was wondering, I actually kinda like the black look, but I might have a bias :)

    For reference, this is what I'm talking about:

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    New 70D without accents:

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    Nevermind, I just figured it out. The chrome accents only come with cars with the "Premium Interior and Lighting" package. Go in Design Studio, the image changes when you add/remove that package.
     
  2. Frank Mucus

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    I don't have the premium interior lighting and mines has it.

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  3. Zarwin

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    When you got yours, was the tech package still an option? I think it shifted when they changed the website recently, the tech package went away and the Autopilot option appeared. Now it seems that the only way to get the chrome accents is with the Premium Interior and Lighting package, which is kinda funny, since exterior chrome accents are neither of those...
     
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    AFAIK every car has the chrome accents. Tech or no tech. It is weird that the deign studio now reflects different options. Maybe a glitch. Give it a day or two, or three. Lol. Do u recall if the black accents you saw were black chrome?
     
  5. Frank Mucus

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    Yes, tech package was still an option. I bought this back in 2013.
     
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    You are right, now the chrome is only with the luxury package, the change happened with the release of the 70D in April.
     
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    That seems like a silly thing to differentiate between models. I'm surprised Tesla doesn't prefer to stock a single type instead of two.
     
  8. timf

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    The front accents are part of the fog lights, so they have to stock two different versions already - one with side reflectors only and black trim, and one with the fog and cornering lights and chrome trim. The rear piece could be standardized as well, but it creates more consistency between the front and back.
     
  9. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    That's crazy. I have the tech pkg and no fog, but have chrome on either end. I agree with above, why stock another SKU for such a trivial thing? It's not like it will make the buy or no buy decision for somebody. That just adds complexity and therefore cost to the vehicle for no gain in value at all.
     
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    I have a 2013 P85 w/ Tech and no fog lights upon initial delivery, and I have the chrome. Fog lights were installed later. I don't think the chrome louvers are related to the light clusters. They are separate parts.
     
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    I forgot there was a time when Tech Package and Fog Lights were unbundled, so I suppose there were three variants at the time (the third being chrome and cornering lights but no fog lights). These days there should only be two variants.
     
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    Nope. They still seem to come both ways. Back when I got mine (March 2013) it was part of the Tech Package. As others have pointed out, the chrome trim has moved around the various package offerings over the last couple of years.
     
  13. SabrToothSqrl

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    You and I apparently have a similar look. I used plasti-dip to black out my wheels, front and back.

    But did you tint your windows? If so, can I ask what % and how much? Thanks
     
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    Yep, when we ordered 70D in April we were shown the difference between the two -- INTERIOR premium package gets EXTERIOR chrome additions :)
     
  15. Frank Mucus

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    Yes, it is tinted at 20% all around except for the windshield.
     

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