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Comparison Model S, Model X

Discussion in 'Model X' started by LST, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. LST

    LST Senior Member

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    An urgent question to all who attended the unveiling: Can you share your impressions on the eventual comparative advantage between Model S and X ? Leaving aside the design aspects and add/rwd theme. Is it that roomier ? Can you fold and stack away the seats? Would it be possible to go on a winter holiday (skis, snowboards, hockey gear etc.) with a family of 5 ?

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  2. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight _____ P85 #549 _____ Sig Red / Sig White

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    Model X is quite a bit taller than Model S. You can fit considerably more in the Model X but if you 've got skis (and 5 people) you still need a roof rack. Which I heard was an option on Model X (not sure how it works with falcon doors).
     
  3. Bearman

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    About the roof rack, I understand it is useful to some people and difficult to implement with the falcon doors. I used to drive and haul my skis around Europe when i went on skiing vacations but then started to take flights to destination combined with local transportation. Nowadays i just rent skis on location for the week or two instead of buying new ones every two years.
     
  4. felixtb

    felixtb RsEU502,Sp+14274,XpEUSig4

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    I asked the engineer driving the X when I got my ride about the roof rack question and his answer was they have planed for it with a ingenious idea that they were not going to reveal quite yet but he basically said not to worry it will be there even with falcon doors..... we'll just have to wait and see
     
  5. Hasse

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    I guess you could fit a split roof rack on top of the falcon door and tilt the cargo (if we are talking about skis) when opening the doors?
     
  6. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    To the OP -- although I wasn't there, it's clear that the Model X will have a lot more luggage space, with the third row folded down, than the Model S will (with the second row up). The X's frunk is much larger, and the X's rear space (with the third row down) is both deeper and longer than the S's. Snowboards and hockey gear will fit inside. Alpine skis, uncertain. The AWD availability should make the X a better snow car.

    The roof rack seems, at best, challenging and complex.
     
  7. NigelM

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    :confused: Cargo sandwich?

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  8. Bearman

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    I would use half the cars width for a roof rack and disable one of the doors (you can access the rear through one back door) when i was using the rack.
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  9. donauker

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    Use half and have it on a motorized track to shift it from one side to the other for one door at a time? :eek:
     
  10. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    And just have the rack attached on one side also?
     
  11. Bearman

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    Just have the roof attachments on each side of the falcon doors, the ski box only covers half the cars width so one door opens freely.
     
  12. PV4EV

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    ... or fit a roof rack on a Model S ?
     
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    They showed a still with all the seat folded flat. Elon's quote was that you could almost fit a queen sized mattress in there.


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  14. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Not to mention that the screen behind him said 'What else can you do in a Model X?' when he made the queen-sized bed comment.
     
  15. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Split seats? One side up, one flat down?
     
  16. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    This post needs a "like" button :biggrin:
     
  17. ckessel

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    The Model XXX comes with a queen bed standard?
     
  18. Lloyd

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    If so order the privacy glass please!
     
  19. vfx

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    That might beat you driving with your top off.
     
  20. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Maybe they're gonna use the idea I suggested here.

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