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Debating dark ash vs. CF trim

Fun/Interactive Model X Animation

Here is a frame grab of the animation posted here. This is my choice.

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I agonized over the exact same decision. I ordered Red + Ultra white interior + Carbon Fiber. The Ash is very dark and glossy (similar to what piano black used to be). Tesla sales rep said that CF is the most popular choice in the Model S, so I went with that. CF seems a little more modern. The Ash seems more classic. Go with the type of style that fits the look you're going for. You can't go wrong either way.
 

madodel

X at the end of a rainbow
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I went with the Dark Ash. In the Design Studio, use Ctrl-+ several times to zoom in on the view of the selected interior. That was what my DS suggested when I asked if they had a sample, which they didn't. The dark ash is very dark, almost black, with a very fine grain. I'm hoping that is a good choice with the Ultra White seats.
 

CarlK

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I'm considering exactly the same exterior and interior colors. My top trim choices are also CF and dark ash. My S has CF trim which is sporty and modern but I feel the dark ash may have a more luxury look. The X is wife's car she may prefer luxury than sporty. The difference with X is the trim is also applied to the door panels and more visible. I won't be able to make the decision until we looked at the dark ash in person but looking at the picture above I do feel CF might be a better match for the interior color theme unless the dark ash is real dark.
 
I'm considering exactly the same exterior and interior colors. My top trim choices are also CF and dark ash. My S has CF trim which is sporty and modern but I feel the dark ash may have a more luxury look. The X is wife's car she may prefer luxury than sporty. The difference with X is the trim is also applied to the door panels and more visible. I won't be able to make the decision until we looked at the dark ash in person but looking at the picture above I do feel CF might be a better match for the interior color theme unless the dark ash is real dark.
The Dark Ash is definitely real dark. Almost piano black. It also has a shiny finish. The trim in the simulated X is figured ash which has a more matte finish.
 

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