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Did Tesla make a weirdmobile? Comparison 3 BMW 3 dash

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Matias, May 29, 2017.

  1. Matias

    Matias Active Member

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    People have different taste, but my opionion is, Model 3 dash is ugly.

    Edit: FML typo in the title :eek:

    Mod edit: fixed it for ya :)

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  2. Jayc

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    To me, the ONLY complaint regarding the Model 3 dash is the screen mount method that makes it look like an after-market accessory. Other than that, the minimal nature is actually cool and very next-generation.


    BTW, cant say I like the BMW interior. Many things going on there, too many curves and edges that serve no meaningful purpose - a bit like the BMW exterior. And if you extrapolate the BMW interior your end up with this type of a mess.

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  3. alevek

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    Agree, that looks like a crappy cheap import.
     
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  4. sandpiper

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    #4 sandpiper, May 29, 2017
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    The current vehicle dashes/consoles have been a case of form following function. ICE cars are complex animalsand have historically needed a pile of gages and whatnot. Historically, we've been conditioned to the mindset that better cars have more gages/buttons/controls/whatever.

    Now, there's no reason for a car dash to be any more or less than a computer. It's the Apple design ethic; simple, clean, minimalist. Don't add any complexity that you don't need. Look at your iphone or a current iMac , compared the phones/computers of 15 years ago. Or an iWatch vs a Rolex.

    I think it might be a more difficult sell to the 35+ group, that is conditioned with the "complexity = luxury" mindset. But the younger group has grown up with the iMac "luxury = simple and clean" ethic. They might really buy into what Tesla is doing. And I wonder if Tesla is on the leading edge of a wave.
     
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  5. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    That RR interior looks quite depressing to me. Too dark and somewhat claustrophobic imho.

    Not a fan of that BMW interior either, especially when I compare it to mine. BMW used to have great interiors, but nowadays everything seems needlessly complicated. Like Jayc said, lots of curves and lines with no obvious purpose.
     
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  6. 182RG

    182RG Free The Service Manuals From Tyranny

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    The more shots I see of the interior, the more econo-box boring it becomes. Yawn. Controlling all functions through the touch screen is going to get old.
     
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  7. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    BMW i3 interior is very different and more modern.
     
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  8. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    I know, I have driven one once. That might be the exception to the rule though.
     
  9. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing to control. Its all automatic.

    I wouldn't mind moving up in line for those of you who really really don't like it.
     
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  10. sandpiper

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    Ugh. I've driven an i3 and thought it was a horrible mess.
     
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  11. Ciaopec

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    I control all functions on my S through the touch screen. So far it hasn't gotten old. Of course, I am less than a year into it. Sure, I still play pilot and scan the road ahead, and all the mirrors, and the speedo, etc., but all the controls are still on the touch screen (except, of course, the obvious stalks and thumbwheels). I don't think I would miss the dash display in front of me. I 'll wager you won't be bored.:)
     
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  12. landis

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    Looks like a click bait title to me.

    Short answer is no.
     
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  13. sandpiper

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    #13 sandpiper, May 29, 2017
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    You see the same thing in new aircraft. The first image is the console of the new Cirrus baby jet. And the second is what you had in a baby Cessna jet in 2000. Sophistication = simplicity. And I know which of these two I'd dream to own. :)

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  14. Garlan Garner

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    Ditto....if the Model 3 bores anyone....then I await a LOT of boredom.
     
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    That's more buttons than the car has features. Especially the 4 cup holders....that seems a bit ridiculous.
     
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  16. NerdUno

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    My golf cart has a better dash than the Model 3. Here's the BMW X1 dash which is a similarly priced car.

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    The BMW vs M3 pictures remind me of Blackberry vs iPhone circa 2007. I forget, which one did the market ultimately choose?
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  18. sandpiper

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    And that's the point. The old design ethic, and old technology demanded a LOT of complexity. And so we desired it. The newer tech permits simplicity - which might be a bit jarring to those of us who grew up under the old paradigm.
     
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  19. Ciaopec

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    So instead of controlling everything from a single screen, your eyes and hands can dance happily all over the center console and the dash searching for just the right button. The MS seemed pretty minimalist when I was first looking. Now, I never want to go back and see a mess like this. But, everyone's boat is floated by something different. Maybe your golf cart dash is more complicated; but is it better than the Model 3. Really?:confused:
     
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  20. Ciaopec

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    This sums it up as succinctly as any argument I have seen!
     
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