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Does the $35k Standard Battery Model 3 will have black 18-inch steel wheels?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by NeverFollow, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. NeverFollow

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    Since the Model 3 Long Range has a black plastic wheel cover, so nobody can see what kind of wheel is behind,

    - I wonder if the $35k Standard Battery Model 3 will come with black 18-inch steel wheels? (to save cost)

    Like police cars or other standard wheels offered by default by some car manufacturers.

    - If so, do you think that steel wheels would affect range or performance?

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  2. gregincal

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    No, the top wheels are the standard wheels. It doesn't matter whether you have the standard battery or long range battery.
     
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  3. PoitNarf

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    Not a chance. I doubt you'd ever see a plain steel wheel on a Tesla from the factory.
     
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  4. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    Even a base corolla doesn't have steel wheels. I think the industry is moving away from steel wheels, because from what I can tell they perform poorly in offset crash tests (the wheel doesn't deform and transmits most of the impact to the cabin).
     
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    Your wheels will look GOOD, This is Tesla. See above
     
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