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Falcon Wing Doors on Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Dutchie, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Dutchie

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    How soon do you think it will be before this will be offered as an option alongside the extended front window like the MX?
     
  2. tanner

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    Never.
     
  3. Dutchie

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    Why not? If it works why not offer it as an option?
     
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    there would have to be a major redesign
    Were not talking about adding a second charger or new seats
     
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    Good lord. hopefully never.
     
  6. Mark Z

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    The answer is simple. Tesla Motors needs to offer the exact same rear bench seat that is in Model S in the Model X. It would not move, just like Model S.

    It could be named: 5 seat rear bench option. Those rear bench seats would fold down like Model S and you would retain the Falcon Wing Doors.

    Your wish would almost be granted, a "Model S" interior with Falcon Wing Doors.
     
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    Likely never, since it would require a major redesign of the S roof and sides from the A pillar back to the C pillar. In addition, in the X the central "spine" of the roof where the Falcon Wings attach is quite thick due to the door mechanism, reducing the headroom in the second row center seat. The X can handle it since it is higher, but in the S reduced second row center seat headroom would mean no one over around 5 ft. 6 in. could sit there.
     
  8. Todd Burch

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    I don't think they'd do falcon wing doors on a sedan. One of the major benefits of the falcon wing doors is to allow someone to stand underneath them while loading/unloading passengers and cargo. Due to the low roof of a sedan, you wouldn't be able to do that. Although it would probably look cool...
     
  9. MsElectric

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    You can already get Falcon Wing doors on a Model S. Just tick the Model X option package for the Model S :)
     
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    Never ever...
     
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    Sheesh I hope not.
     
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    Makes no sense on the Model S.
     

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