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Features - What will be standard/upgrades/not available?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ummgood, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. ummgood

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    Let's talk features. I know we are all guessing on what kWh battery packs will come or spaceship steering. My thought was to put standard/optional features available on cars in this price range and see what everyone thinks might/might not be available. I don't think these features will cause me not to buy the car if they aren't available but they would be nice to have non-the-less.

    Also it would be interesting to see if someone thinks they'll be standard/optional or included with a package... I am kind of piecing together features from multiple cars... I'll put if I think they'll be standard or optional. Also please correct me if someone saw the feature in a test drive or I left something off. It would also be neat to see what people think is a must have or not...

    Exterior:
    LED Daytime Running Lamps - Standard
    Halogen Headlights - Standard
    HID Headlights - Not available
    LED Headlights - Optional
    Auto ON/OFF headlights - Standard (Must have for me)
    Fog Lights - Not available
    Rear Spoiler - Optional
    Power Folding Mirrors - Not Available
    Heated Mirrors - Standard
    Auto Tilt Down Mirrors - Standard
    Auto Dimming Exterior Mirrors - Not Available (I would love this)
    Metal Roof - Standard
    Glass Roof - Optional
    Glass Roof w/ Power Open/Close - Optional (I want this)
    Sonar System Front/Rear - Standard (I need this)
    Exterior Ground LED lighting - Not available (Like the door handles on the model S)

    Interior:
    15" Touch Screen - Standard
    Navigation - Standard
    Voice Recognition - Standard
    Blue Tooth Phone Integration with Streaming Audio - Standard
    LTE Data - Optional
    Apple Car Play - Not Available (would be nice)
    XM Radio - Optional
    Premium Sound - Optional (How many speakers??) I would love to see Tesla work with another high end company like Harman or Bang and Olfson.
    Auxiliary Input Jack - Not Available
    HD Radio - Optional
    Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror - Standard
    Dual Zone Auto Temp Control - Standard
    Tri Zone Auto Temp Control - Not Available (Would be nice for back seat)
    Home Link - Standard
    Cruise Control - Standard
    Intelligent Cruise Control - Optional
    Intelligent Auto Steer - Optional
    Intelligent Autonomous Driving (to final destination) - ?
    Active Noise Cancellation - Not Available
    Remote Interior Cooling Control - Standard
    Remote Window Controls - Standard
    Tilt Steering - Standard
    Tilt and Telescopic Steering - Not Available
    Rain Sensing Wipers - Optional
    LED Ambient Interior Lighting - Optional
    Lighted Vanity Mirrors in Sunshades - Standard
    Sunglass Holder - Standard
    Seatback pockets - Standard
    Front Cup Holders - Standard
    Rear Cup Holders - Standard

    Seating:
    8 way power drivers seat - Standard
    4 way power passengers seat - Optional
    Memory - Mirrors and Seats - Optional
    Heated Front Seats - Optional
    Ventilated Front Seats - Not Available
    Heated Steering Wheel - Not Available
    Cloth Seating - Standard
    Leather Seating - Optional
    Vegan Seating - Optional
    Alcantera Headliner and Accents - Optional

    Safety:
    Driver and Passenger Airbags - Standard
    Curtain Airbags - Standard
    Side Airbags - Standard
    Forward Collision Warning - Standard
    Blind Spot Detection - Standard
    Forward Emergency Braking - Standard
    LATCH System (Two positions on outer of back seat) - Standard
    Tire Pressure Monitoring - Standard (Will this actually give the amount of pressure or just low indication?)

    James Bond:
    Road Slick - Standard
    Front Rocket Launchers - Standard
    Amphibious Mode - Optional
    Helicopter Mode - Optional
     
  2. NC-3

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    I think Tesla would have a major PR problem if the Glass Roof that was a prominent feature during the reveal and rides now became an option.
     
  3. ummgood

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    That optional component is the part of the roof above the driver. The glass over the back passengers will be standard. On the ride alongs one of the drivers said there will be metal, glass, and sunroof options.
     
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    Are you sure Cruise control is standard? on the Model 3?
     
  5. ummgood

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    I would guess basic cruise control would be standard. My 2005 Toyota Tacoma has it. That would be a major draw back. I think adaptive cruise control will be part of the auto pilot package.
     
  6. Zaphod

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    Can't imagine LED lights wouldn't be standard. Cost isn't much greater these days over halogen. LEDs are more efficient and lower power draw. They wouldn't have to develop two different light housings then either, so that reduces manufacturing costs and increases cost savings for quantities of scale.

    I would think power folding mirrors would be a part of "tech" package or something equivalent. Rear spoiler I would think not needed. I'm sure the aerodynamics are optimized without it. Although maybe there will be carbon fiber one optional for the "P" version.

    Heated steering wheel I would imagine being a part of subzero package.

    p.s. Hello fellow Austinite :)
     
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    So this would be a good topic to ask this question. Do Teslas have remote starting? If they don't have ventilated seats, I'd like to be able to start my car and turn on the AC. Haven't seen anybody ever talk about this, so does this feature exist?
     
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    So, what would the the autopilot safety feature that comes standard entail then?
     
  9. ummgood

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    I am guessing based on other cars on the road...

    Emergency braking
    Lane Departure Warning
    Blind Spot Indication
    Some kind of Collision warning
    Radar for object detection...
     
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  10. jkk_

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    Back fog lights are mandatory in many places.

    Why do you think so? They are pretty standard in almost all cars today?

    Would be weird.

    Optional I'd guess

    I'd think this is also optional

    Do you mean bringing the steering wheel forwards / backwards (towards driver)?

    I think that is standard, at least in manual version. I see no reason why this wouldn't be available.
    Edit: manual meaning you adjust yourself, not power adjusted.

    Might be part of tech package but wouldn't surprise me if they are standard.
     
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    Yes, I can start cooling the interior through the app.
     
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    I think navigation will be part of a technology package or something like that... no premium car of this class comes standard with Nav. On BMW, Audi or MB, Nav is close to a 2k option.

    It was the case even on the Model S for a long time.

    I think Xenon headlights will be standard; like only BMW is still using crappy halogen on the 3 series. LED will be optional, like every other car of its class.

    Power folding mirrors is not available on the 3 series, C class or A4, so don't think we ll see that.
     
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    I just checked Merc and Audi, both have options for power folding mirrors in our market at least. Didn't get info on BMW because their pages suck big time. Is it really so there that those models don't have power folding mirrors even as optional extra?
     
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    Nope, I think it will be standard just like on the S/X. The reason is that the navigation is part of their way of eliminating range anxiety. (Nav letting you know if you have enough charge and routing you through Superchargers as necessary.)
     
  15. ummgood

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    That could be I was intending front Fog lamps. I made this statement based on prototype photos. It doesn't look like the prototypes have them. This could very well be an option though. I was under the understanding that the prototypes were highly optioned models and I would expect to see them there. Perhaps it is too early to tell.


    Actually they don't seem to be standard except on high end cars and cars that are really wide. I think the model S gained them because of how wide it is. It helps in parking lots and getting into single bay garages. I wish my wife's van had them as we have to roll down the window to safely get into our garage. Don't get me started on why the builder of my house needed to put 3 single width garage doors but oh well...



    Halogen is incorrect but I don't think it is that weird. There are some luxury cars that still have it. I would think that HID would require a bigger lens than what they have on the car. I could be wrong. My guess is if they don't have halogen standard they'll probably go straight to LED.

    This is pretty standard now on things like Honda Odyssey in the same price range. Hopefully it is standard on the Tesla.

    I guessed this would be standard but I could be wrong. It allows for some really cool Tesla features like opening the door when you pull up. Most likely you are right and probably is in the tech package or something.

    Yes I mean up and down is standard but in and out isn't. I am guessing that based on the dash design it isn't there but again my opinion. Power version might be included if you have memory seats...

    This is usually optional on most low end luxury cars except for maybe Lexus.

    I wanted a car with ventilated seats but I am willing to give that up if I can pre-cool the interior with my Apple Watch/Phone

    I don't know why nav systems still cost 2k. Back when they first came out it came with a lot of extra features like voice recognition, backup camera, etc... Now a lot of those features that used to be added with Nav are expected on low end cars (backup camera will become law) so the extra benefit from the Nav isn't as much as it used to be. I think some manufacturers like Nissan have Nav as a 900 dollar option.

    I think HID headlights take a bigger lens but I could be wrong. I am guessing they'll go straight to LED instead of HID. With HID you need auto leveling etc...

    I don't know if power folding mirrors are that needed on a car this size. It depends on how wide it ends up being.


    Another thing I remember that I didn't put in the list is surround view cameras. That would be nice. I know that a coworker has a Nissan Rogue SV that has it and he paid 23k out the door. It should be standard on the Tesla Model 3.
     
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    The 328i I'm driving would beg to differ.
     
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    It wasn't entirely clear from his reply but Elon said the car would either already fit in small garages OR have folding side mirrors.

    Elon Musk on Twitter
     
  18. Donar

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    I strongly doubt there will be Halogen headlights. It would be a huge step back.

    Either
    - Xenon + LED daytime running headlights, no full LED optional (like Model S)
    or
    - Full LED (like Model X)
    or
    - Xenon + LED daytime running headlights, full LED optional

    Could be either one of these. I am hoping they go full LED standard.

    Regarding power folding mirrors:
    Really? Even my 2008 BMW 1-series convertible had power folding mirrors.
    It's about more than just fitting in parking lots or garages – although that is certainly a big part of it – it also protects the mirrors when the car is parked.
    They may or may not be standard, but they will definitely be available.
     
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    As someone who comes from a place where it's not unheard of to get down to -40 I'd hate to pay extra for a metal roof. The glass roof would radiate in the cold and be bitterly cold inside.
     
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    I had the metal roof standard with glass and sunroof optional.
     

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