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Full specs posted for reservation holders? What's the turning circle?

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by ReferenceMan, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. ReferenceMan

    ReferenceMan New Member

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    Have the full specs been made available to general reservation holders?

    I called Tesla Motors, but while they said that recently the reservation holders can now configure a Model X, they wouldn't say whether the full specs were available. I'm not a reservation holder, but have been avidly following the Model S and Model X for several years now.

    If the full specs are available, do the specs list what the turning circle is?

    In 2013 "He [Elon Musk] pronounced that the X would comfortably seat seven adults, offer better all-wheel-drive handling than any vehicle on the market, have a tighter turning radius than a Mini, and be faster than a Porsche 911." (http://fortune.com/2015/03/19/tesla-model-x/)

    The other predictions came true. I'm wondering whether the turning circle is tighter or the same as a Mini?

    If it is, does anyone have any information about whether that tighter turning circle will make it back to the Model S?

    The turning circle of a 2013 Mini Cooper is 35.1 feet (http://www.edmunds.com/mini/cooper/2013/features-specs/), and the Mini Clubman at 36.1 feet. (http://www.edmunds.com/mini/cooper-
    clubman/2013/features-specs/
    ).

    Not sure which Mini Elon was talking about, but the turning circle for the Model S is 37.0 feet, which is bigger than either. (Model S Specifications | Tesla Motors)

    The 37 feet circle for the Model S is a deal-breaker for my wife, as she often pulls U-turns, and has turned cars down before that had too wide of a turning circle (over 36 feet).

    Thanks!
     
  2. investmentgamer

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    They're visible to everyone at Model X Specifications | Tesla Motors. I've placed an order already and I don't have any more specs than that. Haven't seen any mention of the turning radius. However, I'd expect the turning radius to be similar to an AWD Model S.
     
  3. ReferenceMan

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    Not liking a 40 ft turning radius is one thing, but being a deal breaker to have 1 less foot on the other side of a U-turn?
     
  5. SabrToothSqrl

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    buy a wrangler :) 34.6 feet. good on tight trails.
     

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