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How did it end up naming P3D in this forum?

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  1. Maximilien

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    #1 Maximilien, Aug 10, 2018
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    Somewhat random, but....

    In S forum, people say S75D, S100D or SP100D and for those who gotta let the world know they have ludicrous mode, they say SP100DL.

    Here people say P3D, instead of 3PD or 3P75D, or maybe 3P80D as people found out it uses 80.5 kWh (usable 78.2 kWh?) battery pack.

    My guess is that people didn't know the battery pack before and just named it P3D?

    Interesting thought formation among Model 3 owners.

    EDIT: Looks like I can't edit the title... I meant to say "end up naming" (mod: fixed)
     
  2. CFrolander

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    Well partially because Tesla says "P100D" or "75D" for the model S and X. The model 3 is technically Model 3 Long Range, or Standard Range, but since there's only Long Range at the moment there hasn't been a need to differentiate it. It was just Model 3. When AWD came out, people wanted to apply the same nomenclature for AWD on the S and X which is an appended 'D'. Since all we've got is the Model, '3', it would have became simply '3D' but that sounds kinda weird so most people say 3 AWD I think. For performance, prepending the 'P' does make sense like you'd see on the X or S (but again, no battery sizes were given so P3) and then the D tacked on just to be like its more expensive brethren. I don't know if it will stand the test of time, probably not because once standard range comes out we'll need some to add on some more, but it seems to be the groove people have settled into for now
     
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    CFrolander - I like your explanation. It will be interesting to see how the "name" will evolve once the SR battery in made available. I doubt (without knowing) there will be no need for a "D" or "P" on the SR ..... so possibly just .......... M3SR or some variation of that??
     
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    M3= BMW;) ...that’s why I started calling P3D:eek:
     
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  5. Maximilien

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    Haha, yeah, last time I checked the BMW forum, they seemed quite pissed that Tesla people call Model 3, M3, as if we copied their M3's name.

    And then they start comparing and making feel themselves good how BMW M3 is vastly superior to Tesla Model 3 (or M3 here), well before the advent of the Performance 3.
     
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  6. MXWing

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    I call it P3. The D is implied given it is a P.

    P3 with performance package is P3 - Type R,

    R obviously stands for Rice because the Performance Upgrade Sidegrade doesn't do a damned thing for almost everyone.
     
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  7. Maximilien

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    I am still confused why you call it rice. Why Rice?


    Coming from S forum, when I first heard P3D in this forum, I was like...What?? 3kWh battery?

    Of course, Tesla would be light years ahead of competition if they can create the 3kWh high density battery to 310 miles range. ;)

    Maybe that's Elon's big picture for electric Space X.
     
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  8. MXWing

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    It should be

    3 P75D

    If it kept to the S and X conventions.

    Rice is my pet name because the “performance upgrade” doesn’t help with acceleration in anyway. It’s mostly aesthetic flash. All show and no go. Some will disagree with me of course.

    Being a value person I didn’t feel the ROI.
     
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  9. S4WRXTTCS

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    There is some aesthetic flash as in the painted brake calipers, and the spoiler.

    But, at least you actually get something real. You get the 20inch tires, and the upgraded brakes. You also get the adjusted suspension.

    Some will want to do after market upgrades especially to get staggered wheels.

    Others like myself will want some kind of after market body kit. Sure it's purely cosmetic, but some of us don't feel like looking exactly the same as everyone else.
     
  10. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    It's the 3.
    D goes on the end.
    P goes on the front.
    A number goes in the middle.
    But Tesla doesn't give a capacity
    3P??D just wouldn't look right.
    Blame Tesla for debadging so we don't have an official name for it.
     
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  11. Maximilien

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    Yeah, it reminds me of when Apple called iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, then they started to call just iPad. So people started to call New iPad to differentiate.
     
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    On the website it’s called “Model 3 Performance” so I’ve been abbreviating it to “M3P”.
     
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    It’s just wrong to use “P3D” as that doesn’t fit the nomenclature for Tesla. We do not say “PSD” or “PXD.”

    The characters between Peformance “P” and Dual Motor “D” are the battery size. Therefore it should only be LR (Long Range), since that is the identifiable size provided by Tesla.

    In the future if Tesla releases more info it could be Model 3 P75D, but for now...

    Simplified or Monroney Sticker
    Model 3 LR or Model 3 Long Range
    Model 3 LRD or Model 3 Long Range AWD
    Model 3 PLRD or Model 3 Performance

    Yes, we can also say M3P, M3PLRD or 3PLRD, etc.
     
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    The nomenclature can’t be compared to S X as Tesla doesn’t release battery size as you state above ...personally I have a hard time saying M3 as a former BMW owner of one it doesn’t seem correct ..my two cents
     
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    Anything short can't be "wrong" because Tesla doesn't have a short form for it. Feel free to call it whatever you want, and prepare to be ignored. The P3D happened naturally.
     
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    #16 MXWing, Aug 12, 2018
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    If we want to aim for maximim effiency

    3P
    3P+
    3LRD
    3LR
    3SRD
    3SR

    Should be the way to go.

    No confusion or mistake of what implies what.

    P3 for “performance 3” is what seems to have taken over even though it doesn’t match any prior
    Conventions.
     
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  17. novox77

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    as long as ppl know what you're referring to, call it whatever you want.
     
  18. Maximilien

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    @MXWing They sound and look better than P3D! Also more concise.
     
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    I can't disagree with this point more. I've driven both.
     
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    Is it the 20's that helps or the summer tires?
     

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