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M3 AWD Non-perf thinks it's perf??

JP123

New Member
Jan 24, 2020
2
2
seattle
Hello,
My Sept 2018 M3 AWD Non-perf shows the performance red underline in the mobile app and in car display. I noticed when I took delivery and the salesperson said they'd ask (never heard back). It didn't seem a big deal until the acceleration boost option became available. I don't have the option available on-line or any "upgrades" in the mobile app. I emailed Tesla support but didn't hear back.

Last year before the 5% boost updates, I hand-timed 0-60 at 3.95. Any ideas to tell if I have the non-perf software limits (aside from a dyno run)? I don't need this car to go any faster, just curious.

Any other dual motor M3's have this issue?

aside: is track mode normally available for non-perf? It's available on mine.
 

Margaritaboy

Member
Sep 15, 2019
96
141
Northern California
Hello,
My Sept 2018 M3 AWD Non-perf shows the performance red underline in the mobile app and in car display. I noticed when I took delivery and the salesperson said they'd ask (never heard back). It didn't seem a big deal until the acceleration boost option became available. I don't have the option available on-line or any "upgrades" in the mobile app. I emailed Tesla support but didn't hear back.

Last year before the 5% boost updates, I hand-timed 0-60 at 3.95. Any ideas to tell if I have the non-perf software limits (aside from a dyno run)? I don't need this car to go any faster, just curious.

Any other dual motor M3's have this issue?

aside: is track mode normally available for non-perf? It's available on mine.

sounds like you have a performance model. Or at least performance software.

red underline = performance
Track mode = performance
 
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theeskimo

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Sep 26, 2019
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Vancouver Washington
Looks like a stealth performance model. I have one of those too :D
 

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Kennymb5384

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Sep 28, 2019
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92F05259-169A-4B57-9528-4DAA6F247475.jpeg You have the performance stealth! I have one as well. It’s basically a long range dual motor model with performance software upgrade! If you have track mode as well, it’s definitely a performance model!

if you have your window sticker, it should say model 3 performance. Mine did at least...
 
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dgo3

Member
Oct 5, 2018
48
42
Durango, CO
A few of us discussed this in the acceleration boost thread. At least one other besides mine appear to be stealth P’s. 10/18 build with the red underline, chill and sport acceleration modes, and track mode. Discovered it in the same way looking for the acceleration boost option and not finding it. Tesla support told me perf options are enabled on my car. After confirming, I stopped asking questions
 

JP123

New Member
Jan 24, 2020
2
2
seattle
Ha! Thanks all.
I love this forum, especially after finding the thread about autosteer regress-ping-pong after 40.50.x. Hope they fix soon (not to highjack my own thread).
Cheers!
 

boriszima

Member
Jul 12, 2018
660
315
Los Angeles
Hello,
My Sept 2018 M3 AWD Non-perf shows the performance red underline in the mobile app and in car display. I noticed when I took delivery and the salesperson said they'd ask (never heard back). It didn't seem a big deal until the acceleration boost option became available. I don't have the option available on-line or any "upgrades" in the mobile app. I emailed Tesla support but didn't hear back.

Last year before the 5% boost updates, I hand-timed 0-60 at 3.95. Any ideas to tell if I have the non-perf software limits (aside from a dyno run)? I don't need this car to go any faster, just curious.

Any other dual motor M3's have this issue?

aside: is track mode normally available for non-perf? It's available on mine.

so you paid for model 3 long range AWD and it looks like you got performance one aka stealth aka P3d- ? That’s awesome. Quit contacting Tesla and enjoy your nice jam. Some might wonder what rear motor your got. Likely 980 as your got it September, 18 when there was the same motor in AWD and performance. Go tear up some tires now.
 

AlanSubie4Life

Efficiency Obsessed Member
Oct 22, 2018
9,371
11,233
San Diego
Just curious, what would you find concerning about a vehicle VIN?

Just afraid that Tesla will monitor this forum and makes it pretty easy to identify misconfigured vehicles (if that’s what actually happened here - for all we know he may have accidentally been given a discount on a Performance which would mean they would do nothing...).
 

S4WRXTTCS

Well-Known Member
May 3, 2015
5,388
6,099
Snohomish, WA
It's amazing how unmotivated we become to solve problems like these. :p

Like once Dyson refunded my visa for the amount I spent on their robotic vacuum cleaner. It was a complete waste of money as I replaced it with a Roomba within a month. But, I didn't ask for the refund. I simply put the Dyson on my top floor and hoped that it would kill itself by falling down the stairs. It never has.

I tried calling them on multiple occasions to get them to take the money back. I figured they eventually would, and I wanted to be preemptive to resolve the issue.

They never did, and they basically treated me like I was nutty.
 

sroh

Supporting Member
Sep 10, 2017
615
2,078
San Jose, CA
Yep, I was also pleasantly surprised to find I'm in the same boat. September 2018 delivery. Paid for AWD, non-P and received a P3D- with red underline and track mode. I also discovered this when I started to research the acceleration boost and realized I didn't have the option.

I always thought the car felt faster than what was advertised, but I thought it must have been my imagination.

Go out and enjoy!
 

ElectricIAC

Devil’s Advocate
Dec 31, 2019
2,219
548
DFW
View attachment 504073 You have the performance stealth! I have one as well. It’s basically a long range dual motor model with performance software upgrade! If you have track mode as well, it’s definitely a performance model!

if you have your window sticker, it should say model 3 performance. Mine did at least...
Yeah in this case I would keep my head down and not say a mumbling word about it. I think however it’d be fun to have a configuration available where you can “downgrade” at will to any trim level same or below your purchased at will for a specific drive or set to a pin.
 

Spacep0d

Member
Apr 20, 2019
993
1,140
Santa Clarita, CA
Does the Performance model not have an acceleration boost upgrade option? I know it's fast already but I thought it would have this option. My plan is to get the Long Range AWD with accel boost...if I don't luck out and get the Performance software by a fortunate mistake. :D
 

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