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M3P vs MS 75 comparison - loan car

MOBB

Member
Sep 18, 2019
161
122
Bedfordshire
My 2 month old M3P is in for its PDI :) (ie the paint damage that seems to come as standard)

They gave me a 2017 Model S 75 RWD as a loan car and here's my brief thoughts;

- Model S feels BIG, especially parking it
- Model S 75 doesn't feel as "alert" generally. Throttle response is duller
- Model S 75 is still bloody swift
- Brake regen is significantly less than the 3 - is this due to only one motor?
- Model S seats are way nicer than the 3, softer and more supportive sideways
- Interior of the S feels more plush, but not massively so. But definitely dated compared to the 3.
- Model S handles better than I expected, not as nimble as the 3 but not as far off as I expected

Overall I thought it was impressive, I just wouldn't need what it offers over the 3 and couldn't justify any additional cost over the 3. Also appreciate it was "only" the 75 RWD so not a fair fight in a few of my comments.
 

WannabeOwner

Well-Known Member
Nov 2, 2015
5,758
2,893
Suffolk, UK
Have you noticed that the MS is quieter than the M3? That was my observation (but that was an M3SR+, dunno if the M3P is different in that regard)
 

Rooster6655

Active Member
May 3, 2019
1,516
524
UK
My 2 month old M3P is in for its PDI :) (ie the paint damage that seems to come as standard)

They gave me a 2017 Model S 75 RWD as a loan car and here's my brief thoughts;

- Model S feels BIG, especially parking it
- Model S 75 doesn't feel as "alert" generally. Throttle response is duller
- Model S 75 is still bloody swift
- Brake regen is significantly less than the 3 - is this due to only one motor?
- Model S seats are way nicer than the 3, softer and more supportive sideways
- Interior of the S feels more plush, but not massively so. But definitely dated compared to the 3.
- Model S handles better than I expected, not as nimble as the 3 but not as far off as I expected

Overall I thought it was impressive, I just wouldn't need what it offers over the 3 and couldn't justify any additional cost over the 3. Also appreciate it was "only" the 75 RWD so not a fair fight in a few of my comments.

The steering wheel also feels big to me and like riding in a space ship compared to the 3
 

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