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MASTER THREAD: 2020 Model 3 and differences from 2019

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by dave999z, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. GZDongles

    GZDongles Member

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    So it looks like the Model Y will have a heat pump rather than resistive heating. What are the odds that makes its way over to the Model 3? If so, any chance that it's put in place some time in 2020? That would be great for real-world winter range in the Midwest!
     
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  2. IDRVSLO

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    2020 models built in February or later don’t have dimming mirrors
    2020 models built in January of 2020 or earlier still have them.
     
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  3. XLR82XS

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    My 2020 was built in October 19 and had dimming mirrors. I say had because I now have the SUMA performance convex mirror glass. The dimming function wire is in the mirror housing.
     
  4. Posti101

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    I do prefer to sit a bit higher to give "Feet" room for the rear passengers. On the lowest setting, their is literally no space for feet to slide under.
     
  5. Posti101

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    Where did you get the carbon fiber mirror caps and the red pin stripe for the rims? Looks sexy
     
  6. XLR82XS

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    Lots of vendors with CF caps. I found a nice set on ebay for $110 shipped. Real CF - no bs.
     
  7. Tigers

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    I'm pretty sure Tesla tweaked the efficiency of the model 3. I've owned mine now for 700 miles, drive normal but on highways quite a bit (slam my foot down at least twice every drive)

    700 miles in I'm averaging a lifetime 215 wh/mi that's what, 340ish miles on a full charge? A bit better than the rated range. I look every drive and stunned to see 200 wh/mi or less when not driving a lot on the highway.

    Edit: car was produced 2/20.
     
  8. muhlaulla

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    Hi,
    do you still have it and want to sell it?

    I have a MY2020, and do not have dimming mirrors. I am asking myself if I could replace it with dimming mirrors.....
     
  9. LakeWorthB

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    It would be cool if you could make a comparable video, I have a June 2019, and water does the same thing into my trunk.
     
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  10. phil_m3p

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    in comparison between a M3 Perf. 09/2019 (523xxx) and my new M3 Perf from 03/2020 (682xxx) (delivery date):
    the newer one..
    - 13.2 actual mass of the vehicle (coc) is 87kg more!
    - cabin sound is quieter
    - rear drive unit acceleration sound is louder
    - panel gaps are better
    - paint is not as good as the old one (tint stains)
    - less scratches overall especially in the interior!
     
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  11. PNWLeccy

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    I wonder if some of the added mass is extra sound insulation. Have you actually measured the difference between the two cars?

    What exactly was getting scratched in the interior for you? I haven't noticed much of that except for marks on the door kick panel or w/e
     
  12. Marius A

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    I don't see this mentioned in the thread:
    My 2020 (October build) TM3P has soft close springs for the frunk. One-hand close is a breeze.
     
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  13. phil_m3p

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    - no, no measuring, just my subjective opinion
    - scratches on the steering wheels (stripes), also on the drivers seat, little hole in the center console side cover, scratches on the aluminum stripe under the glove box......
     
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    Didn't think to mention this earlier. My 2020 (October 2019) build has soft close as well. Can easily shut with one hand.
     
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  15. TypeRx

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    Sorry in advance for the basic question...but why did the 2019 P3 with PUP have a 310 mile range but the 2020 P3 with PUP has a 299? Was it simply a re-rating that doesn't get retroactively applied?
     
  16. LakersCentral

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    I dont (think i) have soft close for the frunk (Feb 2020 build). It certainly doesn't seem "easy" to close- much more pressure needed than for the trunk. Obviously a different mechanism as well.

    Thinkin about changing out the struts, but the only ones I've heard good reviews on have seemingly been sold out for months ( Strut Upgrades for Model 3 ).
     
  17. TaslaSR+

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    My January 2020 build (Australian model) SR+ is still 2 handed close too...
     
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    My Dec 2019 MY 2020 SR+ frunk also requires 2 hands to close, I'm definitely thinking about do a retrofit.
     
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