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AWD (Non P) - Will you buy the $2k "Acceleration Boost" to get 0-60 mph in 3.9s (from current 4.4s)?

  • Yes, this is what I've been waiting for!

    Votes: 65 7.9%
  • Yes, I want a full uncork to Stealth Performance but this is better than nothing

    Votes: 220 26.7%
  • Yes, for other reasons

    Votes: 14 1.7%
  • No, I only want a full uncork to Stealth Performance

    Votes: 182 22.1%
  • No, I don't want or care to pay for any additional performance

    Votes: 140 17.0%
  • No, for other reasons

    Votes: 44 5.3%
  • I'm not a Non-P AWD owner, but just want to vote

    Votes: 158 19.2%

  • Total voters
    823
  • Poll closed .

cardsdoc

Member
May 5, 2021
100
59
Ohio
Soon to be owner. Recently ordered a M3 LR with plans for adding AB. Blue, black interior, FSD. Est delivery June 12th-30th. I had considered the performance model but wasn't interested in the lowered suspension and larger wheels/summer tires living in the Cleveland area. The LR AWD plus AB seemed ideal to me and didn't even know it was an option until recently since Tesla doesn't seem to advertise it. I know I should wait and see how I like it without AB but I don't see any situation where I'll say to myself I don't want it so plan to add it as soon as I pick it up. Maybe I'm just being paranoid but has anyone been concerned that this option won't always be available since it brings it so close to the performance model and hence eat into its sales?
 

Stanim

Member
Sep 12, 2020
7
22
Philadelphia,PA
Soon to be owner. Recently ordered a M3 LR with plans for adding AB. Blue, black interior, FSD. Est delivery June 12th-30th. I had considered the performance model but wasn't interested in the lowered suspension and larger wheels/summer tires living in the Cleveland area. The LR AWD plus AB seemed ideal to me and didn't even know it was an option until recently since Tesla doesn't seem to advertise it. I know I should wait and see how I like it without AB but I don't see any situation where I'll say to myself I don't want it so plan to add it as soon as I pick it up. Maybe I'm just being paranoid but has anyone been concerned that this option won't always be available since it brings it so close to the performance model and hence eat into its sales?
I have always wanted to test drive a M3 LR+AB, however, Tesla just won't have such specs available. The closest I can compared to is M3P vs MYP (should be almost as quick as M3 LR+AB), and I have driven both. M3P is quicker from a dig or low speed roll without question. I don't think Tesla will cut off AB since it is easy money (no additional cost) for them and it serves a perfect middle ground between performance and LR.
 

cardsdoc

Member
May 5, 2021
100
59
Ohio
I don't think Tesla will cut off AB since it is easy money (no additional cost) for them and it serves a perfect middle ground between performance and LR.

Thanks, makes sense. On the other hand you would think they would mention it on their site if they really wanted to try and make money from it.
 

MagnusMako

Member
Jan 29, 2019
803
1,407
Austin, TX
Thanks, makes sense. On the other hand you would think they would mention it on their site if they really wanted to try and make money from it.
That's because there is more margin for them when a customer buys a Performance. By not advertising it, that helps upsell on the Performance for people on the fence. For people who just go with the AWD, it's extra profit for Tesla when the user discovers it later. I think this is even more obviated by the fact they create artificial separation in the 0-60 specs by having the AWD listed without the 1' rollout and the P3 with.
 
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cardsdoc

Member
May 5, 2021
100
59
Ohio
I think this is even more obviated by the fact they create artificial separation in the 0-60 specs by having the AWD listed without the 1' rollout and the P3 with.
Yeah I have noticed that. A bit of false advertising really. I was thrilled to find out about the AB option as it's only the added acceleration that I would have wanted form the performance model and not the other upgrades so I'm getting everything I really want this way. While I know that there is still a slight difference between LR+AB and performance it's not as significant as advertised. 0-60 in well under 4s for a 50-60K car is truly amazing. So excited to get this car and drive it daily.
 

Gasaraki

Active Member
Oct 21, 2019
2,010
1,255
Syracuse, NY
Soon to be owner. Recently ordered a M3 LR with plans for adding AB. Blue, black interior, FSD. Est delivery June 12th-30th. I had considered the performance model but wasn't interested in the lowered suspension and larger wheels/summer tires living in the Cleveland area. The LR AWD plus AB seemed ideal to me and didn't even know it was an option until recently since Tesla doesn't seem to advertise it. I know I should wait and see how I like it without AB but I don't see any situation where I'll say to myself I don't want it so plan to add it as soon as I pick it up. Maybe I'm just being paranoid but has anyone been concerned that this option won't always be available since it brings it so close to the performance model and hence eat into its sales?
AB doesn't "eat into sales" because it's free money for them. Do they not want an extra $2000? People not buying the performance will continue to not buy the performance. But they might pay an extra $2000 for a boost.
 

pep_dj

Member
Apr 7, 2021
36
19
Spain
I've just received my new LR, and AB upgrade does not appear in upgrades section. I can see EAP and FSD, but not AB. Anyone knows why? Is it available in Spain? Is it available for all LRs? Maybe it will appear in the future? :(
 

MagnusMako

Member
Jan 29, 2019
803
1,407
Austin, TX
I've just received my new LR, and AB upgrade does not appear in upgrades section. I can see EAP and FSD, but not AB. Anyone knows why? Is it available in Spain? Is it available for all LRs? Maybe it will appear in the future? :(

How long have you had it? Might take a few days to register everything in their system and become available. You can also try rebooting the car itself as well as your app/phone. To reboot the car hold both buttons on the steering wheel down until the screen goes blank then release. I haven't heard any particular information about it being limited to only certain places.
 
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pep_dj

Member
Apr 7, 2021
36
19
Spain
I have it since last Friday. In the web I can see the upgrades section (EAP and FSD), but in the app there is no "upgrades" menu. I'll try rebooting the car. Thank you.
 

MagnusMako

Member
Jan 29, 2019
803
1,407
Austin, TX
I tried resetting the car, but still no upgrades submenu in the app, and no acceleration boost upgrade in my Tesla account...

Try signing out of the app and signing back in? Make sure you're on the latest app version too. If neither of those work, then probably just need to talk with your Tesla Service Center to confirm if it's available or not.
 

MrSlippery

Member
May 26, 2021
56
30
Canada
Hey guys first post on the forum, just wanting to confirm acceleration boost is available in Canada correct? I believe the answer is yes based on what I have seen on here but just wanting to double check.
I have been on the fence between the LR-AWD and the Performance models but the $10K price difference is really hard to justify when I know its a want not a need. I have no intention of utilizing track mode and the $2700 acceleration boost sounds great for me.

Thanks, apologies if this has been asked and I missed it.
 

YourNickName

Member
May 29, 2021
26
21
Western, NY
Judging by @pep_dj experience... it seems it is not possible to purchase AB day of delivery or immediately thereafter, correct?

Nearest SC is about 60 miles, should I just drive it out there asap and have them update it? Taking delivery in the next few weeks.
 

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