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Model 3 back Seat fold flat!

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by graphic, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. graphic

    graphic Member

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    Wow just read the final production details of the Model 3 confirms the back seat will fold flat, and have enough room for a full sized person to sleep???

    Look Here!
     
  2. Tiberius

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    Smaller car so there is less space, but my civic does the same thing. #hype
     
  3. wallet.dat

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    Excellent. Now we have to find a place to actually bury the bodies :p
     
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  4. el crucero

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    This is good news! Now if Tesla can make the front passenger seat fold flat in line with the flat back seat (like the Honda Fit), now you really have my attention! I'll be able to carry building studs (the wooden kind) in there with the trunk lid closed.
     
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  5. ApauloThirteen

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    I'm waiting for the Tesla El Camino for that stuff. Hey a guy can dream no? :)
     
  6. T3slaTulips

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    Yep, but you're still in a civic. :p
     
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  7. machstein

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    It is very cool, but 5’6” of space is super small. Nice option but to actually use it while camping, I'm not sold. I'd rather still have my tent and sleeping bag.
     
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  8. wallet.dat

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    I remember seeing a Scion xB with the rear seats-backs folded down, and the front seats laid nearly flat (head rests removed). It created an almost flat surface where you could fit an inflatable mattress. I'm hoping something similar for the M3.
     
  9. tomas

    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    To me the lie flat is just the subtext. Main event is that they've improved trunk opening. Looks good!
     
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  10. bro1999

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    My old Chevy Cruze did that too. Nothing really unique about sedans with folding rear seats.
     
  11. xav-

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    That's amazing. Nobody has ever thought anything like this before! Maybe Tesla could reuse that feature in the second row seats of the X?:)
     
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  12. SureValla

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    #12 SureValla, Aug 17, 2016
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    but will they fold 60/40?

    I'm a little confused by this as news. Does this mean up until now they didn't fold down? I had assumed this was a given...How else would you have gotten a surf board or bike inside as Elon had tweeted?
     
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  13. ecarfan

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    It has been known for months that the Model 3 seats will fold flat, and the Electrek article you linked to even says as much, quote "We actually already had a pretty good idea about the back seats folding flat since Musk said that a bike will still fit “no problem”..."

    This is not news.
     
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  14. deonb

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    You can easily transport 8ft 2x4s in a Model S with the lid closed. Even without the front seats folding flat.

    What WOULD have been nice if there was through access to the frunk so you could carry 12ft pieces.
     
  15. Model 3

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    The measurement of the room with the seats folded is - as far as I know - news.
     
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  16. SureValla

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    Elon said my road bike would fit. Standard road bikes are ~5.5ft long so I still argue its not.
     
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    I have no knowledge about standard road bikes and their measurements, so to me it was still news ;)
     
  18. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Active Member

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    OMG. That would be horrible.

    Can you imagine how many cred points Tesla would lose?
     
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  19. Garlan Garner

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    Great Idea.....

    Hey....lets go the whole nine yards and fold down the drivers seat also. That would work great with my pano roof as I sleep under the starts.
     
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    Hopefully my post made it through to Elon. Magic Seats - A solution to trunk/cargo problem. Afterall my idea of removing dashboard did :)
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