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Model 3 Signature Edition - guess the price

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by fword101, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. fword101

    fword101 Member

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    I'm hoping to get a Signature Edition of the Model 3. I'm saving up as much as I can to 2017.

    Obviously we don't know yet if there will be one. But I am pretty confident that they will offer it.

    What do you guys think the price will be? I'm thinking they will add 10k to 20k on the price, so maybe the Signature Edition will go for $55k or will it be even higher?

    I'm also a bit worried that the reservation deposit will be higher than I originally calculated. Model S Signature Edition required a 40k deposit that is almost half the price of the car!!!
    What are your thoughts on the reservation deposit? Everything over $10k is bit much for me.
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Price: $48,000 (to keep it under the psychological $50k mark)
    Deposit: $20,000
     
  3. tga

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    I suspect Sig deposits will be driven by demand. If demand is high, expect the deposit to be, too.

    Frankly, I'd give serious thought to paying the full price up front, if that's what it takes (and it's refundable, of course).
     
  4. roblab

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    They didn't worry about psychological marks when the S came out. It was advertised (back then) as base price of $49,900 IIRC, and we ended up paying more than double that. It kept creeping up, creeping up. The only expense that was my fault was the custom paint, and we backed out of the optional Performance.

    If I hadn't had four years to save up for when the car actually came out, I could not have afforded it. As it was, it is still the best car I have ever owned, and the money spent was worth it.

    So why do you think it won't be $70K (double the $35K base)? I am not so sure that, just like the Sig S, the Sig III won't be pushed with every available bell and whistle, and will be quite north of $48K.

    4WD, largest pack, performance, high end sound, tech package, air suspension, pano roof, extra goodies in the rear, maybe towing package for all I know. Oh, and don't forget Diamond Sparkle Paint Protection for only $400 extra.

    I do, however, agree with the $20K deposit.
     
  5. vinnie97

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    ^Saving can make a helluva difference in affordability factor, I'm sure. I would be doing same if not for current car payments and solar panels plus energy efficiency appliance improvements (heat pump) that I've incorporated since 2013. It's a long haul to just kill off these debts.

    Just make the 3 configurable enough such that one can have the best battery for under $50k pretty please.
     
  6. EVNow

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    Depends on the available options. For eg. will 3 come with a 85 kWh option ? If so, I expect that to be some $50k. Add all the options - so we are looking at $65k or more. Then you have the sig premium ... $69,995 is sounding good.

    But, I doubt they'll have a sig option to start with. Tesla wants to advertise that 3 is not an "elitist" model. GM is already trying to base their advertisements on that angle. Starting to sell an apparent "mass market" cat at $70k is not a good starting point.
     
  7. HankLloydRight

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    It's years away, but I really don't think by the time the Model 3 comes out, that they'll be doing a Sig version.

    It's kinda counter to the idea of the Model 3 -- a lower priced EV for the masses. So for the first cars off the line,let's charge more.
     
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    Loaded $60k. Stripped with wheels optional $35k
     
  9. igotzzoom

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    $40-45k is the sweet spot for me in terms of affordability. Whatever trim/spec I can get for the price is what I'll probably get.
     
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    $40k would be the highest I could go. Have to wait and see what standard features Tesla offers and what options I could live without.
     
  11. fword101

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    So far a Signature version has been available for all Tesla models. And it's always limited so I don't see what they have to lose on releasing one.
    The base model will still be available for $35k.

    I don't think we should compare Tesla with GM. BMW is a better comparison.

    Sig Model 3 = BMW M3 Limited Edition.
    Performance version of the Model 3 = BMW M3

    The price is hard to speculate about though. It's all about which options they are gonna offer.
    The battery is the most expensive part so if they are going to offer a $85kWh option it's definitely gonna be more than $50k unfortunately.
     
  12. pmadflyer

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    I think we shouldn't compare to the brand most associated with jerk drivers and snobs. I hope they don't have a signature edition. If they do, for testing production, I hope it's stated as so and priced about the same. The "I risked worse fit and finish to make sure your car is better, " sounds better than, "I paid an extra 20k to get mine before yours." That could just be my perspective though.
     
  13. HankLloydRight

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    If Tesla had a stable of 10 or more lines and did it, maybe that would hold some water. The "Signature" lines have significant meaning when it's the Roadster and Model S and they're doing something never done before. I'm not sure it even makes sense for the Model X. But for the Model 3? Not likely, IMHO. It just flies in the face of what the Model 3 is supposed to be.

    I also think that anyone comparing the Model 3 to the BMW M3 is going to be sorely disappointed. But we don't have to hash that out now, as it's been beaten to death before and it will be years before we even have hint of what the Model 3 will be like.
     
  14. fword101

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    Each to his own but I prefer BMW over GM :wink:
    And it's not only about getting the car faster, it's about owning a limited edition.
    Model 3 might be the car that will make the world understand that EV's are the future.
    So how awesome wouldn't be to own one of the first 1000 ever made?

    Yes it's all speculation now. But I have no doubt we will get a performance version of the Model 3. Might not be as powerful as the M3 but still be faster than some of the top of the line German cars.
     
  15. tomas

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

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    ^^this. There will be no 3 sig
     
  16. Red Sage

    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    Depends very much upon which Model ≡ you want. Sedan, Crossover, Wagon, Coupé, Cabriolet...

    Also depends upon the battery capacity... 60, 70, 85, 100, 120, or 135 kWh...

    Further depends upon the trim level you start with... Base RWD, Dual Motor AWD, Performance RWD, Performance AWD...

    Beyond this, depends upon how long you are willing to wait to get specific options... RHD, panoramic sunroof, laser headlights, rearview cameras without exterior mirrors, 400+ miles of range, particular body style...

    And as noted by others, whether or not Tesla Motors will offer a Signature Edition program at all. They might not, because their Generation III cars are meant to be accessible, and affordable, not exclusive and luxurious. But let's face it, there have been 'Limited Edition - LE', 'RalliSport -- RS' , 'Grand Touring -- GT', and 'Exclusive - EX' versions of mass market cars for decades. Even the Ford Escort and Honda Civic have sported such badges.

    My guess?

    $34,990 -- Base I, 60/70 kWh RWD
    $37,990 -- Base II, 60/70 kWh AWD
    $39,990 -- Mid I, 85/100 kWh RWD
    $42,990 -- Mid II, 85/100 kWh AWD
    $44,990 -- Performance I, 85/100 kWh RWD
    $47,990 -- Performance II, 85/100 kWh AWD
    $52,990 -- Performance III, 120/135 kWh AWD


    Take those amounts for a Sedan and add $2,000 for a Crossover/Wagon, and $5,000 for a Coupé. Add an additional $10,000 for a Convertible/Cabriolet version of the Coupé. Expect up to $15,000 in options to be available over and above those base prices. Expect that exchange rates and inflation may effect those costs, dependent upon home long it takes for these to be offered initially, and then in RHD versions.

    It could well be that all Signature models would require a specific, minimum content level. But the Signature has typically been about dedication to the cause, with a significant up front investment in Tesla Motors via Reservation. Thus, my guess is that you could choose only the highest capacity battery pack, decide between RWD/AWD (though Performance would remain AWD only), pick colors for interior/exterior, and all other features and accessories would be decided by Tesla Motors.
     
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    My guess is that Tesla won't be making any more Performance RWD cars. Going forward Performance = AWD.
     
  18. Red Sage

    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    Agreed. Prolly so. Still, there are those crybabies that continually lament the absence of full on RWD in their performance cars. It is similar to their protests on the absence of a clutch on the floor, a four-speed manual transmission, and a four barrel carburetor from my point of view. Still, they must be acknowledged, for the sake of discussion.
     
  19. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    Of course there will be a sig model 3. Easy money at $80k a piece for a few sig badges and nothing more.
     
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    'Til I'm shriveled and gray!
     

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