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Model S - April 2017 updates or changes potentials?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by TrevTremaine, Mar 25, 2017.

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What has the greatest possibility of being included in the next Model S update?

  1. Battery design

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  2. HUD

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  3. Redesigned interior

    10 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. New Color(s)

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  5. Wheel design changes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Nothing - it's all caught up for now

    19 vote(s)
    42.2%
  1. TrevTremaine

    TrevTremaine Member

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    So, last year around mid-April the Model S got a new front end design and other features. Given that Tesla has announced the end of the 60, what are the odds of other changes occurring? I would think all effort is being put into the Model 3, and probably not too many changes if any are forthcoming.

    What do you think might happen? New batteries, HUD - something else?

    Let the speculation begin...
     
  2. tpham07

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    i don't think there will be any cosmetic or hardware changes. AP 2.0 is basically brand new, and before the design change ( to match the model x ) the model S's all looked the same since 2012 (if im not mistaken?)
     
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  3. TrevTremaine

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    I agree somewhat. Even the seats have undergone a recent change, so a full out refresh is most likely out of the question. Still, I would suspect that they would try to update any hardware that would be rolled out to the 3 before or near to the time it comes out. Paint colors would be a simple change, but it's unclear whether they would do anything since they've scaled back over the past couple of years.
     
  4. mblakele

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    I agree that the timing looks good for some sort of update.

    I don't think it'll be the battery. We know the 60 is going away, and doesn't the 100 battery pack already represent a battery design change? I suppose the 75 could get the same treatment, or even see a bump to 80.

    I'm still carrying a torch for a HUD. I see a couple of possible loopholes in Elon's recent oracular utterance: what's meant by "significantly new"? Or "consumer-facing"? Is it still "new" if the TMS and TMX get it before the TM3 ships?

    That said I think we might see an interior update to align with the model 3. Maybe the invisible vents?
     
  5. TrevTremaine

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    With the Gigafactory now rolling out the new battery design, it's unclear whether it has been incorporated into the existing battery packs but I don't think it's been productionized yet. It would represent a weight and cost savings by my understanding.

    Any of the other stuff would be nice as well. I'm mulling deferring the production of mine until after that date.
     
  6. P85DBeast

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    Im thinking about 3 updates.... New Interior, New Color's, and New Wheels. I think the 21'inch Grey turbines should be the same exact color as 22'inch black wheels on the MX.

    Model S Turbines
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    Model X "Black Turbines"
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  7. CraZ8

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    Probably an interior refresh after the 3 rolls out but that will be several months down the road.
     

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