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Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by vortexz, Apr 17, 2016.
For all those who wanted a better, closer look of the new MS, here is a close-up footage :
Thank you for posting that.
Too bad the person who shot the video missed providing a close up of the changes to the lower edge of the body below the doors, and to the rear diffuser area.
Note: your thread title shows "2017", which is over 7 months away. Should be 2016. I will ask a mod to correct the title.
Is the refresh a 2016 Model or a 2017 Model ?
Tesla does not do "Model Years" as car manufacturers traditionally do.
Telsa makes changes to their cars without regard to calendar years. New features are introduced when Tesla is ready to do so.
The first 2017 Tesla will be the first car Tesla builds on Jaunary 1, 2017. It really is that simple.
ah, I get it now. Thanks for explaining
Well all the Model X cars are 2016, even the ones built in September of 2015.
But I get your point. At some point Tesla decides what they are going to put on the VIN and it's probably not Model driven.
Bjørn Nyland has that covered:
Parked next to a Model S with the old nosecone for comparison at the end. Based on the real-life videos, I like the new front end because it is cleaner and less forced.
I think the front end and headlights look amazing
I just noticed the front license plate area is a permanent element of the bumper. I must have missed all the angst on the forum to discuss that tidbit from the front license plate haters.
the license plate mount is body color but if you look closely you can see it's screwed into the front facia.
Not permanent, just very well integrated
But installed (holes drilled) at the factory, so may as well be called permanent.
That US plate looks like it's mounted to the bottom grill. I expect you'd be able to remove it and see no marks/holes.
From video above:
Those holes are to screw into on the base plate. I don't believe those holes are in on the car. Look at the video more and you'll see the plate is mounted under the nose.
I certainly hope you are correct. I'm in Colorado and honestly would prefer to go without a front plate as I think it looks much better. I have emailed my delivery guy to see if it is removable without holes in the nose.
Let us know what you find out.
Given what I see in the video, I don't think I'm wrong about the holes.
Well I just got off the phone with my delivery specialist. It is put on at the factory and it sounds like it is screwed into the front. He wasn't 100% sure as they haven't received the refreshed S yet, but that was his best guess. Take it as a "best guess". Hopefully someone will take delivery in the next few weeks and give a solid review of it.
Just took a closer look at the video and the "mount" is not moulded into the bumper. It does appear to be mounted from below with a beveled edge outer frame. Take a look at this closeup where you can clearly see the frame and reflection that gives the appearance of being molded into the bumper.
It certainly has a piece that wraps under the bumper, however the three screws appear to go into the nose.
From my view, it wouldn't make sense to have it wrap under the bumper if those 3 screws go into the nose. So I am hopeful that it can be removed without having holes in the nose. Why do I feel like calling this "bumper-gate" (kidding by the way). Hopefully we can get some more details soon from a delivery.