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Model S facelift: X and E glass roofing

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by pr0teu5, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. pr0teu5

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    So we all know that a pretty big update to the Model S is coming in early April. We have also seen Tesla experimenting with very large glass panels. In the X there is the large wrap around front panel, and we see the large panoramic rear windshield in the 3. I would bet that in the S update we see both features. I don't know if such a thing could be accomplished due to safety reasons, but it would definitely be very cool.
     
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    How do we know a "pretty big update". Is coming in early April? I've seen the rumors but nothing concrete. Have I missed something?
     
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    You have missed nothing but tesla motor club folks repeating each other and calling that "knowledge" of a "refresh"....
     
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    #4 pr0teu5, Apr 1, 2016
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    Well considering the leak of the P100D and the official confirmation that their will be "price changes" to the Model S in April I think a refresh of some kind is quite likely.

    However, as to the original point about the Model S gaining the X's front panoramic windscreen as well as the 3's rear panoramic windscreen, I was mistaken. It will almost certainly not have the 3's rear panoramic windscreen. To do so would mean that it would be difficult - or impossible - to have the current Model S hatchback and jump seats. I didn't think about that. If you look at the Model 3 it has a traditional trunk and not a hatch.

    The article about price changes for the Model S in early April can be read here.

    Edit: Anyway, you two are right we don't "know" there is an "significant update" coming. I should've said that it seem likely that their is an update coming in early April that may extend to exterior styling, dimensions, etc.
     
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    Do you all really think there will be a design change in the model S produced after April 2016 ?
    My 90D is supposed to enter production middle of April...
     
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    There's definitely some fairly significant chance that it'll happen. The P100D and Tesla will surely update the S to match the same exterior styling as the X and 3 at some point.
     
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    That is my biggest fear. I am ready to pull the trigger on the Model S and I was holding back for the upcoming anticipated update. If they change it to have the same family resemblance as the X and 3..... I don't know what I would do. Sigh...
     
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    I say September at the earliest. Doesn't make sense to refresh in April.
     
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    Why do you think it doesn't make sense? I thought since they've said they're doing price adjustments in April that it made sense to do it then.
     
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    Absolutely
     
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    +1...

    Telsa will keep the momentum going with a refresh very soon... :)
     
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    That is actually the Model 3. You can tell by the headlights under the veil. They have the shape of the Model 3 headlights.
     
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    No that is an S. The dimensions don't match the 3. Someone on Reddit overlaid an S 3D model over the draped image and it matches precisely.
     
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    I don't think that is correct. The draped image that was matched was the image in the original Model 3 invite. The in question came from a wired article and was not matched to a Model S.

    So the Model S on the left, and the shadowed vehicle on the right were match, but the veiled car in the wired article was a Model 3.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hmm...I stand corrected.
     
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    No worries ;-)
     
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    So the question is if no refresh in April, will the "refresh any minute" folks who have been pounding the table for a year finally stop?

    Doubt it.

    We will see...
     
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    I've been guilty of pounding the refresh any minute drum since October (not a year). If a refresh or new features aren't announced by end of April I will stop.
     
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