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Model S "Long"

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Olle, Mar 21, 2017.

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Would you like a Model S Long?

  1. Yes, with executive seats

    5 vote(s)
    27.8%
  2. Yes, long with foldable seats

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. No, I would buy an X is I need more space

    9 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Olle

    Olle Member

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    I know this was discussed here in 2013 but the market has changed so much since then.
     
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    sdorn Director of Awesome

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    Since it hasn't been discussed since 2013, can you explain what it is? Presumably you are talking about a Model S with a longer wheelbase?
     
  3. Olle

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    Yes, longer wheelbase is what I meant. Equivalent to the long versions of 7 series, S Class and A8. I China this is supposedly extra important.
     
  4. Olle

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    If Tesla builds a factory in China, a long version should be a no brainer. Audi even makes long A4 2017 Audi A4L Debuts for China: Extra Inches Included in-china.
    Until then, there may be bigger fish to fry. Obviously Model 3, but then also Model Y and trucks. Or what do you all think?
     
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    Hmm does that mean a longer battery, too?
     
  6. Olle

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    Ha-ha, yes this is one of the first things that come to mind. In all seriousness though this sounds unlikely. A real long shot would be if Tesla at the same time happens to make some longer wheelbase pickup or delivery trucks that need more energy than the S/X form factor pack can muster and therefore gets a longer pack. Then maybe these cars could get that too.
     
  7. sgmorton

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    I had a Lexus LS460L ... the legroom in the back was pretty awesome.
     
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  8. Olle

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    We went 5 people on a trip to St Augustine in the S last weekend. The rear legroom seemed a bit cramped after a while. Other than that it is a really comfortable road trip car. A long version seems like a good idea based on that.
     
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    I have a hard time envisioning an L on the current platform, given the current S will probably be redesigned within 3-4 years at most. If we see an L, it will probably be on the next platform.

    An L would also mess up the aesthetics of the S. It's one thing to add a few inches in the middle to a 3-box sedan like a 7 or LS but a whole 'nother thing with a swoopy, elegant design like the Model S.
     
  10. Olle

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  11. Drone Flyer

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    People tend to forget that the Model S has more cargo space than the a Model X with the exception possibly of the 5 seat version Model X.
     
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