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Pano roof an option for Gen3?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by aronth5, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    Sun roofs are common today on most make and models and certainly for the BMW 3 series.
    So will Tesla offer:
    -Optional Pano roof?
    -Classic sun roof?
    -Scaled down pano room?
    Perhaps something similiar to my wife's VW Jetta Sportswagen TDI with lots of glass, limited opening but without the railings since they will cause air drag.
    -Would definitely like to see the option to easily attach roof railing/rack which is not an option on the Model S without the pano roof. That seems like an omission which Tesla should address this time around.
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  2. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    My guesses:

    -Optional Pano roof? Yes. Why wouldn't they? They have the experience of making them work. So you stick with what you know.
    -Classic sun roof? No. This is an easy way for them to set themselves apart while maintaining a general appeal.
    -Scaled down pano roof? Maybe. Only if the full scale version doesn't work functionally.
    -Would definitely like to see the option to easily attach roof railing/rack which is not an option on the Model S without the pano roof. That seems like an omission which Tesla should address this time around.
    It's not an omission. Tesla is going for a highly aerodynamic design and roof racks create a lot of drag. Functionally they will have to come up with a way to have them but I would expect it to come on the Gen III crossover and not the sedan.
     
  3. huntjo

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    The model S with pano roof comes with 4 screw in attachment points to attach a roof rack. It is known.
     

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