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Sounds like our old frunk organizer might not fit in our new P85D?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by DEinspanjer, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. DEinspanjer

    DEinspanjer Member

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    Just read the motortrends article about the P85D today. They made mention of the slightly reduced frunk space. I was fearing that the "microwave box" might have gone away with the new motor. They didn't show pictures of it, but it certainly sounds like it is more shallow which would likely mean the custom fit Tesla organizer box that previously went into that spot will likely stick out now. That's a shame although I won't gripe too much about it. :)

    Anyone get more concrete details yet?

    If it ends up not being a good fit, I'll likely offer it up for sale to someone on here.
     
  2. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the "microwave" is gone. That space was reduced a bit from very early cars when the DC-DC converter was relocated to that space from inside one of the wheel wells behind the liner. As a result, there were two versions of that frunk box. If you do advertise, please post the dimensions.
     
  3. AnOutsider

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    I thought they did show a picture. This one?

    2015-tesla-model-s-p85d-frunk.jpg
     
  4. markb1

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    Looks like it lost a lot more than just the "microwave".
     
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    Yep, I just looked through the gallery. Missed it the first time. I'll find an appropriate sub-forum now to post it.
     
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    Is it really a lot more or just the 'microwave'? It seems not significant or is it?
     
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    Looking at two photos side by side there seems to be a significant loss of space in front of the "microwave" space as well. Not sure it makes a big practical difference though.

    2015-tesla-model-s-p85d-frunk.jpg

    2012-tesla-model-s-front-trunk.jpg
     
  8. markb1

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    Yeah, it looks like it extends out maybe 6 inches or more beyond the microwave. Hard to say exactly, but looks like multiple cubic feet are lost in a addition to the space lost from the microwave.

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    From the specs (http://www.teslamotors.com/models/specs), the frunk is only 5.3 cubic feet. Is that with or without the D? Seems like 5.3 is much smaller than my frunk, but perhaps I'm just not very good at estimating this.
     
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    Well, it looks like the Frunk on the P85D is the solution to a map pocket everyone wanted.. thats about all you will fit in there now, kind of pointless with that limited space. Then again, I try not to use mine because the front hood is so flimsy I don't want it to bend.
     
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    Looks even better for an average Grocery store run.
    You can snug your bags together for a safe sprint home at warp speed.
     
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    Anyone else notice that the second latch is gone on the D version?
     
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    Oh, yeah, check that out... Good eye. I've seen these pics a dozen times and never noticed. :redface:
     
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    I agree! I don't keep a stroller in the frunk, but for road trips this is an ideal spot to change diapers, etc for kids big and small. With the D it seems to be reduced to the usefulness of the footwell in the trunk, which is pretty much groceries.
     
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    From the side by side photos, it's definitely significant. Then it's probably now a plus if you not opt for the D variant, right? Bigger frunk space eh?
     
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    Really? There is tons of space in there, can probably fit a months worth of groceries in that thing
     
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    Great eye! Looking at them side-by-side, I've also noticed that perhaps the D version's frunk has more vertical depth? The "shoulders" (if you will), seem to be steeper on the D version and the back wall also seems to be taller. (Forgive the MS-Paint job)
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  18. AnOutsider

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    To me it looks like the shoulders are taller, which just reduce space.
     
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    A months worth of groceries for my family of 4 barely fits in our trunk, in the frunk area I could probably fit enough groceries for me for 4-5 days, I am kind of a big eater lol

    I honestly don't think the size difference is that big of a thing in the P85D. I would gladly trade my extra frunk space in my P85 for another electric motor and pay $4K for a retrofit! Come on Elon! Make it happen !! :biggrin:
     
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    I noted on the photos from the D unveiling that the front double-octagonal intrusion beams were now rectangular in crosssection.

    The front drive half shafts have to punch through those intrusion beams. That, coupled with a smaller crumple zone due to the presence of the front motor, means Tesla had to beef them up.
     

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