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Subtle Differences Between S and X . . .

Discussion in 'Model X' started by SSonnentag, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. SSonnentag

    SSonnentag Supporting Member

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    I've searched, but can't find a similar thread. So, other than the obviouis physical differences, what little things have you found to be different between the S and X?

    • Two-wheel-press reboot blanks and possibly reboots both screens in the X while only rebooting the center screen in the S. (X reboots in about 1/4 the time of the S, but is likely the difference in computer speeds.)
    • Charge port is always lit when plugged in on the X while the S shuts off after a short bit.
    • One additional level of suspension adjustment in the X, now defaults to low vs standard in the S.


    I know there were a few more things I've run across, but can't recall at the moment. I'll keep adding to the list as we identify them.
     
  2. Anzir

    Anzir Supporting Member

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    My X charging port shuts color off after some time. (Late 6/2018 build)

    Also, the X has to be unlocked to allow the charge door to open via wand.
     
  3. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Active Member

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    Does your X have the new MCU? It's significantly faster and controls both screens with one computer. Thus the single command to reboot both. Older MCU Xs are separate commands.
     
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  4. TexasRat

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    My 7/2018 X chargeport light also turns off after a small period of time.
     
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  5. MXWing

    MXWing Well-Known Member

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    S and X subtlety different?

    One is svelte and and one is a beached whale.

    With an S I don’t have to stop, drop and roll when I hear the Tesla beep from fear of death via guillotine or blunt force trauma from the falcon wing doors. :)

    The interior door handles I think are the same. So I have a puzzled wtf look when the doors don’t close when I tug on those handles or put my foot on the brake.
     
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  6. NikeWings

    NikeWings Active Member

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    Did you notice that you are one with the S and you both own the road, while the X is one with nobody and eats the road for breakfast? Subtle?
     
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  7. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S/X, California Forums

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    That is true on my April 2015 build Model S. I suspect it's true on all S and X.

    Bruce.
     
  8. Peteski

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    My Feb 18 X (old MCU) only reboots the main screen with a two-wheel-press, so exactly the same as an S from the same vintage. New MCU is different in both S and X. So really no difference there in reality between the 2 car models, only differences in hardware vintage.

    Charge port in my X also shuts off after a couple of minutes, so doubt there is any difference there either.

    Other non-obvious differences:-

    Front door bins in X
    Vanity mirror lighting in X (not sure if S has that now too?)
    Powered tailgate in X (don't think S has this, but not totally sure)
    Powered front doors in X
    Headlights are a bit different in the X and possibly better?
    Panoramic windscreen in X (not so subtle difference!)
    I believe the front seats are different, but not that familiar with S
     

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