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Trunk opening photos

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Vitold, May 19, 2016.

  1. Vitold

    Vitold Member

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    By all accounts Model 3 trunk is comparable to A4 and other sedans. Access, as you note, is better than most but I wonder if it was the looks that sopped them from making it higher (with rear-view camera only few would care about rear visibility). That's why I asked for a mock-up...

    Here's trunk up close:

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  2. ColoDriver

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    Here is a (badly) enhanced picture of the trunk that shows a pretty good depth.
    m3-trunk.jpg
     
  3. Skione65

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    @ColoDriver,

    Can you post the original with it for comparison? How did you figure the new dimensions (i.e. What is it based on)?

    Ski
     
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    @Skione65, I think @ColoDriver is referring to just lightening up the photo so we can see the trunk interior
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Pando

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    Looks roomy enough, but hatchback would still be preferred.

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  6. Raindog1

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    On a video at the event the guy who opened the trunk said that there was some proto-type hardware, and didn't want to show too much.... any ideas?
     
  7. sebxx

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    I guess it was a box in the trunk with some computer/logging stuff
     
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  8. garsh

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    Also, the charging port was in the trunk. The final location should be identical to the Model S (next to the taillight), but the prototypes had to pop open their trunks in order to charge. You can see the two running prototypes with their trunks popped open to charge.
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    Good pick up. Explains the reluctance to show the boot with contents with motortrend. They'll wait until it looks finished before showing it off.
     
  10. alseTrick

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    #10 alseTrick, Jun 11, 2016
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    I've seen this picture posted elsewhere. And I honestly don't believe that trunk opening is any larger than the trunk opening shown during the reveal.

    I think part of what makes that trunk look large is the angle. It's at just the right angle to accentuate the "depth" of the trunk opening between the taillight and the back window. It also doesn't show you any of the bottom "lip" of the trunk opening that looks to be a good 6" deep inside the vehicle in other photos.

    I think this photo from the reveal helps explain what I'm referring to. The near side taillight/rear window "notch" doesn't look near as deep as the far side one, simply due to the angle.

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    DISCLAIMER(?): I absolutely think Tesla needs to work on the trunk opening. But even as is, I would still buy the 3. The trunk itself looks to be quite a nice size. It's just the opening is a little wonky. I don't use my trunk very often, though, nor do I have any desire to use a car as some sort of moving vehicle.
     
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  11. Tiberius

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    Elon said that they were tweaking the design of the trunk (or something to that effect) after heeding some post-reveal criticism.

    The prototypes were representative of the basic form, but beyond that I wouldn't worry too much about it until we get more details.
     
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    The interior size of the trunk looks nice. However, the issue with trunks like this is the size of the opening. Hopefully they can make it large enough to load in large things like picnic coolers, large consumer electronics in their box, etc.
     
  13. EaglesPDX

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    Pass through for skis with fold down back seats is key. If I can't get my skis in the car, I've gotta pass. If fold seats are an issue, then a pass through in the center seat would work.

    But fold down seats, a valuable utility we see on most sedans and hatchbacks is the best idea.
     
  14. zenmaster

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    If you can get a surfboard in there, you can fit skis.
     
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  15. EaglesPDX

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    And do you know you can get a 7' surfboard in the Tesla 3 trunk?
     
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    Ain't gonna fit in any sedan's trunk.
     
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    Elon was asked, believe in a tweet, about a 7' surfboard and he said it would absolutely fit. I'm assuming the seats fold completely flat.
     
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    Excellent. That's my only showstopper with the T3, not being able to get two sets of skis in the back.
     
  19. JeffK

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    There's always a roof
     
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    Stop it. You have been posting show stoppers all over this forum.
     
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