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Turning Radius?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Carl_Drogo, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Carl_Drogo

    Carl_Drogo Member

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    i haven’t seen this covered anywhere so presumably it’s a non issue, but how is the turning radius of the Model 3. It’s not critical to my decision but curious nevertheless if it’s good, bad, or somewhere in between.

    Thx
     
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    It's not very good for a RWD car... small 2 lane u-turns are not accomplished in one turn.
     
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  3. Carl_Drogo

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    Thanks. I should mention that I plan to get an AWD version if / when I get a Model 3. Is the turning radius any different on that configuration?
     
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    I personally feel that it is better than the spec implies
     
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    Turning radius is terrible. Something you’ll just have to deal with.
     
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    Turning radius is typical for a car of this size and wheelbase.
     
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    What? It’s way worse than a 3 series.
     
  8. SD_Engnr

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    I'll check this afternoon, but if memory serves me right, it's slightly worse than my '11 G37 sedan, and '17 XC90. Two lane U-turns have been okay, but turning around on my street now requires a 3 point turn. So far, that's been my biggest internal complaint. I can live with it, because it's not how I drive regularly...
     
  9. brkaus

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    The BMW 330 is rated at 18.54 to 19.35′

    The Tesla m3 is rated at 19.4’

    I didn’t dive into the BMW specs to understand which variations are at the longer end of the turning radius. I’d guess it’s the AWD versions. It could also be tire/rim size choices.

    The Tesla doesn’t list a difference. So they likely shared the same front end components between all the versions.

    Use your own judgement if the Tesla is “way worse than a 3 series”.

    The Acura TL I’m selling to buy the Model 3 is 19.85’. So I’ll be able to survive.
     
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  10. brkaus

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    Btw - here is a earlier thread I just stumbled on -

    turning radius rwd v awd/p

    someone tested and found the RWD and the AWD-P have the same turning radius.
     
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  11. matto

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    #11 matto, Aug 27, 2018
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    Turning radius sucks for sure.

    Who cares. Do a k-turn.

    Once it's straight, step on the accelerator and forget all about it.
     
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