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Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Gen3, Mar 16, 2019.
just looking at the order page and MR is gone.
Rest In Peace Model 3 Mid Range. October 2018-March 2019. We hardly knew you.
Maybe they did not save much leaving out a few cells and the SR and SR+ really do have a new battery configuration that saved them enough to allow the price drop, maybe?
I’m waiting for my VIN. I hope they give me a deal!
Was to be expected since they were wasting money by using the long range pack, this improves margins slightly.
It was just a stopgap model devised to let many Model 3 buyers who were waiting for the SR version to be able to get the full Federal tax credit before it halved at the end of 2018. Since the SR wasn't ready in time, they had to come up something quickly that was more affordable. The Lemur fulfilled its mission and is now largely superceded by the SR+ for those who want a bit more luxury than the base SR.
Oh boy, more complaining coming
Also, just looked at the configuration page and there are no Estimated Delivery dates.
Tesla really has me nervous. They are making way too many changes way too fast and they look desperate right now.
What happens to current MR orders?
My guess as to whats going on.,.
SR+ is selling so well that they coverted all medium ranges into that by disconnecting some speakers and software locking the battery. Once they run out the model will discontinue.
They are only going to make two model 3 cars now:
SR with cloth interior: they will offer a battery unlock for $2,000 and will work on getting it cheaper to build so they don’t lose money on it. Either they keep making cost cuts or the price goes up.
Dual motor premium long range: the same car can be rwd, awd, or performance. Software upgrades and unlocks available for all trims so they can make more money later. $4k unlock front motor, $8k unlock performance.
Just ordered the MR yesterday, should I be worried and upgrade to LR?
I wouldn't be worried. The sr+ and mr is the same car. They can probably do a software update and sell it as either so they have them in stock.
Oh ok, I thought the MR had slightly different hardware, a different battery pack + speakers/woofer + homelink
They appear to be the same car. The sr+ battery cells are locked out. They disconnected some speakers. They disabled some features on the LCD. I bet sr+ owners get upgrade options later that let them unlock their cars into an MR.
If you have the money LR is just nice to have. I never have to worry about my battery getting low and thats good piece of mind.
Makes sense, thanks
@dnvr-ev i doubt the front motor will ever be a software unlock. It’s expensive and it hurts range. The range part being key.
The front motor is less than $1k to build and if it’s disabled the rwd will still get 325 I bet. If the cheapest premium car is almost $50k they still make a nice profit. Look at the weight of the cars. They are all the same except standard range. Standard range will be different for sure. They can’t afford to put the extra battery cells or motor in it.
Range is like money in your bank. The more you have, the better you feel. However you feel that you never have enough ! ;-)