Considering: 1- it's recommended you only charge the batterie for 85-90 % to increase life 2- Radio on with aircon/ heater cause considerable less range. 3- 220miles based on only the driver not the whole family and luggage. 4- 220miles based on a lot of highway driving and taking advantage of the m3 good C.O of 23 which is less effective in city driving. 5-220miles based on not having a heavy foot and always only gradually getting up to speed. 6- -20 to 30 miles to save you range anxiety. 7 - cold weather range loss 8 - tyres not pumped up to optimal pressure 9 - 1 off 5 miles loss from max new range after a month or 2 As you can see there are a lot of things affecting the range. I'm a bit disappointed that tesla can not beat the 60kwh Gm bolt which is probably much superior in the city and much cheaper after there $5000 haggling discount. My dilemma is I don't want to pay $9000US for the bigger batterie but the base model range is a little bit on the small side. When you look at the weight of the base model it's only a little bit heavier than a c class but with a much better centre of gravity. So I think the base model will handle/ drive better than its competitors and even drive better than its bigger batterie m3 version which is almost 400 pounds heavier And that's a lot for this size car. So there are positives for the base model. However I wish the batterie size was 60kwh not 50kwh And What is the real comfortable/ mainly city driving range of the base model 3? And do you guys who are considering the base model feel the same way as me that you just wish it had a bit more range? Did Tesla Offer a 50kwh base version on purpose - talking advantage of there massive order base and forcing people to upgrade to the bigger batterie for increase profits? I know this thread is a bit negative and everyone will pounce on me but my attention is not to stop anybody from buying a m3 as I think it's a great car and I'm still going to buy one myself.