Extra than what? It was supposed to cost less than what it cost on a Model S back when it was an option there. But no one knows how it will end up. And then there’s the whole is AWD in a package with air suspension or is that even an option at all on the 3. Lots of possibilities.
Yes, we know. We’ve also been promised Dashcams and FSD features, etc. that haven’t materialized.
Doubtful. Elon specifically said that air suspension would be tied to AWD.I do wonder if it will be possible to get air suspension without AWD though. I have a feeling for simplicity of manufacturing they will probably only offer the two paired together for the foreseeable future.
To reduce complexity my guess is that they will add it to the mandatory upgrade package, increase the price by $2K-$3K, making all cars AWD, like the S/X line. When they get around to making the base model they will just make it a standard feature.
IMO, the chances of having AWD without air suspension are quite low.
I also agree with that, that reduces manufacturing complexity quite a bit.I do wonder if it will be possible to get air suspension without AWD though. I have a feeling for simplicity of manufacturing they will probably only offer the two paired together for the foreseeable future.
My 2008 Cayenne Turbo is still on the original air suspension and still works great for perspectiveI don't think they will make all Model 3s AWD. It is supposed to be the mass market version and adding it will push it above the $35k figure that has been thrown around so often.
We have to remember that Model S/X are considered the premium models.
I'm glad I didn't opt to wait for AWD as I'm worried about the durability of the air suspension. I'm planning to keep the car for over 10 years and the air suspension will likely be the first to go (with a very expensive fix).