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Will tesla discontinued S 60

Discussion in 'Model S' started by mrtian97, Oct 21, 2016.

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  1. mrtian97

    mrtian97 Member

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    Looking at how they stop offering X60, do you think Tesla will do the same to the S60?
    I am waiting until my lease expire (next summer) before I can get the Model S, and looking at the basic S 60 to save on cost but would like to get the $7500 credit.

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  2. TSLATed

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    Anything's possible, but I suspect it will stay around for the foreseeable future. The S60 is a good fit (in terms of price) for customers interested in M3 but don't want to wait until 2018. Base price for S60 is currently $66k - $1k referral credit = $65k, so after the federal tax credit the cost comes down to just $57.5k. In all likelihood, a nicely equipped M3 will be at least $57.5k, so I suspect several M3 reservation holders may opt to purchase the S60, especially if the M3 delivery timeline is slower than expected.
     
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    I'm worried also. I am holding out for the ventilated seats to become available in the 60 - but by then they might not even have the 60.
     
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    I am one of those holder of M3 reservation, have the same thought of going with Model S instead, mainly I need larger car than Model 3.
    If I buy the Model S, most likely my reservation for Model 3 will move up, should I also buy and sell the Model 3 or just don't get the Model 3?
     
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    I hope not. I have a reservation for a 3 but if I'm not too thrilled with the final features/options/price I would consider a S60D.
     
  6. Hrhkee

    Hrhkee Doing research. Brb

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    I went the other way...Bird in the hand. I purchased a Model S60D while holding on to my model 3 reservation. Logic being, I'll compare and sell my S60D if the model 3 is nicer. If not I plant to sell my model 3 to the highest bidder and keep my S60. Smart? No?
     
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    Looking at the Model S Order sheet....the 60 and 60D seem to total around 50% of orders for the past two quarters. Based on that...seems unlikely they'd be discontinued unless the pricing structure changes. Unless that sheet is way off.
     
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    It's your lucky day. The ventilated seats just dropped in the S60 today
     
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    The one reason why I won't drive my wife's S is now resolved... we might just have to upgrade due to this one feature.
     
  10. JRMW

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they discontinue the S60 when the model 3 is up and running

    They will want to have price differentiation between their products.

    X is luxury CUV
    S is luxury sedan/liftback
    3 will be entry model

    Don't want too many model 3 costing more than a model S.

    I think they brought back the 60D for 2 reasons
    1. to convert model 3 reservation holders into buyers today (this worked marvelously, I am one of many who did this )
    2. because there isn't much room for growth if all of their offerings are $100k. they need to keep Wall Street happy until the model 3 launches. they would not make their numbers without the 60.
     
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    Of course. This was a shrewd marketing move. Your figures above from October now have to be revised for the post-November MS60 price increase (+$2,000). Still, lots of little nudges from Tesla (enhanced AP roll-out, price increase, unlimited supercharging, Model 3 delay rumors) were just enough to push that upper-middle class demographic over the edge from an M3 to an MS. I waited and waited and waited until I thought, "well this is it".

    In retrospect I should have pulled the trigger a little earlier before the pano roof $ increase, but if I look at it now, a similarly equipped MS60 to the one I'm taking delivery on would be $2500 more than I paid. ;)
     
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    Seems like they would only drop the S60 when they are able to sell a higher ranged Model S for under $70K. The S60/60D could be offered until they switch over to the new 2170 batteries and bring the price down for the S75 enough to justify dropping the S60.

    With the Model 3 coming out starting at $35K (likely $55-60K fully loaded), a Model S in the $60K range should still be a useful price point to hit for their "bare" full-size cars.
     

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