The hype gets real

This was in my mailbox in the afternoon:

Model3_P_AWD

While I am holding onto my reservation until we are ready to take a plunge (or have to replace our secondary vehicle – whichever comes first), I decided to take a look at what would the final configuration be like!

Both All-Wheel Drive and Performance options are available now. I will explore both configurations separately.

Model 3 with Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive option

Model3_AWD

Let’s go with Midnight Silver Metallic (+ $1,000) and 19″ Sport Wheels (+ S1,500):

Model3_AWD_color_wheels

There’s only one choice of interior (black):

Model3_AWD_interior

We want Enhanced Autopilot and a promise of Full Self Driving, of course:

Model3_AWD_EAP_FSD

The final configuration for All-Wheel Drive version with the features we selected:

Model3_AWD_summary

It looks like AWD option adds $5,000 to the price of the previously available long-range model. The FSD package also increased in price by $1,000 (now it costs $5,000).

Model 3 with Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive and Performance package

Going back to the initial configuration page, let’s choose the Performance option now:

Model3_P_AWD_2

Adding Performance Upgrade as well:

Model3_P_Performance

For those waiting for white interior, it appears that it will be an exclusive to Performance edition, at least for now:

Model3_P_white_interior

It is also an additional $1,500 expense, so I will stick with standard black interior (not a fan of of light interiors for my cars anyway).

Model3_P_interior

Including EAP + FSD to the mix:

Model3_P_EAP_FSD

… and the final configuration as selected:

Model3_P_final

At $78,000 it is a hefty expense (and departure from the promised base $35,000 model), but for performance enthusiasts it will probably be worth the money. To me, this comes rather close to Model S 75D. Granted, you would have shorter range (259 vs 310) and you would “sacrifice” 0.7s to go 0-60 mph (4.2s vs 3.5), but you get much more car for similar price. Maybe I am biased by owning Model S already ;). What do you think? Are you more interested in AWD or would you go all the way and select Performance? Or are you waiting for the more affordable “base” configuration? Feel free to leave your comments.

Thanks for checking in!

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