There's a Reason for the Tesla Model 3 Trunk Design

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  1. Michael Russo

    Michael Russo Moderator

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    Please remind me why you are always referring to those classifications... Sure there is a reason but I forgot o_O
    Also you seem to be referring to 4-seater cars as 2+2... I thought this appellation referred to a coupe with a very small/tight back bench for sub-micronises... in other words kids...:D??
     
  2. Red Sage

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    As I live in the U.S. and Tesla is a U.S. company, I prefer to use the official size classifications from the EPA. So LARGE, MIDSIZE, COMPACT, SUB-COMPACT, are what I use. They are not arbitrary marketing terms, but specific designations based upon the useful interior volume for passengers and luggage.

    3-Series -- Compact
    5-Series -- Midsize
    7-Series -- Large
    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacarhelp.shtml#epaSizeClass

    In terms of vehicle configuration, any vehicle with the stupid longitudinal dividing wall down the middle between passengers with four bucket seats is a 2+2. I think all of BMW's Sedans, except maybe the 5-Series, are 2+2s. That sucks.

    Oh, and the 4-Series is either a Coupe 2-door or a Gran Coupe 4-door. That is certainly better than the old two-door sedans BMW previously offered. Those things were fugly.

    I very much despise the sort of 2+2 you speak of, that requires rear seat passengers to either be double amputees or beheaded. They are designed, I think, for the 'world average' height for humans, which I passed at something less than ten years old. I would hope that since Elon is 6'-2" and Franz appears to be 6'-5" they would design the Model 3 to allow entry by taller folk.
     
  3. Michael Russo

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    Very clear now, Red! Thank you!
     
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