Model 3

Number of Doors?

edited November -1 in Model 3
Does anyone know if the Model 3 will have two or four doors? Or, is this just a matter for guessing since Tesla has played it so close to the vest?

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  • edited November -1
    4
  • edited March 2016
    Not sure that was specifically mentioned. I think the assumption is 4 (or 5, if it's technically a hatchback).
  • edited March 2016
    HiteshBhatt, you are correct, if it is indeed a hatchback, then it would be a "5 door". Though most people don't use the term 5 door. Actually there are very few 4 door hatchbacks, as most are 2 door. So the expression most people use is 3 door hatchback, even though technically it's a 3 door.

    Part of me thinks it will be a hatchback, but then again, they are initially looking to make the car easy to engineer/manufacture and I can only that a standard 4 door sedan is easier/cheaper to produce.
  • edited November -1
    EM said it would be innovative, so I guess one big falcon door per side. Nobody else thinks that evidently.
  • edited November -1
    @carlgo: I think the FW doors cost Elon half of his hair transplant :-)). I don't think he will go that route again. With only two rows of seats, you don't need it unless the car is Frodo height.
  • edited November -1
    It won't have any doors at all. There will be a teleportation device that allows you to beam directly into or out of the car by pressing the key fob.
  • edited March 2016
    If and that is a big IF, they do FWDs it will be much later on, when they come out with a Model ≡ based SUV or CUV, whatever you want to call it.

    FWDs would be too expensive for an entry level car. Since FWDs are a structural item, it is not exactly an optional add on like AP.
  • edited March 2016
    Well, the trick would be designing regular swinging doors for a Cabriolet/Convertible, yet still having Falcon Wing Doors for a Coupe.
  • edited March 2016
    So Tesla wouldn't build a convertible until the roadster is introduced. It just seems that they will be busy enough keeping production apace with sales for a few years and a convertible is kind of a complex diversion. We might see an S version first, especially if their sales take a hit from the 3. But nobody know nuthin...
  • edited March 2016
    georgehawly: you would think by now those problems have been solved and that producing and fitting those doors is now routine. Perhaps there would also be some simplification of the design that would make it cheaper now, and surely the various sensors and other components would be cheaper and perfected. Just guessing for fun though.
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