Model 3

No grill?

Overall good looking car but a lot of people including myself are not happy that it doesn't have a grill. Its almost like if you're drawing out a grill in your head to be there. If it had a grill it would take over the affordable sedan segment with a much greater percentage! Many people are disappointed that it has no grill and I hope Tesla's design team does something about this in the final production. Please hear us out Tesla!!!!
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  • edited April 2016
    A grille would be nice! But I still like the car either way.
  • edited November -1
    If it is not to have a grill then the way they did it is a good idea. I say this because it is so Porsche like. The up turned nose makes it just soooooooo much better than a Porsche.
  • edited November -1
    It doesn't need a grill. It's not an ICE.

    But I would not be surprised if the front gets tweaking before part II.
  • edited April 2016
    Everything will be tweaked, it is a concept car, a twinkle in Elon's eye even yet. A gestation of 2 or 3 years like an elephant.

    But no grill, cheaper. That is the secret of how they can halve the price of a Model S.
    Big opp for aftermarket suppliers , who you can bet are already on it.
  • edited April 2016
    Looks like a duck nose and objectively is not nice like tesla s.
    You dont have to put an actual gtid cause there is no engine and you will destroy the aerodynamics but needs to be painted differently or change a bit to avoid the blank duck look.
  • edited April 2016
    This was the inspiration for the M3 nose.

    <img src="http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0lc8fY4kR1rqjew5o2_500.jpg&quot; width="600">
  • edited April 2016
    @ m.morales214 (OP, April 1, 2016)

    << Many people are disappointed that it has no grill ... >>

    Those are are the people who have ICE and smoke stack nostalgia.

    Some of them even like to make noise of ICE, like a Diesel Truck or a muffler-less Motorcycle, as loud as possible, disturbing and disruptive, to make everyone stop what they are doing, not hear anything other than the pain of their ICE nostalgia. Of course they want the looks to go with that.

    That's what you mean, don't you. To let everyone know we belong and want back in the heroic ICE world, with its sweet exhaust fumes, and infernal noises, and smog, and stench, and lung diseases, and cancers. We want to be sick, man, and make the next generation sick as well, or even sicker.
  • edited April 2016
    The lack of grill is the natural progression if you look at the 3 previous tesla cars.
  • edited April 2016
    Nice that there is no grill. I always look for styling that makes it easy to clean a car. No grill really helps. Grills are a pain to clean.
  • edited April 2016
    What's a grill ???
  • edited April 2016
    @Hsadler, Opposite of a bouy, I think.
  • edited April 2016
    Some Tesla fans were shocked of the look of the Model X nose and many thought it's ugly. Now that we get used to it most think it's one of the best features of the car and want the Model S to go that way too. In a few years after there are a lot of Tesla's on the road rest of people will start to feel the same too. The grill will look so dated as it represents the past technology just like a phone with the (once awesome) full keypad.
  • edited April 2016
    Some have commented that the nose looks like a Ferrari. I think they should put the MX nose on it.

    Like the MS, the back end of the car is fantastic. I am surprised that the roof glass is clear. I don't know that people sitting in the back seat want to be driving around out in the open like that. Perhaps they will change it to tinted.
  • edited April 2016
    Am I the only one who thinks that the nose of the M3 is very reminicient of the old Amphicar? Does anybody remember them? ;-)
  • edited April 2016
    I also felt the same way about the solid front nose, but after thinking about it, I only think it 'needs' a grille because that is what all other cars have. But that is because, up until Tesla came around, the only thing out there was ICE cars that require cooling.

    Slightly off topic, but related to the nose situation. I'm in MN, which requires a front license plate. So no matter how you feel about the front, many states don't require a tacky front plate. My concern is how I'm going to display a plate without drilling into the nose cone, disrupting aero, or otherwise compromising the looks of the car. I'll be disappointed if I have to slap a big 'old buck toothed plate to the front of a great looking car. Oh great. Now the image of Tow Mater is running through my head.

    https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=169.79
  • edited April 2016
    Those nose of the Model 3 looks way better than the monstrous grills that seem to be in style right now. Those monster grills look hideous to me. I like the sleek look of Model 3. It probably looks much better in person than it does in pictures.
  • edited April 2016
    Chunky Jr. +10. I also like not having the grill. The grill is a throwback to the ICE. It is not necessary in an EV. I think the monster grills out now, like the Lexus, are also hideous.
  • edited April 2016
    @Ohm_myyy
    'My concern is how I'm going to display a plate'

    I hate having to also - but this gives a chance to be inventive and 'personalize your M3. Material used to 'wrap' a car can be installed on the front around said 'plate' with multitudes of design choices.
    Quite a big 'easel' we have been given.
  • edited April 2016
    @ Ovr ICE (April 1, 2016)

    << I think the monster grills out now, like the Lexus, are also hideous. >>

    Indeed. I concur.

    And Lexus IS the worst. I wouldn't drive that eyesore around in the least.
  • edited April 2016
    @ Ohm_myyy (April 1, 2016)

    << My concern is how I'm going to display a plate without drilling into the nose cone, disrupting aero, or otherwise compromising the looks of the car. >>

    Try magnetic plates.

    Amazon has some.
  • edited April 2016
    It doesn't need a grill. Grills are remnants of the ICE age. People will feel these kinds of shocks while transitioning, our mind resist change and look for nostalgia.
  • edited April 2016
    Although it's not required from a technical standpoint, grills make cars look aggressive. Without a grill, the front sort of looks like a giant lipstick. I usually hate the overly feminine look to cars...BUT for some reason, the model 3 seems to pull it off!

    Oh and compared to the Model X front, I prefer the Model 3 front hands down. Website now has a model 3 section on the top pane. The photos they put up will get you sold on the look.
  • edited April 2016
    I think they will add one as an option. In the video showing the model 3 behind Elon after the stage unveiling, you can see model 3's driving with small grilles.
  • edited April 2016
    Minute 21:42, model 3 on screen has a grille
  • edited April 2016
    @ryantrotter, Sorry to burst your bubble, but the video you saw was interspersed with Model S's and at least one Model X. Model ≡ has no grill, just an air opening at the bottom.
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