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Ground level or we can say height of car

Ground level or we can say height of car

I want to know about the height of the car or we can say the height from ground level as the height of road is very uneven what will be it's ground clearance.

jordanrichard | 15 July, 2016

No one here knows the specs of the car's dimensions.

Red Sage ca us | 15 July, 2016

It will likely be within legal limits. That is, less than the Model X, and roughly the same as Model S. The BMW 3-Series Sedans have a 5.7" ground clearance. Cadillac ATS is 5.9"... Lexus IS is 5.3"... Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 4.1"... for comparison.

zephyr12 | 16 July, 2016

Actually if the model 3 has similar options to the X and S if you get the smart suspension upgrade your ride height will vary with the speed you are going, or I think you can manually adjust it.

EaglesPDX | 16 July, 2016

The measurement is usually labeled "Ground Clearance" in car specs. Edmunds has a nice explanatory article of the TS's ground clearance and what it means in practical situations based on the S's construction.

Go to Edmunds web site and search for this /tesla/model-s/2013/long-term-road-test/2013-tesla-model-s-mild-driveway-scrape.html

Hopefully the T3 will have the air suspension are part of Musk's committment to offer a towing package. Based on TX, Tesla requires the air suspension with the towing. and it is likely needed to raise the Tesla up to match the trailer hitch and to balance the load.

topher | 19 July, 2016

" Based on TX, Tesla requires the air suspension with the towing. and it is likely needed to raise the Tesla up to match the trailer hitch and to balance the load."

Thousands of different cars all have towing without air shocks. Tesla should be able to do it if they want. $3,250 for the ability to tow is outrageously expensive.

Thank you kindly.

dsvick | 19 July, 2016

@EaglesPDX - "Based on TX, Tesla requires the air suspension with the towing"

What does Texas have to do with Tesla, towing, and an air suspension?

Rocky_H | 19 July, 2016

@dsvick, I've been noticing a few people get into that naming: they say "T3", referring to the Tesla Model 3. I think this "TX" is supposed to be Tesla Model X.

dsvick | 19 July, 2016

@Rocky_H - "I think this "TX" is supposed to be Tesla Model X."

So he's not also referring to an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie? :)

EaglesPDX | 19 July, 2016

@topher "Thousands of different cars all have towing without air shocks."

Currently Tesla is not one of them as it only offers towing with the air shocks and all Tesla's are available with air suspension. It makes sense and it's a great towing bonus as you can balance the load and increase ground clearance when towing.

Thank you truly madly deeply.

bj | 19 July, 2016

@EaglesPDX - what if you only want a hitch for a bicycle rack and not to tow anything? That's the only reason I want a hitch. Hence I don't need air suspension. If I can only get a hitch with air suspension, then I won't be getting a hitch at all. Tesla should not tie the two together.

Rocky_H | 20 July, 2016

@bj, Ah, yes, the hitch bike rack is kind of a different thing, since there's not much weight on it, and almost any car can do that. Even though the Model S isn't officially listed as being approved for towing, many people have installed and used the Ecohitch, and most of the Tesla service centers know about them and kind of unofficially recommend them for light use. Here are some threads about them. I would think the Model 3 would be pretty similar.

https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/torklift-ecohitch-vs-whispbar-2-fo...

https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/2016-update-and-ecohitch

https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/ecohitch-trailer-hitch

https://forums.tesla.com/it_CH/forum/forums/ecohitch-s85d

https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/bicycle-rack-0

https://forums.tesla.com/it_IT/forum/forums/trailer-hitch-and-warranty