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Traditional Roof (non-glass)

Hi guys - I'm eagerly awaiting the Model 3 like everyone else and plan to forego the glass roof option and get the standard roof. Does anyone know if that rear glass will still stretch past the rear passengers' head, or will it have a shortened rear glass? If the former, that would be awesome.

jordanrichard | 23 août 2017

The full glass option means a glass panel above the 2 front seats. The standard roof is/will be metal over the 2 front seat and all glass from the B-Pillars back to the trunk.

Frank99 | 23 août 2017

No one has seen a metal-roof Model 3 yet, so there's no authoritative answer...

But the expectation is that the Metal roof will extend from the top edge of the windshield, to just behind the driver's head. If you look at pictures of the interior, there's a beam that goes across the roof at that point. Rear seat passengers will be under the rear glass, that stretches from behind the drivers head all the way to the trunk.

Frank99 | 23 août 2017

aaaannndd...Ninja'ed by jordan.

jordanrichard | 23 août 2017

:-)

Frank99 | 23 août 2017

At least we came up with the same answer...

jordanrichard | 23 août 2017

Yes, we did. I stated it as fact that it will be metal because what else would be there? Also from one or more of the videos from the initial reveals, a Tesla engineer said the roof above the front seats will be either metal or glass. Since we now know that the glass is an option, that makes metal the standard roof.

Tâm | 23 août 2017
cvrontakis | 23 août 2017

Does anyone know if the full glass top is a solid piece? If so, that means if you get a rock chip you would have to replace the entire top which would have to be super expensive. Not to mention normal glass windshield repair places wouldn't even be qualified to do it.

Tâm | 23 août 2017

@cvrontakis

I don't think so.

View from the top show there are 3 separate sections:

1) Windshield in front
2) Driver top
3) Rear Window

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d0fqPhBY0fg/Vxwz9Xse-PI/AAAAAAAAx7s/UR1_ywMx_...

The three looks as if it's one smooth piece of glass until you come closer:

You can see the uneveness where the Windshield meets the Driver Top Piece:

http://st.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/5/2017/07/Tesla-Model-3-Franz-von...

And if you even look closer, you can see there's a groove/canal/channel separating the two:

http://st.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/5/2017/07/Tesla-Model-3-behind-th...

cvrontakis | 23 août 2017

@Tam Oh cool, thanks.