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Length of Model 3?

Length of Model 3?

Does anyone out there know the final length of the Model 3? My second garage space is limited to no more than about 180" because of workbenches.

jordanrichard | 20 oktober 2016

No one outside of Tesla knows that. However with that said, I am sure it will fit. 180" is 15 ft. The MS is 16 ft 3 inches long, and if you look at any of the videos of the M≡, with a MS in the picture, it is noticeably smaller.

melinda.v | 20 oktober 2016

here's the estimates MotorTrend had from their Model ☰ writeup:
Model 3 184"L x 74"W x 56 ½"H 113"WB on 20" wheels

looks like you will need to find a new home for the workbenches

jordanrichard | 21 oktober 2016

For comparison, the MS is 196 inches (16' 4") I believe Motor Trend estimated that the M≡ was about 90% of the size of a MS.

dd.micsol | 21 oktober 2016

497cm

btbailey9 | 23 oktober 2016

497cm is about the length of the Model S...don't think so for the Model 3...

RSavage_92024 | 24 oktober 2016

You should know better than to ask a heavily male dominated group how long it is. Just sayin

david_gelfand | 25 oktober 2016

I was informed that the M3 was the same size as the Audi A4 (but much better in every way!).

Stx | 14 mars 2017

My estimate: length < 4362mm (171.7")

This figure is the average of the values obtained from the following pictures, considering the same wheelbase as the Model S i.e. 2960mm (116.5")

1st picture gives 4373mm (172.2")
https://www.teslacentral.com/sites/teslacentral.com/files/styles/larger/...

2nd picture gives 4394mm (173")
http://images.automoto.it/images/4841124/x574/tesla-model-3-1.jpg

3rd picture gives 4319mm (170")
https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_2x_mobile_1200x...

darrelw | 14 mars 2017

It seems to me I remember Elon stated at the reveal it was 15 inches shorter than the Model S

Bersus | 14 mars 2017

ok, so if the alpha prototypes had, what?, 19'' wheels? or 21''? we can start from there, right?

anywhere around 4m40cm would be swell!!!

jordanrichard | 15 mars 2017

A very long while ago, Elon and crew said the Model 3 would be 20% smaller than the MS. The MS is 16ft long, using Elon's numbers, that would make the Model 3 a little over 12 ft, 6 inches long. However, without using an actually measuring tape, it was Motor Trends estimation that the Model they had on hand for their review, looked to be about 90% of the size of a MS. That would put the Model 3 at about 14 ft, 6 inches.

Carl Thompson | 15 mars 2017

@jordanrichard

Your math is faulty. The "20% smaller" quote would have referred to area (or possibly volume). You can't simply take 20% off of each dimension. Doing that would give you car that is 36% smaller.

Carl

RP3 | 15 mars 2017

@Carl

Your math is faulty. The "20% smaller" quote applied to each dimension for area or volume would produce a car that is ~49% smaller.

RP3 | 15 mars 2017

@Carl (oops...should have been)

Your math is faulty. The "20% smaller" quote applied to each dimension for volume would produce a car that is ~49% smaller. (36% is correct for area)

Carl Thompson | 15 mars 2017

@RP3

So you're saying I was right after all? ;-)

Carl

RP3 | 15 mars 2017

@Carl

Yes, I am!

cortijopaloverde | 15 mars 2017

From what we have seen in the pictures, the main cabin will be just as long as the S, only it will be about 3" narrower. So the M3 is about 90% of the cabin size, and 80% of the overall size. The biggest loss is from front and rear overhangs. I would put a lot of trust in the estimates from MotorTrend as they have been the only official news organization that had extended time with the M3 alpha prototype.: Model 3 184"L x 74"W x 56 ½"H 113"WB on 20" wheels.

dsvick | 15 mars 2017

@RP3 - "(36% is correct for area)"
@Carl - "So you're saying I was right after all?"
@RP3 - "Yes, I am!"

Yes, but who, other than maybe a painter, measures cars by area? :)

Carl Thompson | 15 mars 2017

dsvick:
"Yes, but who, other than maybe a painter, measures cars by area? :)"

LOL. A painter would probably want _surface_ area which would be different. I'm assuming the term "size" referred to footprint (area) but I could definitely be wrong! Though the Motor Trend estimate seems to agree with that assumption.

Carl

vp09 | 15 mars 2017

Smiling at this line.
The Model S is WAAY big. I had to move my loading bench (reloading ammo) out to the deck in order to fit the 2 Model S90Ds that I bought last year into the garage.
Then we've never parked both of them in the garage-- just one, in diagonally ....

Red Sage ca us | 16 mars 2017

vp09: Did you have a garage, or a cupboard? ;-)

Badbot | 16 mars 2017

I want a 50 x 50 x 12 garage so I can turn around in it

dsvick | 17 mars 2017

@Badbot - "I want a 50 x 50 x 12 garage so I can turn around in it"

Why not a turn-table? Like the bat cave!!

jordanrichard | 17 mars 2017

Since Elon didn't specify which aspects of the Model 3 would be 20% smaller, I just went with the car's length. Since everything anyone here knows is a WAG, how can my math be wrong?

FREE ENERGY | 17 mars 2017

At TESLA they only use metrics !!!

L=467 cm

Model 3 184"L x 74"W x 56 ½"H 113"WB on 20" wheels

1 inch = 2,54 cm

carlgo2 | 17 mars 2017

Summon with a turntable would be ultimate. Also would provide income for those who could integrate summon, garage door activation and turntable turning.

JeffreyR | 17 mars 2017

See MotorTrend's Model 3 page:
http://www.motortrend.com/cars/tesla/model-3/

Linked in the news section is their GF-01 behind the scenes shoot w/ M3:
http://www.motortrend.com/news/tesla-model-3-behind-the-scenes/
"EXCLUSIVE: TESLA MODEL 3 PHOTO SHOOT AT THE GIGAFACTORY" - Update 3 video has wheel specs

I recall them breaking out a measuring tap on that day too. But, I don't remember where they did that.