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Bloggin 09-30-2015 06:43 PM

2016 Tesla Model X

Model X is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history. Standard with all-wheel drive and a 90 kWh battery providing 250 miles of range, Model X has ample seating for seven adults and all of their gear. And it's ludicrously fast, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds. Model X is the SUV uncompromised.

Safety First Design
Every part of Model X is designed with safety as a first priority. The floor-mounted battery lowers the center of gravity so that the risk of rollover is almost nonexistent. The battery structure strengthens Model X against side impact intrusions. And without a gasoline engine, the large front trunk acts as a giant impact-absorbing crumple zone.

Active Safety
Model X continually scans the surrounding roadway with camera, radar and sonar systems, providing the driver with real-time feedback to avoid collisions. Even at highway speeds, Model X will automatically apply brakes in an emergency.

Pollution Free, Inside and Out
A medical grade HEPA filter strips outside air of pollen, bacteria, viruses and pollution before circulating it into the cabin. There are three modes: circulate with outside air, re-circulate inside air and a bioweapon defense mode that creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants.

Falcon Wings
Falcon Wing doors allow easy access to second and third row seats from any parking space. Minivan style sliding doors open at most halfway while traditional doors are not capable of opening fully when parked next to another car.

With only a foot of clearance, Falcon Wing doors articulate smoothly up and out of the way, allowing passengers to enter from both front and rear directions. The side and overhead opening is so large that parents can buckle children in without ducking and without bumping their child's head on the roof.

Model X is able to achieve 250 miles of range in part because it is the most aerodynamic SUV in production. At 0.24, Model X's drag coefficient is 20% lower than the next best SUV. In addition, an active spoiler deploys to one of three preset positions when Model X, optimizing visibility, highway efficiency and stability.

Big Sky
Model X has the largest all glass panoramic windshield in production, providing an unparalleled view of the stars and sky above. Optimized solar tinting and obstruction-free view creates unlimited visibility for the driver and all passengers.

Seating for Seven + Gear
Model X comfortably seats seven people in three rows. Every seat is the best seat in the house, but the second row seats are a work of art. Mounted on a single impact absorbing post and independently reclining, each second row seat is designed to maximize passenger comfort, legroom, under seat storage and access to the third row. The third row seats fold flat when not in use.

Two Interior Layouts
Model X is available in six seat and seven seat interior layouts. Seven seat interiors maximize passenger capacity while six seat interiors open second row seats to the third row and provide added cargo capacity.

Everything Fits
Stow everyone's gear in Model X's large front trunk, rear cargo area and under passenger seats. The front trunk is large enough to hold two golf bags and the rear cargo area can easily hold large items like bicycles, skis and snowboards. Hitch mounted accessory carriers hold additional gear. Model X is the first electric vehicle with a 5,000 pound towing capacity.

More Specs:

Falcon Wing rear doors with built in sensors for opening in garages of any height
Automatically deploying rear spoiler
Maps and navigation with real time traffic updates
Daytime running lights
Power-folding and heated side mirrors
Front trunk with room for luggage, strollers or two golf bags
Full size rear cargo storage for bikes and gear
Free long distance travel on Tesla's expanding Supercharger network
8 year, infinite mile battery and drive unit warranty
Automatic keyless entry
GPS enabled Homelink
Parking sensors, blind spot and side collision warnings
Automatic emergency braking
Seating for six or seven adults depending on interior configuration
Four LATCH child seat attachments, two in each passenger row

Performance All-Wheel Drive
250 miles range (EPA est.)
3.8 seconds 0-60 mph
3.2 seconds with Ludicrous Speed Upgrade
259 hp front, 503 hp rear motor power
155 mph top speed

All-Wheel Drive
257 miles range (EPA est.)
4.8 seconds 0-60 mph
259 hp front, 259 hp rear motor power
155 mph top speed

Bloggin 09-30-2015 06:46 PM

Re: 2016 Tesla Model X


SP1966 09-30-2015 06:51 PM

Re: 2016 Tesla Model X
I understand that it doesn't need a grill, but that nose is hideous! I really don't care for it, and those doors, like every other car with gull wings, are just a gimmick. I like the model S, have hope for the Model 3, can't stand the X.

SP1966 09-30-2015 06:53 PM

Re: 2016 Tesla Model X

Originally Posted by Bloggin (Post 486082)


He's a terrible public speaker, way to many "umm"s!

gjrip 09-30-2015 07:32 PM

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The doors serve a purpose. They are similar to vans in that they can open without contact with vehicles next to you, but without ugly van lines down the side. As for his public speaking, it seems his knack for business overshadows that! haha.

DetroitBORG 09-30-2015 07:46 PM

Re: 2016 Tesla Model X
I definitely want one!

nruggiero 09-30-2015 08:09 PM

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Hot rod minivan? It's not pretty, but it is interesting. Those gull-wing doors could possibly hit the ceiling on some parking or residential garages. Some parking garage ceilings can be really low!

DetroitBORG 09-30-2015 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by nruggiero (Post 486178)
Hot rod minivan? It's not pretty, but it is interesting. Those gull-wing doors could possibly hit the ceiling on some parking or residential garages.

The doors have sensors that detect obstacles and will avoid them, such as garage doors. They made it a point to highlight this in the presentation (this was also my fear and Elon said it was his most frequently asked question). The doors are a little too complex for my taste (in terms of reliability and ease of use) but do offer significant benefits for accessibility. It's also AWD which is important in this climate, and it has specifically designed hitch accessories that work with the rear hatch. Overall I love the holistic end-to-end approach of Tesla engineering which is unlike anything else in the industry and makes everything else seem pretty crude and dated. This is an industry in bad need of a major shakeup which is coming from Silicon Valley.

Bloggin 09-30-2015 10:57 PM

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The rear wing doors open electrically, and the front drivers door has an 'approach open' function, that understands your trajectory when carrying the key fob, and opens the door for you, and closes it for you after you enter the car.

Taking the Lincoln Approach Lights concept to the next level. Which is something we should see as an option on the New Continental. Automatic opening and closing drivers door. I know Lincoln is doing something interesting with the door handles.

FordSUVfan 09-30-2015 11:04 PM

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Seriously? Why does this little, low-ground-clearance-having hatch have to be called an SUV? It's a station wagon for crying out loud! There is no shame in that! Sheesh.

Otherwise seems like a decent idea.

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