Air Suspension Coming To The Tesla Model 3 Next Year

Elon Musk has revealed that the Tesla Model 3 will be available with air suspension in about six months.

Responding to a question on Twitter, Musk said that air suspension will be included in the upcoming Model 3 dual-motor variant, backing up his claims from last year about the new suspension setup.

Motor Authority reports that the dual-motor Model 3 is listed on Tesla’s configuration tool and that it’ll arrive in the spring of 2018. Based on Musk’s previous statement about a dual-motor performance version being on the cards, it seems apparent that the Model 3 will follow in the footsteps of the Model S by offering both performance and non-performance focused all-wheel drive (dual motor) versions.

Dubbed Smart Air Suspension, the system can learn and adapt to roadways and automatically lower and raise the vehicle’s ride height when necessary. The feature, currently standard on the Model S and Model X, is particularly useful for owners who have steep or unlevel driveways.

It remains to be seen how much the dual-motor Model 3 variants will cost but don’t be surprised to see figures approaching $70,000.

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  • THEY DROPPED THE SMALLER BATTERY MODEL S AND ARE NOW TALKING ABOUT BRING THE MODEL 3 UP TO THAT PRICE RANGE. I’D RATHER HAVE THE FORMER THE MODEL 3 IS UNINTERESTING.

  • Arthur Burnside

    It’s not good that the car was designed such that this extra cost option is even needed. And the prices that Tesla charges for repairs (when do they manage to fix the car) simply means one more something that will fail in the future ad cost lots of money. Tesla seems to be determined to eliminate the best featiures of an electric car – low maintenance and simplicity and reliability. I’ll go elsewhere or build my own electric car.

  • gary4205

    St Elon’s “$35,000” car ACTUALLY costs around $50K.

    What a scam.

    • Marcus

      Same as any other car really.

      $35k is what you need on a basic level and then anything you add on to it makes it cost more…obviously.

  • Zed68
  • Auf Wiedersehen

    “Tesla’s configuration tool”

    Where might this tool be?

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