Tesla's Musk says air suspension coming to Model 3 in 6 months

Tesla's Musk says air suspension coming to Model 3 in 6 months

One member of the happy bunch inside the Model 3 posted a video on Instagram, and even though the main display is unreadable, you can hear them talk about 85 miles per hour (137 km/h), which - unless it was a closed road owner by Tesla - we're pretty sure is something the police would be interested in hearing about.

The Smart Air Suspension is capable of raising and lowering the vehicle after learning and adapting to roadways.

Right now, Tesla's Model 3 configurator shows the dual-motor, all-wheel drive variant will arrive in spring of 2018, which falls in line with Musk's six-month timetable.

Smart Air Suspension enables Tesla vehicles to raise or lower themselves depending on the road they are traveling on. According to a Motor Authority report, the feature works through a detailed road log that is stored by the vehicle's computers, which, coupled with the car's onboard Global Positioning System, enables the EV to safely traverse uneven roads and other areas that require variable ride heights.

Interestingly, Smart Air Suspension started as a $3,000 add-on for the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. But given the scarcity of the Model 3 so far, we suspect only a lucky few will get it so early, which makes the enthusiasm of these four in the video even easier to explain.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sure does love giving out new bits of information on Twitter. Tesla made a decision to limit the amount of options for the Model 3's launch to streamline production, but by early next year, buyers will be able to get the Tesla Model 3 dual motor version, which will also include an air suspension system.

Most of the Model 3's other options won't come online for a few months, and other niceties are likely a full year away.



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