Looks like Ludicrous mode is confirmed for Model 3

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Now for the unending speculation about just how quick a ludicrous Model 3 will be, and whether or not it will be faster than a ludicrous Model S.
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Well if you'r going to compete against BMW's 3 series you need to have a Ludicrous option to attract the M3 buyers. Or at least make them jealous.

I also think most people dream of having a M3 but can never afford it and will settle with the model that looks like the M3.
 

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It's a change in the battery contactors along with the main fuses and perhaps some electronics. It's possible but it's expensive.
 

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What kind of speed do you guys have in mind on the M3 with ludicrous mode?

I say between 4.3 - 4.5 sec 0-60mph
 

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Yes... New things on S and X platform to differentiate it from 3.

Similar to how newer tech is previewed on BMW 7 series and it makes its way down to 5 or 3 series...

Hmm interesting... Yah that would make sense because they'll need to justify such a gap in the price...
For another car manufacture I would not doubt this but for Tesla, I find it but too much to implement major changes to improve the S and X in the mist of releasing soo many M3... But they'll probably update newer model S and X with their new autopilot sensors down the line so maybe then they'll add other features not included in the 3 to differentiate them...
 

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for myself, looking at a car with a base $35k price, I can not imagine the ROI on Ludicrous. I am sure there are some looking to make their 3 price out above a standard S/X and have it really kickass, but there are a lot of features I would want well before the cost of Ludicrous Mode.
For example, on the S, going from the standard RWD $71,500 base to Ludicrous the price increases $48,000 for a total of $119,500 before any other option is added. A 67.1% increase.
Using that same percentage on the $35k base, would put a PxxD Ludicrous Model 3 at $59,320, $24,320 above the base.... But it seems the general consensus on add-on prices will be about 75% of the existing model's add-on prices, which would be an add of $35,520 making the price $70,520... plus some upgraded paint, leather, interior, wheels, roof, AP, SC, etc and it is above $80k.
I'd rather have the other upgrades, not be the quickest off the line and pay in the mid $40s
 
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My guess is 0-60 in 4.0 - 4.3. If EM can rightfully call it insane mode, it better live up to it's name. I will pass though as efficiency and range are my goals.
 

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BMW 7 series is more expensive than the BMW M3 but not as faster.

Model S/X is fast but they are not sport cars. The model 3 can be the sporty sedan (lighter, better handling but not as luxurious/Tech'd out).
 

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I live in a major metropolitan area. I feel really lucky if I get to drive my car faster than 45 MPH. Having Ludicrous Mode will not benefit me at all. It is a super cool feature for those who have the ability to use it.
 

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I would love it but I have a feeling it will cost too much. I want glass roof, auto pilot, cold weather package, bigger battery and AWD. Hope that comes close to $45K