Did power folding mirrors just get added to the tech package? Looks like a small increase in price but a great feature
Took delivery of mine in June... Somewhat mad between these new mirrors and the recently added parking sensors. Tesla reps have informed me that they currently "have no information of any future retrofit kits". Not pleased with all of the new features being added every month or so.
I'm jealous of all you guys able to get in touch with your DS. I sent an email last night when the page updated and called this morning, but haven't heard anything back yet.
I have a bit of a tight squeeze through my garage door entrance and would have loved to have power folding mirrors. Missed it by two months. I really hope that some day there will be a retrofit kit.
...Just added it to my later November delivery...An advantage to having delivery times being slower due to additional volumes for Europe.
Ah, tight squeezes in garages - that makes sense. I don't have that issue as I have a two car garage with just the Tesla parked in it. We keep another ICE outside in a third parking spot. I kept trying to figure out why power-folding mirrors would be desirable and all I could come up with was being in a parking lot and people would have an easier time walking between cars.
I can't believe how many things came with my car that are now options. I didn't get the tech package, but apparently these are no longer standard:
•Daytime LED running lights
•Lighted door handles
•Memory seats, mirrors, and driver profile
In addition to the premium interior lighting which is now a standalone option (has been for a while).
This all looks like gross margin improvements.
I was able to add the option for planned end of line November 11th.
I also have a narrow squeeze to get into my garage. I measured it at 3 inches clearance on each side of the car. So hopefully this provides significant extra space on each side.
I just spoke to sales and they said they would let me know if I could still add it to my 85 which has a 11-27 delivery date.
I have the same clearance, but I find the mirrors most helpful in backing out. They are a good frame of reference for pulling in as well given the pretty wide haunches of the fenders. They are pretty robust and they do give way to obstacles in both directions.
Do the regular side mirrors fold manually?
Yes, they do.
They already told you your delivery date? Mine still says "Late November."
Mine says "Late November" as well, and when I called to request the change/addition, I received a definite "maybe." So, probably, but no promises.
Just added to my order that was confirmed a week back. Thanks for posting this folks.
YES! Scheduled production next week and got message that
"I can confirm that power folding mirrors have been added to your configuration without a delay in your delivery timeline".
Added to mine with a delivery date of 11/19. No problem.
I sent an email, they sent me one back and then after confirming I was willing to pay $250, They sent me an email confirming they were adding the mirrors to my car (scheduled for December).
Now I need not stress quite as much about my small garage.
Anyone know how small they will fold up?
Any news about retrofit to we early MS owners? Would love them in parking lots. Need my mirrors open when backing out of my garage, but they will make walking by the car easier in parking lots.
Added, to my Nov 16th delivery, yesterday when this posted. Thanks for the heads up about the change.
They only stick out less than 2" each side beyond the fat tail as it is. That's the max benefit you will get.
On the spec page of the model S it says:
width with extended mirrors: 86,2 inch
width with mirrors folded : 77,3 inch
The difference is 8,9 inch, hence almost 5 inch at each side.
Are you suggesting that the width of 77,3 inch (or 86,2 inch) is not correct ?
The rear is wider, I think.
@Brian H, I assume the specs are correct (at least I hope they are). 77.3 vs 86.2 is a big enough difference to make the folding mirrors a no-brainer for me.
I don't see how the regular side mirrors fold. What am I missing?
Brian H noted a 5% drag with the mirrors not folded. That implies that someone might want to retract the power mirrors on the highway for better efficiency. Would anybody do that?
Bighorn's comment is right on the money. I think you will find the extended mirrors to be your best guide when pulling into a tight garage. If you watch your driver's side mirror as you pull into the garage and simply guide yourself in using that piece of the car, you'll know you are fine on the other side. Even more so when pulling out of a tight garage.
I wonder if that is GPS controlled so they would fold when I approach my garage and unfold when I leave. That would be awesome.
I cannot imagine backing into our tight garage with the mirrors folded. I use the mirrors for guides and to align the car when backing.
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