2017 Tesla Model S Features Glass Roof from Model 3 Concept
For when a panoramic sunroof just isn’t sunny enough
As we inch closer to the production release of the Tesla Model 3, the stalwart Model S sedan continues to pilfer design cues from the Model 3's conceptual design. Following the Model S' rhinoplasty earlier this year, the electric sedan now packs a full-length glass roof, a feature we first saw on the Model 3 concept.
Previously, the sunniest Model S available was one equipped with the optional $2,500 sunroof. This was similar to the glass roof, but incorporated a center bar for the retracting motor. The new glass roof does away with open-air driving, but eliminates the ungainly bar in the center, resulting in a near-seamless view of the sky.
Tesla already confirmed the use of a high-strength glass material sourced from solar panels on the Model 3, so we'd imagine the new roof option for the Model S is more or less the same.
Buyers will pony up $1,500 for the privilege, but only those who are satisfied without a roof rack and satellite radio. According to the Tesla configurator, the panoramic sunroof remains for those that spring for those two options.
The roof makes its debut for the 2017 model year.