It is considered a premium car, so it doesn't come as a huge surprise that the midsize, all-electric sedan has a first-rate audio setup. However, due to the fact that Tesla has been considered a smaller, niche automaker for some time — in addition to the exorbitant cost of batteries and new technology — its cars lack many of the bells and whistles found in traditional luxury cars.
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Essentially, Tesla has to pick and choose what features are most important in its vehicles. Apparently, the sound system is a major priority. According to information from Senior Road Tester at CarAdvice.com Paul Marik — who insists he got the details from "a guy (very) in the know at @Tesla," — the Model 3 sound system may as well be a Bang & Olufsen setup.
If you're not familiar with the company, Bang & Olufsen is well-known for its high-fidelity audio systems. In fact, you can get such a system in the Audi R8 for a $12,000 upcharge. However, it seems the standard system in the Model 3 is arguably better.
Maric previously published his review of the Tesla Model 3. In that review, he also spoke to the sound system. He said (via Teslarati):
“This sound system is incredible. It is the best sound system I’ve heard in a car. And that may sound ridiculous to you when you consider that some manufacturers charge you $20,000 for a Bang & Olufsen sound system. This is by far the best sound system on the market. It is incredible, and I challenge you to go check that for yourself. You will be impressed by it.”
Do you own a Model 3? Or, have you at least had an opportunity to listen to the sound system? If so, we'd love to know what you think.