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The results are shocking, says YouTuber Bjorn Nyland.
That’s after conducting his noise test on the Tesla Model 3 Performance fitted with 20-inch wheels.
Shocking? In what way? Let’s just say shockingly bad.
Basically, the Model 3 Performance with 20-inch wheels is comparably as loud as tiny, sub-premium cars like the Fiat 500e and Volkswagen e-Up! That’s not what one would expect from the expensive Model 3.
However, if you look at the chart you’ll notice the Tesla Model X performs very well in the noise test, yet the Model 3 scores poorly. Some of this noise is surely due to those big winter tires, though in all fairness, every car listed below has winter/snow tires on too.
So, what exactly makes the Model 3 so loud then? We’ll chalk it up to poor and or lack of sound deadening. Or maybe some faulty seals. There’s no other reasonable explanation.
Let’s watch the video and take a look at the chart below to find out.
***We’ve included a few links below on this Model 3 noise issue and one way to seal it up better too.
Model 3 noise test with 20″ wheels