Tesla is an anomaly in that the MS/MX are NOT purchased solely for transportation (as you imply), as will be the case for the M3.
So to use those vehicles as representative of a relatively growth BEV transportation vehicle market, is somewhat short sighted.
So a Bolt is solely being used for transportation and a Model 3 is being used as a garden statue in some case? Please define.You can't compare a Chevy Bolt with a Model 3.
Obviously not, as the Bolt has not been designed as a lower-end luxury vehicle. With regard to the M3, many reservation holders
perceive that they are buying a slightly smaller MS with its basic features for $35K, i.e. an awaking for many will occur when
their $35K M3 finally arrives in 2019/2020 outdated.
It's a different car and has advantages in some areas and compromises in others, in a way it is a smaller S. How is it going to be outdated in 2019/20? What logic are you trying to apply, that a new S makes the model 3 outdated? I guess that applies to the the S as well. People that have taken delivery on a M3 feel like they have a smaller S so I suppose they are satisfied. How much time have you spent inside each of these models and behind the wheel driving them?
As a side note the LEAF was outdated the day the very first one was delivered to CA. It had a 5 plus year dated NAV system and telematics and some of the most dated features of cars that are much older. Not to mention nothing could be updated of corrected on previous models. Each new version was a tweak on the same car until now which one can say is dated and behind the curve.