Panoramic roof - benefit you driver

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Finalising my spec. From the inside I think there’s a benefit to the pan roof, but I like the solid roof from outside.

As a driver, do you see the glass roof, or is the main benefit passengers ? 90% of the time I’ll be on my own ( business travel) and kids are grown up and left, so rarely used rear seats.

Could use the money for a wheel upgrade ...,

Still not seen a real life car in the UK, do making choices difficult
 

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Finalising my spec. From the inside I think there’s a benefit to the pan roof, but I like the solid roof from outside.

As a driver, do you see the glass roof, or is the main benefit passengers ? 90% of the time I’ll be on my own ( business travel) and kids are grown up and left, so rarely used rear seats.

Could use the money for a wheel upgrade ...,

Still not seen a real life car in the UK, do making choices difficult
Wayne,

I have a pano roof in my Audi and test drove one in a Taycan. It’s a matter of preference, I do like the open “feel”it provides. I used to have a cabriolet so that may have something do do with that. Depending on what you’re trading off it’s worth considering.
 

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Finalising my spec. From the inside I think there’s a benefit to the pan roof, but I like the solid roof from outside.

As a driver, do you see the glass roof, or is the main benefit passengers ? 90% of the time I’ll be on my own ( business travel) and kids are grown up and left, so rarely used rear seats.

Could use the money for a wheel upgrade ...,

Still not seen a real life car in the UK, do making choices difficult
My dealer is just another guy with an opinion but has been in both. He told me he doesn't think people really realize how "cavelike" it can feel without the pano roof. Again just his opinion but one he felt very strongly about
 

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My dealer is just another guy with an opinion but has been in both. He told me he doesn't think people really realize how "cavelike" it can feel without the pano roof. Again just his opinion but one he felt very strongly about
Is the steel (aluminum) roof available in the US? When I ordered I didn't see an option
 

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The aluminum roof is available for US cars built from June on.
The pano roof is mainly for the rear seat passengers. I'm waiting for my June build with the aluminum roof as when I drove a Turbo with pano roof on a very sunny day I didn't like the feel of the sun on me. The view from the pano roof for the driver is virtually non existent as its mostly behind you. I have a new BMW M5 with a carbon fibre roof (solid) and it suits me well.
So, personal choice...
 

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Finalising my spec. From the inside I think there’s a benefit to the pan roof, but I like the solid roof from outside.

As a driver, do you see the glass roof, or is the main benefit passengers ? 90% of the time I’ll be on my own ( business travel) and kids are grown up and left, so rarely used rear seats.

Could use the money for a wheel upgrade ...,

Still not seen a real life car in the UK, do making choices difficult
I do not like the glass roof at all, but waiting for another year was not an option! :surprised:
 

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The aluminum roof is available for US cars built from June on.
The pano roof is mainly for the rear seat passengers. I'm waiting for my June build with the aluminum roof as when I drove a Turbo with pano roof on a very sunny day I didn't like the feel of the sun on me. The view from the pano roof for the driver is virtually non existent as its mostly behind you. I have a new BMW M5 with a carbon fibre roof (solid) and it suits me well.
So, personal choice...
I have ordered mine and if the glass roof is too annoying in the heat I will check if there are options. Anyone?
 

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Hello Christian,

if the glass roof is too annoying in the heat I will check if there are options. Anyone?
The idea has been ridiculed before, but how about simply putting a silver foil "Speestreifen" onto the roof then?

Cheers,
Henrik
 

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I have ordered mine and if the glass roof is too annoying in the heat I will check if there are options. Anyone?
I looked into having a blackout film applied to the interior surface. Its doable and cost around USD $500. I still chose to go with the aluminum roof because I also prefer the esthetic of the notched solid roof
 

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I looked into having a blackout film applied to the interior surface. Its doable and cost around USD $500. I still chose to go with the aluminum roof because I also prefer the esthetic of the notched solid roof
Yes, I was thinking down that road. Thank you.
 

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