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I’ve started to go slightly round in circles on this option if I get a chance to amend.  Generally I would always have or add privacy glass but wondering if the engine bay will look better untinted?

Has anyone deleted this option on their FE spec?

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I've deleted on mine.  My reasoning is you will see the engine better slightly and it will let a bit more light into the cabin through the fixed quarter windows behind the side windows.

In the UK I rarely have to worry about solar gain and the windscreen is a bigger contributor anyway.  It's only a 20% tint, so it's not really going to hide the engine or whatever luggage you've put behind the seats.

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And me. Want to see that there’s an engine in the back.

Also, the little quarter windows are regularly useful at junctions in the Evora. Emira will be the same.

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I agree with OP’s would rather have the extra vision and light, although it’ll be some time before I have to commit as chosen FE i4 🙄

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I went with no privacy glass too. I prefer it when the glass on the side of a car is all one tint, especially if there is no B-pillar. Being able to see the engine a bit more clearly is a benefit in my book as well :)

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No privacy here on both.

As mentoined, light in the cabin will improve and I believe I have black inside througout. Also, yes, one will see the engine better.

Lastly, a bit like the Ferrari FF, having one panel tinted and the other not looks a bit shite.

Tinting is huge in the USA. Over there it might be more than opt for it but I suspect, in the UK, it will be the opposite.

That being said. Ha. I just bought a 507 and it is heavily tinted, indeed likely illegal.

However, as the car is BLACK/Black - it kinds suits it. 

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If it has an engine, I am there to thrash it.

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Hi Badger, I see nobody has popped up with privacy ticked so I will throw one in for you, mine will be but I think it's completely personal preference.

I've always had privacy glass like you, I've never had an issue with not seeing out of the blind spot and I like creeping in my rear view mirror in traffic. Like Tom said it's only a 20% tint anyway so you'll still see the engine bay

The grey Emira we've been seeing does not have privacy glass, I'm pretty sure the blue car wasn't tinted either? I don't think we have seen a car with the privacy glass yet so we don't have a reference to go off

There is a B pillar on the Emira so with or without privacy glass there is still a thick black transition between the two side windows, unlike on an e89 Z4  or convertible c class for example. I do get Andy's point though, it's not a issue for me personally.

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Will you see the engine bay a bit better? Yes, a bit. Should you remove the privacy glass because other people have? no

Worth noting in case anybody reading misunderstands this part, I think that factory privacy glass is made with a dye in the glass rather than a tinted film applied which would be removable, so you wouldn't be able to remove the 20% tint without changing the glass, however you can spec no privacy and always have it installed afterwards.

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Yeah I should have said on cars where there isn't a clearly visible external, body coloured b-pillar that I especially prefer the glass to be the same tint but I couldn't edit my post! Even with that black bar in the photo I still prefer it without but that's just me. It's purely a personal choice like you say :)  The car will look amazing either way!

 

 

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On 01/02/2022 at 12:35, Emiralust said:

Hi Badger, I see nobody has popped up with privacy ticked so I will throw one in for you, mine will be but I think it's completely personal preference.

I've always had privacy glass like you, I've never had an issue with not seeing out of the blind spot and I like creeping in my rear view mirror in traffic. Like Tom said it's only a 20% tint anyway so you'll still see the engine bay

The grey Emira we've been seeing does not have privacy glass, I'm pretty sure the blue car wasn't tinted either? I don't think we have seen a car with the privacy glass yet so we don't have a reference to go off

There is a B pillar on the Emira so with or without privacy glass there is still a thick black transition between the two side windows, unlike on an e89 Z4  or convertible c class for example. I do get Andy's point though, it's not a issue for me personally.

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Will you see the engine bay a bit better? Yes, a bit. Should you remove the privacy glass because other people have? no

Worth noting in case anybody reading misunderstands this part, I think that factory privacy glass is made with a dye in the glass rather than a tinted film applied which would be removable, so you wouldn't be able to remove the 20% tint without changing the glass, however you can spec no privacy and always have it installed afterwards.

Cheers 👍🏻

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I'm having privacy glass to help keep eyes off whatever I have stored behind the seats - oh and I prefer the look too 🙂

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