Volkswagen launches its ID.5 2022, an electric coupe SUV with 520 km of range

Volkswagen has widened its range of electric cars by launching the new ID.5, an electric coupe SUV developed as a more elegant alternative to the ID.4. We summarize all the technical characteristics of the different versions.

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The ID.5 is almost identical to the ID.4 we had been able to try, except for the curved roof that ends in a tailgate. The ID.5 also has a small rear spoiler at the base of the tailgate, while the regular ID.4 has a spoiler at the top of the tailgate. Both vehicles use the MEB platform of the Volkswagen group for consumer electric vehicles.

The ID.5 is identical to the ID.4 in terms of length (4.58 meters), wheelbase (2.77 meters) and width (1.85 meters), but with its 1.61 meters in height, the SUV coupe is three centimeters thinner. At the level of the trunk, we find a capacity of 549 liters, compared to 543 liters on the ID.4. Several finishes are available: ID.5 Pro, ID.5 Pro Performance, or ID.5 GTX.

What engine for the ID.5?

The ID.5 offers three different electric motors depending on the finish chosen. Both Pro and Pro Performance models have rear-mounted electric motors. The ID.5 Pro model develops 171 horsepower (128 kilowatts) and reaches the 100 km / h in 10.4 seconds. The Pro Performance model develops 201 horsepower (150 kW) and cuts down 100 km / h in 8.4 seconds. Both models have a top speed of 160 km / h.

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The most powerful version ID.5 GTX is not equipped with an Nvidia graphics card, but with a double engine and an all-wheel drive that develops 295 hp (220 kW), which allows the SUV coupe to to reach 100 km / h in just 6.3 seconds, with a top speed of 180 km / h. It is therefore significantly slower than the Tesla Model 3, which can knock down 100 km / h in 5.0 seconds or 3.7 seconds depending on the configuration chosen, and reach up to 250 km / h.

The ID.5 offers comfortable autonomy

Unlike the ID.4, the ID.5 is equipped with a single battery, a 77 kilowatt-hour pack. The latter allows the Pro and Pro Performance models to offer a maximum range estimated according to the WLTP standard of 520 km.

The GTX version, because of its additional power and its higher drag coefficient, offers a slightly lower range of 480 km. On the Tesla side, the Model Y also offers a similar range, with 507 km for the Long Range version and 480 km for the Performance version. However, we know that Tesla has recently increased the autonomy of its Model 3 2022, so it could be the same in the coming weeks for the Model Y.

The ID.5 electric vehicle supports AC charging up to 11 kW and direct current up to 135 kW. Using this last option, the ID.5 will be able to regain a range of 390 km in about 30 minutes, according to data provided by the German manufacturer.

The ID.5 uses the on-board technologies of the ID.4

Inside, the technology of the ID.4 is taken up, including un augmented reality head-up display (optional), a six-inch digital instrument panel and a central 12-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system running the latest ID software. It is also possible to choose up to 30 colors for the mood lighting of the interior.

VW ID.5 interior
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We will also find a parking assistance system which has a memory function to make its maneuvers even faster, or la communication “Car to X” which uses the location data of compatible vehicles from the Volkswagen fleet and signals from the infrastructure within a radius of up to 800 meters to warn you of upcoming traffic or incidents.

Pricing and availability

For now, Volkswagen announces that it will launch its new ID.5 coupe SUV in Europe next year, without giving more precision on the date.

Prices are also currently unknown, but we imagine that the new electric vehicle will be a little more expensive than the ID.4. As a reminder, the ID.4 is marketed from 47,660 euros in its configuration with a 77 kWh battery and a 204 horsepower engine. As its price probably exceeds 45,000 euros, it will in any case not be eligible for the ecological bonus of 6,000 euros, which, we recall, will drop to 5,000 euros on July 1, 2022.

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