Volkswagen is presenting its vision of an all-electric sports limousine in the upper mid-sized class at the ID. Treffen in Locarno on the Swiss side of Lago Maggiore from 8 to 9 September. The ID.X Performance show car features all-wheel drive, performance-oriented suspension, and an expressive appearance.
Andreas Reckewerth, Head of Technology Office MEB, and his team have created the show car on the basis of the new ID.7.
The exterior of the all-electric limousine has a host of sporty features—both the front splitter and rear diffuser are made of carbon. The engineers have increased the toe by 80 millimeters and lowered the sports suspension with especially stiff springs by 60 millimeters. Alongside the drive unit, this makes a significant contribution to performance, making the vehicle handling even more agile.
The vehicle sits on 20-inch sports alloy wheels with a central lock and size 265 racing tires. At the rear, a carbon wing ensures the necessary downforce. Tinted tail light clusters emphasize the sporty appearance of the high-performance electric limousine. In the vehicle interior, occupants sit on carbon bucket seats, which provide optimum support even with a dynamic driving style. Red accents emphasise the sporty characteristics in the interior.
In the ID.X Performance show car, Volkswagen has supplemented the permanently excited synchronous motor on the rear axle with an additional asynchronous motor on the front axle to create an all-wheel drive. The advantages of this drive type are a short-time overload capability and particularly low drag losses.
As a result, this motor type is ideal for delivering short-term power in the form of a boost function. The drive torque is controlled by a Vehicle Dynamics Manager, which also manages operation of the rear axle differential lock in the ID.X Performance. The function is controlled on a separate display with 17-centimeter screen diagonal in the centre console.
The energy of the dual-motor drive is supplied by the drive battery, which permits high continuous power output and short charging times with a charging capacity of up to 200 kW.