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Volkswagen expanding ID.7 range with GTX, larger batteries

Volkswagen is expanding its range of ID.7 models. The new ID.7 GTX—a fastback with 250 kW (340 PS) output and electric all-wheel drive (earlier post)—celebrates its world premiere first. Pre-sales are scheduled to 6 June start in Germany at prices starting from €63,155.

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The all-electric Volkswagen ID.7 GTX


Pre-sales of the ID.7 GTX Tourer (from €63,955 euros), ID.7 Pro S (from €58,985 ) and ID.7 Tourer Pro S (from €59,785) models presented in March will start at the same time.

Like the ID.7 GTX, the 250-kW ID.7 GTX Tourer also has electric all-wheel drive. The rear-wheel drive models ID.7 Pro S and ID.7 Tourer Pro S develop a maximum output of 210 kW (286 PS). All four new ID.7 versions are equipped with an 86-kWh battery.

Alongside the ID.7 GTX Tourer, the new ID.7 GTX is currently the most powerful electric vehicle from Volkswagen. This fastback powers from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds. The ID.7 GTX features electric dual-motor all-wheel drive with an electric motor on the front and rear axles. This performance model offers a WLTP range of up to 595 km (370 miles). The ID.7 GTX’s battery can be charged with up to 200 kW at DC fast charging stations. At its quickest, the 86kWh battery charges from 10 to 80% in just 26 minutes.

The new ID.7 GTX Tourer is identical to the GTX fastback in terms of its technology. However, the two versions differ when it comes to their luggage compartments. While the ID.7 GTX Tourer can hold up to 605 liters of luggage with five people on board (with Tourer rear seat backrests in cargo position), the ID.7 GTX fastback has a maximum luggage compartment capacity of 532 liters. This means the GTX models offer the same luggage compartment capacity as the other vehicles in the ID.7 product line. The same applies to the maximum roof load of 75 kg.

The new ID.7 GTX Tourer accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. The WLTP range is up to 585 km (364 miles).

Until now, the ID.7 models have been available exclusively as Pro versions with a 77-kWh battery on board. The new ID.7 Pro S versions—just like the new ID.7 GTX models—are now equipped with an 86-kWh battery as standard (gross capacity: 91 kWh).

The ranges are thus noticeably longer: the WLTP range of the new ID.7 Tourer Pro S has been boosted to up to 690 km (429 miles), while the ID.7 Pro S fastback’s range is up to 709 km (441 miles). This means that both ID.7 Pro S versions have entered the range spectrum of models with combustion engines.In terms of equipment, the ID.7 Pro S and ID.7 Tourer Pro S take their lead from the Pro versions.

Comments

yoatmon

You can purchase crap far cheaper at any sewage plant!

Bernard

@yoatmon, care to elaborate?
You probably know that the perception of VW cars is very different in Europe, and in the rest of the world, compared to what it is in the US. Even in Canada, where we get the same old models as the US, VWs are long-lasting reliable cars.

All of the ID7 reviews I've seen so far indicate that it's a Model-S competitor at Model 3 prices. Older VW EVs are known to have better battery life than similar used models.

Roger Pham

Nice design, good specs, long range. The only negative is the 63k Euro price tag for a VW. Should be re-badged as an Audi. VW should try to stick to its "people's car" heritage and make its cars, especiall EVs, more affordable. In this day and age with high interest rates, increasing unemployment and economic uncertainty, the market for high-end cars is drawing down..

yoatmon

@ Bernard:
First proposed design of the VW Trinity (ID7) had an appealing appearance. The suggested price of same was also acceptable.
When the former VW CEO was replaced with the present CEO, the conceptual designs were also replaced. Personally I'm not enthusiastic about the general visual appearance of a SUV image. The complete ID series leaves an impression on me as a cheese-box on four wheels.
My ID3 's camber (front wheels) was maladjusted and led to premature wear of the front tires. My VW dealer offered me a replacement for both front tires for a total of $460.00. When I initially ordered my ID3, light metal alloy rims would have cost me an additional $1,500.00. I declined and ordered the vehicle with conventional steel rims. I declined the VW dealer's offer and visited an independent tire dealer. I received a a complete set (4 of) of light metal alloy rims, inclusive four new tires for a total $920.00. Could you explain the price politics of VW to me? Or are they just plain greedy beyond any explanation?

Bernard

yoatmon, I don't think there's a link between your OEM steel rims and your camber adjustment. VW should have covered your tyres under warranty, but that's just another example of bad behaviour by VW's American distributor (or your dealer). You can try raising a stink, see if they'll reimburse you.

As for the price of OEM alloys and wheels, that's a common thing. Aftermarket rims usually aren't hub-centred, which means that they depend on the studs/bolts for centering. In most cases, your wheels will shake slightly, and you won't be able to fix that with balancing. You didn't mention if the $920 deal included high-quality tyres from a major brand, or just the cheapest rubber doughnuts they could find. I don't know what the market is like where you live, but aftermarket "wheel deals" in my market are usually low-quality rims and tyres of dubious provenance. That's how they manage to undercut higher-quality products.

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