The Volkswagen ID.5 is now here, so let’s take a look at it
The All-electric Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 models should not feel so lonely anymore now that the new ID.5 hits the market based on the same MEB architecture and similar tech.
In its most basic implementation, the coupe-shaped crossover comes equipped with a single electric motor installed on the rear axle with 174 PS (172 hp / 128 kW). It needs 10.4 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph). A higher spec goes for a stronger motor with 204 PS (201 hp / 150 kW), so it sprints 2 seconds faster.
At the top of the line is a GTX spec with four driven wheels and 299 PS (295 hp / 220 kW) at its disposal. It manages to get to highway speed in 6.3 seconds and maxes out at 180 km/h (112 mph) instead of the 160 km/h (99 mph) of the other two. It also sports a premium body kit, wheels, and suspension tweaks.
All three variants use the same 77-kWh traction battery, but single-motor specs get up to 520 kilometers (323 miles) out of it, while the AWD spec gets 480 km (298 miles, WLTP-rated).
Interior highlights include a 5.3-inch digital dash screen, a 12-inch infotainment display, recycled upholstery, and a HUD. Over-the-air updates, parking assistance and entry-level self-driving features are all included.
Editor Andrew Raspopov