Volkswagen is launching its newest electric sedan, the Volkswagen ID.7, this year, and it's already generating a lot of buzz. The car company has recently released the first set of data about the new model, which is set to become the electric counterpart to the Passat. Although the design is still kept under wraps, we know that the ID.7 is a 4.96-meter-long vehicle with a spacious interior that mimics the luxury class and a trunk that can hold up to 532 liters of cargo.
One of the most exciting features of the Volkswagen ID.7 is its newly developed electric motor, which generates 210 kW (286 hp) and 545 Newton meters of torque. With a 0-100 km/h time of 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h, the ID.7 is a powerful car that is sure to please even the most demanding drivers. The model also boasts a trio of electric motors, a two-stage single-speed gearbox, and a pulse-controlled inverter that work together to optimize efficiency and energy consumption.
VW has also put a lot of effort into making the ID.7 aerodynamic, with a drag coefficient of around 0.23. The company promises a range of between 615 and 700 kilometers on a single charge, thanks to energy storage devices installed in the floor between the axles. The two drive versions, "Pro" and "Pro S," come with 77 kWh or 85 kWh usable capacity, respectively, and can be fast-charged at public charging stations with up to 200 kW.
Inside, the ID.7 is just as impressive, with a 15-inch touchscreen that floats in front of the center console like a tablet and a head-up display that projects all information into the driver's field of vision. The car also features a new, "smart" air conditioning system, ambient lighting that includes a total of ten colors, and an optional 700-watt, 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. The seats are also newly developed, offering ventilation and a massage function.
For those who are wondering about the price, VW promises a basic price of "well below 60,000 euros" for the ID.7, making it an affordable option for anyone looking to upgrade to an electric vehicle. Although the exact release date for the ID.7 in Germany is still unknown, VW has already announced plans for an all-wheel drive version and a station wagon version set to release in 2024.
The Volkswagen ID.7 is an impressive addition to the electric vehicle market, with a sleek design, powerful performance, and a range of features that are sure to please any driver. I can confidently say that the ID.7 is a car that is worth considering for anyone in the market for a new electric sedan.