Its most ‘chic’ electric, at the wheel of the Volkswagen ID.5

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after compact ID.3 (said to be the successor of golf) and global SUVs ID.4Volkswagen has just introduced ID.5Its the third true electric model (which originated from the beginning) and, notably, the coupe version of the second of those models.

Like them, it’s based on Modular Electric Propulsion Platform (MEB)from which they have already gone Seven ‘battery powered’ models of all brands of the group. In ID.3, ID.4 and ID.5 we need to add Audi Q4 e-tron You e-tron GTThe Skoda Enyaq iV You Enyaq Coup iV (ID.4 and ID.5’s first cousin), except cupra bornThe ‘Spanish’ version of ID.3.

‘Normal’ version and GTX

There is a model with Volkswagen ID.5 Premium Design and Finish pointing to the top of the electrical section, with Tesla Model YAudi Q4 e-tron, The BMW iX3 And this Mercedes-Benz EQC as a market reference. See Price of Bus Access Edition (from 50,020 euros) to realize that ID.5 wants a more selective customer than usual for the brand. even more so if we talk about ID.5 GTXSportiest and most performing version (Available in Spain) 57,000 Euro. from,

That’s just the version we just tested on Austrian territory roads salzburg, near the German border and at the foot of the Eastern Alps. He has impressed us with his Performance, maneuverability, ride quality and soundproofing of the passenger compartment, Although it uses the same 77 kWh. with compared to versions 174 HP Pro and 204 HP Pro PerformanceGTX is two electric motors (one per axle) that provides you four wheel drivetotal power of 299 CV there is one 460 nm Which is available almost instantly, allowing you to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.3 seconds.

benefits

The set weighs more (2.242 kg) and the position of the battery below the passenger compartment to the vehicle a very low center of gravityexcept one pride And a Stability that they transmit driving confidence, maximum speed of 180 km/h electronically limited what we think Success in effort to improve road safety (Pro and Pro are limited to performance versions 160 km/h,

With these features, the ID.5 GTX promises: 490 kms. electrical autonomy of ,514 km in less powerful versions) with an average consumption of 17.1 kWh/100 kmAlthough we didn’t fall below average during testing 19 kWh/100 kmwhich would reduce the effective autonomy to some less than 450 km in real driving conditions,

Power and Charging Time

The good news is, thanks Software 3.1 The state-of-the-art, ID.5’s 77 kWh battery can be charged at max 135 kW, and not at 125 kW like ID.3 or ID.4. This saves us up to nine minutes lifting weights 5 to 80% At any DC fast charging station. According to Volkswagen, with this charging speed, the ID.5 Pro and Pro take the performance 29 minutes achieving a range of 390 kms, while the ID.5 GTX uses 36 minutes For recovery of 320 km. In alternating current, the maximum charging power reaches up to 11 kW with a fixed wallbox Installed in the garage at home or work.

Design and Dimensions

Externally, ID.5 is the same as ID.4, except that sloping roof on c-pillar Which gives it that characteristic coupe silhouette so appreciated in SUV and which offers a Sportier and more dynamic appearance, Moreover, the GTX variant is topped by a discreet one at the rear rear spoiler Which does not go out of the dimensions of the car and also adds to the sportiness of the model. wheel arches they are also big and some houses 19 to 21 inch rims, Otherwise, ID.5 has almost the same dimensions as ID.4 (approximately 4.6 m long, 1.85 wide and 1.6 high with a wheelbase of about 2.8 metres).

interior

Inside, the main (and almost only) difference from ID.4 is infotainment system screenwhich is greater in ID.5 and reaches 12 inch chain, Like all-electric Volkswagen models, the SUV Coupe is fitted as standard identity. light, a band of light located under the windshield that communicates with the driver by turning on and changing colour, in the event of danger or during navigation. In addition, it provides a head up display Optional with augmented reality and voice control.

Device

Infotainment package includes Navigation and services we connect plus with information from Online traffic and route calculation So that charging system plan stops automatically without the driver doing the calculations. In addition, as an innovation of the latest generation 3.1 software, ID.5 includes the most advanced driving assistance systems such as travel assistance With real-time traffic data and new Park Assist Plus With memory function so that the car park only in the garage, The driver has to park only once and save the parking maneuver so that the vehicle can learn it for a future time.

Upholstery materials vary depending on version, but all are free from animal products, As for the seats, they are very comfortable and support the body well, especially in the GTX version, which offers a combination of textile and synthetic leather for upholstery made from recycled materials.

lots of space

Despite the greater slope of the roof, Cabin as big as ID.4 And it is from a higher segment as compared to a conventional SUV. in back row Three average-sized adults can travel without lacking head, shoulders, or leg room. This also lack of transmission tunnel Traveling centrally on the ground is not as inconvenient as in an internal combustion vehicle.

Finally, depending on the position of the rear seat backrest, Trunk capacity is 549 and 1,561 litres. is between, Optionally, an electrically operated tailgate and an electrically retractable tow hook are available.

prices for spain

Volkswagen ID.5 It is already on sale in Spain And the first delivery will be done during the month of May. access version price Supporter from 174 hp, rear-wheel drive and autonomy of up to 514 km it’s worth 50.020 euro without discounts or campaigns, although with the help of offers and Planning Moves III (7,000 euros if a used car is scrapped) so the final price may be closer 40,000 eurosWhich isn’t bad at all for an electric vehicle like ID.5.

bring it Pro Performance D 204 CVAlso available with rear-wheel drive and 514 km of autonomy 51.600 Eurowhile version GTX What you see in the images is worth 57.000 euro No discount or assistance.

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