VW ID.4 (2021): Electric SUV starts in six versions

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At the market launch only one battery size and one electric motor variant

VW ID.4 (2021): Electric SUV starts in six versions-electric

The VW ID.4 was presented in September, but it will be launched this January. Since a lot has changed since the last press release, it is time to report on the status quo, as can be seen in the VW configurator.

The edition models ID.4 1st and ID.4 1St Max no longer appear on the website. Six variants are currently configurable: Pro, Life, Business, Family, Tech and Max. This means there are three fewer than the ID.3; the equipment variants Style, Pro S and Tour are missing. There are also fewer technical variants than the ID.3. Therefore, the table with the variants remains clear:

version engine Battery / seats price
Per 150 kW 150 kW / 204 PS 77 kWh / 5 seats 44,450 euros
Life 150 kW 150 kW / 204 PS 77 kWh / 5 seats 47,020 euros
Business 150 kW 150 kW / 204 PS 77 kWh / 5 seats 51,005 euros
Family 150 kW 150 kW / 204 PS 77 kWh / 5 seats 52,205 euros
Tech 150 kW / 204 PS 77 kWh / 5 seats 55,410 euros
Max 150 kW / 204 PS 77 kWh / 5 seats 58,820 euros

While the ID.3 gives you the choice between two batteries (58 and 77 kWh), the ID.4 only has the 77 kWh version. The associated WLTP range is around 500 kilometers. In addition, the ID.4 has so far only been offered with the 150 kW electric motor (204 PS), while the version with 108 kW (145 PS) that was recently added to the ID.3 is currently missing.

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Like the ID.3, the ID.4 has always been rear-wheel drive so far. However, a version with more power and all-wheel drive is to follow. So far, all models can charge with 11 kW alternating current. However, a Pure variant with a 52 kWh battery and 125 kW (170 PS) was also announced; this is content with 7.2 kW charging power.

VW ID.4 (2021): Electric SUV starts in six versions-starts

Interior of the ID.4 1ST

The interior looks similar to the ID.3: There is a small display for the instruments and a larger touchscreen; however, the largest 12-inch touchscreen is reserved for the top versions Tech and Max. Operation is the same as with the ID.3, i.e. the driving modes (D, B, N and R) are activated via a switch to the right of the driver's display.

Prices start at 44,450 euros for the Pro version. This version offers 19-inch steel wheels, LED headlights (with light sensor), traffic sign recognition, emergency brake assist with pedestrian and cyclist recognition, mobile phone connection via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and parking beeps for front and rear. According to the PDF equipment list from VW, a navigation system is initially (probably until June 2021) on board.

Trunk and three rear seats in the ID.4 1ST

VW does not provide any clear information on the number of seats – the ID.3 has versions with four and five seats. It is not clear whether the basic versions Pro and Life have four or five seats. However, the higher versions (from Business) have five seats. Here the rear seats can be folded down asymmetrically and there is a through-loading facility.

Technical data for the basic version:

  • Drive: electric motor (permanent magnet synchronous machine, PSM) with 150 kW (204 PS) and 310 Nm, rear-wheel drive
  • 0-100 km / h: 8.5 seconds.
  • Top speed: 160 km / h
  • Transmission: automatic input
  • Battery 77 kWh net (lithium-ion technology)
  • Range: 520 km (WLTP)
  • Charging: AC 11 kW in 7:30 h, DC 125 kW (5-80%) in 38 min.
  • Dimensions: 4,584 mm length / 1,852 mm width / 1,640 mm height
  • drag coefficient: 0.28
  • Trunk: 543-1,575 liters
  • Empty weight: 2,124 kg (minimum)
  • Payload: 536 kg (based on the minimum empty weight)
  • Trailer load: 1,000 kg (braked, 12% gradient), 750 kg (unbraked)

Picture gallery: Volkswagen ID.4 1ST (2021)

VW ID.4 (2021): Electric SUV starts in six versions-starts

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