Volkswagen takes the wraps off Coupé ID.5

Volkswagen takes the wraps off Coupé ID.5

Volkswagen has revealed the new ID.5, the brand’s third all-electric model that’s set to join the ID.3 family hatchback and ID.4 SUV in showrooms next spring. Costing from around £47,000, the ID.5 is a coupé-like crossover, available with a variety of performance levels.

The entry-level ID.5 Pro gets a 77kWh battery pack, paired with a 172bhp rear-mounted motor, for a 0-62mph time of 10.4 seconds and a top speed of 99mph, along with a 323-mile range figure. Pro Performance upgrades the motor to 201bhp, cutting the 0-62mph time to 8.4 seconds. But with an additional electric motor for the front axle, the GTX offers 295bhp and four-wheel-drive, reducing the benchmark acceleration figure to just 6.3 seconds and increasing the top speed to 112mph. Meanwhile, range is reduced slightly to 304 miles.

Virtually identical to the ID.4 underneath, the MEB-based ID.5 shares its basic dimensions, albeit with a more sporting look from the door handles upwards. The sportier design reduces aerodynamic drag slightly to 0.26 Cd. To help it stand out and make use of its extra performance, the ID.5 GTX also gets lowered suspension, upgraded brakes and a larger rear spoiler and bumper diffuser, along with more aggressive body styling.

At a public charging station, the ID.5 is capable of 135kW DC rapid charging, taking the battery to 80% in just under 30 minutes. A Mode 3 cable is included as standard, and the ID.5 can charge at up to 11kW using AC current, such as a home wallbox.

The interior shares its design with the ID.4, but there’s updated touchscreen infotainment software, with improvements to the Travel Assist system, over-the-air updates, and an optional Park Assist Plus function that can take care of parking ‘on request’. Loss of rear headroom versus the more upright ID.4 has been limited to a 12mm reduction, and there’s a 549-litre boot, which is slightly more than you get beneath the ID.4’s parcel shelf.

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