May 9, 2021

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VW has released the £ 50,000 high -performance EV, ID.4 GTX

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At the premiere of the digital world held at Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Volkswagen unveiled the first fully electric high-performance model: the ID.4 GTX.

The ID.4 GTX has an electric drive motor on both the front and rear axles. Together, they deliver a maximum power output of 220 kW (299 hp) and can work together as a electric all-wheel drive – a first for ID. family

Thanks to the dual-motor all-wheel drive, the flagship model of the ID.4 product line can accelerate from 0 to 60 km / h in 3.2 seconds and from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.2 seconds. The maximum speed of the vehicle is electronically limited to 180 km / h.

The model features a 24-cell 77kWh lithium-ion battery-the largest available for the ID 4. It also offers an up to 298 miles and can be topped up using constant energy under braking. Will offer five driving profiles, including a dedicated Sport setting.

Inside, there are stainless steel pedals, sports seats with red stitching and a sports steering wheel. There’s also a 30-color ambient lighting system, a 5.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10-inch infotainment system with voice control.

The GTX seats are trimmed with a blend of no-animal leatherette and ArtVelours microfibre. The final material is a fabric made of recycled plastic bottles.

An optional Sports pack reduces the ride height by 15mm compared to the regular ID 4 and adds progressive steering. The Sports Plus pack adds DDC adaptive chassis control that manages shock absorbers to offer a more stable, more sporty ride.

A range of trim packs similar to the regular ID 4 will also be offered, with higher-end models including features like a 12.0in touchscreen in place of the standard-fit 10.0in screen.

The ID.4 GTX will launch in Europe in the summer of 2021. In Germany, it will start at an entry-level price of 50,415 euros, with customers able to apply for a (net) grant of 7,500 euros .

UK prices have not yet been formally announced – but expect the GTX to cost roughly the same as the existing ID.4 ‘Max’ (approximately £ 50,000), and for the first cars to arrive in the UK around August.

Chris Price


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