The first Volkswagen ID.7 specifications are known –

The first Volkswagen ID.7 specifications are known –

The Passat sedan was recently taken out of production by Volkswagen. Enthusiasts can expect the Passat’s electronic successor later this year in the form of an ID.7. In the pictures that Volkswagen released yesterday, the new ID.7 looks like a speedster or a crossover, but Volkswagen is talking about an electric sedan that we can put in the D segment.

The Volkswagen ID.7 will be a comfortable consumer of electric miles

Not just any sedan, but an “electric business class sedan, equipped for long-distance trips, and available with chassis control and seat massage”. So this should be a good electric mileage eater that will respectably replace the Passat.

Two battery packs and a new electric motor

The ID.7 will be available with a 77 kWh or 85 kWh battery and a completely new, more efficient and more powerful electric motor with a capacity of 210 kW. This drives the rear wheels and has more power than the previous generation of VW electric motors, which were responsible for a power of 150 kW.

WLTP driving range of up to 700 km

Volkswagen expects a theoretical WLTP range of 615 km (77 kWh) to 700 km (85 kWh), which is relatively high for the stated battery capacity. The ID.7 owes this, among other things, to its efficient coefficient of 0.23 as well as the most economical electric motor. Fast charging is possible, depending on the version, with a maximum of 170 kW to 200 kW.

Spacious interior

Thanks to the electric motor and the 2.96 meter wheelbase, the 4.96.7 meter long ID has a generous interior space. The trunk has a volume of 532 liters. Inside we find a 15-inch touchscreen and a head-up display, which is standard in all versions. There is also an optional 700 Watt Harman Kardon audio system with 14 speakers. In addition, the VW ID.7 gets newly designed seats with optional ventilation and massage function. Ambient lighting, with a choice of ten or optionally thirty colors, ensures a pleasant atmosphere.

The VW ID.7 will be in the showroom at the end of this year

Production of the ID.7 will begin in June 2023 in Emden (Germany), where the stripped-down Passat sedan was previously manufactured. For example, Volkswagen may already have a stock ID.7 will appear in showrooms at the end of 2023.

Competitive base price

Volkswagen predicts a base price of “less than 60,000 euros” for the ID.7. When exactly the car will be on the market in the Netherlands has not yet been announced by the car manufacturer. A four-wheel drive version of the ID.7 will also appear later, with a second asynchronous electric motor at the front with an expected total output of 250 kW (340 hp). A station wagon version is also expected in 2024.

Inside the VW ID.7