Volkswagen ID.5 Introduction – CleanTechnica


I’m among the many easy minds that assume the ID.5 ought to have been known as the ID.4 sportback or ID.4 coupe. I feel that’s a lot clearer to the general public. The next quantity alerts a much bigger automobile. The ID.5 ought to have been the quantity for the ID.# successor to the VW Passat.

Specs at

  • Battery: 77 kWh, with about 265 miles of vary.
  • Motor: 128 kW and 235 Nm of torque, rear-wheel drive.
  • Charging: 135 kW DC and 11 kW AC.
  • Euro NCAP: 5 stars (*****)
  • Size * Width * Peak (181.1” * 72.9” * 63.6”): 4599*1852*1615mm.

VW ID.5 facet view. Picture by Maarten Vinkhuyzen.

Driving Machine

Similar to the ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV, the iD.5 is is a giant, heavy automobile by European requirements. However as a result of it’s a BEV, it is usually sportier than many lighter, smaller fossil gas burners. The dearth of even an automated transmission makes it very agile when you’re the primary at a site visitors gentle. (I feel I can write the identical traces for each BEV that I evaluation or introduce.)

VW ID.5 front

VW ID.5 entrance. Picture by Maarten Vinkhuyzen.

Infotainment & Driving Help

The dashboard and infotainment are the identical as in different ID.# fashions, greater than sufficient for most individuals.

VW ID.5 dashboard

VW ID.5 dashboard. Picture by Maarten Vinkhuyzen.

I had the pleasure of sitting within the backseat when another person carried out an extended take a look at drive within the ID.4. He drove on highways, on nation roads, on 20 mph suburban streets, and thru inside metropolis areas. The place doable, he used one-pedal driving and adaptive cruise management.

The cruise management did present a bit shock. On a 40 mph nation street, there appeared a warning: “left flip 15 mph in 200 meters.” The driving force waited to see what was going to occur. The cruise management slowed down to fifteen mph, the motive force made the flip, and the cruise management properly accelerated to 40 mph once more.

The route planner additionally had a pleasant gadget. It instructed you to take the following proper or left by way of a touring gentle on an extended, small gentle bar on the backside of the entrance window display screen. It used the whole width of the automobile to induce you to go left or proper. I noticed it in blue and pink however couldn’t inform the completely different meanings of the colours. (That is one other level for me to discover once I goin alone take a look at drive evaluation of the ID.5.)



One of the best ways to explain the inside is that it’s spacious. The massive sunroof probably performs a giant half in that. The rear seats are nice — presenting no downside for lengthy individuals or individuals with lengthy legs. The entrance seats require handbook configuration, so there’s no must be affected person whereas the sluggish automated features put your seat in place.

The outside is nicer, in my biased view, than the outside of the ID.4. It’s much less huge and intimidating whereas nonetheless providing about the identical quantity of inside house. The ID.4 has the “macho SUV” picture in comparison with the class and longer legs of the ID.5.

A full 1st impressions evaluation of the ID.5 is deliberate for later this quarter.

VW ID.5 front row from passenger site

VW ID.5 entrance row from passenger facet. Picture by Maarten Vinkhuyzen.

VW ID.5 rear seats showing ample leg space

VW ID.5 rear seats exhibiting ample leg house. Picture by Maarten Vinkhuyzen.

VW ID.5 rear with bike rack

VW ID.5 rear with bike rack.  Picture by Maarten Vinkhuyzen.

VW ID.5 big sunroof over full cabin

VW ID.5 huge sunroof over full cabin. Picture by Maarten Vinkhuyzen.





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