New 2022 Volkswagen ID.5 and ID.5 GTX: prices, spec and details
The coupe version of the ID.4 can cover up to 313 miles on a charge and is available in high-performance GTX guise from launch; prices range from around £50,000 to £58,000
Volkswagen has announced pricing for the latest addition to its ID range of pure-electric cars: the ID.5. Prices for its answer to the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Kia EV6 start from £50,500, with three variants available to order now. These include the high-performance GTX model, which we've already sampled in pre-production form.
There are two powertrain options for the regular ID.5, both of which feature a 77kWh battery for a range of 313 miles. The entry-level ID.5 Pro gets a single electric motor that sends all of its 172bhp and 310Nm of torque to the rear wheels, with 0-62mph taking 10.4 seconds.
Upgrade to the Pro Performance powertrain and you still get a single rear-mounted motor, but power jumps to 201bhp. Torque remains the same at 310Nm, although the 0-62mph time is reduced to 8.4 seconds. Top speed for models fitted with either powertrain is the same: 99mph.
Both the ID.5 Pro and ID.5 Pro Performance are available in two trim levels: Tech and Max. Tech trim comes with a panoramic sunroof, ID.Light LED matrix headlights, 3D LED tail-lights, the latest version of VW’s 'Travel Assist' semi-autonomous driving system, a powered tailgate and an augmented-reality head-up display. There's also a 12-inch central infotainment screen and a six-inch digital driver’s display behind the steering wheel.
Upgrading to Max trim adds 20-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, an energy-efficient heat pump and the ‘Sports Package Plus’ – which includes Dynamic Chassis Control with driving profile selection and progressive steering. This specification adds £3,500 to the ID.5’s price tag. Full pricing for the VW ID.5 range is as follows:
|ID.5 Tech Pro||£50,550|
|ID.5 Max Pro||£54,050|
|ID.5 Tech Pro Performance||£51,940|
|ID.5 Max Pro Performance||£55,440|
|ID.5 GTX Max||£58,640|
The car is based on the same MEB mechanical platform as the Audi Q4 e-tron, Cupra Born, Skoda Enyaq iV and Volkswagen ID.4. The most obvious visual difference between the ID.5 and the latter is at the rear, where there's a heavily sloped screen and a spoiler on top of the short bootlid. The ID.5 also gets a sportier front bumper.
However, despite the more dramatic roofline, rear headroom is only reduced by 12mm, and when measured up to the parcel shelf, the ID.5’s 549-litre boot capacity is more than you get in the ID.4. Fold the rear seats down and load volume increases to 1,561 litres.
Plus, thanks to revised software, the ID.5 can be topped up from a rapid-charging point at up to 135kW, compared to the closely related ID.3 and ID.4’s 120kW maximum. That means recharging from 10-80% takes just under 30 minutes. An over-the-air (OTA) software update will shortly see the 135kW speed available to owners of existing ID.3 and ID.4s fitted with the larger 77kW battery.
Volkswagen ID.5 GTX
At the top of the range is the ID.5 GTX Max, which uses a dual-motor setup for all-wheel drive and starts at £58,640. Like its ID.4 GTX sibling, it pumps out 295bhp and takes just 6.3 seconds to sprint from 0-62mph, while top speed increases to 112mph. Range does take a hit, though, falling from 313 miles for the Pro and Pro Performance to 296 miles for the GTX.
As it’s the sportiest option in the range, the GTX also gets lowered suspension and upgraded brakes, a more aggressive front bumper, a lower grille and painted side skirts, with a larger spoiler and a diffuser for the rear. Inside, there’s GTX-exclusive seat upholstery with contrasting red stitching and dark-blue leatherette door panels, as well as GTX logos for the screens and steering wheel, plus the extra kit fitted to other ID.5s in Max trim.
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