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; prices range from around £50,000 to around £62,000
Prices for VW's answer to the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Kia EV6 start from just under £50,000, with a total of eight trim-level and powertrain combinations available to order as of June 2022. 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 three trim levels: Style, Tech and Max. Entry-level Style gets alloy wheels, microfleece upholstery, three-zone climate control, a 12-inch dashboard screen, a rear-view camera, keyless entry and start, a panoramic glass roof, Matrix LED headlights and parking sensors at the front and rear.
Tech trim comes with the latest version of VW’s 'Travel Assist' semi-autonomous driving system, a powered tailgate, an augmented-reality head-up display, heated and 12-way power-adjustable front seats, a leather multifunction steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, an area view camera and wireless phone charging.
Upgrading to Max adds 20-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, the 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 Style Pro||£49,735|
|ID.5 Tech Pro||£53,165|
|ID.5 Max Pro||£56,785|
|ID.5 Style Pro Performance||£51,210|
|ID.5 Tech Pro Performance||£54,640|
|ID.5 Max Pro Performance||£58,260|
|ID.5 GTX Style||£55,570|
|ID.5 GTX Max||£61,650|
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.
The ID.5 is also capable of charging at up to 11kW from a three-phase home wallbox or public charging point, but a full top-up from a more common 7.4kW wallbox will take over 12 hours.
Volkswagen ID.5 GTX
At the top of the range is the ID.5 GTX, which uses a dual-motor setup for all-wheel drive and starts at £55,570 in Style trim. 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.
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