An Update on the Soon-To-Arrive ID.7

January 12th, 2024 by

Volkswagen ID.7 Parked Side View in Parking Lot in Front of Mountains

Aerodynamics plays a part in the efficiency of any vehicle that operates at highway speeds, but it plays a larger part in electric vehicles. That is why the Volkswagen ID.4 crossover looks more aerodynamic than similar-sized crossovers, and the ID.7 looks more aerodynamic than… almost anything. 

Volkswagen ID.7 Driving on a Mountain Road Front 3/4 View

Aerodynamic for the Eyes and Air

Volkswagen’s EV sedan flagship is long, smooth, and sleek for a reason. The better it slips through the air, the fewer electrons it needs per mile. That is why the model has an impressively low 0.23 Coefficient of Drag (Cd). By way of comparison, the fairly sleek ID.4 has a 0.28 Cd. Inside the skin, the ID.7 uses the same MEB platform that underpins the ID.4, though the sedan will debut Volkswagen’s new, more powerful APP550 motor. The single-motor rear-drive ID.7 is rated at 282 horsepower and 402 pound-feet of torque. The ID.7 will also have a dual-motor version with all-wheel drive but the specific details are not yet out on that model. 

Volkswagen ID.7 Interior Front Driver's Side View

Spacious Inside

With its long sloping roofline and broad-shouldered lower body, the ID.7 is similar in appearance to the Arteon sedan it effectively replaces. At 195.3 inches, the ID.7 is 3.8 inches longer than the old Arteon, and the compact drivetrain allows for a more impressively spacious cabin. Full-size adults can sit comfortably in front and rear seats without compromising on knee room. Though it appears as a sleek sedan, the ID.7 is actually a 4-door hatch with a rear liftgate that opens above the rear window for easy cargo access. 

Volkswagen ID.7 Front Interior Dashboard Driver's Side View

Inside, the horizontally-themed dash is dominated by the sizable 15-inch center touchscreen. Permanent controls on the top and bottom of the screen make simple everyday functions quick and easy. The navigation system features a new augmented reality display on the windshield itself, which is very useful in guiding you to your designated location. 

Volkswagen ID.7 Driving on a Mountain Road Rear 3/4 View

The 77.0kWh battery under the floor gives the sedan a planted, low center of gravity, which minimizes body roll in curves and body squat upon acceleration. The battery will support DC fast charging at rates of up to 175 kilowatts. The rear-wheel-drive model has been rated for 386 miles of range under Europe’s WLTP testing protocol, which likely means around 300 miles via EPA methodology. For those who really plan to reel in the highway miles, an 86kWh battery will be available sometime after the ID.7 launch. 

That launch is expected to be in the summer of 2024, and Volkswagen can be expected to announce ID.7 pricing sometime near that launch date. Bud Brown Volkswagen will keep you informed on the ID.7 up to and through its arrival.