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VW ID.5 in the test: parking, overtaking, loading – the new software takes over here 

2022-05-13T12:07:15.423Z

VW ID.5 in the test: parking, overtaking, loading – the new software takes over here  Created: 05/13/2022 13:56 By: Rudolf Boegel The new VW ID.5 is particularly dynamic as a GTX. With 299 hp, it almost reaches the level of a sports car. © Volkswagen The new ID.5 from Volkswagen shines above all on the digital side. It remembers entire parking processes, talks to charging stations and overtake



VW ID.5 in the test: parking, overtaking, loading – the new software takes over here 

Created: 05/13/2022 13:56

By: Rudolf Boegel

The new VW ID.5 is particularly dynamic as a GTX.

With 299 hp, it almost reaches the level of a sports car.

© Volkswagen

The new ID.5 from Volkswagen shines above all on the digital side.

It remembers entire parking processes, talks to charging stations and overtakes independently. 

  • With the ID.5, Volkswagen is expanding its Stromer range with an SUV coupé.

  • With the top engine, the car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.

  • Automatic parking and overtaking - that brings the new VW software.

The way is the goal and the goal is still far.

By 2029, Volkswagen plans to launch up to 75 purely

electric models

.

After ID.3 and ID.4, the number three has now rolled to the dealers.

Although the ID.5 has its own name, it is actually not a really independent model.

To put it bluntly, the coupé version of the ID.4.

However - and this makes the VW Stromer interesting - it already has the latest software generation from Volkswagen and has a whole range of digital delicacies on board that whet the appetite for more.

By the way, you can find more detailed driving reports here.

Less costs more.

The somewhat smaller space in the ID.5 Coupé entails a surcharge of 1,600 to 3,000 euros, depending on the model.

© VW ID.5 white

The VW ID.5 is longer than the ID.4 - but has less space

Brief size comparison to the ID.4:

The electric coupe is 1.5 centimeters longer, the wheelbase is almost the same at 2.77 meters - even with the trunk you hardly have to make any compromises despite the flatter coupé line.

Rear passengers are likely to notice the biggest difference, with leg and headroom missing by 5 and 7 millimeters respectively.

That doesn't make the herb fat either: for giants, the back seat isn't business class.

Either way.

The ID.5 remains in the typical cockpit layout of the ID family.

That means a small digital speedometer with the most important information, a large infotainment screen.

© Volkswagen

This is how the top model GTX drives with 299 hp

The ID.4 and ID.5 engines do not differ

.

The choice: either with an electric motor in the rear with either 128 kW (174 hp) or 150 kW (204 hp).

The torque is 235 or 310 Nm.

And then there's the electric

GTI

, the

GTX

.

With two electric motors, it delivers 220 kW (299 hp) and 460 Nm of torque – driven on all four wheels.

We drove both the rear-wheel drive with 204 hp and the top model.

Our conclusion after various test laps in the Austrian mountains.

Of course, the GTX is faster on paper and it definitely brings more safety in winter operation thanks to the all-wheel drive system.

But whether that's worth the 6,000 euros extra, everyone has to decide for themselves.

The smallest ID.5 in terms of performance costs 46,515 euros, the next higher variant 47,550, the GTX then already 53,615 euros

.

Speaking of prices: Less costs more in this case.

As with other models, you can pay for the more elegant coupé.

With surcharges between 1,600 and almost 3,000 euros (GTX) compared to the ID.4 models.

The ID.Light system from VW ensures optimal illumination of the road.

© Volkswagen

The fact that the

ID.5

drives perfectly, either very comfortably or, if necessary, quite progressively on mountain routes - that does not differentiate the ID.5 from the other members of the ID family.

Driving a Stromer is just fun.

It's just a pity that you can't determine the degree of recuperation yourself with this car either.

The only selectable gear is position B. The VW brakes properly when you take your foot off the gas.

But it's not enough to stop.

It's a shame because one-pedal driving is the supreme discipline when driving electric cars.

However, the ID.5 is a king when it comes to

digitization

.

At least in the ID family.

Because the E-SUV has the

new VW software

, enabling some completely new and exciting features.

ID.5 remembers maneuvers over a distance of up to 50 meters

The ID.5 can overtake automatically, but the driver's hands still have to remain on the wheel.

© Volkswagen

Perhaps the best feature is

automatic parking

.

Because the ID.5 remembers maneuvers over a distance of up to 50 meters and then carries them out itself.

That means: Customers who have a narrow driveway, a small garage or a poorly proportioned parking space carry out the parking process once and then save it.

The next time, the ID.5 turns itself off completely by itself.

Taking into account new obstacles such as a garbage can that has not been cleared away.

The driver only has to monitor the process.

The same also applies to the new

overtaking assistant

.

Thanks to rear radar and ultrasound, the VW observes its surroundings.

A tap on the indicator is enough.

When the track is clear, the car overtakes and cuts back in after another tap.

Your hands have to stay on the steering wheel.

Nice gimmick - more for demo purposes to impress fellow passengers.

In practice, this is of little use because you are still fully involved in the overtaking process.

You do complicated parking maneuvers yourself, then you save them - and in future the ID.5 will drive to the parking space completely by itself.

© Volkswagen

Plug it in - the car does the rest, including paying

The new

Plug & Charge function

is more practical .

Anyone who has an e-car knows the sometimes quite distressing circumstances that make charging so annoying.

Take out the charging card, read it in, insert it, when the process is complete, read the charging card in again, unplug It's all much easier now.

Because the car and the charging station communicate directly with each other, even the billing runs automatically via the VW app "We Charge".

VW has also upgraded the actual store.

With the 77 kWh battery, the ID.5 can now charge up to 135 kW on a DC charging station

.

Ideally, this saves up to nine minutes to bring the battery back from 5 percent to 80 percent.

That means the normal ID.5 gets power for a further 390 kilometers in 29 minutes, which means that this Stromer is pretty close to long-distance suitability.

Specifications VW ID.5 GTX 

  • Electric motors: asynchronous machines on the front axle

  • Permanently excited synchronous machine on the rear axle

  • max. power: 220 kW (299 hp)

  • Max. torque: 460 Nm

  • Type of drive: all-wheel drive

  • Battery (net): 77 kWh

  • Range: up to 490 km

  • Charging power: 11 kW / 135 kW

  • Charging time: 7 hours

    30 mins (AC)

  • 36 min from 3 to 80 percent (DC)

  • 0-100km/h: 6.3 seconds

  • Top: 180 km/h

  • Electricity consumption: 17.9 kWh

  • Length / width / height: 4.58 / 1.85 / 1.62

  • Trunk: 549 - 1,561 l

  • Empty weight / payload: 2242 / 508 kg

  • Towing capacity (used): 1,400 kg

  • Price from: 53,615 euros (less environmental bonus)

On July 6, an EU regulation will come into force that will make numerous assistance systems mandatory for new passenger car models.

As is usual in such cases, the introduction should take place in stages.

Rudolph Boegel

Source: merkur

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