Volkswagen on Friday offered the ID.X Efficiency idea at 2023 ID.Treffen, a gathering of VW electrical car lovers that takes place yearly in Locarno, Switzerland.
The idea relies on VW’s ID.7 electric hatch that is slated for launch within the U.S. subsequent 12 months, and hints at what a performance-tuned model of one among VW’s ID EVs. It follows the ID.GTI hot hatch concept unveiled only a week in the past.
“It was clear to us that we wished to base our new present automobile on the ID.7 and that we might deal with enhancing the efficiency,” Andreas Reckewerth, VW’s head of know-how for the MEB EV platform, stated in a press release. “On this method we will present what is feasible.”
The ID.X Efficiency idea packs a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system producing a peak 551 hp, in addition to a differential lock on the rear axle to assist goal torque on the rear wheels throughout high-speed cornering. The torque vectoring is managed through VW’s Car Dynamics Supervisor which has varied modes the driving force can choose utilizing the infotainment display screen.
The battery is the 86-kwh unit that VW will make out there on the ID.7 in most markets. The battery might be charged at charges of up 200 kw, enabling fast cost occasions utilizing a DC quick charger. The U.S. is assumed to obtain a 77-kwh battery with a most charging charge of 170 kw as the only real battery for the ID.7, although last specs for the U.S. have not been introduced.
Past the powertrain, the ID.X Efficiency idea advantages from typical efficiency upgrades like lowered suspension with stiffened springs, elevated toe angle, and 20-inch wheels with racing slick tires. The aerodynamics have been additionally tweaked for elevated downforce, achieved through a entrance splitter, rear diffuser, and rear wing.
There isn’t any indication VW plans to place the ID.X Efficiency into manufacturing. Nevertheless, the automaker in 2021 unveiled the 328-hp ID.X concept based mostly on the ID.3 hatch and just lately an ID.3 prototype sporting an all-wheel-drive powertrain with probably greater than 300 hp has been noticed testing. Maybe VW has one thing related deliberate for the ID.7.