More details on the new VW ID.7 - world premiere on April 17, 2023!

von Nico Hübner an Apr 06, 2023

Weitere Details zum neuen Volkswagen ID.7 - Weltpremiere am 17. April 2023!

Shortly before the world premiere of the new electric flagship ID.7, Volkswagen provides not only test drives from Alicante, which will be broadcast via various press representatives, but also exciting information about the drive, chassis and features. The official and uncloaked world premiere will take place on April 17, 2023. Until then, we'll have to continue to wait in anticipation to see what the exterior Daig will look like.

Unlike the electric models we've seen so far, which are based on the familiar MEB platform, the ID.7 will feature a new, specially developed e-drive system, which, according to the VW announcement, should provide a "significant increase in efficiency and performance." This is the drive unit internally referred to as APP550, which Volkswagen has been manufacturing quite freshly in Kassel since mid-March.

The current ID.7 announcement states that it is the "most powerful e-engine to date in terms of power and torque in a Volkswagen ID. Model" to date, but no concrete data is given. Presumably, there will be a powertrain that should produce up to 210 kW and 550 Nm of torque. As can already be seen on some videos on YouTube, the ID.7 will have a charging power of up to 200 kW in peak and a WLTP range of 700 kilometers. Volkswagen has not yet announced an exact average consumption.

The chassis, which could already be tested by some press representatives in Alicante, is supposed to be consistently comfortable, but with the right setting also sporty tuned. The optionally available adaptive chassis control (DCC) has been fundamentally further developed, VW says. This is not only intended to achieve a wide range between sport and comfort, but together with the retuned progressive steering, these systems should ensure both precise handling and high driving stability.

Volkswagen also scores high marks across the board with its revised interior and spaciousness throughout. The significantly reduced driver display now blends much more dynamically into the dashboard. In addition, a larger head-up display and a large 15-inch infotainment touchscreen display provide the necessary overview. Volkswagen has also fundamentally revised the operating concept and improved it after much criticism. A first look at the vehicle software shows version 4.0, a version that has not been available before. The user interface of the menus has also been adapted and significantly optimized.

All details can be found in the official Volkswagen press release.