More details on the new Volkswagen 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 is not only providing test drives from Alicante, which will be broadcast via various press representatives, but also exciting information on the drive system, chassis and features. The official and undisguised world premiere will take place on April 17, 2023. Until then, we will have to wait and see what the exterior will look like.

Unlike the previously known electric models, which are based on the familiar MEB platform, the ID.7 will have a new, specially developed electric drive, which, according to the VW press release, is intended to provide a "significant increase in efficiency and performance". This is the drive unit known internally as the APP550, which Volkswagen has been producing in Kassel since mid-March.

The latest press release on the ID.7 states that it is the "most powerful and torquey electric motor in a Volkswagen ID. Model", but no specific data is given. Presumably, there will be a drive with up to 210 kW and 550 Nm of torque. As can already be seen in some videos on YouTube, the ID.7 will have a charging capacity of up to 200 kW at peak and a WLTP range of 700 kilometers. Volkswagen has not yet announced an exact average consumption.

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

Volkswagen also scores points across the board with the revised interior and the spaciousness throughout. The significantly reduced driver's display now fits 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 following much criticism. A first look at the vehicle software shows version 4.0, a version that has not yet been released. The user interface of the menus has also been adapted and significantly optimized.

You can find all the details in the official Volkswagen press release.