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VW Aero B / ID.7 (2021): First Erlkönig pictures of the electric Passat

Series model should be called ID.7 and have a market launch in 2023

It has long been clear that the Passat will become electric sooner or later. The associated studies ID Vizzion (sedan) and ID Space Vizzion (station wagon) were shown in 2018 and 2019. The production model based on VW’s MEB platform is currently still called Aero B internally, but is likely to be called ID.7 and will probably be on the market in 2023.

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Optics: The first Erlkönig pictures show the proportions

A saloon prototype has now been spotted for the first time. First impression: the ID.7 looks a bit more compact than we are used to from the Passat. While the passenger compartment seems spacious, the trunk looks rather small. The overhangs at the front and rear are short, but the curved bonnet is long. The door handles are sunk for the sake of aerodynamics. The most exciting parts are still well hidden: the front and rear are decorated with details such as a glued-on grill or indicated tailpipe trims, so that you cannot see the design at the back and front.

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This is what VW’s E-Passat could look like

As with the other ID models, headlights and taillights should also be connected by an LED strip on the electric Passat. The AUTO BILD illustration of the station wagon gives an impression of what the front design could look like. It likely stays close to the study and is directly recognizable as part of the ID family. The area where the grill can be found on the combustion engine is very narrow, but there is a large air inlet in the apron.

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The illustration shows: The design of the ID.7 fits in well with the VW electric family.


Interior: probably without buttons but with a large central display

The interior should be based on that of the ID Space Vizzion study and therefore be buttonless and equipped with a 15.6-inch central display. VW does without a large digital speedometer unit in the ID Space Vizzion. A narrow display embedded in the dashboard shows the most important information, the rest is taken care of by a head-up display with augmented reality, which for example projects navigation instructions optically onto the road. The new steering wheel is also suitable for doing without buttons and switches. There are touch surfaces to the left and right of the impact pot. Instead of the mega-screen, the series could also feature the well-known twelve-inch screen and the familiar steering wheel. While in the study the gear steps, as in current Mercedes models, are selected via the steering column lever on the right behind the steering wheel, the ID.7 should probably be replaced by the rotary knob from ID.3 and ID.4.
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Striking in the reduced interior: the large 15.6-inch central display.


Drives: The top model could have two engines and 340 hp

The drive concept of the ID Space Vizzion sounds almost ready for series production. The electric car stores its energy in a 82 kWh battery, giving their energy to you 279 hp powerful electric motor on the rear axle – at least in the base. There is already an expansion stage in which a 102 hp second engine on the front axle for one electric all-wheel drive and 340 hp system output cares. This should have a range of up to 590 kilometers be in there after WLTP. This data would also look good on the ID.7 production model.

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