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VW ID.5 (2022): As a GTX with all-wheel drive, the ID.5 offers a lot of driving fun

Presentation and price: ID.5 starts at just under 48,000 euros

So now Volkswagen too: after Audi, the Group’s main brand is now launching a fully electric SUV coupe based on the MEB platform. With the ID.5 The design of the ID.4 is basically taken over, but in terms of technology, the model with the flatter roof is initially the pioneer within the Wolfsburg model family. So does the ID.5 pass as an independent model?

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As a coupe version of the ID.4, the prices naturally go up. With rear-wheel drive, the ID.5 is 1600 euros more expensive than that SUV, for the all-wheel drive version 3200 euros will be charged. The starting price for the SUV coupe is 47,935 euros, the GTX all-wheel drive models start at 56,455 euros.

This means that the price of the standard ID.5 has only recently increased by 1420 euros. The ID.5 GTX even costs 2840 euros more than before. According to VW, the reason for this is an extended standard equipment with extended scopes and a slightly refined look.

Appearance: ID.5 is an ID.4 with a coupé line

You can see it up to the B-pillar VW only on his specific apron. Models without all-wheel drive have a large plastic element in the bumper, but GTX versions are similar to the ID.4. In the profile, however, the differences are clearly visible. The four-door coupe is two centimeters flatter than the SUV, but also around two centimeters longer.
VW ID.5

At the front, only the ID.5 models with rear-wheel drive differ from the ID.4.


The roof drops off significantly towards the end of the vehicle and merges into a rear that is pulled up far. A spoiler is used there, which is intended to give the VW a clear aerodynamic advantage. Overall, the drag coefficient is just 0.26.

Dimensions in detail

Length: 4599mm
Width: 1852mm
Height: 1615mm
Wheelbase: 2771mm
Trunk: 549 to 1561 liters

Interior: Cockpit identical to the ID.4

Inside, the ID.4 and ID.5 look alike like identical twins. The coupé also adopts the two-part cockpit, consisting of a small display on the steering column and an infotainment screen on the dashboard.

VW ID.5

Plenty of legroom in the rear. From a height of 1.90 meters it gets tight for the head.


In the rear, however, the headroom shrinks. Up to 1.80 meters tall, the lower roof does not cause any problems, but it could get a bit cramped for longer tours. The legroom is completely different. Since the wheelbase is identical to the ID.4, the coupé also benefits from a pleasant amount of space in the footwell.

Infotainment: New software version brings new features

The software in the ID.5, on the other hand, is brand new. It gives the augmented reality head-up display more access to the driver assistance and thus better representations. In the future, the Travel Assist will also access cloud data and should therefore be able to react more reliably to difficult general conditions.

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Voice control should also work faster with the update. From the voice command to route guidance, VW only gives seven seconds – you no longer have to hide from MBUX and Co.
VW ID.5

No change in the interior: Here the ID.5 is identical to the normal SUV ID.4.


ID.5 customers also benefit from fast charging, where up to 135 kW will be possible in the future. ID.3 and ID.4 drivers do not have to trade in their vehicles right away, the update will also be available for them. In the course of 2022, the functions for existing vehicles will be submitted over-the-air.

Driving report: As a GTX, the ID.5 offers a lot of driving fun

AUTO BILD has already driven the ID.5 as a GTX. The basic handling of the coupé is no different from that of a normal SUV. Thanks to the 299 hp and the driving dynamics manager – a system that is intended to bring the individual control systems together as intelligently as possible – the ID.5 as a GTX offers a lot of driving fun.

VW ID.5 GTX

Little to complain about: The ID.5 is also the brother of the ID.4 when driving.

The adjustable chassis is tight, but tuned to be sufficiently comfortable, the steering precise and direct. The sports seats offer a pleasant lateral support (even in the rear). You hardly notice the weight of 2242 kilos and the dimensions, the ID.5 feels a class smaller when driving.

Battery and drive: up to 520 km range in the ID.5

VW offers three engines in the ID.5: two with rear-wheel drive and one with all-wheel drive. The ID.5 Pro starts with 128 kW (174 hp) and a maximum of 235 Nm torque. This marks the 100 mark after 10.4 seconds. It’s a little faster with the performance upgrade; then the SUV coupé develops 150 kW (204 hp), and the sprint to 100 km/h takes 8.4 seconds. The all-wheel drive version ID.5 GTX has an output of 220 kW (299 hp) and a total of 460 Nm of torque.

Technical data at a glance:

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472 Nm (162 Nm front/310 Nm rear)

All ID.5s draw their driving power from a 77 kWh battery, and VW specifies a maximum range of 523 kilometers according to WLTP. The more powerful GTX should still be able to cover up to 490 kilometers.

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