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VW ID.5 (2022): The electric SUV coupe gets a wing

Presentation and price: ID.5 starts under 47,000 euros

So now Volkswagen too: after Audi, the Group’s main brand is now bringing a fully electric SUV coupé based on the MEB platform. With the ID.5, the design of the ID.4 is fundamentally adopted, but when it comes to technology, the model with the flatter roof is initially the pioneer of 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 the SUV, the all-wheel drive version is 3200 euros more. The starting price for the SUV coupe is 46,515 euros, GTX all-wheel drive models start at 53,615 euros.

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

Up to the B-pillar, you can only recognize the VW by its 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 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; the total 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

VW ID.5

No change in the interior: The ID.5 is no different from the normal SUV.


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. In the rear, however, the headroom shrinks. Up to 1.80 meters in height, 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.
VW ID.5

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


Infotainment: new software status and 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. Voice control should also work faster with the update. From voice command to route guidance, VW only gives seven seconds – you don’t have to hide from MBUX and Co. anymore.

ID.5 customers are also the first to 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 driving behavior of the coupé does not differ from that of a normal SUV. Thanks to the 299 hp and the driving dynamics manager, a system that is supposed to bring the individual control systems together as intelligently as possible, the ID.5 as a GTX offers a lot of driving fun. The adjustable suspension is firm but sufficiently comfortable, the steering is precise and direct, and 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.
VW ID.5 GTX

The ID.5 is also very much like its brother ID.4 when driving. There is little to complain about 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. The performance upgrade goes a little faster, with the SUV coupé developing 150 kW (204 hp) and sprinting to 100 km/h in 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.

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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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