Volkswagen Debuts ID.7 Electric SedanApril 17, 2023
After a number of teases and camouflaged looks, Volkswagen has officially revealed their ID.7 electric sedan.
The ID.7 will serve as Volkswagen’s first global electric model for the upper mid-size sedan segment. It boasts a number of nifty features and a manufacturer-estimated range of up to 435 miles.
This is, of course, with the optimal battery and powertrain configuration, and it should be noted that EPA testing will likely rate this setup a little lower. Still, it’s an impressive number to flaunt. According to VW, the ID.7 is also the first model based on the Modular Electric Drive Matric (MEB) that features this “completely new, highly efficient drivetrain,” packing up to 282 horsepower and claimed to be the brand’s most powerful and highest-torque electric model in an EV thus far. DC fast charging up to 200kW will be possible.
The ID.7 measures in at 195.3-inches long, putting it roughly around Passat sizing. The cabin touts a handful of features wrapped into a new and improved operating experience derived from customer feedback. This includes a 15-inch infotainment screen, an augmented reality head-up display, backlit touch sliders and a new air conditioning operating concept– all standard.
Customers can opt for a handful of other amenities, like an electro-chromic dimming panoramic sunroof which can switch from opaque to transparent via touch or voice controls. The front seats can be enhanced by a new Climatronic system, offering a cooling function and heating with a drying function. Lastly, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system can be optioned for good measure. You can expect a number of safety and driver convenience features to be available, including a full suite of Level-2 autonomous functions.
The ID.7 is just one of 10 new electric Volkswagen models to be launched by 2026. It is to be made at the Volkswagen plant in Emden, Germany, for the European and North American markets. We should expect a stateside launch sometime in 2024.