Volkswagen ID.7 nears end of testing program

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Ahead of its world premiere on Monday, April 17, the new ID.7 from Volkswagen is undergoing its final test drives in Alicante, Spain, shod in camouflage. Following the premiere, the OEM’s all-electric saloon is will be launched in Europe before the end of the year.

The ID.7 is Volkswagen’s first model based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform that has a newly developed and highly efficient drive. It is also the most powerful and highest-torque electric drive motor in a Volkswagen ID model to date. The electric drive has been optimized in terms of energy consumption to deliver WLTP ranges of up to 700km depending on the selected and installed battery size. Charging capacities of up to 200kW are also expected.

During the final test drives in Spain, Volkswagen’s drivers have put the vehicle’s new running gear through its paces to ensure a high level of comfort for occupants and precise steering for the driver. The ID.7’s optional adaptive chassis control and the driving dynamics manager of the limousine for long distance journeys have been enhanced during the testing program. Each driving mode now delivers a range of characteristics between comfort and sport.

“With the ID.7 we have exploited the potential of the MEB even further,” said Kai Grünitz, member of the board of management responsible for development, Volkswagen. “We have also used a new, more powerful and more efficient electric drive motor. In addition, we have enhanced the control quality of the running gear and were thus able to further increase driving comfort. The combination of a superior drive system, comfortable running gear and long range make the ID.7 the perfect limousine for long distance travel.”

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