E-SUV coupés with pioneering MEB architecture and premium quality: International vehicle presentation for the ID.5, Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV coupé. A vehicle with premium standards. The latest generation of software in the ID.5 reduces charging times, increases comfort and enhances vehicle operation. This makes charging even more convenient than refuelling. The ID. software 3.1 also impresses with enhanced, intuitive voice control and an intelligent Electric Vehicle Route Planner. The ID.5 is now the sixth fully electric vehicle to be launched on the basis of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) and is the current flagship vehicle in this model range.
The exceptionally spacious SUV coupé combines premium standards with sustainability and elegance with the best possible results: the first electrically powered SUV coupé from Volkswagen delivers local carbon-neutral mobility and sporty performance for a discerning clientèle. The ID.5’s package represents the next generation of the SUV coupé and provides passengers with an exceptional amount of space in combination with a dynamic roof line.
To save space, the drive systems are mounted on the rear axle or on both axles (ID.5 GTX), while the short front end houses the radiator and parts of the air conditioning system. The long wheelbase of 2.77 metres creates the foundation for the Open Space – an interior that is as big as any interior in a conventional SUV in the next class up. With a total length of 4.60 metres, the ID.5 offers an unprecedented economy of space to give occupants plenty of room to move around in and to ensure pleasant air conditioning. Even with the ID.5’s sporty coupé shape, the headroom for passengers in the rear is just 12 millimetres less than the ID.4.
Sporty, elegant design, maximum efficiency, powerful drive systems. The ID.5’s muscular, organic coupé design is unique in the segment and also reflects the Volkswagen brand’s ecological goals. Improved even on the ID.4, the outstanding aerodynamics of the ID.5 achieve a drag coefficient of 0.26 and above, allowing the energy (77 kWh as standard) stored in the lithium-ion battery to be utilised to the max. A projected range of up to 520 km according to WLTP
and a quick-charging capacity of up to 135 kW underpin the ID.5’s suitability for long-distance driving. Large wheels and individual details highlight the ID.5’s sporty elegance.
Flagship all-wheel drive model ID.5 GTX. While the ID.5 Pro with 128 kW (174 PS)and ID.5 Pro Performance with 150 kW (204 PS) are fitted with a rear-mounted drive system, the all-wheel drive flagship model has an electric motor on every axle. The total output of the ID.5 GTX is 220 kW (299 PS)*. It accelerates from 0–100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 180 km/h.
The dual-motor all-wheel drive system is designed for maximum traction and extremely stable driving behaviour, particularly in hazardous weather conditions. Like the other ID.5 models, the drive system of the ID.5 GTX is also supplied by a 77 kWh lithium-ion battery (net battery content). The all-wheel drive flagship model is particularly sporty and is equipped with exclusive design elements reserved for the GTX. The maximum trailer weight of the ID.5 GTX is 1,400 kilograms, which is 200 kilograms more than the model versions with rear-wheel drive.
The next level. Latest software generation 3.1 and Plug & Charge: With the ID. software 3.1, future updates will be able to be imported over-the-air. Another smart solution makes it even more convenient to charge the vehicle while out and about: With the latest ID. software, the product line will also offer the Plug & Charge function in future. The ID.5 automatically performs an authentication check at Plug & Charge-compatible charging stations, and shares all the requisite data with the charging station. This works as follows: After the certificate has been installed in the vehicle via the We Connect ID. app, encrypted and secure communication in accordance with the ISO-15118 standard is started between the ID.5 and charging station as soon as the charging cable is plugged in. After authentication, charging starts automatically. A charging card is no longer needed for payment. Billing then takes place, for example, via a Plug & Charge-compatible charging current tariff from We Charge. Plug & Charge is already supported in many large charging infrastructures such as Ionity, Aral, BP, Enel, EON, as well as Iberdrola and Eviny. Further large providers will follow.
Shorter charging times. The latest generation of ID. software also offers a number of advantages while charging. When connected to a DC charging station with the respective output, the ID.5 with the 77 kWh battery can now charge up to a maximum capacity of 135 kW – improving on the previous maximum of 125 kW – when charging from 5 to 80 per cent SOC (state of charge), saving up to nine minutes of charging time compared with the previous times. This means that the ID.5 is recharged in 29 minutes and the ID.5 GTX in 36 minutes for the next 390 km or 320 km respectively.
Optimised service life of high-voltage batteries. There is also a new Battery Care Mode that ensures maximum protection of the battery. This restricts the upper charge level (SOC) to 80 per cent. The driver can override this mode at any time, e.g. before long journeys and charge for the full range. If needed, the driver can also use the full range with a programmed departure time (timer charging).
Intelligent Electric Vehicle Route Planner The charging menu – which appears on the 12-inch touch display – is also even more informative and has a clearer structure with the latest software generation 3.1. The route calculation function in the navigation system performs intelligent multi-stop route planning for long journeys so that the vehicle can reach the destination as quickly as possible. The function uses traffic and route data as well as the desired SOC (state of charge) at the destination and the remaining range (in km/mi) for this purpose. The charging stops are evaluated dynamically on the basis of the charging station capacity. As a result of this, the route planning function may suggest two short charging operations with high power instead of a long charging stop with low power.
Progressive, fully networked assist systems: Within the limits of the system, the optional Travel Assist with swarm data** actively keeps the vehicle in the middle of the lane. It adapts itself to your driving style and can also keep the vehicle further left or right in the lane instead of exactly in the centre. What is more, it is also able to maintain a set distance from the vehicle in front and also keep to the set maximum speed. The system features predictive cruise control and a cornering assist function. Here, the vehicle speed can be adapted to valid speed limits and the course of the road (bends, roundabouts, etc.).
New at Volkswagen: With two radars in the rear as well as ultrasound technology, Travel Assist with swarm data** is able to keep an eye on traffic around the vehicle and also, on request, actively support the driver when changing lanes on the motorway at speeds above 90 km/h. When activated, the lane change process can be activated and executed by tapping the turn signal. For the operation to be completed, the sensors must not have detected any objects around the vehicle and the capacitive steering wheel must be able to detect the driver’s hands. The vehicle automatically steers itself into the desired lane. The driver is able to intervene at any time and take over the manoeuvre.
If anonymous swarm data is available from other Volkswagen vehicles, the new Travel Assist function is also able to provide support on roads with just one lane marking. In this case, the vehicle uses just one detected road lane marking to keep itself in lane, for instance on rural roads without a central lane marking. The availability of Travel Assist is increased even further by swarm data, improving comfort and the level of assistance for the customer.
The highly precise anonymised swarm data is generated by several hundred thousand Volkswagen Group vehicles. The vehicle fleet also collects map material with specific features from the area surrounding the vehicle (e.g. marker lines and road signs) and automatically transmits this information to the cloud. From here, it is tailored and sent to participating Volkswagen models out on the road. The database is growing all the time thanks to the large number of participating vehicles. With the use of swarm data and latest-generation driver assistance systems, Volkswagen is also taking the next step towards automated driving.
Personalised parking. Parking is also now even easier thanks to Park Assist Plus with memory function: In addition to taking over complete guidance of the vehicle, including steering, accelerating, braking and changing gear when parking and driving out of parallel parking spaces (within the limits of the system), the optional Park Assist Plus with memory function is able to automatically reproduce individual, pre-taught manoeuvres, further boosting convenience and ease-of-use for the driver. The memory function remembers parking procedures at speeds below 40 km/h and covering distances of up to 50 metres – for example when parking in a carport or garage. All the driver has to do is park their ID.5 manually once, and save the parking procedure. The vehicle can then repeat the learned parking manoeuvre on its own. Then all the driver has to do is monitor the manoeuvre.
Milestone in the electric mobility campaign. Together with the ID.4, the ID.5 is launching into the largest market segment in the world – the compact E-SUV and coupé class. As such, the two model series mark a strategic milestone in Volkswagen’s electric mobility campaign. The Group is aiming to become the global market leader for electric mobility by 2025 at the latest. By 2050, vehicles and the company itself will become carbon-neutral. In the next five years, the company will be investing around 46 billion euros into electric mobility and the hybridisation of its fleet.
*) ID.5 GTX, 220 kW – combined power consumption in kWh/100 km: 17.1 (NEDC); combined CO₂ emissions in g/km: 0; efficiency class A+++. Maximum electrical output 220 kW: Maximum output that can be accessed for a maximum of 30 seconds, calculated in accordance with UN GTR.21. Provisional figures. The amount of power available in individual driving situations depends on various factors, such as ambient temperature and the charge status, temperature and condition or physical age of the high-voltage battery. The availability of the maximum power requires the high-voltage battery to be between 23°C and 50°C and have a charge level of > 88 %. Deviations from the aforementioned parameters in particular may lead to a reduction in power, through to the complete unavailability of the maximum power. The battery temperature can be indirectly influenced by the auxiliary air conditioner to a certain extent and the charge level can, for example, be adjusted in the vehicle. The amount of power available at a particular time is shown in the vehicle’s power display. To maintain the high-voltage battery’s usable capacity as effectively as possible, a battery charging target of 80% is recommended if the vehicle is used daily (to be switched to 100% prior to long-distance journeys for example).