Comfortable character. The ID.4 Pro 4MOTION is a comfortable all-rounder, which is easy and effortless to drive. Its large 77-kWh battery, which is located under the passenger compartment between the axles, lowers the centre of gravity and allows a balanced distribution of the axle loads. The front axle is a classic McPherson design, the steering is direct and balanced. At the rear, a compact five-arm suspension separately absorbs and distributes any longitudinal and transverse forces arising.
Up to five driving modes. The driver can select for themselves how comfortable, stable or sporty the ID.4 Pro 4MOTION should be to drive – with the driving mode selection (standard). It accesses the progressive steering, e-motors and adaptive chassis control DCC (in optional sport package “Plus”) and offers up to five modes for selection: Eco, Comfort, Sport, Individual (in the sport package “Plus”) and Traction.
The Eco mode is designed for efficient driving, with the Comfort mode aimed at a high level of comfort when driving. In Sport mode, in which the front e-motor is always active, the E-SUV becomes a master in the corners. When steering in quickly, it reacts accurately and agilely. If the DCC dampers are on board, they keep the car tight to the road and support it against centrifugal forces. And when the driver steps on the right pedal when exiting the corner, they immediately experience the powerful traction of the dual engine four-wheel drive. The handling is even more dynamic when the driver activates the ESC button on the large touch display. It switches the ESC stability control to Sport, which reduces the use of the control systems to a minimum. They will now tolerate a certain side-slip angle, which makes it even easier to experience the dynamic handling.
Intermediate stages in Individual mode. The Individual mode in the driving mode selection offers additional options: here, the driver can select between Comfort and Sport, or configure both modes more distinctively. Finally, Traction mode offers specific support when driving on loose or slippery surfaces. It provides constant all-wheel drive up to about 20 km/h. All the control procedures are designed for maximum grip; the motor torque is reduced and the DCC dampers (option) are softened.
Two sport packages. The optional sport package includes a sport chassis, which lowers the body of the vehicle by 15 millimetres, and progressive steering. The steering ratio becomes increasingly direct the further the steering wheel is turned, ranging from 15.9:1 to 14.5:1. The sport package “Plus” also comes with adaptive chassis control DCC, which makes the already large spectrum between comfort and sportiness even greater. Every five milliseconds, the system individually controls the flow of oil in the dampers on each wheel. Like the ESC and electronic differential lock XDS+, the DCC is controlled by the vehicle dynamics manager.
20-inch or 21-inch wheels. The ID.4 Pro 4MOTION rolls on 19-inch steel wheels in a 19-inch format as standard. They are fitted with mixed-size tyres: sizes 235/55 (front) and 255/50 (rear). The first option in the range are the 19-inch “Hamar” alloys in the same format, which are available in two designs. The 20-inch “Drammen” with standard 235/50 and 255/45 tyres offer even more grip. At the top of the range is the 21-inch “Narvik”, with tyre sizes 235/45 and 255/40. The “Narvik” rims are available in two versions. All wheels for the ID.4 Pro 4MOTION1 are aerodynamically optimized, thanks to their closed design.
Large brakes at the front. The brake disks on the front axle have a diameter of 358 millimetres. The rear wheels are fitted with drum brakes, the pads on which are designed to last as long as the car. There is no question of corrosion here, although the wheel brakes are only rarely used in everyday situations, as the e-motors do most of the decelerating. Furthermore, the brake drums do nto release any potentially harmful brake dust into the environment.