Flowing lines, low drag coefficient. With enhanced aerodynamics and cutting-edge electric drive technology, the ID. AEROfrees up plenty of space for comfort and uncompromising performance. Air flows over the striking front end and across the low bonnet. The bonnet appears to blend into the windscreen and the black glass roof to underscore the sporty design of the ID. AERO .
As a result of this, the efficient package of aerodynamic elements in the prototype is able to achieve an outstanding drag coefficient of 0.23, which can help to reduce energy consumption and increase range. The ID. AEROprototype is painted in Polar Light Blue Metallic – a light metallic shade whose pigments create a golden shimmer in the appropriate light. High-gloss black elements in the roof area and at the bottom of the body provide an exciting contrast to the main paintwork.
Built around people. The architecture of Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) divides the space for people and technology in a way that has never been seen before. The short overhangs and long wheelbase of the ID. AEROhelp to create an incredibly spacious interior for its occupants. The high-voltage battery sits as a flat block underneath the passenger compartment. All the other technical components take up only little space: the drive unit is accommodated on the rear axle, while components such as the radiator and air conditioning system are located in the short front end. This also benefits the space available in the interior.
Striking front and wrap-around light strip. The seminal design feature of the ID. AEROis the horizontal two-part bumper, which features the ID. family’s hallmark honeycombs. The bumper is enclosed by two clasps at the side. A thin light strip extends out to the left and right of the light-up Volkswagen badge and above the innovative IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights across the front end into the wings and side panels. It runs round to the rear end with a few visual breaks. The headlight modules are seamlessly integrated into the front apron. Additional daytime running light elements are located in the honeycomb structures to the side of the headlight modules and in the lower bumper. The bottom bumper is painted in high-gloss black, which runs stylishly into the side sills and rear diffuser, also enhancing the aerodynamic properties.
Expressive silhouette. The extra focus on the aerodynamics also influences the design of the vehicle’s side panels. The stretched dynamic silhouette and flowing roof line help to give the four-door saloon its expressive, sporty appearance. There are no classic door handles that increase air resistance; instead, the ID. AEROfeatures illuminated touch surfaces. Stylistically, the light surfaces for opening the doors represent a continuation of the wrap-around light strip.
22-inch bi-colour wheels fill the wheel housing. In the lower section of the silhouette, it is the clean, seamlessly merged surfaces of the wings and doors, as well as the design of the new 22-inch alloy wheels that have a positive impact on the aerodynamics. Designed in the style of a turbine, the chrome and high-gloss black wheels are flush with the wheel housings to avoid any interruption of the airflow.
Roof and shoulder sections emphasise the dynamic design. At the top of the silhouette, the bold tornado line and downward sloping roof line shape the aerodynamic design. The powerful shoulder section of the ID. AEROis located above the tornado line. The electric saloon’s lines appear flatter, generating a dynamic effect that seems to catapult the vehicle forwards even when stationary. To further press the theme of sleekness and aerodynamic prowess, the roof comes in high-gloss black and is emphasised by a chrome-coloured frame. The tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof is a continuous surface that stretches from the windscreen to the rear window. The side line that runs along the roof features another ID. family hallmark: an aluminium application that stretches and opens out into the B-pillar. This is yet another element that visually lowers the centre of gravity of the ID. AERO . The roof is extended by a subtle but purposeful spoiler, which fits seamlessly into the line of the silhouette and helps to efficiently guide the flow of air.