Volkswagen was late to the EV scene despite beginning its efforts way before its competitors. The company is trying to catch up with its rival by working on a five-year strategy. Under this program, a series of electric cars will be launched over a period of five years.
ID series of Volkswagen is at the center of this five-year plan. The company plans to release at least eight different sedans, SUVs, and minibusses under the ID series. We’ve already seen ID.4 and are excited to see the other cars of the ID series, including ID.1, ID.2, and ID Buzz Microbus.
However, ID.7 has become a hot topic for every EV enthusiast due to its remarkable range and over-the-moon features. Right now, it is one of the most anticipated electric cars, all set to be released at the end of the year 2024.
What should we expect from the upcoming 2025 Volkswagen ID.7? Read on to know inside details of everything we know so far about the VW ID.7!
Volkswagen ID.7 Review
The Highlights of the Upcoming 2025 VW ID.7
- The long-range Volkswagen ID.7 will offer a range of 421 miles.
- Dual-motor variants can breach the 60 mph mark in under 4 seconds.
- Massage and heated seats will be extremely comfortable.
- DC fast charging will come standard across all the trims.
Volkswagen ID.7 Prices and Trims
Users can expect every possible combination of motor power, range, and battery specifications. If reports are to be believed, Volkswagen ID.7 will be offered in at least four different trim levels. According to Car and Driver, we will get Base as the starting trim. Next up will be the mid-level trims called Pro and Pro S. Finally, Pro S Plus will be released as the top-of-the-line variant.
The price of Base Trim is expected to start at $55,000 for the North American markets. After that, the buyers will have to pay $57,000 and $60,000 for the Pro and Pro S trims. The highest Pro S Plus trim will be offered at a price of over $63,000. Differences between each trim are still unclear, and the prices stated here are only estimates at the moment.
Motor Power, Performance, and Top Speed
Volkswagen ID.7 will be offered in two different electric motor configurations. One would be the single-motor version that will produce up to 282 hp at a torque of 229 lb-ft. Volkswagen claims that the single-motor rear-wheel drive variants will be able to breach 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. It means the RWD variant of ID.7 will be 2.6 seconds faster than the RWD ID.4.
Later, the dual-motor variant of Volkswagen ID.7 is expected to arrive with an all-wheel drive powertrain. The power output of the dual-motor configuration may go up to 350 hp. It will be able to go from zero to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. This will be a huge attraction for those buyers who thought Volkswagen ID.4 was too sluggish for their taste.
Range and MPGe
The range is something to admire about the upcoming Volkswagen ID.7. It is expected to give a range of up to 350 miles on a 77 kWh battery pack. There will be another option of choosing a long-range battery pack of 86 kWh. With this battery pack, Volkswagen ID.7 will be able to go more than 421 miles between charges. This is exceptionally well for a car of its category.
But to be clear, these are only claims and estimates at the moment. It yet remains to be seen how Volkswagen ID.7 will perform under real-road scenarios. Still, driving range is a subjective matter. It depends upon things like external weather, driving style, braking, and stop-and-go traffic. You can enhance the range by driving gently and avoiding hard braking.
Battery Size and Charging Time
Volkswagen ID.7 is expected to arrive with a standard lithium-ion battery pack of 77 kWh, which was also the long-range battery pack of Volkswagen ID.4. However, down the line, VW ID.7 will be offered with an optional battery pack of 86 kWh. This will increase the driving range of your Volkswagen ID.7 by up to 71 miles.
As with any EV, there will be three ways of charging your Volkswagen ID.7. One of those is at home with a 120 V outlet, the second one is at a 240 V outlet, and at last, there is the option of DC fast charging which also happens to be the fastest method of charging your VW ID.7. However, fast charging should not be made a habit. It can shorten the lifespan of your battery.
At a regular home socket with a power output of 3.6 kW, you can add approximately 12 miles of driving range to your Volkswagen ID.7. It would take somewhere between 22-24 hours to charge the battery pack from zero up to 80%. It is important to note that charging the battery up to 80% takes nearly 60% of the total time to completely charge the battery.
At a Level-II charging station, you can charge your Volkswagen ID.7 in about 8 hours. Here the charging speed is 36 miles per hour at a peak AC power output of 11 kW. The maximum capacity of DC fast charging for VW ID.7 has been increased to 170 kW. At a DC fast charger, it would take no longer than 35 minutes to recharge the battery pack from 10 to 80%.
Interior Design and Cargo Space
There is so much to talk about when it comes to the interior of Volkswagen ID.7. First of all, you are greeted with a large 15” infotainment screen to access all important functions. Volkswagen ID.7 will feature a next-generation intuitive voice command system to control air conditioning, heated seats and steering, a music system, and other electronically-controlled functions.
The head-up display is another cutting-edge feature included in the Volkswagen ID.7. This feature will project the important aspects of navigation and other digital information on the windscreen and into the driver’s field of vision. Plus, VW ID.7 will come with intelligent heated seats where cushions and brackets can be heated or ventilated independently of each other.
The ergo premium seats will come with side passage and pelvic stimulation options. Plus, you would be able to customize the looks of your interior by choosing between 30 different options of mood lighting. The longer wheelbase of Volkswagen ID.7 will give users a large cargo space of up to 500 liters. This means that you will be able to carry more luggage than before.
Exterior and Dimensions
The exterior of Volkswagen ID.7 is a work of art. The body type is a combination of a sedan and a hatchback. Prominent character lines are marked on either side and the front end of the car. The innovative IQ Headlights of VW ID.7 are based on the latest matrix technology. You are able to drive with high beams on without bothering other drivers on the road.
The design is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it is also highly aerodynamic. Volkswagen ID.7 boasts a ridiculously low air drag coefficient of 0.23 which puts it among the lowest-drag cars. In terms of dimension, Volkswagen ID.7 is a huge improvement from its predecessor Volkswagen ID.4. You can read more about Volkswagen ID.4 on our blog.
Thanks to the long wheelbase of 116.8 inches, Volkswagen ID.7 will offer a generous cargo space. The length, width, and height of VW ID.7 are 195.3, 73.3, and 60.2 inches, respectively. The length and width of Volkswagen ID.7 are slightly more than ID.4. On the other hand, the height of Volkswagen ID.7 is less than that of ID.4 as it is based on an SUV design.
Convenience and Safety
Like other Volkswagen cars, we expect that Volkswagen ID.7 will be perfectly safe to drive. Volkswagen takes the protection of drivers and passengers in case of an accident very seriously. Safety is deeply infused in the design philosophy of Volkswagen, which is why they are laced with a host of advanced driver assistance systems and safety features.
Once Volkswagen ID.7 arrives on the market, it will be passed through rigorous testing procedures by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in North America and the European New Car Assessment Programme. These tests take the integrity of the chassis in case of frontal and side impact into account as well as the effectiveness of driver assistance systems.
Volkswagen will take the autonomous driving features a notch higher with the Volkswagen ID.7. Features such as automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, corrective steering, assisted lane changing, electronic stability control, lane keeping assistance, blind spot assistance, and collision mitigation will come as standard on Volkswagen ID.7.
Final Verdict, Should You Buy Volkswagen ID.7
Overall, Volkswagen ID.7 will be an amazing prospect in the category of electric sedans. The car will have a long range, plus it will feature some of the most cutting-edge driver’s assistance and convenience features. We are really looking forward to it.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how likely are you to buy the upcoming Volkswagen ID.7? What features did you love most in this car? Let us know in the comments below.