295bhp Volkswagen ID.4 GTX priced from €50,415
Identical to the GTI badge, the GTX title will discover a dwelling on a number of VWs, however will first be rolled out on the ID.4 – a family-sized SUV. Mechanically, the GTX differs from its lesser siblings with using a second electrical motor, giving it one on every axle. It doesn’t simply enhance outright efficiency figures, but additionally makes the GTX all-wheel drive – a primary for a VW mannequin on the MEB structure.
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With each axles powered independently there’s no central tunnel or interconnected drivetrain, as an alternative drive is distributed to all 4 wheels from the 2 motors through their very own single velocity transmissions. Energy figures have risen from the present ID.4’s 200bhp to an equal 295bhp, with acceleration to 62mph rated at 6.2sec, 2.3sec quicker than a single engined mannequin. High velocity is capped at 112mph.
To assist that a lot mass deal with like a GTI, consumers will be capable of possibility a Sport Pack, which is able to drop the ID.4 experience peak by 15mm and embody a brand new ‘progressive steering rack’, which will increase the speed of response as extra lock is utilized. Adaptive dampers are additionally on the choices listing, so too a 21-inch wheel improve over the usual 20s.
The GTX’s footprint on the street is made up from 235-section entrance and 255-section rears, whereas the brakes are composed of 358mm entrance discs, with drums (sure, drums) on the rear. Whereas this sounds unthinkable in a 2.2 ton automotive with a 6.2sec 0-62mph time, the friction brakes work at the side of the electrical motors, with the motors themselves in a position to regenerate at as much as 0.3g deceleration.
Visually, no pink stripes or extreme use of honeycomb mesh has been used, as an alternative the usual ID.4 bumpers have been given a lightweight replace, with new wheel designs and contemporary color and trim choices making up a bulk of the modifications. Inside, the considerably austere cabin has been brightened up with colored stitching and an non-obligatory blue insert on the dashtop and doorways.
Ultimate UK specs are but to be finalised, however order books at the moment are open with costs ranging from €50,415, a €13,000 hike over the base-level ID.4 – within the UK that may level in direction of a beginning value of slightly below £50k. In actuality, a 2.2 ton ID.4 will not be the GTX we’re notably excited by, however when Volkswagen (or possible Cupra) decides to drop this powertrain into one thing a little bit smaller and lighter, we’ll begin taking discover of the ‘electrical GTI’ connection VW is so decided to determine.