Volkswagen ID.5 GTX: style and more watts, test

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX: style and more watts, test


Launched in late 2021, the Volkswagen ID.5 joins the two-letter “ID” electric range as the Coupé version of the ID.4. It is available in three versions of 128 kW/174 hp (ID.5 Pro), 150 kW/204 hp (ID.5 Pro Performance) and 220 kW/299 hp (ID.5 GTX), so the latter is the most powerful . configuration that we had the pleasure of taking in hand the German electric SUV.

Volkswagen makes us discover the coasts of France, and the best. After our Volkswagen ID.4 test conducted in Normandy, in the south of France we invite you to discover this Volkswagen ID.5 GTX test with sporty accents. Note that the ID.4 is also available in the 299 hp GTX version. So what is the ID.5 GTX worth of sports?

Volkswagen ID 5 with a length of 4.599 meters. 5 GTX is slightly longer than the id.4 (L: 4.554 m) knowing that it is, of course, its roof drop that marks the main difference between the two electric Volkswagens. SUVs. To a large extent, that of the German car group, the Volkswagen ID.5 GTX is a “technical cousin” of the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron and Skoda Enyaq Coupé, these three models share the same MEB platform.

In terms of the style itself, the coupe effect and the small spoiler integrated into the body of the Volkswagen ID.5 are welcome because they strengthen the ID range with the aim of attracting young, sporty customers. The ID.5 GTX also has a solid and painted front bumper, unlike the other ID.5 mentioned in the introduction. In addition, 20-inch alloy wheels are standard on the ID.5 GTX. On the front of the electric SUV, the combination “Red King – Unique color – black roof” (optional) helps make the ID.5 GTX an attractive electric car from a visual point of view.

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX review

Let’s get inside the Volkswagen ID.5 GTX. In order, this time, to take advantage of the so-called “sports” seats, you will also have to go through the “option box” andInterior “Top Sport GTX” which combines, in particular, attractive half-bucket seats with upholstery in Alcantara. For others, we find, with pleasure, the architecture discovered on the ID.4 and always the same philosophy, that is, to provide maximum space and reduce the presence of buttons. As for the red stitching and the inclusion of the same color, it gives a real sporty feel to the SUV that will appeal, again, to the younger generations.

On the other hand, it is still difficult to get used to the “little ID”. 5.3″ display that is fitted to all Volkswagen electric vehicles. Likewise, the forward/reverse controls on the right side of this screen, in our hands as automotive journalists, have been lost.

However, one can find an advantage in choosing a small screen that provides an unobstructed and good view towards the road and, again, improves the interior space. As for the central touch screen, this time it is of a larger size (12″) with the “Discover Pro Max” infotainment system as usual on the latest generation ID.5.

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX review

ID.5 GTX is also a stupid car in the most high-tech sense of the word. Electric coupe German SUV is also, not without humor, a lazy car. Why? Simply because it has the ability, “like an adult”, to park itself without any intervention from the driver thanks to the “Park Assist Plus” device. More than 50 meters past the parking space, the ID.5 GTX therefore runs without human intervention. In fact, it is very interesting to experience, this technology can save up to 5 parking spaces. This driving assistance is not the only one that can be featured on the id.5 which benefits from the latest ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) Volkswagen update.

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX review

Equipped with the “Travel Assist 2.5” system, the ID.5 GTX represents the best on-board technology. In addition to meeting the level 2 autonomous vehicle category, the “Car2X” computer intelligence, ID.5 GTX allows communication with other vehicles. In fact, for this to be used, it will be necessary to wait until the day when “Car2X” will host all cars, or almost all cars in the world.

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX review

In terms of seating capacity ID.5 GTX, as you understood, is very high even for the rear passengers. With the rear seat, the ID.5 GTX offers a large load volume of 549 l, or 6 l more compared to the ID.4. Volkswagen ID.5 GTX car test time.

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX review

Modern, sporty and very attractive, the Volkswagen ID.5 GTX is in the south of France with colorful decorations (yes, it almost smells like a holiday to everyone). On the ID.5 GTX wheel, we find, therefore, the same pleasant environment as on the ID.4 controls except, once again, for its small screen and front / back gear controls.

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX review

Unlike the ID.4 (Pro Performance: 150 kW/204 hp) that we tested at the beginning of 2021, our test ID.5 GTX has an additional electric motor mounted on the front axle, the electric power supplied by the same capacity battery . of 77 kWh. While the ID.4 Performance shows, by measurement, an empty weight of 2,109 kg, the Volkswagen ID.5 GTX weighs 2,242 kg…

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX review

On the road, the basic quality of the 299 hp ID.5 GTX is represented by a high level of comfort. No sound comes to spoil the pleasure we get, it is set very comfortably. However, as soon as the first curves are approached, you feel the “heaviness” of the ID.5 GTX which is less powerful than the ID.4. We touch here on something specific to the field of the electric car, on a certain paradox that we regularly distribute during our tests. Indeed, two-wheeled electric vehicles are always faster than more powerful ones with a second electric motor… So that is the case with the ID.5 GTX. However, the Volkswagen ID.5 GTX suspension is a guarantee of good handling. You just have to not get too excited on the right pedal.

Another quality of the ID.5 GTX surprised us. These large 20-inch rims do not compromise the audible comfort on rough road surfaces or in the city. In addition, despite its aforementioned heavy weight, the ID.5 GTX provides, this time, a high level of excitement during acceleration, once the “Sport” mode is engaged. We like it, it “pushes” almost endlessly, the ID.5 GTX being able to do the exercise from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.3 s, which allows to leave other cars far behind in the mirrors (respecting the speed limits. strongly in France, please). In comparison, the ID.4 Pro Performance is released in 8.5 s from 0 to 100 km / h. At its top speed, the ID.5 GTX can reach 180 km/h. When braking, you will have to get used to controlling the stability of the pedal. As with all electric cars, the energy recovery system spoils the feeling but, on the ID.5 GTX, this has been well managed by Volkswagen engineers.

We come to the “nerve of battle”, the power consumption of the ID.5 GTX. At moderate speed, and on a route consisting of about 80% small roads and 20% wide roads (roads, etc.), during the Volkswagen ID.5 GTX test, we noted a fuel consumption of 19 .4 kWh. , i.e. the actual range of 396.90 km for the 511 km shown on the Volkswagen web configurator. To charge the Volkswagen ID.5 GTX (maximum charge rate: 150 kW), it takes only 36 minutes from a 5% to 80% battery charge, this on a DC 135 kW terminal.

To conclude this Volkswagen ID.5 GTX test, its style and comfort are its main assets. As with the new and attractive Volkswagen Taigo R-Line, the roof drop and sporty features change everything. On the road, the ID.5 GTX performs without offering any real sporting capabilities. Is this really what we are looking for before buying an electric car? Of course not! Hyper-technology, the ID.5 GTX in our test starts at €61,600. Find, at the end of this article, other photos of our Volkswagen ID.5 GTX test.

Text and essay: Frédéric Lagadec

Photo: LesVoitures.com and Volkswagen

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