Volkswagen is now introducing the all-wheel-drive version of the ID.4 in the United States. Starting at $43,675 before destination fee or federal tax incentives, the company boasts that it is the cheapest all-wheel-drive (AWD) electric car on the market.
After the pre-sale of the special edition VW ID.4 1ST, VW began with the pre-sale of other models of the ID.4 in February – which included versions with a smaller battery. Deliveries began in the USA in March. Now reservations can be made for the all-wheel-drive and deliveries are expected in the fourth quarter of this year.
The ID.4 AWD comes with a standard tow hitch and electrically heated windshield, but other than that, the equipment is the same as in the corresponding ID.4 rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Pro and Pro S trims. Volkswagen says that all ID.4 models can also receive over-the-air software updates to add functionality in the future. The EPA-estimated range is 249 miles for the AWD Pro and 240 miles for the AWD Pro S.
Just like all ID.4, the AWD version is equipped with two electric motors – a 150 kW permanent magnet synchronous electric motor on the rear axle, and here there is an additional 80 kW asynchronous electric motor on the front axle for a total system output of 220 kW. Thanks to the increased power, the ID.4 AWD will be able to do 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds with the AWD Pro. There is also greater power in this car’s towing capacity and it will be allowed to tow 2,700 pounds (1,224 kg) when using a braked trailer, compared to 2,200 pounds (997 kg) in rear-wheel-drive versions.
The ID.4 AWD comes in two trims. Volkswagen has given the all-wheel-drive ID.4 a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $43,675 for the ID.4 AWD Pro. The German company says that this is the lowest starting MSRP for an all-wheel-drive battery-electric vehicle in the United States. The ID.4 AWD Pro S starts at prices of $48,175. The ID.4 models are all eligible for a potential Federal tax credit of up to $7,500, and include three years of unlimited public DC fast charging on the Electrify America network at no additional cost.
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