VW presents ID.X Performance show car based on the ID.7
At the ID. meeting in Locarno on the Swiss side of Lake Maggiore, VW presented the ID.X Performance, an all-electric sports sedan concept in the upper mid-range. The ID.7 serves as the basis, the combined power of the all-wheel drive adds up to 411 kW.
The ID.X Performance is a show car designed to demonstrate what is possible with Volkswagen’s MEB platform. The unsaleable model has inherited the permanently excited synchronous motor on the rear axle from the ID.7 saloon. The developers have supplemented this with an asynchronous motor on the front axle. This gives the ID.X Performance an output of 411 kW plus boost function.
The advantages of this drive type are a short-time overload capability and particularly low drag losses,” Volkswagen commented in a company statement. This engine type is thus ideally suited to briefly providing more power in a boost mode. The drive torque is controlled by a driving dynamics manager, which also controls the operation of the rear axle differential lock in the ID.X Performance. The function is controlled via a separate display with a 17-centimetre screen diagonal in the centre console.
Further performance data are known from the ID.7. The performance sedan uses Volkswagen’s 77 kWh battery with up to 200 kW DC charging power. The W0lfsburg company does not provide a range forecast, but it does highlight the “high-performance electric limousine” and the “sporty appearance”. On the design side, sporty accents stand out, including a front splitter, rear diffuser, a track widened by 80 millimetres and a suspension lowered by 60 millimetres. This is intended to provide a particularly dynamic driving experience “with especially firm springs”.
“The MEB offers many fantastic possibilities for approaching vehicle development with a great deal of creativity,” said Andreas Reckewerth, Head of Complete Vehicle MEB. “It was clear to us that we wanted to base our new show car on the ID.7 and that we would focus on enhancing the performance. In this way we can show what is possible.”
The electric performance sedan was unveiled at the ID. international meeting held in Locarno from 5 to 9 September. “Presenting the ID.X Performance in front of ID. enthusiasts from across Europe gives us the chance to meet members of the ID. Drivers Club in person,” stated Maria Soni Reissfelder, Head of Marketing & Sales VW ID. Family. “Andreas Reckewerth and his team of engineers have maximised the potential of the MEB in this vehicle, combining sporty performance with the elegant lines of a limousine.”
Incidentally, the ID.7 electric production saloon has recently gone on pre-sale. Since the end of August, the model can initially be ordered in the Pro equipment variant with a WLTP range of up to 621 kilometres at a price of 56,995 euros.