Volkswagen ID.3 world debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show
The Volkswagen ID.3, the first all-electric model, from the ID. family has finally came out to see the world at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor show.
As for looks, the ID.3’s got that typical electric car design with that VW swagger. It’s got a long wheelbase of the MEB layout, combined with very short overhangs. The interior concept is defined as Open Space. With the room and spaciousness this creates, the five-seater ID.3 sets new standards in the compact class.
Interior highlights include all-digital. newly designed display elements and controls, the display with 10-inch touch display in the cockpit, ID light with LED strip and an electrically adjustable multifunction steering with touch switches. The electric windows and hazard warning lights are operated using tactile switches with voice control. Connectivity to the car is also possible via the App Connect.
At series production launch, the ID.3 will be available with three battery size options. The basic variant has a usable energy content of 45 kWh and enables an electrically powered range of up to 330 kilometers (as per WLTP). The entry price for this ID.3 version is under 30,000 euros. Alongside this is a battery variant with 58 kW, which enables the ID.3 to achieve a range of up to 420 km (as per WLTP). The energy content of the largest battery is 77 kWh, and its electric range is up to 550 km. Thanks to its fast charging capability, it is possible to charge the ID.3 sufficiently for a range of around 290 km within 30 minutes, using a charging output of 100 kW.
The batteries themselves are integrated into the underbody. This positioning has a positive effect on driving dynamics, as it moves the centre of gravity in the ID.3 significantly lower. The ID.3 is also characterized by optimum weight distribution between front axle and rear axle.
The first limited edition ID.3
The first edition has a 58 kWh battery which is driven by an electric motor at the rear axle. It generates 150 kW and delivers a maximum torque of 310 Nm, facilitating a maximum speed of 160 km/h for this 5-door vehicle. The ID.3 1st is priced at under 40,000 euros and available in three fixed configurations that are geared towards typical customer preferences, including exterior and interior colors. There’s a base ID.3, ID.3 Plus and ID.3 Max for the first edition.