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Brand New Volkswagen ID.4 109kW Life Pure 52kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10" Navigation display incl. App connect and digital connectivity5.3" Digital dashboard display
Adaptive cruise controlBLIS (Blind spot information system)
Car2X high variantComfort telephony with LTE and wireless charging
Discover Pro navigation system incl. automatic charging stop planningDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionDynamic road sign display
Dynamic steeringEmergency call control unit with eCall
Hand brake/low brake fluid level warning light and inscriptionID. Light
Multifunction cameraNatural voice control
Online service, with OCU, with head unit coding, without engine immobilizer interconnectionPark distance control in front and rear
Remote tailgate unlockingTelephone interface comfort with inductive charging function
Trip computerWe Charge Go access
We Connect ID appWireless app connect

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioRadio
Soundsystem of six loudspeakers with 140 watt output with two full range speakers in the rear doors and 2 way speaker system installed in front areaTouch control

Exterior Features

Acoustic glazing rear window and side windows darkened at the rearAutomatic dimming interior rear view mirror
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrors with intergrated indicatorsElectrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
External USB type C socket and charging socketsFront and rear electric windows
Heated clear glass windshieldHeated rear window
Heated washer nozzles in frontLaminated safety glass windshield, heated (w/o wires), infrared-reflecting windshield, sound-insulating
LED headlights with automatic driving light switchingLED rear combination lamp
Rain sensor 

Interior Features

2 USB-C ports in the front, 2 USB-C charging sockets on the center console in the rear30 colour ambient lighting
Air Care climatronic 2 zone automatic climate control with combined activated carbon filter and pre-trip climatizationArt Velours microfleece cloth upholstery
Asymmetric split folding rear seat backrest with load through hatch and center armrest, 2 beverage holdersCenter console and armrests in the front seats
Child seat anchor for child seat system i-Size, 2x top tether, and child seat anchor in front on front passenger sideDrivers and front passengers seat height adjustment
Electric auxiliary air heaterFront + rear carpet mats
Front headrestsHeated steering wheel
Leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel with decorative aluminum insertsPlay and Pause brake and accelerator pedals
Pockets and smartphone pockets in seatsReach + rake adjustable steering column
Storage compartments in driver and front passengerSun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Three rear head restraintsTool kit
Variable center console with changeable inserts for cup holders and storage compartments 

Packs

Driving assistance pack - ID.4 

Safety

3x3 point rear seat beltsAnti-lock braking system (ABS)
Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivationElectronic parking brake with auto hold
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)First aid kit with warning triangle and safety vest
Front disc brakesProactive passenger protection system in combination with front assist
Seat belt reminder (Japan design)Seatbelt tensioners in front and rear outside, pyrotechnic belt end fitting tensioners at the front
Side airbag in front with curtain airbag and interaction airbag in frontTraction control
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

Anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn, and towing protectionImmobiliser
Keyless opening system Keyless startRemote central locking

Technical

Exterior e-soundStandard electronic engine sound

Trim

Comfort dashboardFlorence brown and black dash panel and inserts, doorcards in Florence Brown

Wheels

Tyre mobility kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh52Battery Charge Slow kW7.2
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)450
Battery Charge Fast kW100Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)38Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb16.8
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.9WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City481
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb344WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Max333
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Min344WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City299
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb213WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Max206
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Min213 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0.0
Badge Power148Coin DescriptionPure
Coin SeriesCityManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %76NCAP Safety Assist %85
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.9Engine Power - BHP148
Engine Power - KW109Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT162Engine Torque - MKG22.4
Engine Torque - NM220Top Speed99

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTP 

Tyres

Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel StyleAERO
Wheel Type18" STEEL 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1640Length4584
Wheelbase2771Width1852
Width (including mirrors)2108 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2840Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1575
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)543Max. Loading Weight949
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1891
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.2
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen ID.4

The ID.4 is Volkswagen's most important EV yet. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen ramps up its efforts in the EV segment with this ID.4 compact mid-sized Crossover, the marque's first global market electric vehicle. It aims to deliver more of a premium choice than volume brands can currently offer in this rapidly growing segment. Ready for the EV switch and need a reasonably compact SUV with a bit more of an up-market feel? We think you might be tempted by this one.

Background

If any further proof was needed that Volkswagen is serious about EVs, the ID.4 provides it. This is the first all-electric model the Wolfsburg brand will sell globally and will play a key role in the realisation of the maker's plan to sell 1.5 million EVs worldwide by 2025. Expect the ID.4 to account for about a third of that total - so yes, it could hardly be more important. As you can see from the pictures, it's a compact mid-sized SUV which aims to take on established similarly orientated EV crossover contenders like the Kia e-Niro and the Hyundai Kona Electric. And new ones like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Tesla Model Y. In line with this ID.4's global pretensions, it's being built not only in Germany (at VW's Zwickau plant) but also by factories in China and the US. As you'd probably expect, all the engineering here is shared with the similar VW Group EVs that campaign in this class, the Skoda Enyak iV and the CUPRA el-Born, two cars who represent arguably this Volkswagen's closest rivals. And predictably, the ID.4 uses the same MEB electric platform that features in the existing (and only slightly smaller) ID.3 hatchback.

Driving Experience

There's a bit to adapt to if this is your first experience of EV motoring. No gearstick, no handbrake, no ignition key and just the sound of silence as the fixed ratio transmission blends an almost endless wave of torque into meaningful and surprisingly rapid forward progress. The forward thrust away from rest isn't quite as abrupt as it is in Volkswagen's smaller ID.3, mostly because the ID.4 is nearly 200kgs heavier, a factor which affects most areas of this car's drive demeanour, sometimes helpfully, sometimes not. That of course is a legacy of the substantial battery packs it must carry about. Base models, which respectively feature electric motors developing either 148PS or 170PS, use a 52kWh lithium-ion unit offering a claimed driving distance of up to 213 miles. The longer-range variant, using a motor putting out 204PS, has a rather more substantial 77kWh battery that ups that to as much as 310 miles. Like Volkswagen's original post-war Beetle, this car is rear-driven and when you drive it in town, you quickly realise the real advantages of placing the powertrain - the electric motor and its associated single-speed auto gearbox - on the back axle, thereby freeing up the front wheels for steering duties; the result is a London taxi-like 10.2-metre turning circle. Beyond the city limits, that drive format allows for a near-50:50 almost perfect weight distribution which, together with the low centre of gravity provided by the central battery pack placement, helps disguise the portly weight this SUV must carry around. Traction through the turns is excellent and body roll is checked by firm damping cleverly engineered for suppleness over poor surfaces. All of which ought to provide the recipe for a decently sporting EV - and in some ways it does, though the steering, while accurate, offers disappointingly little real feedback. If you do prioritise performance in your choice of ID.4, Volkswagen wants you to consider the top flagship GTX variant, which sees the top 77kWh battery mated to electric motors on both axles, which delivers 4WD capability and more potent 299PS total output. That variant gets an extra 'Traction' mode to add to the other drive settings common across the model line-up; there's 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Individual'. Plus you get an 'Eco' setting that, to maximise range, you'll need to frequently use in combination with the available 'B' regenerative braking function, which slows the car significantly when you come off the accelerator.

Design and Build

The ID.4 shares many styling cues with its ID.3 hatch stablemate but it's a slightly bigger thing, 4,584mm long, 1,852mm wide and 1,612mm tall. To give you some perspective, that makes it 102mm longer and 13mm wider than Volkswagen's more conventional Tiguan mid-sized SUV. Full-LED headlights are standard and top models get big 20 or 21-inch wheels. Inside, there's an open, minimalist design with a digital screen behind the wheel for the instruments and a central infotainment touchscreen that'll be either 10-inches or 12-inches in size, depending on the trim level you've chosen. A rocker switch attached to the steering column is used to select the three available drive modes. And all the main cabin features are accessible via advanced "Hello Volkswagen" voice control. One hi-tech feature we really like is the impressive augmented reality head-up-display, which artificially projects key information and navigation commands straight onto your view of the road ahead. At the back, there's comfortable space for a couple of adults (it'd be a squash for three). And there's a very decently-sized 543-litre boot, extendable to 1,575-litres with the rear seat folded. A tonne of weight can be towed too, this being the first Volkswagen EV to be offered with the option of a tow bar.

Market and Model

The ID.4 range kicks off with base 'Life'-spec variants. Choose the smaller 52kWh battery and the smaller 148PS 'Pure' electric motor with this level of trim and you'll get yourself the only ID.4 model in the range that costs under £35,000 and therefore can qualify for the government's Plug-in Car Grant. Which means that this entry-level ID.4 can be yours for just over £32,000 after grant deduction. There's a big price jump to the other models in the range which have to do without any grant assistance. The same 'Life'-spec 52kWh model with the faster 170PS 'Pure Performance' motor costs from around £36,000. And a 'Life'-spec model with the bigger 77kWh battery, which must be had with the 204PS 'Pro Performance' motor, costs from around £41,500. Going further up the line-up, just under £40,000 gets you mid-range 'Style'-spec, where the smaller 52kWh battery is offered with either the 148PS 'Pure' or the 170PS 'Pure Performance' motors. From there on in the line-up, your only battery option is the bigger 77kWh unit, offered with the 204PS 'Pro Performance' motor with 'Family' and 'Max' trimmed models priced between £45,000 and £50,000. If you want to go further, there's a top GTX high performance 4WD model which uses the 77kWh battery and has two motors (one on each axle) offering a 299PS total output. The GTX costs from around £49,000 in standard form - or costs just over £55,000 in top-spec GTX Max trim.

Cost of Ownership

As we said in our 'Driving' section, base models, which respectively feature electric motors developing either 148PS or 170PS, use a 52kWh lithium-ion unit offering a claimed driving distance of up to 213 miles. The longer-range 77kWh variant with its 204PS motor, ups that to as much as 310 miles. To achieve that, you'll need to frequently use the provided 'Eco' drive mode setting, ideally in combination with the available 'B' regenerative braking function, which slows the car significantly when you come off the accelerator. Whatever ID.4 model you select, your charging regime should be quite straightforward. There's a 'We Charge' app that helps you find and use over 150,000 public charge points. An AC1-phase 7.2kW garage wallbox would replenish the 52kWh model from zero in about nine and a half hours; think a little over 12 hours for the 77kWh variant. What about if you find a public rapid charger along your route? Well the smaller 52kWh battery supports 100kW DC charging; the 77kWh battery ups that to 125kW, which means that even on this longer range model, at a DC3 100kW charge point, it'll take no more than around 30 minutes to recharge your ID.4 with enough direct current to cover the next 137 miles. You should also make savings in BiK payments (there's a 0% rating), as well as road tax, congestion charging and the fact that no oil changes are required. Volkswagen says that its aim is to make sure that the battery pack lasts as long as the car and, sure enough, that battery pack is warrantied to have at least 70% of its usable capacity after eight years or 100,000 miles.

Summary

This isn't yet a mainstream Volkswagen model, but the day isn't very far off when it will be. When that happens, we can only hope that EVs will have become rather more affordable than they are now. But if this ID.4 sells globally in the kind of numbers Volkswagen is hoping for, that's unlikely to happen. Like all brands, the Wolfsburg maker will charge what customers show they're prepared to pay. So is this ID.4 worth its sticker price? Many customers will think so. It has the quality look and feel of a premium brand product; enough (just) to justify its extra cost over its identically-engineered Skoda Enyak iV and CUPRA Born VW Group cousins and close rivals. Ultimately, if all you care about in a Crossover EV of this kind is value and driving range, this probably won't be your first choice. But if your priorities are a little broader than that and you want a little more 'feel good' factor in a car of this sort, this ID.4 might well have your number.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£429
Deposit£429
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate4.74%
Cash price£31,495
Credit amount£30,316
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£13,959.58
Total amount payable£35,740.58
Volkswagen deposit£750
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.9p per mile
Representative APR4.7%
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