Volkswagen ID.3: Impressive Performance and Range in a Comfortable Hatchbac

Mar 29, 2023 Reviews 250 hits

Volkswagen ID.3: Impressive Performance and Range in a Comfortable Hatchbac

The Volkswagen ID.3 is an all-electric five-door hatchback that was announced on March 1st, 2023, with an expected release date later that year. The ID.3 is powered by a rear-wheel drive (RWD) electric motor that produces 150 kW (204 hp) of power and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft) of torque. It has an acceleration of 7.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph). The vehicle has a liquid-cooled Li-ion battery with a capacity of 77 kWh usable and 82 kWh total, which can be charged using Type 2 7.2 kW or Type 2 11 kW AC charging and CCS 170 kW DC charging, which allows for 5-80% charging in 30 minutes. The ID.3 has a range of 546 km WLTP and a consumption rate of 15.7 kWh/100 km WLTP.

The body of the ID.3 is a five-door hatchback with a wheelbase of 2770 mm (109.1 in) and dimensions of 4261 x 1809 x 1562 mm (167.8 x 71.2 x 61.5 in). The drag coefficient is 0.263 Cd. The suspension is a front MacPherson strut and a rear multi-link with electronic adaptive dampers, and the wheels are available in R18, R19, and R20 sizes. The ID.3 has a trunk capacity of 385 liters, which can be expanded to 1267 liters with the rear seats folded. Unfortunately, there is no front trunk (frunk). The ID.3 has towing capabilities.

Inside the ID.3, there are two display screens: a 10.0" or 12" touchscreen for the center console and a 5.3" screen for the driver's instruments. Additionally, there is a head-up display with augmented reality. The seats are heated, and the vehicle has a panoramic glass sunroof. The ID.3 has eight front and rear sensors, a front and reversing camera, and parking aids. It is also equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Safety features of the ID.3 include six airbags, including a head airbag system, front radar, two rear corner radars, a front camera, lane assist, forward collision warning, extended and proactive pedestrian protection, city emergency braking system, driver alert system, fatigue detection, travel assist, side assist, and light assist.

Overall, the Volkswagen ID.3 appears to be a well-rounded electric vehicle with impressive performance and range capabilities, as well as a comfortable and technology-focused interior. The ID.3 also offers a range of safety features to ensure driver and passenger safety.

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