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German brand's flagship electric saloon is the latest model to gain a dual-motor powertrain

Volkswagen has continued its run of sporting electric models, with the ID 7 GTX becoming the latest EV to gain a 335bhp range-topper. 

The ID 7 is the latest EV to wear the German brand’s new sporty badge, following the GTI-spirited ID 3 hatchback, ID Buzz MPV and technically related ID 7 Tourer estate.

A hot version of Volkwagen’s flagship saloon has been on the cards for some time and was all but confirmed by the German brand when it revealed the ID 7 GTX Tourer. 

The ID 7 GTX shares the same dual-motor powertrain as its ID Buzz and ID 7 Tourer siblings, which ups power by 53bhp over the standard model. Volkswagen claims a sub-6.0sec 0-62mph time. 

Powering the GTX saloon is the same 86kWh battery as the not-for-UK ID 7 Pro S, which can be charged at up to 200kW for a 10-80% charge in less than 30 minutes.

Wolfsburg is yet to confirm the ID 7 GTX’s range, but given its more power-focused billing, it will likely be less than the 425-mile range of the Pro S.

As with the estate, the saloon’s chassis and dynamics have been tweaked in order to deal with the increase in power. 

The ID 7 GTX gains a sportier steering set-up, too, and buyers can add Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), which uses a revised dynamics manager to offer customisable handling.

Some sporty cues are added to the exterior styling, such as a bespoke GTX front bumper, LED ‘arrowhead’ daytime running lights and black gloss trim.

The interior is identical to that of the GTX Tourer, with sports seats embellished by red stitching and GTX lettering.

Volkswagen is yet to confirm pricing for the ID 7 GTX, but it's likely to cost in excess of £60,000. 


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Sam has been part of the Autocar team since 2021 and is often tasked with writing new car stories and more recently conducting first drive reviews.

Most of his time is spent leading sister-title Move Electric, which covers the entire spectrum of electric vehicles, from cars to boats – and even trucks. He is an expert in electric cars, new car news, microbility and classic cars. 

Sam graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2021 with a BA in Journalism. In his final year he produced an in-depth feature on the automotive industry’s transition to electric cars and interviewed a number of leading experts to assess our readiness for the impending ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars.

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Dozza 4 June 2024

I want something with a bit of style if am soending that kinda money. Was this this thing designed in China?!

tman247 4 June 2024

At least it's not an SUV, but there's nothing else positive to say about it.