VW ID.4 & ID.5 get upgrades

Published on 18th October 2023 at 16:09

Volkswagen is launching pre-sales for the enhanced ID.4 and ID.5 models. The two 
electric models will now be offered with a brand-new generation of infotainment 
system. In addition, all Pro and GTX versions will feature a new drive system. 
The high-efficiency drive offers significantly more power together with reduced 
energy consumption. The combined WLTP range of the ID.4 as a versatile electric 
SUV is increased to up to 550 kilometres 3 (WLTP) thanks to the new electric drive. 
The spacious ID.5 SUV coupé will have a range of up to 556 kilometres 3 (WLTP) on 
one battery charge. 
Intuitive operation improved. 
Volkswagen has significantly enhanced the cockpit landscape of the ID.4 and ID.5. 
The focus here was on intuitive operation. Against this background, both product 
lines have received brand new latest-generation software and a new standard 
infotainment system with a screen diagonal that has been increased to 12.9 inches. 
The infotainment system impresses with a completely new menu structure, while the 
Digital Cockpit (digital instruments as standard) and the optional augmented reality 
head-up display have been enhanced. Touch sliders for the air conditioning and 
volume control are now illuminated, and the multifunction steering wheel with new 
operating logic is also new. 
Furthermore, Volkswagen has removed and separated the driving mode selector 
from the housing of the Digital Cockpit and designed it as a steering column switch. 
This creates space for the larger infotainment display. 
Operation of the ID.4 and ID.5 is made easier by the new IDA voice assistant, which 
responds more precisely than in the past to natural voice commands and offers new 
functions, including cloud-based weather information, and the status of sporting 
events or stock market prices, which can be queried via IDA. 
Volkswagen also offers a new premium sound system from Harman Kardon with 480 
Watts of music output and 10 speakers (including centre speaker and subwoofer) as 
an option for both models. 
An extra 75 per cent of torque. 
The most important new technology feature in all ID.4 and ID.5 models with 77 kWh 
battery (net) is the high-efficiency drive. Thanks to a new electric drive motor on the 
rear axle and a new-generation battery, it has been possible to reduce energy 
consumption while at the same time increasing power. 

An electric drive motor with 210kW (286 PS) is now used in the rear-wheel-drive 
models ID.4 Pro and ID.5 Pro – this corresponds to 60 kW more power than in the 
predecessors. The power delivery is more dynamic in every situation as the torque of 
the 210kW drive motor has jumped from 310 to 545 Nm. The additional 235 Nm 
corresponds to about 75 per cent more torque. 
GTX models 
The particularly sporty and likewise all-wheel drive ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX flagship 
models will deliver a system power of 250kW (340 PS) in future, equivalent to an 
increase of 30kW (41 PS). The associated improvement in the dynamic 
characteristics is clearly noticeable. 
As before, the ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX are electronically limited to a top speed of 180 
km/h. To match the GTX models, the top speed of the Pro models has now also been 
increased to 180 km/h (previously 160 km/h). 
Longer Range 
All ID.4 and ID.5 models with the new 77 kWh battery now have a longer range. Two 
examples: the new ID.4 Pro can cover a distance of 550 kilometres (WLTP combined) 
– 17 kilometres more than the predecessor. 
The new ID.5 Pro has a range of up to 556 kilometres – an increase of 11 kilometres. 
The ID.4 and ID.5 models with rear-wheel drive charge with the familiar 135 kW. 
Faster charging on journeys. 
New charging and thermal management of all ID.4 and ID.5 models makes sure the 
battery is pre-conditioned while driving before the next DC charging stop. Thanks to 
this pre-conditioning, the ID.4 and ID.5 are supplied with new energy again as 
quickly as possible, especially on long journeys with one or more charging stops. 
More comfortable and dynamic. 
To complement the new drive system, the running gear has also been reconfigured. 
Furthermore, Volkswagen has refined control of the optional adaptive chassis control 
(DCC) and designed the Vehicle Dynamics Manager for an even greater spread 
between comfort and dynamics. 
Ireland’s best-selling EV gets a boost for 2024. 
Alan Bateson, Brand Director for Volkswagen Passenger Cars Ireland, insists the new 
power, infotainments and range upgrades will keep both the ID.4 and ID.5 at the top 
of the sales pack. 
Speaking on the upgrades and sales success of the ID.4 and ID.5, Alan said, “While 
the ID.4 and ID.5 have been a resounding success, setting a new record for EV sales 
in Ireland, the electric vehicle sector is becoming increasingly competitive. Irish EV 
buyers have already made the ID.4 their favourite EV. These newly upgrades to the 
ID.4 and ID.5 are welcome additions to an already winning formula.”