VOLKSWAGEN

VOLKSWAGEN ID.5 COUPE 128kW Style Pro 77kWh 5dr Auto

Fuel

FuelElectric

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph10.4s

WLTP - Pure Electric Range

Electric Range316 miles

With the ID.5 mid-sized coupe-SUV, Volkswagen offers its most aspirational EV yet. It certainly has a dash more pavement presence than the ID.4 SUV it's entirely based upon: and in top GTX hot hatch form, it better showcases the brand's more potent AWD dual motor powertrain. A Volkswagen EV small boys might want to pin on their bedroom walls? Maybe not quite, but Wolfsburg is getting there.

FIVE START

The ID.5 makes a start on the drive to make Volkswagen EVs really desirable. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

With the ID.5 mid-sized coupe-SUV, Volkswagen offers its most aspirational EV yet. It certainly has a dash more pavement presence than the ID.4 SUV it's entirely based upon: and in top GTX hot hatch form, it better showcases the brand's more potent AWD dual motor powertrain. A Volkswagen EV small boys might want to pin on their bedroom walls? Maybe not quite, but Wolfsburg is getting there.

Background

The EV revolution is now in full swing, which means customers want a wider choice. And style as well as functionality from their electric vehicles. Volkswagen hopes they'll want something like this, the ID.5, the third member of the brand's growing family of full-battery-powered models. We've already seen two other VW Group brands announce coupe versions of their mid-sized EVs. So the Skoda Enyaq iV spawned the Enyaq iV Coupe and the Audi Q4 e-tron sired the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. In the same way, the ID.5 is a Volkswagen ID.4 with a more rakish, swept-back roof - and a premium looking price point, starting at nearly £50,000; though partly, that's because it's only going to be offered with the larger 77kWh battery you can have in an ID.4.

Driving Experience

Every ID.5 will come with Volkswagen's larger 77kWh battery, but there are three power output choices. The most affordable models use Volkswagen's 174PS 'Pro' electric motor on the rear axle and in this form, the ID.5 can make 62mph in 10.4s en route to 99mph and can go 313 miles between charges. Fitted with the alternative uprated 204PS 'Pro Performance' motor, the 0-62mph time improves to 8.4s but the range figure stays the same. As in the ID.4 line-up, the top model is the GTX, which gains an extra motor on the front axle, so creating a 4WD system and upping power output to 299PS, though the AWD system's extra weight also slashes the driving range figure a bit - to 296 miles. An ID.5 GTX makes 62mph in 6.3s. As in the ID.4 line-up, the top model is the GTX, which gains an extra motor on the front axle, so creating a 4WD system and upping power output to 299PS. That slashes the 0-62mph time to just 6.3s, but the AWD system's extra weight also slashes the driving range figure a bit - to 304 miles. The ID.5 GTX gets a special downforce package, consisting of a larger spoiler and diffuser, to aid high speed stability. And the chassis has been tuned to handle the extra performance, plus there's lowered suspension and upgraded brakes. And customers can order the brand's 'DCC' adaptive damping system too. The steering is Volkswagen's 'Progressive' set-up (where the ratio becomes more direct as the wheel is turned).

Design and Build

It seems you can't create a mid-sized SUV these days without also creating a coupe version of it. The ID.5 certainly has a dash more pavement presence than its ID.4 SUV stablemate; and a more slippery 0.26Cd drag factor too, though that only boosts its driving range by single mile. You'd expect the other effect of the tapering roof line to be a reduction in boot space, but actually, the 549-litre capacity figure up to the level of the parcel shelf is 6-litres more than you get in an ID.4. Inside, Volkswagen says it's served up a slightly higher quality interior than you get in an ID.4, but the differences are difficult to spot. There's the same 6-inch digital instrument cluster and 12-inch centre dash infotainment screen as you get in that car, the latter boosted by new MEB software that adds more functions. 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 (though it'd be a squash for three).

Market and Model

Prices start from around £50,000 and in the mainstream part of the line-up, there's a choice of 'Style', 'Tech' or 'Max' trim levels, all three offered with a choice of electric motors; either the 174PS 'Pro' unit or the 204PS 'Pro Performance' motor. At the top of the range costing around £56,000 is the GTX variant, with its 299PS output and all-wheel drive: the GTX ID.5 comes in either 'Style' or 'Max' forms. All versions of this model use the same 77kWh battery. There'll be tough competition, not only from this model's identically engineered Skoda Enyaq iV Coupe and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron cousins but also from cars selling at this point like the Polestar 2 and the Kia EV6. New MEB software means improvements to Volkswagen's 'Travel Assist' system, which is standard and which can do most of the driving for you at highway speeds. Standard equipment also includes the brand intelligent 'IQ.Light LED matrix' headlights and 3D LED rear tail lamps. It's a pity though, that the 'DCC' dynamic chassis control adaptive damping system is optional, even on the flagship GTX variant. Volkswagen expects a popular option to be it's 'Top Sports' front seats, which are distinguished by perforated ID logos at the tops of the backrests. All models also include the brand's 'Car2X' communication system which uses crowd-swarm data to warn you about traffic hazards ahead. Also standard is the company's neat 'ID.Light' system in the cabin, which provides visual warnings of safety system issues using the ambient lighting.

Cost of Ownership

We gave you the driving range figures in our 'Driving Experience' section, which go from 313 miles for the base variant to 296 miles for the top GTX. With this ID.5, Volkswagen's incorporating new MEB software that boosts DC maximum charging capability from 120 to 135kW. Using a rapid public charger, that means an ID.5 can charge to 80% capacity in 26 minutes, an improvement of 9 minutes. As usual with an EV, around 80% of charging will be done via programmable overnight replenishment using owners' garage wall boxes - bespoke versions of these are available through Volkswagen. This electric SUV also comes with the Volkswagen brand's high-voltage battery warranty of eight years or 100,000 miles. Volkswagen reckons that a typical ID.5 user will save about £730 a year in operating expenses over what they'd pay to run a comparable combustion-engined model. It's not only that your energy costs will be lower: you should also make savings in insurance, road tax 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

You have to wonder exactly how many people will be in the market for a car like this, right here, right now. And how many of the people that are will decide that they want this car, rather than its identically engineered and similar-looking VW Group cousins, the Skoda Enyaq iV Coupe and the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. But the Volkswagen brand remains committed to broadening its EV line-up no matter what and the ID.5 certainly provides a sleek-looking halo model for ID.3 hatch owners to aspire to. Especially in top GTX form, where the AWD system and its extra power create a significantly more aspirational and pleasing package than is the case with the ID.4 GTX. You might really desire an ID.5 GTX, rather than merely graduate into one - and that's a crucial difference. Whether the ID.5 package as a whole is desirable enough to suit its premium price point is another question. We'll let the market answer that one.

  • Rear wiper
  • Climate windscreen
  • Front electric windows
  • Privacy glass with 65% tinted windows

  • Autonomous emergency braking front assist with pedestrian and cyclist monitoring
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Front disc brakes and rear drum brakes
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Traction control

  • Front + rear carpet mats

  • E-call
  • Natural voice control
  • Online service, with OCU, with head unit coding, without engine immobilizer interconnection
  • Car2X intellilgent vehicle networking
  • App connect with wireless connection for apple carplay and android auto

  • Oncoming vehicle braking when turning including swerve support
  • Dynamic road sign display
  • Power assisted speed sensitive steering
  • Driver alert system
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Driver profile selection
  • Travel assist 2.5 with swarm data
  • Emergency assist 3.0

  • ID. Light
  • Speedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and exterior temperature gauge
  • Warning signal and warning light for front and rear seatbelts not fastened

  • Exterior mirrors aspherical on driver side, convex on front passenger side
  • Gloss Black door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Automatic dimming interior rear view mirror

  • Auxillary battery with operating voltage 12V
  • Standard electronic engine sound

  • Diversity antenna for FM reception
  • DAB Digital radio

  • Painted side skirt
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Integrated rear spoiler
  • AC Charging socket
  • Aggressive front bumper
  • Aggressive rear bumper and diffuser
  • Roof frame and C-pillar in silver glossy
  • Silver roof frame strip
  • Integrated door handle
  • Roof trim strip in matte black
  • Rear side wing doors

  • Exterior ambient lighting
  • Welcome light
  • Daytime running lights
  • Third brake light

  • Electric auxiliary air heater

  • Art Velours microfleece cloth upholstery
  • Front seat armrests
  • Tool kit
  • Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
  • Door and side trim panel with leatherette insert
  • Central control unit in black
  • Soul black and platinum grey dash inserts

  • Interior style pack - ID.5
  • Assistance pack - ID.5
  • Comfort plus pack - ID.5
  • Design plus pack - ID.5

  • Pre-crash occupant protection
  • 3 Point seat belts in front with pretensioners
  • Front curtain and side airbags with center airbag
  • Single torn horn
  • First aid kit with warning triangle and safety vest
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation

  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • Safety optimised front head restraints
  • Three rear head restraints
  • Isofix child seat preparation easy-fit (for two outer rear seats, and front passenger seat) compatible with I-size
  • Single front passenger seat

  • Wheel locks with extended theft protection
  • Anti theft wheel bolts
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking

  • Rear wheel drive

  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors

  • Mode 3 32-amp / 7.2kW charging cable for charging at public charge points
  • On board battery charger, 1-phase 7.2kW and 3-phase 11kW
  • DC Battery charging capacity

  • Sealed tyres

  • Tyre repair kit

  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes): 2040
  • Battery Charge Slow kW: 2.3
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes): 760
  • Battery Charge Fast kW: 7.2
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes): 450
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW: 11
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes): 29
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW: 135
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage: 0-80
  • Coupler/Connector Type: Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years: 8
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage: 100000
  • Battery Capacity in kWh: 77
  • Battery Leased: False
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City: 695
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEL: 695
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEH: 633
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb: 508
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL: 508
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH: 463
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb: 17.2
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL: 17.2
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH: 18.9
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb: 4.1
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH: 3.7
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL: 4.1
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City: 432
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEH: 393
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEL: 432
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb: 316
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH: 288
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL: 316
  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty: 70
  • Charging Port Location: Right Side Rear
  • Usable Battery Capacity: 77

  • CO2 (g/km): 0
  • Standard Euro Emissions: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): N
  • CO: N
  • HC: N
  • NOx: N
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): N
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): N
  • CC: 1
  • Cylinders: N
  • Cylinder Layout: N
  • Number of Valves: N
  • Camshaft: N
  • Fuel Delivery: N
  • Catalytic Convertor: N
  • Engine Layout: N
  • Compression Ratio: N
  • Transmission: AUTO
  • Gears: 1 SPEED

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: N
  • EC Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Combined (mpg): N

  • Coin Series: Style
  • Coin Description: 77kWh
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: 999999
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 93
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 89
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 76
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 85
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 174
  • Badge Engine CC: 0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True

  • Engine Torque - MKG: 31.6
  • Engine Power - BHP: 174
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 10.4
  • Top Speed: 99
  • Engine Power - KW: 128
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 229
  • Engine Torque - NM: 310
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 16000

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: N/A

  • Tyre Size Rear: 255/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
  • Wheel Style: HAMAR
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/55 R19

  • Length: 4599
  • Width: 1852
  • Wheelbase: 2771
  • Width (including mirrors): 2108
  • Height: 1615
  • Height (including roof rails): N

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 549
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 608
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2042
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2650
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): N
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1561
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.2

  • Metallic paint: £685
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Special metallic paint: £825

  • Energy efficient heat pump: £1,050

  • Infotainment pack - ID.5: Included
  • Infotainment plus pack - ID.5: £1,350

  • Metallic - Stonewashed blue: £685
  • Metallic - Blue Dusk: £685
  • Metallic - Glacier white: £685
  • Metallic - Mythos black: £685

  • Solid - Moonstone grey: £0

  • Special metallic - Kings red: £825

  • Trailer hitch: £890

  • Art velours microfleece cloth - Soul black/Platinum grey: £0

  • Mode 2 (3-pin) mains charging cable: £190

  • 20" Drammen black diamond turned alloy wheels: £500
  • 21" Narvik alloy wheels with sporty vehicle dynamics: £1,500
  • 19" Hamar alloy wheels: Included
  • 21" Narvik alloy wheels: £1,000

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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