Volkswagen’s new concept car ID.X Performance is an “all-electric sports limousine”

The all-wheel-drive vision unveiled by Volkswagen in Locarno boasts 411 kW power

Volkswagen has presented the ID.X Performance, its vision of an all-electric sports limousine in the upper mid-sized class at the ID. Treffen in Locarno on the Swiss side of Lago Maggiore from 8 to 9 September.

The show car seems to have impressed everyone with its powerful all-wheel drive, performance-oriented suspension, and an expressive appearance.

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Maria Soni Reissfelder, Head of Marketing & Sales Volkswagen ID. Family said: “Presenting the ID.X Performance infront of ID. enthusiasts from across Europe gives us the chance to meet members of the ID.Drivers Club in person.

“In addition to our emotive show car, we will also showcase a range of production models such as the ID.7, for which pre-sales started in Germany just a few days ago.”

Andreas Reckewerth, Head of Technology Office MEB, whose his team created the show car on the basis of the new ID.7, said: “The MEB [Volkswagen’s modular electric drive platform] offers many fantastic possibilities for approaching vehicle development with a great deal of creativity. It was clear to us that we wanted to base our new show car on the ID.7 and that we would focus on enhancing the performance. In this way we can show what is possible.”

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In the ID.X Performance show car, Volkswagen has supplemented the permanently excited synchronous motor on the rear axle with an additional asynchronous motor on the front axle to create an all-wheel drive. The advantages of this drive type are a short- time overload capability and particularly low drag losses.

As a result, the motor is ideal for delivering short-term power in the form of a boost function. The drive torque is controlled by a Vehicle Dynamics Manager,which also manages operation of the rear axle differential lock in the ID.X Performance. The function is controlled on a separate display with 17-centimetre screen diagonal in the centre console.

The energy of the dual-motor drive is supplied by the drive battery, which permits high continuous power output and short charging times with a charging capacity of up to 200 kW.

The ID.X Performance demonstrates its unique athleticism through its dynamic appearance. The exterior of the all-electric limousine has a host of sporty features – both the front splitter and rear diffuser are made of carbon. The engineers have increased the toe by 80 millimetres and lowered the sports suspension with especially stiffsprings by 60 millimetres. Alongside the drive unit, this makes a significant contribution to performance, making the vehicle handling even more agile.

The vehicle sits on 20-inch sports alloy wheels with a central lock and size 265 racing tyres. At the rear, a carbon wing ensures the necessary downforce. Tinted tail light clusters emphasise thesporty appearance of the high-performance electric limousine.

In the vehicle interior, occupants sit on carbon bucket seats, which provide optimum support even with a dynamic driving style. Red accents emphasise the sporty characteristics in the interior.

The international ID. Treffen took place in Locarno from 5 to 9 September, with electric vehicle enthusiasts meeting on the Swiss side of Lago Maggiore to talk about their shared passion and take part in joint excursions.

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