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News Volkswagen ID.7 Gets 600km+ WLTP Range

Volkswagen ID.7 Gets 600km+ WLTP Range

The electric Passat

  • Sleek new model shows family sedan not dead yet

  • ID.7 launches with latest-gen electric motors

Volkswagen is launching the ID.7. It’s an electric full-size sedan that’s a replacement for the Passat. With up to 402 lb-ft of torque and a range of 621 km.

The exterior is the same sleek design Volkswagen previewed with its ID concept models. LED front accents, a long hood, and bodywork that flows into the tail while boasting bulging arches and sculpted doors.

Under that bodywork is a long sedan. 195.3 inches long with a 117-inch wheelbase for short overhangs. At just over 60 inches tall, this is also the lowest of the ID models released so far.

The long wheelbase means lots of space. Volkswagen says that it has plenty of legroom front and rear. And despite the low roof and tall battery, the ID7 has 40.4 inches of front headroom and 37.8 in the back. The trunk holds 18.8 cubic feet, and that expands to 56 when the seats are folded.

Volkswagen is giving the ID.7 an augmented reality head-up display as standard. The display projects trip-relevant info like lane markings and exactly where to turn into the driver’s field of vision. It also lets VW make a smaller instrument cluster because there’s no need to duplicate data.

Learning a bit from the current generation of Volkswagen models, the ID.7 gets some new touches for its 15-inch center screen. Like a bar that always shows HVAC functions and a home button, as well as five assignable quick-access keys.

The 2025 Volkswagen ID.7 launches with new electric motors. The motor delivers 282 hp with 402 lb-ft of torque, while its 82 kWh battery gets a 621-km WLTP range. Expect more models down the road with AWD and more power.

Other new tech includes more advanced parking assistance systems, Travel Assist assisted lane changes, and detection systems to avoid dooring cyclists.

The Volkswagen ID.7 will be coming to North America, VW confirmed, built at its plant in Emden, Germany. But the model will launch in Europe first, so expect more information for here later.


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