With the new ID.4 GTX, Volkswagen is showing the first sporty top-of-the-range electric model.
Unlike the standard ID.4 that has to make do with a single electric motor and rear-wheel drive, the GTX adds a front-mounted motor to enable an all-paw setup. Horsepower jumps from 201 hp (150 kW) to 295 hp (220 kW), which is actually slightly less than the 302-hp output offered by the dual-motor setup fitted to the China-only ID.6, a larger three-row electric SUV.
As a result of the added oomph, the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) has dropped from 8.5 seconds to a decent 6.2 seconds while top speed has increased from 99 mph (160 km/h) to an electronically capped 112 mph (180 km/h). Perhaps a more relevant performance number in day-to-day driving is the 0 to 37 mph (60 km/h) time of 3.2 seconds.
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