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2025 Volkswagen ID.7 Promises More Power and Better Range Than ID.4

  • Volkswagen is finally revealing the 2025 ID.7 electric sedan in production form.
  • It uses the company’s MEB platform and comes with a 282-hp electric motor and a choice of two battery packs.
  • The ID.7 will go on sale in the U.S. in 2024.

Volkswagen is taking a step forward with its electric motors and battery packs in the 2025 ID.7 sedan. Compared with the ID.4 crossover, it boasts a more powerful electric motor and an option for a larger battery pack that should enable more range. We’re seeing the ID.7 without its camouflage for the first time, although we’ve already driven a prototype. This new model will arrive in the U.S. in 2024.

The ID.7’s standard powertrain setup will be a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive configuration with a 282-hp electric motor. That’s more powerful than the RWD ID.4’s 201-hp motor, and in the U.S. the ID.7 will initially come standard with the same 77.0-kWh battery pack as the crossover. The company is targeting an EPA range of 300 miles, which is a bit behind the ID.7’s main rivals which include the Tesla Model 3 and the Hyundai Ioniq 6.

A larger 86.0-kWh pack will be optional in other markets and VW claims a WLTP range of 435 miles with that option. That could translate to over 350 miles on the U.S. EPA cycle, although it’s possible that Volkswagen will reserve this larger battery pack on our shores for only a more powerful (but less efficient) dual-motor all-wheel-drive variant.

The ID.7 looks like a somewhat conventional four-door mid-size sedan, but it does have a hatchback design that provides good cargo space. The rear seats fold to expand the cargo area, too. In the passenger compartment, there’s a new 15.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will hopefully improve upon the ID.4’s overly complex software. The cabin also appears to be spacious for five passengers. An augmented-reality head-up display will be standard, and features including massaging seats and a driver-assistance system with automatic lane changes will be available.

We should learn more about detailed U.S. specs for the ID.7 later on, including pricing and final EPA figures. It will be built in Germany and should start reaching U.S. dealerships sometime next year.

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Despite being raised on a steady diet of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or perhaps because of it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive industry throughout his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a way to write about cars for the school newspaper during his college years at Rice University, which eventually led him to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first professional auto-writing gig at Automobile Magazine. He has been part of the Car and Driver team since 2016 and now lives in New York City.  

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