Volkswagen’s ID.7 Tourer: Electric Wagon Advancements

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Volkswagen's ID.7 Tourer: Electric Wagon Advancements
Volkswagen's ID.7 Tourer: Electric Wagon Advancements (Credits: Volkswagen)

Code-named B9, the ninth-generation Passat is likely the final iteration to incorporate internal combustion. Offered exclusively as a station wagon for the 2024 model year, it provides 690 liters of cargo space behind the rear seats and 1,920 liters behind the front seats, equating to 24.4 and 67.8 cubic feet, respectively.

For those seeking an electric long roof with the Passat Variant’s footprint, Volkswagen now presents the ID.7 Tourer, enhancing the sedan’s attributes with increased legroom and luggage capacity. However, the emissions-free wagon falls slightly short with 605 and 1,714 liters (21.4 and 60.5 cubic feet) of space in European markets.

Slightly lengthier than its combustion-engine counterpart, the ID.7 Tourer draws inspiration from the ID. Space Vizzion was unveiled at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Key figures from the concept include an 82-kilowatt-hour battery, a WLTP range of 560 kilometers (300 miles in EPA’s test cycle), a drag coefficient of 0.24, and up to 265 kW (355 horsepower) from dual motors.

Volkswagen's ID.7 Tourer: Electric Wagon Advancements
Volkswagen’s ID.7 Tourer: Electric Wagon Advancements (Credits: Volkswagen)

In terms of production, the ID.7 Tourer differs slightly. Volkswagen cites an 86-kilowatt-hour battery with fast charging capabilities of up to 200 kilowatts, estimating a WLTP range of up to 685 kilometers. EPA estimates are currently unavailable, but it’s expected to reach 426 miles, though it may not target the US market.

Similar to the sedan, the ID.7 Tourer offers two battery options. Initially, the Pro model includes a 77-kWh battery with a 175 kW direct-current charging speed, while the later Pro S model will feature an 86-kWh battery.

Regarding power and performance, the ID.7 Tourer, based on the MEB platform shared with the ID.4 crossover and ID.3 hatchback, is the exclusively rear-wheel drive for now. However, Volkswagen is working on the ID.7 GTX. Unveiled in September 2023, the ID.X Performance concept sedan boasts 411 kW (551 hp).

Acceleration estimates for the rear-wheel-drive ID.7 Tourer haven’t been shared, but due to its slightly heavier curb weight, it’s expected to be marginally slower to reach 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) compared to the sedan’s 6.5 seconds, likely around 6.3 seconds for the 0-60 mph sprint.

For now, the ID.7 Tourer offers 282 horsepower and 406 pound-feet (550 Nm) of torque, directed to the rear wheels, providing more torque than the Passat Variant. Interior-wise, it shares similarities with the B9, featuring a prominent 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a gear selector on the right side of the steering column.

Production of the ID.7 Tourer will take place at the Emden plant alongside the ID.7 sedan and ID.4 crossover, catering to the British market with a right-hand drive option. Pricing details will be disclosed soon.

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