We finally have the full reveal of Volkswagen's next MEB-based EV, the ID.7 sedan. We'll have separate threads with all the spec breakdowns, plus lots of photos from the company itself, but here's the broad overview.

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Volkswagen is electrifying long-distance journeys: world premiere of the ID.71 sedan
  • ID. flagship: the new ID.71 electric sedan is set to be launched first in Europe and China in the Fall of 2023, North America is scheduled to follow in 2024
  • Designed for long distances: according to an initial internal forecast, the ID.7 Pro S2 with 86 kWh battery (net) will permit ranges of up to approx. 435 miles forecast, the ID.7 Pro3 with 77 kWh battery (net) will achieve ranges of up to approx. 382 miles (615 km) on the WLTP cycle5
  • New generation of the Volkswagen cockpit: the ID.7 will make its debut as the first Volkswagen with a standard augmented reality head-up display
  • High level of comfort: new seats with climate control and massage function plus new air conditioning with interactive smart air vents
  • Made in Germany: Volkswagen plans to produce the new ID.7 for Europe and North America in the electric mobility plant in Emden
Wolfsburg – By 2030, around 80 percent of Volkswagen vehicles delivered in Europe are expected to be fully electric. With the launch of the new ID.7 electric sedan, Volkswagen puts the next milestone on this path. An aerodynamic design that is 195.3 inches long, the car has a new efficient drivetrain generation that delivers an output of 282 horsepower (210 kW). Also new for Europe is the largest Volkswagen MEB battery so far, with 86 kWh (net).
The ID.7 makes long journeys shorter thanks to the extremely generous interior space and a fast and intuitive next-generation infotainment system. Drivers can also look forward to a new cockpit philosophy: the ID.7 will be the first Volkswagen in the world that comes with a standard augmented reality head-up display. This changes the cockpit architecture because classic instruments become practically superfluous. As a result, the ID.7 becomes a mobile living space for a new era.

Progressively styled space for travel
. The ID.7 is a large electric Volkswagen for long- distance journeys, as well as for gliding quietly through the city. The aerodynamic design of the fastback sedan is based on flowing, muscular and clearly defined lines. For example, the front end is largely closed. The design is defined here in particular by the sculpted hood and the LED Matrix headlights with their narrow LED strip for the daytime running lights and turn signals integrated at the top of the housing. From the side view, a defining design element is a feature line located below the window that has a sharp undercut. At the rear, the width is emphasised by horizontal lines. The most dominant line is a horizontal LED strip, which extends outwards into the wraparound LED taillight clusters.
Low drag coefficient helps to increase range. Sophisticated aerodynamics with a drag coefficient of approximately 0.23 (depending on equipment) ensure the vehicle offers low wind resistance—the basic prerequisite for low energy consumption and long ranges. The new ID.7 is 195.3 inches long and its long 116.8 inch wheelbase ensures there is plenty of space inside the vehicle.
The interior has been designed with practicality in mind, down to the very last detail. Above the passengers, a new panoramic sunroof with smart electro-chromic dimming glass is standard for the U.S.—the glass layers can be switched to an opaque or transparent setting. Like many other functions in the ID.7, the roof can also be operated by natural voice commands. The front seats are also a new development: for the first time in a Volkswagen, they offer an optional adaptive Climatronic seat function. A sophisticated new massage function also makes long journeys feel much shorter.
Cockpit with standard AR head-up display. A new world of information awaits the driver: the classic instruments have been reduced to the essentials in the ID.7. A standard augmented-reality head-up display takes over the job of providing information. It projects details such as speed in front of the driver and interactive information such as turn arrows appear virtually in front of the ID.7.
Convenient assist systems. When driving on highways, systems such as Travel Assist with swarm data7 take over lateral and longitudinal control of the ID.7 as needed at speeds above 56 mph. If desired, the ID.7 can also support assisted lane changing on the freeway by means of Travel Assist. The driver monitors all this, but the strain of driving is reduced significantly.
When it comes to parking, the electric Volkswagen can independently perform assisted maneuvers in different ways. One of these is parking with memory function6 over a distance of up to 54 feet. For this, the driver either remains sitting in the ID.7 or monitors the parking procedure using the smartphone app.
New high-efficiency drivetrain. The ID.7 will be launched in Europe in two equipment and drive versions—Pro and Pro S—and is the first MEB model to be equipped with a drivetrain that has been newly developed by Volkswagen. The system essentially consists of a 282-hp PSM permanent magnet synchronous motor, the two-stage 1- speed gearbox, and the inverter (power and control electronics). The increased power and efficiency of the electric drive motor in the ID.7 are the result of details such as: a rotor with stronger permanent magnets that offer high thermal load capacity; a further-developed stator with a larger effective number of windings in combination with maximum wire cross-section; a water heat sink for the outside of the stator; and a new, combined oil and water cooling system that also ensures high thermal stability.
The thermal stability is safeguarded by a new inverter generation, and the high thermal load capacity is an elementary contributing factor to the increased efficiency of the new drivetrain. Numerous low-friction gearbox components have also been reinforced to withstand the high power and torque.
Batteries with 77 kWh and 86 kWh (net). There will be two battery versions: the
ID.7 Pro3/5 will have a 77 kWh battery (gross: 82 kWh), with DC fast-charging capability of up to 170 kW. The ID.7 Pro S2/4 (to be introduced at a later date for Europe) will be equipped with the latest Volkswagen battery with an energy content of 86 kWh (gross: 91 kWh) and up to 200 kW DC fast-charging capability. A new thermal management system preconditions the battery before a charging stop. This preconditioning starts automatically on the way to every charging station when route guidance is active.
Made in Germany. Series production of the ID.7 for Europe and North America will start in Volkswagen’s Emden plant in Germany in the second half of the year. The new electric flagship is scheduled to be available in Europe this Fall, with the start of presales planned for the summer. The launch in China is also set for 2023. The market introduction in North America is scheduled to follow in 2024.