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Cargo vs Cd & range?
Well ... the key engineering metrics affecting range are weight, drag coefficient and frontal area. And car makers almost never announce frontal area. I still don't know the official frontal area for the ID.4. I'm guessing 2.45 square meters for the ID.4 and I'd make the same guess for the ID.5, as it looks about the same as the ID.4 from the front.

If we guess that the ID.5 achieves the same drag coefficient as the ID.3, that could buy the ID.5 10 more miles of range than the ID.4. We could gain an additional 10 miles if the ID.5 could drop 200 kg of weight compared to the ID.4. I might like 20 more miles of range in exchange for some lost cargo space and what I'd find to be a slightly less attractive body style. But I'm expecting more like 5-10 more miles of range out of the ID.5.
 
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