The Ultimate Volkswagen Wagon Experience: The ID.7 GTX Tourer Unleashes Unmatched Power

Dual Motor System Produces 335 Horsepower with All-Wheel Drive

Out with the old, in with the new – say goodbye to the Golf R wagon and hello to the powerful leader of Volkswagen’s performance station wagons. The ID.7 GTX Tourer takes the crown as Wolfsburg’s most dominant production wagon, outshining the 315-horsepower Golf R Variant. It’s a shame that US consumers won’t get to experience it.

Volkswagen’s debut electric performance wagon boasts a total power output of 335 horsepower from two electric motors, allowing for all-wheel drive capabilities. The majority of the strenuous work is carried out by the back motor, generating 282 horsepower, while the front motor contributes an additional 107 horsepower. According to the German company, the front e-motor only engages when required and activates within a fraction of a second. Power distribution is achieved through specialized AWD controlling technology and electronic differential locks.

Thanks to the dual-motor configuration, the ID.7 GTX Tourer has an impressive towing capacity of 3,086 pounds, while the previously released single-motor version with rear-wheel-drive can only tow up to 2,204 lbs. In addition, the GTX model comes standard with an upgraded 86.0-kilowatt-hour battery, compared to the basic 77.0-kilowatt-hour battery found in the lesser variant. This larger battery can be charged at a rate of up to 200 kilowatts using DC, resulting in a speedy 10 to 80 percent charge time of less than half an hour. Although the specific range has not been disclosed, it is expected to be slightly less efficient than the rear-wheel-drive model with the larger battery, which boasts a remarkable 426 miles in the WLTP cycle.

Interestingly, specific details regarding performance from VW are currently unavailable. However, based on our calculations, we predict that the 0 to 62 mph sprint can be completed in approximately six seconds or a little over five seconds. This estimation is based on the fact that the standard ID.7 hatchback with rear-wheel drive and a modest 282 horsepower has a recorded time of six and a half seconds for the same task.

Just like the ID.3 GTX model also revealed today, the ID.7 GTX Tourer model embraces a more dynamic appearance with updated bumpers, sleek black details, and unique wheels. This electric sports wagon comes standard with 20-inch alloys, but you have the option to upgrade to a bigger 21-inch set. The cabin features touches of red accents, along with GTX logos on the seats and steering wheel.

Choosing the GTX model over the standard ID.7 Tourer does not mean compromising on practicality, as they both offer a cargo capacity of 21.3 cubic feet. Even when the rear seats are folded down, the maximum luggage volume remains the same at 60.5 cubic feet. Similarly to its non-GTX counterpart, the electric wagon can also be equipped with a panoramic sunroof for an additional fee, which transforms from opaque to transparent.

Despite VW’s previous statement that the regular ID.7 Tourer will not be coming to the United States, it is unlikely that we’ll see the GTX version either. The electric sports wagon is set to hit European markets in the spring.

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