Volkswagen unveils efficiency data for its ID.7 electric saloon
The Volkswagen ID.7 was officially unveiled last April at the Shanghai Motor Show 2023, an all-electric saloon that was leaked a few days earlier and announced last May that it would have a GTX version, of which the brand released the first images.
According to the company, cooperation between developers and designers has made it possible to achieve a drag coefficient of 0.23 Cd. Volkswagen designer Daniel Scharfschwerdt said:
“When designing the ID.7, there was a greater focus on aerodynamics than virtually any other model. This can be seen in the low front end, the flowing transition to the bonnet and the fast windscreen. The coupé-like roof shape and tapered rear end are also designed for ideal aerodynamic performance.”
To achieve this data, the Volkswagen ID.7 has undergone numerous computer simulations for flow calculation, combined with wind tunnel tests. The design of the ID.7 has focused on achieving high efficiency, enabling it to offer a range of up to 700 km under the WLTP cycle, according to the brand.
Volkswagen has paid particular attention to achieving these good aerodynamic results in key parts of the vehicle such as the rims and wheels, the openings at the front through which air flows to the radiators at the front of the vehicle, as well as the efficiency transmitted at the rear thanks to the shape of the tailgate, the design of the diffuser and the side separation edges.
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