VW’s core electric model will be offered in three battery configurations; a base 45kWh version that offers 205 miles (330km) of range, a mid-level 58kWh version that can cover 261 miles (420km) and a range-topping 77kWh model that will offer 342 miles (550km) out of a full charge.
Power is provided by a rear-mounted 201 HP electric motor driving the rear axle with the latter two battery packs. Base models get a 147 HP electric motor but in both cases, torque is rated the same, at 229 lb-ft (310 Nm).
The base 45 kWh model will be capable of charging at a rate of 50kW as standard, with VW offering 100kW as an option. The mid-level 58kWh ID.3 will be compatible with 100kW of charging capacity as standard, promising that 30 minutes on the plug will be enough for 155 miles (250km) of driving range. Range-topping variants will be able to charge at 125 kW.
Customers wishing for more will be able to choose between the 1st Plus and the 1st Max models; the 1st Plus adds a rear view camera system, ACC Adaptive Cruise Control and the Kessy Advanced keyless access locking and starting system, as well as design seats, a centre console with two USB-C connections and ambient lighting, matrix LED headlights, matrix side lights, brake lights, turn indicators and tail light clusters as well as 19-inch light-alloy wheels.
Finally, the range-topping VW ID.3 1st Max will include the new, augmented reality (AR) head-up display, a Beats sound system, a large panorama sliding/tilting glass roof as well as 20-inch light-alloy wheels.