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      09-11-2019 03:07 PM #1

      Rendering of ID.3 R

      Volkswagen is “actively considering” a high-performance variant of the ID.3, according to a senior figure who has brought the original concept to production.

      The ID.3 is being launched with up to 201bhp from a single rear-mounted electric motor. But Christine Leuderalbert, VW’s e-mobility product marketing specialist, says the firm is working on how to turn a car engineered for efficiency into one designed for driver thrills.

      “We’re actively considering it, but we need to do some work on how an electric car can also be a performance car,” Leuderalbert told Auto Express. “We know electric vehicles have excellent acceleration, but we need to look at how the rest of the package would affect the car’s efficiency.”

      Our exclusive image shows how an ID.3 R could look with the largest 21-inch wheels that the ID.3’s chassis can accommodate. It’s considered likely that the company could turn the car into an electric hot hatch by adding a small electric front motor - making it four-wheel drive, the most common transmission type for VW R models. Such a move would also allow VW to harness the marketing power of the ID.R racer that has set records at Goodwood and the Nordschleife.

      Jurgen Stackmann, VW’s Member of the Board of Management for sales and marketing, said that the performance sub-brand will have to focus on electrification in any case. “If there is a future for R, it must be electric,” he said. “It’s very simple. We’re really thinking what to do with these cars, because if you’re on the way to zero emissions it’s hard to imagine that you load the world with more powerful cars.

      “So we have to work to put those on the road but clearly the future of R must be electric and [R boss] Jost Capito’s job is to find a solution for that. We need to define what is R in the electric world; it’s different to what we know of in a Golf or any other car.

      “First will come plug-in hybrid, which is already coming with Touareg. That’s something where we have the answer. For the rest we need to find smart, sustainable answers. The plan is filled with great R models going forward but you have to accept that after this, you just can’t plough on. You’d look at us and ask what we are doing here. We have to find good answers for that and that work is happening now.

      When pressed on a date for a pure-electric R model, Stackmann said, “We should be able to deliver something meaningful in under five years. But it’s turf without a lot of expertise for us, at the moment, so we have to start that journey.”
      https://www.motor1.com/news/370146/vw-id-3-r-rumors/
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      09-11-2019 03:17 PM #2
      Well at least it's not ID.3 Turbo, amirite?

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      09-11-2019 03:59 PM #4
      Dropping the oversized wheels would be a start...

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      09-11-2019 04:02 PM #5
      The GTI is dead because...

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      “If there is a future for R, it must be electric,”
      They're not carrying GTI nameplate into the electric vehicles, ergo it won't make the transition. It's just a matter of time unless they drop the gas powered Golf and rename the ID when the successor electric hatch comes out, effectively replacing the Golf. I have no idea what that timeline would be, but I'd guess around 2030 or so.
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      09-11-2019 04:24 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      Well at least it's not ID.3 Turbo, amirite?
      I'm waiting for the GT.3 Turbo EV.

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      09-11-2019 04:28 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      The GTI is dead because...



      They're not carrying GTI nameplate into the electric vehicles, ergo it won't make the transition. It's just a matter of time unless they drop the gas powered Golf and rename the ID when the successor electric hatch comes out, effectively replacing the Golf. I have no idea what that timeline would be, but I'd guess around 2030 or so.
      GTID.3?

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      09-11-2019 04:31 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      GTID.3?
      GTeD.3?
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      09-11-2019 05:57 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      They're not carrying GTI nameplate into the electric vehicles, ergo it won't make the transition.
      GTE though? There's something to the reasonably priced sport compact segment that I don't think they'll want to go without. Maybe that's an 'R', but I'm guessing this will be a little more spendy.

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      09-11-2019 06:01 PM #10
      Meh.

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      09-11-2019 09:58 PM #12
      VW execs and their active considering crap, just admit you arent going to build it.

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      09-11-2019 10:00 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Hajduk View Post
      HUH? Wheres discussion of an R in the random page you directed us?

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      09-11-2019 11:04 PM #14
      I'm on to their game: Make the ID increasingly better looking than the Golf. It's starting...now.

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      09-12-2019 08:51 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      Well at least it's not ID.3 Turbo, amirite?
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      I'm waiting for the GT.3 Turbo EV.
      Quote Originally Posted by Uber Wagon View Post
      GTeD.3?
      ID.10Turbo?
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    17. 09-12-2019 08:56 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Form Ocean View Post
      I'm on to their game: Make the ID increasingly better looking than the Golf. It's starting...now.
      Better looking than a golf? It looks like a fit. It is an ugly car that won't meet sales expectations.

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      09-12-2019 09:29 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Car Problems View Post
      HUH? Wheres discussion of an R in the random page you directed us?
      Actually its on the page before https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...gen-ID-3/page2

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