There are several features to mark the ID.4 1ST Edition apart from future ID.4 models. These include internal and external ‘1ST’ badging, a strangely clashing coloured interior and four metallic paint colours available: Glacier White, Blue Dusk, Manganese Grey and Honey Yellow.  

The ID.4 1ST Edition has a WLTP range of 310 miles from its 77 kWh (usable) battery. It can rapid charge up to 125 kW and has 204 PS of power with 310 Nm of torque . 0 to 62 mph takes place in 8.5 seconds 1st Edition – ‘Pro Performance’ £37,800 OTR including UK gov grant 201hp / 204ps power 310nm / 229lb ft torqu 82kWh Battery (77kWh useable) Rapid charge up to 125kW (11kW onboard charger) 0-62mph in 8.5 secs Top speed 99mph Weight 2124kg.

1st Edition ID.4s wear 20-inch ‘Drammen’ alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, tinted rear windows and a reversing camera. Inside, the microfleece seats and steering wheel are heated, 30-colour ambient lighting, 10-inch infotainment display and a dynamic full width ID. Light, which changes its pattern and colour to supplement and support navigation signals, charging status, driver assist technologies or the natural voice control.

The model also offers a range of safety features including Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist, and Lane Assist, with parking sensors front and rear. The ID.4 is VW’s first electric vehicle that can be fitted with an optional tow bar, suitable for trailers up to 1000kg unbraked. This is a surprise, given that the rwd crossover has drum rear brakes. Drums – in 2021.

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