Sooner rather than later the electric Hot Hatch had to arrive, and the first stone of this path will be called Volkswagen ID.3 GTX. Looking to create a 100% electric alternative to the Golf GTI, the German manufacturer has given the green light to the marketing of a more powerful and sporty version of its electric car, a car that promises to reach 300 HP of power.
If we look back, just a few months ago Volkswagen already subtly showed an experimental project in which it played with the idea of creating a more powerful and sporty ID.3, using for this the configuration of double electric motor that allows the MQB platform and that we have already seen in other cars of the Volkswagen group such as the ID.4, the Enyaq or the Q4 e-tron.
ID.4 GTX powertrain
The ID.3 GTX will have two electric motors, 300 CV and a 0-100 km / h in the environment of 5 seconds
The project presented in the month of May was called ID.X, and essentially consisted of creating an ID.3 with the ID.4 GTX powertrain just presented. These changes also included modifications at the chassis, suspension and electronic controls level, but in general terms we speak of a simple adaptation since both models start from the same MEB platform.
The result was an ID.3 with 333 hp (245 kW), two electric motors – one on each axle -, 82 kWh battery and a 0-100 km / h of 5.2 seconds.. To this was added a 200 kilogram weight reduction compared to the ID.4 GTX, which clearly played in favor of the prototype in terms of behavior and performance.
After the GTX, Volkswagen also leaves the door open to a future R variant of its electric
As well, On the occasion of the Munich motor show, Volkswagen CEO Ralf Brandstatter has confirmed the launch of an ID.3 GTX which in essence will be the production version of the ID.X prototype with a double electric motor, although with a less radical configuration that could leave the final power at 300 hp.