Well-balanced and sporty at the same time – the new ID.4 chassis
“The purely electrically driven SUV ID.4 is great fun to drive, similar to the compact ID.3,” explains Karsten Schebsdat, Head of Driving Dynamics, Steering and Control Systems at Volkswagen “In its chassis, we have implemented numerous ideas and new control systems that further increase safety and driving pleasure.”
The rear-wheel drive ensures strong traction – the driver experiences this already when they arrive at a set of traffic lights in the wet. The range of wheels for the ID.4 starts with the 18-inch format, either in steel or aluminum. Starting with the ID.4 Life model, 19-inch wheels are standard; above that, there are only light-alloy wheels with 20- or 21-inch diameters. Although the large wheels in the wheel arches take up a corresponding amount of space, the ID.4 only requires a turning circle of 10.2 meters – extremely little for a car in its class.
In the ID.4 Pure and ID.4 City entry-level models, they are 235 millimeters wide at the front and rear, with cross-sections varying according to wheel size. All other ID.4 models roll off the production line on combination tires – 235 millimeters wide at the front and 255 millimeters at the rear.
Nov 26, 2020 at 08:39