• If you know what the GTI is for the Golf, then you will definitely know what the GTX is for the ID.4
  • And while it was just launched on the ID.4, the GTX will become the new performance range for the Volkswagen's EVs
  • So, how can you recognize the GTX over the standard ID.4? Up front it will get a gloss black grille and LED daytime running lights placed in the honeycomb elements
  • At the back the ID.4 GTX will get new LED taillights with a 3D effect grace
  • It will ride on standard 20-inch wheels, but a 21-inch set will be offered as optional
  • Small changes will also be made on the interior The GTX models will get a special color cheme, a few GTX badges and 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • The big changes were made under the hood, where the GTX gets an extra electric motor in the front
  • The ID.4 GTX delivers a total of 295 horsepower - or an increase of 94 over the ID.4's 201 horsepower output
  • The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is also down to 6.2 seconds from 8.5 seconds
  • While top speed has been increased to 112 mph up from the ID.4's 99 mph
  • Volkswagen didn't change the battery, so the GTX will actually offer a range of only 298 miles - down from 323 miles in the ID.4
  • We have no idea when the GTX will arrive in the States, but in Germany it is priced from €50,415

A sportier take on the standard ID.4, the GTX comes with a dual-motor-setup, all-wheel-drive system, and improved power outputs and performance specs

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Volkswagen has decided to step on the gas (pun unintended) and launch a new range of performance EVs with the ‘GTX’ badge. The automaker has introduced its first car under this series based on the ID.4 called the ID.4 GTX. The EV comes with significant performance upgrades over the standard model and also comes with some aesthetic changes. An additional motor, enhanced power outputs, and new headlight detailing are some of the differences here. The performance, however, comes at the cost of the range since Volkswagen has made use of the same battery pack as the standard ID.4. What is more important to you?

What MAkes The GTX Different From The ID.4?

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The differences are more to do with the lighting setup instead of structural changes. Three honeycomb elements make for the LED daytime running in the faux air vents on the bumper. The gloss black grille is another differentiating factor. The Euro-spec model even comes with LED matrix headlights as standard, but this won’t be offered in the States when the car arrives.

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It rides on 20-inch wheels as standard, but a 21-inch set will be offered as optional. 14.1-inch discs take charge of the braking duties at the front, but the rear comes with a drum setup. This is becoming a staple in Volkswagen Group’s EV lineup since we’ve seen a similar setup on the Audi Q4 e-tron as well. New LED taillights with a 3D effect grace the derriere. All-in-all, the GTX variant comes with some different aspects and has a strong resonance with the Golf GTi, which the company admits, too.

A Revised Cabin With Nice Materials?

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The cabin comes with a few changes as well. The new color scheme on the interior is quite different from the standard ID.4. There are GTX badges on the front seat backrests, the sill panel trims, and the steering wheel. The doors and upper dash come with leatherette inserts finished in a dark shade of the X-Blue, denoting sustainability. Apart from this, the top-trim comes with stuff like:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Individually adjustable front armrests
  • Split-folding rear seats
  • 30-color LED ambient lighting
  • 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Opt for the optional packages on offer and you can get goodies like a head-up display with augmented reality, and a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

The GTX Has An Extra Motor For More Go

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Unlike the standard ID.4 that comes with a single motor mounted on the rear axle, the iD.4 GTX comes with an additional motor at the front. Combined, they make 295 ponies, 94 more than the ID.4.

This is seven horses less than the China-spec ID.6’s power output. This results in much better performance specs. The all-wheel-drive ID.4 GTX takes 6.2 seconds to sprint to 62 mph from naught, which is 2.3 seconds quicker than the ID.4’s 8.5-second time. The top speed is electronically limited to 112 mph, unlike the ID.4’s 99 mph speed.

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Volkswagen will offer an optional Sports package on the ID.6 that lowers it by 0.6 inches. It also features progressive steering to further improve the handling dynamics. If you are in the mood to splurge more, you can opt for the adaptive shock absorbers that come as part of the Sports Plus package.

It Comes With The Same Battery Pack

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The ID.4 GTX draws power from the same 77 kWh battery pack as the ID.4. According to the WLTP cycle, the range is rated at 298 miles, which is 25 miles less than the ID.4’s 323-mile range. It supports fast-charging up to 125 kWh, which results in 186 miles being added in 30 minutes.

How Much Does The GTX Cost?

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In Germany, the ID.4 GTX will start at €50,415, which is approximately $61,150 as per the exchange rates at the time of writing this article. This doesn’t include the €7,500 subsidy the local government offers.

Final Thoughts

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The GTX badge is not completely new as some cars from the past have had this badge slapped on their asses. This includes the Scirocco, Jetta, and the Golf. All the Volkswagen performance EVs in the future will come with the GTX badge.

The ID.4 GTX is surely a better package than the standard model it’s based on. With over 90 horses more and 0-60 mph time reduced by over two seconds, the GTX is the obvious choice. But, Volkswagen has put you in the same conundrum that EVs are famous for – you can choose either performance or range. The decision to plonk the same battery pack results in a reduced range of 25 miles in this case. While it’s not a lot, it could be a deciding factor for some people.

The deliveries of the ID.4 GTX will begin this summer in Europe. There’s no word on when or if the car will arrive Stateside.

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. Fast forward to today, and he is currently serving as a senior editor, pickup truck expert, and EV expert.  Read full bio
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