With the Pro version, the German automaker is introducing additional motor options to the highly popular EV. The Pro electric motor will be available across the ID.3’s Life, Business and Family specifications, and offers a second, 145 PS power output in addition to the introductory 204 PS Pro Performance version.
Despite the different motor output of the Pro Performance models, the range of the ID.3 remains the same across both models, with up to 263 miles available on the ID.3 Life Pro from its 58 kWh (net) battery capacity.
In Pro guise, the ID.3 produces 145 PS and 270 Nm of torque, which is delivered, as per the rest of the ID.3 range, via a one-speed gearbox to the rear wheels, with the car’s full torque output available from a standstill, a virtue of electric vehicle powertrains. This translates to a 0-62 mph sprint in 9.6 seconds.
In Life specification, the ID.3 Pro starts at £28,670, with a £1,320 step-up to the ID.3 Life Pro Performance. The ID.3 Pro’s charging performance remains unchanged, which means that the same quick 35-minute recharge to 80% capacity at a 100 kW CCS Direct Current charger is achievable.
Further additions to the ID.3 family will arrive during 2021, again bolstering one of the model’s key strengths and reasons for its success. These include the smallest Pure model with a 45-kWh battery.
This is just the latest move of the all-electric revolution happening at VW as we reported that the ID.4 has also finally arrived on the market, with the 1st Edition now on sale in the UK. The all-electric SUV will have an impressive WLTP range of 310 miles from its 77-kWh battery capacity and a total of 204 PS of power and 310 Nm of torque.
Volkswagen has also announced that in 2023 the company will release the ID.6, which will have an 84kWh battery pack mounted within the flat floor of the MEB platform. This will provide the car with a range of around 700km, or 435 miles.
By offering multiple variants of the ID.3 and different EVs, Volkswagen is becoming an important player in the all-electric market and accelerating the electric revolution, according to Joe Laurence, ID. Family Product Manager at Volkswagen UK.
“Like many other Volkswagen models, the ID.3 range aims to offer plenty of choice for the customer – and that includes powertrain options,” he said. “And, of course, making ‘The Electric People’s Car’ accessible to an even wider band of the EV-buying public is a direct and welcome result of this.”
|ID.3 Pro, Pro Performance specifications (58 kWh and 145 / 204 PS)|
|Model||Price1||0-62 mph||Range (WLTP, combined)||Energy consumption (WLTP)|
|Life Pro||£28,670||9.6 sec||263 miles||4.2 miles/kWh|
|Life Pro Performance||£29,990||7.3 sec||263 miles||4.2 miles/kWh|
|Business Pro||£32,400||9.6 sec||262 miles||4.2 miles/kWh|
|Business Pro Performance||£33,720||7.3 sec||262 miles||4.2 miles/kWh|
|Family Pro||£33,330||9.6 sec||260 miles||4.2 miles/kWh|
|Family Pro Performance||£34,650||7.3 sec||260 miles||4.2 miles/kWh|
|Style Pro Performance||£34,180||7.3 sec||261 miles||4.2 miles/kWh|
|Tech Pro Performance||£36,190||7.3 sec||260 miles||4.2 miles/kWh|
|Max Pro Performance||£38,220||7.3 sec||258 miles||4.2 miles/kWh|
|ID.3 Pro S specifications (77 kWh and 204 PS)|
|Tour Pro Performance||£39,290||7.9 sec||336 miles||4.1 miles/kWh|