“The GTX will be a cool high-performance version, with 250kW, a dedicated interior, new exterior colours and some additional features,” said Development chief Kai Grünitz at an event. The ID. Buzz GTX will get an all-wheel-drive, after VW first announced the model in June 2022.
The inclusion of all-wheel drive in the ID. Buzz GTX is expected, as VW’s ID.4 and ID.5 models that are already available in GTX versions, have an electric all-wheel drive system that features a 150-kW PSM at the rear axle and an asynchronous machine on the front axle. However, the claim that the ID. Buzz GTX has a system power of 250 kW is surprising, as the ID.4 and ID.5 have a maximum power of 220 kW and a maximum torque of 460 Nm.
It is unclear how the additional power in the ID. Buzz GTX is achieved and what impact it has on other technical specifications, as the information was not provided by Grünitz. The ID. 4 GTX is limited to approximately 180 km/h, and the 150 kW ID. Buzz with rear-wheel drive, for example, is already limited at 145 km/h.
It is possible that the regular ID. Buzz could be offered as an all-wheel drive vehicle in the future. So far, the non-GTX all-wheel-drive versions of other MEB models have reached 195 kW. It is not known if Volkswagen will deviate from this for the ID. Buzz.
The ID. Buzz will be available in a long-wheelbase version in Summer 2023. This version will be 25 centimeters longer than the standard model, and only in terms of wheelbase, the front and rear overhangs will remain the same, and it will have seven seats.
As an alternative to the three-seater bench seat in the second row, there will be comfortable individual seats that can also be turned. A camper version is also planned. The long version may also get a larger battery option with over 100 kWh, but this is not confirmed.