Balanced and sporty at the same time - the chassis of the new Volkswagen ID.4

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

The ID.4 already offers the best prerequisites for great driving pleasure. The rear-wheel drive ensures strong traction - the driver experiences this already when he drives at traffic lights in the wet. The high-voltage battery is located between the axles at the lowest point of the car. This benefits the center of gravity and weight distribution: with all drive variants, it deviates from the ideal value by no more than one percent, 50:50. The front axle of the ID.4 follows the McPherson design, with the steering system having a ratio of 15.9:1. For the first time at Volkswagen, the steering gear is located in front of the center of the wheel, this position guarantees high stability during fast cornering. At the rear is a complex new development - a compact five-link suspension with a subframe that is elastically connected to the body. Parts of the suspension are made of lightweight aluminum to reduce weight. The ID.4 wheel program 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 needs a turning circle of 10.2 meters - extremely little for a car in its class.

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