The brand-new ID. Buzz GTX is the most powerful Bulli of all time. The Bulli model, featuring an output of 250 kW, was unveiled today by Volkswagen. The new ID. Buzz GTX is equipped with two electric drive motors. An 80 kW motor drives the front axle, while a 210 kW motor powers the rear axle – together they form the all-wheel drive. The top speed of the GTX models is electronically limited to 160 km/h. The electric drive motors in the ID. Buzz GTX are supplied with energy by means of a 79 kWh or 86 kWh battery. The 79 kWh battery can be charged at DC quick-charging stations with up to 185 kW. At maximum charging capacity, it is charged from 10 to 80 per cent again in approx. 26 minutes.

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Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX: some more technical features

With two wheelbases and two battery sizes, the ID. Buzz GTX is available as a 5-, 6- or 7-seater, plus the standard all-wheel drive. The ID. Buzz GTX with standard wheelbase achieves a maximum trailer weight of 1,800 kg (braked, eight per cent gradient), while the ID. Buzz GTX with long wheelbase has a maximum trailer weight of 1,600 kg. The maximum trailer weight was thus increased by 800 kg and 600 kg respectively.

As for the vehicle exterior, the ID. Buzz GTX is characterised by an individualised front end. All black body elements such as the new air intake grille, air guide elements, GTX lettering and the exterior mirror housings are finished in high-gloss black. In addition, the new Venlo 19-inch alloy wheel is standard equipment for the ID. Buzz GTX.

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A major hardware and software update for the product line will be incorporated into the GTX models. New on board are a head-up display (optional) and the next generation of infotainment systems (standard) with new menu navigation and graphics as well as fast processor power. The system’s touchscreen is now 12.9 inches in size instead of 12.0 inches (33 cm diagonal instead of 30 cm). Furthermore, as a world first, the IDA voice assistant also features ChatGPT integration (AI/artificial intelligence).

Lars Krause, member of the Board of Management responsible for Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, talked about the year 2024 for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: “First, there is the New California with an incredible number of fans! I’ve been looking forward to the world premiere this summer ever since we unveiled the concept car last year. Second, we have the new Transporter, which is the successor to the legendary T6.1. But today it’s all about a whole other ballgame. Namely, this fantastic vehicle: the new ID. Buzz GTX.”

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