Published on June 13th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
Volkswagen ID. Buzz Long Wheelbase Revealed With 3 Rows Of Seats
A long wheelbase version of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz with three rows of seats will be available in the USA.
The electric microbus successor, the Volkswagen ID.Buzz, will be available with a long-wheelbase for the North American market. This new version was shown last week and will go on sale in 2024. Besides having a longer wheelbase, this US-version of the ID.Buzz also comes with a larger battery, more horsepower and three rows of seats as standard.
Just like the European version, the standard long-wheelbase ID.Buzz comes with a rear-mounted powerplant. This new ‘APP550’ permanent magnet synchronous motor has an output of 282hp and 550Nm of torque, which is much higher than the European standard output of 201hp.
There will also be a 330hp all-wheel drive model available at launch. The new motor design allows for a higher top speed of 160km/h versus 145km/h on the European model.
In addition, the battery capacity is 91 kWh on this model versus 82 kWh on the 2-row European model. Volkswagen have not disclosed what the range of this new model is, but says it’ll be more than the 2-row model’s 415km range.
The Volkswagen ID.Buzz is built on the Modular Electric Drive (MEB) with multi-link rear suspension and struts at the front. The wheelbase of this model has been stretched by nearly 250mm versus the standard model.
Here are the new dimensions:
- length: 4885mm
- wheelbase: 3237mm
- width: 1979mm
- height: 1892mm
Options and features on the long wheelbase VW ID.Buzz
- Paint and cabin options
- Energetic Orange
- Pomelo Yellow
- Mahi Green
- Cabana Blue
- Metro Silver
- Indium Grey
- Dark brown and black combination features dark brown leatherette seats with white piping, blue door inserts, a dark wood-look dash, and black headliner and décor pieces
- Light grey and clay combination combines light grey leatherette seats with clay-colored piping, clay door inserts, a light wood-look dash, and light grey décor pieces
- Balanced modern look with light brown leatherette seats with yellow piping, light grey door inserts, a washed wood-look dash, and black accents
- Dual power-sliding rear doors
- Power-folding and heated side mirrors
- Power Tailgate with Easy Open and Close
- Keyless entry
- 20″ aero wheels
- 12-way power adjustable front seats with dual armrests, ventilation, massage and memory functions
- Heated 1st and 2nd row seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Climatronic automatic climate control with air vents on each row
- Bench or Captain seats available for second row
- 5.3″ ID.Cockpit display
- 12.9″ central infotainment unit
- Wireless App-Connect
- 8 USB-C ports
- 110V outlet under passenger seat
- 12V outlet in cargo area
- ID.Light system