New entry-level Volkswagen ID3 Pure Performance revealed: costs £28,370, on sale now

Ryan Hirons
April 14, 2021

The new VW ID3 is now available with an entry-level Pure Performance battery option. It costs less than £29,000 and comes with 217 miles of range. Read on for full details…

  • ID.3 on sale
  • Pure Performance battery introduced
  • Costs from £28,370
  • Three battery sizes
  • 217- to 336-mile range
  • 100kW/125kW fast charging
  • Five optional upgrade packs

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Volkswagen ID3 Pure Performance revealed

The ID3 Pure Performance uses a lighter 45kWh battery and delivers 150hp and 310Nm of torque

A new entry-level battery option for the Volkswagen ID3 is now available. It’s called the Pure Performance and sees a 45kWh battery linked up to a motor that produced 150hp and 310Nm of torque.

Equipped with this, the Volkswagen ID3 has 217 miles of range and you can recharge it from 0% to 80% full using a 100kW rapid charger in a touch over 30 minutes. It will accelerate from 0-60mph in 8.9 seconds and match the rest of the ID3 range with a 99mph top speed.

Available in City and Style trims, pricing for this new ID3 Pure Performance kicks off at £28,370 inclusive of the government’s £2,500 plug-in car grant.

Volkswagen ID3 Pro revealed

The ID3 Pro sits on the middle of the line-up

A mid-spec version of the Volkswagen ID3 has been revealed — which costs from £29,170 (including the £2,500 government plug-in car grant). This Pro model serves as the middle groun motor option for the ID3, and produces 145hp and 275Nm of torque. This means it’ll accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.6 seconds.

The VW ID3 Pro has 263 miles of range – that’s the same as the more expensive ID3 Pro Performance model. This is largely because it uses the same 58kWh battery as the Performance version, which you can charge from flat to 80% full in 30 minutes using a 100kW public fast charger.

Though it’s slower, the ID3 Pro matches the Pro Performance’s 263 mile range

There are no new trims for the ID3 Pro, with the latest lower-output motor available in Life, Business and Family guise – just like the existing Pro Performance model. Orders are now being taken.

Volkswagen ID3 price and specs

The new Volkswagen ID3 range kicks off with the City model that’ll set you back from £28,370 (including the £2,500 Government’s plug-in car grant).

Every new VW ID3 comes with LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, lane-keeping assist and a 10-inch infotainmment system. Wireless software updates are also standard on all ID3s, which means you won’t have to visit a dealer for the latest software upgrades. For example, VW will automatically update all ID3s sold in 2020 with Apple and Android smartphone mirroring and wireless charging in early 2021.

There are five different upgrade packs available for the ID.3.

There are five different optional upgrade packages available for the VW ID.3: Design, Infotainment, Comfort, Assistance and Sport – each of which is available with a bit of extra kit as part of an optional ‘Plus’ pack.

Design pack
The VW ID3 Design pack adds automatic matrix LED headlights, LED rear lights and interior ambient lighting. Design Plus includes a panoramic glass roof.

Infotainment pack
The Infotainment pack comes as standard on every VW ID3. It includes a 10-inch central touchscreen with built-in sat nav and speed limit detection, two USB-C sockets in the front and Bluetooth pairing for two devices at once. The Infotainment Plus option gets you a head-up display system and a subwoofer for the stereo.

Interior upgrades come as part of the Design-, Infotainment- and Comfort-Plus packs.

Comfort pack
The Comfort pack is also standard on every ID.3 sold in the UK. It includes a heated steering wheel and heated seats in the front, two USB-C ports in the back and heated wing mirrors. Comfort Plus adds an adjustable-height boot floor and dual-zone climate control.

Assistance pack
The VW ID.3 Assistance pack nets you a reversing camera, keyless entry and light-up door handles, while Assistance Plus includes additional blind-spot warning systems to help you spot cars in other lanes on motorways.

An optional Sport Plus pack with adaptive suspension will be along in 2021. 

Sport pack
Finally, the Sport pack comes with stiffer sports suspension. Sport Plus isn’t available yet, but when it arrives (likely early next year) it’ll come with adaptive suspension that lets you switch between firm, sporty settings and softer, more comfortable ones.

Unfortunately, you can’t just pick and choose which packs you want. Instead, you can choose from seven pre-set models that each include a different combination of upgrade packs, as shown below. The prices are VW’s recommended retail price and include the Government’s £2,500 plug-in car grant (applicable for models that cost less than £35,000.)

Model Packs included Price from (RRP)
Volkswagen ID3 City Infotainment, Comfort £28,370 (inc. government grant)
Volkswagen ID3 Life Infotainment,
£29,170 (inc. government grant)
Volkswagen ID3 Style Infotainment, Comfort, Design £32,470 (inc. government grant)
Volkswagen ID3 Business Design,
Volkswagen ID3 Family Design Plus,
Comfort Plus,
Volkswagen ID3 Tech Design Plus,
Infotainment Plus,
Assistance Plus
Volkswagen ID3 Max Design Plus,
Infotainment Plus,
Comfort Plus,
Assistance Plus, Sport Plus
Volkswagen ID3 Tour Design,
Infotainment Plus,
Comfort Plus,
Assistance Plus

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