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2021 VW ID4 AWD Pro piles on the power

If you thought the first iterations of the ID4 felt a little underpowered, this is the one for you.

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What's the difference between the single-motor 2021 VW ID 4 and its dual-motor, all-wheel-drive sibling?

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Not much. And that's the point.

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If the rear-drive ID 4 leaves you wanting for just a little more, the AWD Pro trim should deliver.

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The standard ID 4 is a little pokey thanks to its powertrain, a single motor on the rear axle producing 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque.

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Thankfully, the ID 4 was built from the outset with a second motor in mind.

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Residing up front, this additional power source adds 107 hp and 119 lb-ft to the equation for a net 295 hp and 339 lb-ft, numbers that should appeal to those seeking more electric punch.

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While the front motor generally only kicks in when it detects slippage in the rear, all four wheels will dig into the pavement if I pound the accelerator from a stop.

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The power bump is immediately noticeable, with the ID 4 AWD Pro reaching 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds, a 2-second improvement over the RWD variant.

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It's not going to win many drag races, but that's still enough acceleration to excite most drivers and passengers.

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