Is that confirmed sub 6 seconds, that you can see on the video with your own eyes? Seems more than a little optimistic. Most of those kinds of bids for other cars I've had time 0-60, not 0-62mph to be comparable with official figures. Sometimes it's not hard to improve on official figures, especially on FWD cars with a reduced tenancy to trampnon decent rubber. Tramping not an issue on the ID3 though. Also, when do you start the clock on the performance times? The moment you hit the accelerator, or the moment the car starts to move? Although it reacts quicker than most ICE cars, there's still a momentary pause between pressing the accelerator and moving (feels like about 1/3 of a second).Probably a silly exercise 😁
but having seen on Facebook a couple of pro performance (205ps) times of sub 6 seconds - thought I’d download an app and try in my lowly 150ps Life Pro.
managed 8.95 and 9 (opposite directions on the same bit of road) - though had about 30-40kg of stuff in the boot so it might come down a shade
My own rolling start performance comparisons for previous cars indicates that from 20mph at the starting signpost to the signpost used as a finishing point, the ID3 is on a par with my old Polo GTI+ with an official.0-62 time of 6.7s (unofficially, many YTers claim 6.2s, but that's to 60, not 62, right where 3rd gear change kicks in). Off the line, the ID3 is undoubtedly quicker (no tramping), I'd imagine a 0-62 time of maybe 6.2s is achievable on that basis.
If 0-62 times are truly understated by 1s, you've got to wonder why. Do VW understate to not get an adverse insurance rating? Do they have to have AC or some other ancillaries on when doing those times that the YTers switch off? YTers testing in very favourable conditions or with much better tyres for marginally better traction?
My historical figures for rolling start performance comparison:-
2007 Golf GT 170TDI PD = 79mph
2009 Scirocco GT 140TDI CR = 77mph
2011 Scirocco GT 170TDI CR = 81mph
2013 Golf GTD 184TDI CR = 83mph
2013 Golf GTD with tuning box = 88mph
2015 Golf R 300ps TSI = 97mph
2015 A1 116ps 1.6 TDI CR = 71mph
2018 Polo GTI+ 200ps TSI =.85mph
2019 A4 Avant 40 (190TDI CR) = 77mph
2021 ID3 Pro Performance 304ps = 85mph.