VW ID Buzz camper

(1 customer review)

This post gathers information about various versions of the ID Buzz as they become available. Latest update – 12. February 2023 – added the ID Buzz Cargo boot length, width and height.

The king of camper vans received an electric upgrade. Actually, not just electric – the interior is looking very cosy and spacious too, as less room is needed for an engine + all its moving parts – which are now all underneath the cabin. The multifunctional rear seats + table and swivel front seats make it a very versatile car to camp in. And we do like a lot of space in our campers, don’t we!
The double floor + rear seats folding flat to create a surface for a mattress look very handy – compared to a Multivan, where you have to level the seats with something.

The ID Buzz Cargo version’s official dimensions are now available (1), making the electric small van one of the top campers in the People Carrier / Panel Van categories. If its boot was just a bit taller, it would take the first slot, but it’s overtaken by Fiat Doblo High Roof or the Hyundai Staria Cargo. However, it still offers plenty of room, a modular interior and of course – it’s 100% electric.

This car's boot is 220 cm long ⤢, 118 cm tall ↕, and 122 cm wide ↔.

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I’ve collected all possible available info and images, from which you can tell this will be one amazing camper van. Lots of space, multifunctional and configurable seat arrangement, swivel front seats and much more.

Make

Boot length (cm)

220

Boot length (inches)

86.6

Boot height (cm)

118

Boot height (inches)

46.5

Boot width [wheel arches] (cm)

122

Comfort rating

2

Engine type

Available in

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Boot door type

Plug type

,

EV Range (km)

415

EV Battery (kWh)

48, 111

EV Efficiency (Wh/km)

233

EV Fuel equivalent consumption (l/100km)

2.4

Made in

DE

  • Launch date: March 2022 (EU), 2023 (US – likely summer)/2024 (AU)
  • EURO NCAP safety rating: 5/5
  • ADAC rating (lower = better) – tbc
  • Estimated price at launch: from 57,115 GBP / 66,793 EUR / 66,253 USD(1)
  • Exterior length: 494cm / 194.5in
  • Exterior height: 196cm / 77in
  • Exterior width: 198cm / 78in
  • wheelbase: 300cm / 118in
  • Interior boot length:
    • Cargo version: 220cm/86.6in (tailgate) or 223cm/87.8in (barn doors)
  • Interior boot height:
    • Cargo version: 133cm/52.4in
    • 118cm / 46.5in
  • Interior boot width:
    • Cargo version: 122cm/47.9in
    • 122cm / 48in
  • Loading sill height: 63cm / 24.8in
  • Maximum width of the rear opening: 128cm / 50.4in
  • Maximum height of the rear opening: 110cm / 43.3in
  • Opening width of the sliding door: 76cm / 30in
  • batteries ranging from 48kWh to 111kWh
  • charging time: 30 minutes to charge the battery from 5% to 80% (max charging power and best charging conditions)
  • top range: 258 miles / 415 km (real estimated 330 km)
  • maximum towing weight: 1000kg / 2204lbs
  • double floor in the boot

Data source: Official Volkswagen ID Buzz page and ev-database.org, wikipedia.org

VW ID Buzz posts & latest news

VW ID Buzz Dimensions

Exterior dimensions:

ID Buzz Standard Wheelbase:

  • Wheelbase – 2,988 mm (117.6 inches)
  • Length – 4,712 mm (185.5 inches)
  • Width – 1,985 mm (78.1 inches) excluding mirrors
  • Height – 1,936 mm (76.3 inches)

ID Buzz Cargo:

  • Wheelbase – 2,988 mm (117.6 inches)
  • Length – 4,712 mm (185.5 inches)
  • Width – 1,985 mm (78.1 inches) excluding mirrors
  • Height – 1,936 mm (76.3 inches)

Interior dimensions

  • boot width: 1,200mm (48inches)
  • boot height: 1,180mm (46.5inches)
  • width of the rear opening: 1,275mm (50.4inches)
  • height of the rear opening: 1,096mm (43.3inches)

ID Buzz Cargo:

  • tailgate version: cargo area length is 2,208 mm (86.9 in)
  • barn door version: cargo length is 2,232 mm (87.9 in)
  • boot height: 1,330 (52.4in)
  • maximum interior width: 1,217 mm (47.9 in)

Power

According to Volkswagen, you’ll be able to get the new VW ID Buzz with a range of batteries ranging from 48kWh to 111kWh, with some top-range options having as much as 342 miles of range.

According to real-life tests by Insideevs.com:

At 90 km/h (56 mph), the Volkswagen ID Buzz achieved an energy consumption of 206 Wh/km (331 Wh/mile), which translated into a range of 362 km (225 miles). Some 50-60 km below WLTP, but the conditions were not optimum.

Insideevs.com

Some of the equipment it *might* come with

(nothing is confirmed yet, but there’s talks about these things):

  • A double floor in the back with good storage built in
  • Rear seats fold flat with the double floor – just throw a good matress in 🙂 – see images:
  • A solar panel roof or a roof window
  • Multifunctional seats with versatile arrangements (like the Multivan seats, but better + more space)
  • Swivel front seats
  • A better version of the typical Multivan rear console / multifunctional table
  • Electric sliding doors

ID Buzz owner testimonials

I bought one and genuinely love it.
Range is claimed 250, realistically 220 on motorways and 270 on B roads where you regen lots.
Price 33k GBP with government 5k discount
Drives beautifully, quiet, refined, handles well, rapid and very comfortable.
Charging – a change of mindset is required, when you go food shopping you plug in, at home you plug in, at ikea you plug in, at services you plug in, at work you plug in, basically when you naturally stop anyway you charge so it’s simpler than filling up with petrol or diesel! Granted if you drive in one go from Cornwall to Glencoe you’ll need to stop and charge while you have a coffee and toilet stop.
Max, UK

VW ID Buzz double boot floor removal + boot storage test

1 review for VW ID Buzz camper

  1. Lukas

    NimbleCamper rating (Cargo version): 3.7/5 – overall good boot size, but not as tall as some other vans in this category. But you’ll get a very cool modular interior and VW leel of comfort.

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  • Average used price, GBP (2015) – I use Carsite.co.uk‘s price aggregates from 2015 (or the nearest possible year if not available), or, if not found, from autoscout24.com. For new cars, I specify the closest possible match (i.e. if released this year, it’s the new price, if released two years ago, it’s the 2-years old price etc). It’s here to give you a benchmark comparison (- a like for like, an apple with an apple) of the value of each car and for filtering purposes. It’s not meant to be used as an accurate estimate of used car value – it is updated once a year, so make sure you know what the car should cost at the time of purchase if you decide to buy one.
  • Boot dimensions – taken from various sources across the web, starting with official, supplemented with other reliable websites (like ridc.org.uk), supplemented by user-generated content – images of measurements from forums or social networks. It’s also used for filtering, comparison and to give you a good idea of the car’s suitability for camping.
  • Comfort rating – a benchmark used to simplify the car’s comfort & driving score based on equipment, furnishings, handling, safety, and costs ratings from external sources like whatcar.com, carwow.co.uk, autocar.co.uk etc. It gives you an indication of whether the car will drive and feel like a van (low rating) or offer better interior & handling (higher rating). A simple van-like car, for example, a Renault Kangoo is 0.5, a well equipped and comfortable car like a Ford S-Max is a 2. No hard math behind it, just an indicator, f.e. 0.5= basic car that does the job, 1.5 = hey, that’s nice to have!, 2 = oooh, comfyyyy.
  • Consumption – I take the average 2017 consumption or closest match from Fuelly.com, or if none is available, from other sources like honestjohn.co.uk. If there are not enough cars for a single year, an average for several years is calculated.
  • NimbleCamper rating – a weighted score of boot length (45% weight), boot height (40%), consumption (10%) and comfort (5%). The logic of weighing length & height higher than consumption and comfort is – headroom is important when you sleep in the back of the car, so is the length. A comfy ride is a factor, but you can sleep in a big car that’s not that comfy, however, it’s much harder to camp/sleep in a comfy car that’s too small. Read more about the NimbleCamper rating and criteria here.
    • a note for EVs (electric vehicles) – for consumption, I am using the Fuel Equivalent Consumption estimate by ev-database.org. It is usually much lower than combustion engines, giving EVs an advantage – which I think is fair. They do have a small disadvantage in terms of having to plan your trips around charging stations + longer waiting time, but that will get better over time. More charging stations, faster chargers and better batteries. Therefore I am not adjusting the calculation for EVs in any way.
    • In short: a litre of petrol contains about 8.9 kWh of energy. If we divide the energy consumption of an EV by this (f.e. 16 kWh/100 km divided by 8.9 kWh/litre), we get equivalent fuel consumption of 1.8 l/100 km.
  • EV stats – taken from ev-database.org

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