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DS DS 3 Electric Crossback Hatchback 100kW E-TENSE Performance Line + 50kWh 5dr Auto

The DS 3 E-Tense is a quirky and refined electric SUV, but longer range and new tech don’t put it to the front of the pack

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Doors5
Drive Train1 SPEED
TransmissionAuto
Fuel TypeElectric
Engine Capacity - CC1
TrimPerformance Line +
Price£39,270
Battery Capacity50
Engine Power - BHP136
Acceleration8.7
Top Speed93 mph
Length4118 mm
Width1802 mm
Height1534 mm
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)350 l
Minimum Kerbweight1523 kg

Driver Convenience

  • 7 inch digital instrument cluster display
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • DS Connect Box emergency and assistance system
  • DS Connect Nav - Connected 3D navigation, 10 inch HD touchscreen, automatic air conditioning
  • eCall emergency call system
  • Mirror Screen with Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Multi function on board trip computer
  • PAS
  • Service indicator
  • Voice recognition

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • 11KW onboard charger, accelerated charging, compatible with 3 phase charging
  • Accelerated charging cable
  • Rapid charging 100kW

Entertainment

  • 2x USB sockets in front
  • 8 speakers
  • Bluetooth handsfree and media streaming
  • DAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

  • Acoustic and tinted front and rear windscreens
  • Automatic front windscreen wipers
  • Automatic lights
  • Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
  • Black DS wings
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Chrome door handles
  • Chrome front door sill trim
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • DS LED rear lights
  • DS Matrix LED headlights with low and high beam assist
  • DS monogram on rear tailgate
  • E-TENSE badging
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • Electrically folding door mirrors with DS LED spotlight
  • Flush fitting exterior door handles
  • Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirror
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Gloss black exterior door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Third brake light
  • Tinted exterior door mirrors

Interior Features

  • 12V socket
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 40/60 backrest split on rear seats with easy folding button
  • Adjustable steering wheel
  • Aluminium sports pedals
  • Bag support hooks in the boot
  • Black interior roof
  • Boot light
  • DS Inspiration PERFORMANCE LINE - Woven cloth/Alcantara upholstery
  • Front + rear carpet mats
  • Front and rear LED reading lights
  • Front central armrest
  • Front/rear passenger grab handles
  • Height adjustable front seats
  • Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
  • Odour filter
  • Perforated leather steering wheel with contrast stitching - black
  • Premium seat with comfort foam and pads & map pocket
  • Programmable heater with temperature regulator
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Sunvisors with LED vanity mirror
  • Twin front cupholders
  • Two rear isofix mounting points

Passive Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • ABS
  • Airbags - front / rear lateral and curtain airbags
  • Electric parking brake
  • ESP
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners and front and rear load limiter
  • Hill assist control
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle on boot lid

Security

  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Perimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm with anti lift detection
  • Proximity keyless entry and start
  • Remote central locking + deadlocks

Wheels

  • 18" Monza diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Carmine centre caps with DS logo
  • Tyre repair kit
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Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70
Battery Capacity in kWh50
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)450
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW7.4
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)300
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW11
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)30
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change0-80
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW100
Battery LeasedNo
Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationLeft Side Rear
Coupler/Connector TypeCCS Type 2
Maximum Charging Rate - kW100
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH17
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL14.3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH3.7
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL4.3
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH311
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL373
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH193
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL232

Emissions - ICE

Noise Level dB(A)68

Engine and Drive Train

Engine capacity (cc)1
Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO

General

Generation Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %54
NCAP Safety Assist %63
Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage16000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.7
Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Torque - NM260
Engine Torque - RPM3674
Top Speed93 mph

Test Cycles

RDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Space Saver?No
Tyre Size Front215/55 R18
Tyre Size Rear215/55 R18
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMONZA
Wheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1534 mm
Length4118 mm
Wheelbase2558 mm
Width1802 mm
Width (including mirrors)1988 mm

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight1975 kg
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1050 l
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)350 l
Max. Loading Weight452 kg
Minimum Kerbweight1523 kg
No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.7 m
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