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DS DS 7 Hatchback 1.6 E-TENSE Opera 5dr EAT8

The plug-in hybrid DS 7 E-TENSE SUV offers up to 43 miles of electric range and plenty of luxurious touches, but it's quite expensive

Drive Train8 SPEED
Fuel TypeHybrid Petrol
Engine Capacity - CC1598
Battery Capacity14.2
Engine Power - BHP225
Top Speed140 mph
Length4595 mm
Width1906 mm
Height1620 mm
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)555 l
Minimum Kerbweight1760 kg

Driver Convenience

  • 12 inch HD touchscreen
  • 12.3" digital instrument cluster display
  • 180 vision reversing camera
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Drive mode selector includes sport, comfort, hybrid and zero emission
  • Driver attention warning
  • DS Connect Box emergency and assistance system
  • DS drive assist includes adaptive cruise control with stop and go + lane positioning assist
  • DS Iris system - 3D connected navigation, natural voice recognition and bluetooth connectivity
  • Electric tailgate with handsfree function
  • Electric variable power assisted steering
  • Emergency call service
  • Engine start button in gloss black and chrome with Clous De Paris embossing
  • Extended Traffic sign recognition
  • Front parking sensor
  • Mirror Screen with Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Multi function on board trip computer
  • Outside temperature gauge with ice warning
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Service indicator
  • Speed limit recognition and speed warning


  • Accelerated charging cable (Type 2/mode 3)


  • DAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

  • Acoustic and tinted windscreen
  • Automatic headlights includes welcome and follow me home function
  • Automatic lighting at car unlocking
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Brilliant black front grille
  • Chrome accents
  • Chrome DS badges
  • Chrome finish DS emblem located on tailgate
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • DS 3D LED rear lights
  • DS 7 inscription - chrome finish located on tailgate
  • DS monogram front leading edge of bonnet
  • DS pixel LED vision 3.0 headlights
  • DS veil LED daytime running lights
  • E-TENSE inscription - chrome finish located on tailgate
  • Electric folding, heated door mirrors with DS LED spotlights and reverse gear tilt function
  • Electric panoramic sunroof
  • Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirror
  • Front door entry sill with DS design
  • Heated windscreen
  • High beam assist
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • LED front fog lights with static cornering light function
  • Rear scrolling indicators with one touch and self cancel function
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear window wiper
  • Silver chrome front bumper skid plate
  • Silver chrome rear bumper trim
  • Two tone gloss black upper and body colour lower door mirror
  • Variable front intermittent wipers

Interior Features

  • 1x front passenger seat isofix mounting points includes top tether
  • 2x rear cupholders armrest mounted
  • 2x rear outer seat isofix mounting points includes top tether
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
  • 8 way electric adjustment and 4 way lumbar adjustment for front seats
  • Aluminium sports pedals
  • B.R.M R180 timepiece - satin chrome case with magnesium and aluminium alloy, carmine markings, Clous De Paris embossing
  • Basalt black leather, satin chrome and piano black trim in gearbox selector
  • Cloth sunvisors with LED courtesy mirror and ticket holder
  • Dark cloth headlining
  • Door pockets in front and rear, flock lined, includes bottle storage up to 1.5 litres
  • Driver seat memory function
  • Flocked glasses storage on driver side
  • Front + rear carpet mats
  • Front and rear door storage
  • Front central armrest with storage in isabella mistral black leather effect
  • Front central storage closed with lid upto 11.2 litres
  • Front double cupholders
  • Front headrests with 4 way mechanical adjustment
  • Front seats with rear pocket
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Heated front seats
  • Height and depth adjustable steering wheel
  • Lower dashboard metal work detailing - satin chrome Clous DE Paris embossing
  • Massage function for front seats
  • Mechanical extendable cushion nose for front seats
  • Open storage on driver side
  • Opera interior nappa leather upholstery with watchstrap design
  • Polyambient interior lighting with 8 colour options
  • Premium leather steering wheel and leather covered airbag
  • Rear central armrest with storage
  • Rear headrests
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Steering column mounted gear shift paddles
  • Two rear USB (type A)
  • Ventilated front seats

Passive Safety

  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats
  • ABS
  • Active city braking
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags including passenger airbag deactivation function
  • Automatic emergency braking system
  • Child safety lock
  • EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Electric parking brake
  • ESP
  • Front and rear curtain airbags, head protection for side impacts
  • Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners and progressive load limiters
  • Hill start assist
  • Passenger detection system - seat cushion mounted pressure sensors, illumination in roof control panel if belt unfastening detected
  • Rear seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters to outer rear seats
  • Safety kit including first aid kit, yellow vest and Warning triangle
  • Thorax, abdomen, pelvis protection and driver and front passenger side airbags
  • Trailer stability control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system


  • Automatic door locking when moving off
  • Deadlocks
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Perimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm
  • Remote central locking
  • Stop/ Start function


  • Black centre caps with DS logo

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70
Battery Capacity in kWh14.2
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)390
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW3.7
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)225
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW7.4
Battery LeasedNo
Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationLeft Side Rear
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2
Maximum Charging Rate - kW7.4
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
Usable Battery Capacity12.9
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH22.9
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL19.9
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH2.7
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL3.1
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - TEH65
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - TEL83
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH57
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL69
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - TEH40
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - TEL52
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH35
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL43

Emissions - ICE

Noise Level dB(A)67
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEH175
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEL155
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEH194
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEL168
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEH153
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEL135
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEH207
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEL194
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEH155
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEL137
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb28
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH36
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL26

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorYes
Engine capacity (cc)1598
Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders - Bore (mm)77
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.8
Gears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEH7.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEL6.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH8.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL7.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEH6.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEL6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEH9.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEL8.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEH6.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEL6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEH36.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEL41.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEH32.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEL37.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEH41.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEL47.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEH30.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEL33
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEH41.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEL46.7
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH1.6
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL1.1
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH177.9
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL250


Generation Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0735E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)8.9
Engine Power - BHP225
Engine Power - RPM6000
Engine Torque - NM360
Engine Torque - RPM3000
Top Speed140 mph

Test Cycles

RDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Space Saver?No
Tyre Size Front235/50 R19
Tyre Size Rear235/50 R19
Wheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1620 mm
Height (including roof rails)1625 mm
Length4595 mm
Wheelbase2738 mm
Width1906 mm
Width (including mirrors)2098 mm

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)43
Gross Vehicle Weight2325 kg
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1752 l
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)555 l
Max. Loading Weight565 kg
Max. Roof Load55
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1275
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1760 kg
No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.45 m

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