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DS DS 9 Saloon 1.6 E-TENSE 4X4 Esprit De Voyage 4dr 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
TrimEsprit De Voyage
Battery Capacity15.6
Engine Power - BHP360
Top Speed155 mph
Length4934 mm
Width1932 mm
Height1460 mm
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)510 l
Minimum Kerbweight1909 kg

Driver Convenience

  • 12 inch HD touchscreen
  • 12.3" digital instrument cluster display
  • Blind Spot Detection (BAS)
  • Drive mode selector includes sport, comfort, hybrid and zero emission
  • DS Connect Box emergency and assistance system
  • DS Iris system - 3D connected navigation, natural voice recognition and bluetooth connectivity
  • DS night vision including 360 vision
  • Emergency services call system
  • Extended Traffic sign recognition
  • Exterior temperature gauge
  • Front parking sensors
  • Intelligent speed adaptation
  • Lane keep assist
  • Mirror screen with Apple car play/Android Auto and Mirror Link
  • Motorised tailgate with hands free access
  • Multi function trip computer
  • PAS
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Speed limit info display
  • Speed limiter
  • Wireless charging for smartphone


  • 7.4 kW onboard charger
  • Accelerated charging cable - Mode 3
  • DS Active scan suspension


  • DAB Digital radio
  • Focal Electra Hi-Fi sound system with 515 watt amplifier/14 speakers and 8" subwoofer with alcantara parcel shelf

Exterior Features

  • Aluminium rear door sill
  • Auto dimming electrochrome door mirrors
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic welcome lighting at car unlocking
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Backlit front door sill with Esprit De Voyage inscription
  • Chrome DS wings
  • Chrome finish 'E TENSE' inscription in tailgate
  • Chrome finish DS 9 incription on tailgate
  • Chrome finish exhaust
  • Chrome sabre on bonnet with "clous de paris" embossing
  • Chrome window surround
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Door mirrors including reverse gear angle memorisation
  • DS 3D LED rear lights
  • DS active LED Vision headlights
  • DS badge on bonnet
  • DS cornets
  • DS monogram on rear tailgate
  • Dynamic bending light function
  • Electric folding door mirrors with DS LED spotlights
  • Electrically opening 'spoiler' style sunroof
  • Flush fitting door handles
  • Follow me home manual lighting
  • Frameless electrochrome, auto-dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Front and rear electric windows with one touch/anti pinch
  • Front windscreen wipers with integrated wash system
  • Gloss black exterior door mirrors
  • Gloss black finish front grille with large DS emblem
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Heated rear window
  • Heated windscreen
  • High beam assist
  • Laminated front and rear side windows
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Metallic paint
  • Perla nera black metallic roof
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear boot
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Scrolling indicators

Interior Features

  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 2 cupholders in rear armrest
  • 2x Rear coat hooks
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 4 way electric lumbar adjustment
  • 8 way electrically adjustable front seats
  • Air quality control system
  • Aluminium sports pedals
  • B.R.M R180 timepiece
  • Basalt black fleur leather and piano black gearbox
  • Basalt black leather effect front centre armrest trim
  • Basalt black leather steering wheel with multifunction controls
  • Basalt grey damped Interior grab handles
  • Driver seat memory function
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Electronic key x 2 - satin chrome Clous De Paris pattern
  • Extended bi-zone automatic climate control
  • Flock lining glovebox
  • Floor Mats - black, deep pile with pearl grey binding and Zephir stitch detail
  • Front and rear door storage
  • Front central armrest with storage
  • Front centre console - closed storage with Esprit De Voyage inscription
  • Front headrests with 4 way mechanical adjustment
  • Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
  • Front seat and rear pockets
  • Front/rear passenger grab handles
  • Heated front seats
  • Illuminated glove box, central storage area and load area
  • Massage function for front seats
  • Mechanical extendable cushion nose for front seats
  • Odour filter
  • Opera interior nappa leather upholstery with watchstrap design
  • Pearl grey nappa leather rear armrest
  • Pebble grey alcantara sunvisor with LED lighting
  • PolyAmbient interior lighting
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Rear centre console ventilation system
  • Rear seats fixed cushion and foldable back rest
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Ventilated front seats


  • Advanced safety pack - DS 9
  • DS drive assist pack - DS 9
  • Rivoli lounge pack - DS 9

Passive Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Anti lock braking system + Electronic brake force distribution
  • Automatic emergency braking system
  • Child safety lock
  • Driver, front passenger, front lateral and curtain airbags
  • Electric parking brake
  • ESP
  • Front side airbags
  • Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
  • Hill start assist
  • Indirect tyre pressure monitoring system (ITPMS)
  • Isofix mounting points - 1X front passenger seat and 2X outer rear seats includes top tether
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Rear curtain airbags
  • Seatbelts front - three point retractable seatbelts with pre tensioners and progressive load limiters
  • Seatbelts rear - three point retractable seatbelts with pre tensioners and load limiters to outer rear seats


  • Alarm system
  • Automatic door locking while driving
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking + deadlocks
  • Stop/ Start function


  • Dashboard facia décor - Pearl grey nappa and Basalt black leather with pearl top stitch
  • Pearl grey nappa leather with pearl top stitch in door panel


  • 20" Munich alloy wheels
  • Tyre puncture repair kit

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70
Battery Capacity in kWh15.6
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)145
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW7
Battery LeasedNo
Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationLeft Side Rear
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2
Maximum Charging Rate - kW7
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage160000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb17.5
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.6
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH23.4
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL23.4
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH2.7
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL2.7
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb63
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH63
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL63
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb39
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH39
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL39

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb35
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH35
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL35

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 Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH1.5
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL1.5
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH188.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL188.3


Generation Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0745E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %79
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %67
NCAP Safety Assist %67
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)5.6
Engine Power - BHP360
Engine Power - RPM6000
Engine Torque - NM520
Engine Torque - RPM3000
Top Speed155 mph

Test Cycles

RDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Space Saver?No
Tyre Size Front235/40 R20
Tyre Size Rear235/40 R20
Wheel StyleMUNICH
Wheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1460 mm
Length4934 mm
Width1932 mm
Width (including mirrors)2079 mm

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)42
Gross Vehicle Weight2395 kg
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)510 l
Max. Loading Weight486 kg
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1230
Minimum Kerbweight1909 kg
No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11 m

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