February 24, 2022

DS 9 E-TENSE 4X4 360 & DS 9 E-TENSE 250: POWER TO SPARE

DS 9 E-TENSE 4X4 360 & DS 9 E-TENSE 250: POWER TO SPARE

As the range flagship, DS 9 E-TENSE 4x4 360 combines elegance, superior quality and performance.

After winning four Formula E teams’ and drivers’ titles, DS Automobiles continues to demonstrate its expertise in electrification with DS 9 E-TENSE 4×4 360 and DS 9 E-TENSE 250.

With a new 15.6 kWh battery, in 100% electric mode DS 9 E-TENSE 250 has a range of up to 70 kilometres on the WLTP urban cycle plus improved performance. Its CO2 emissions drop to 26 g/km on the WLTP cycle.

Symbolic of the French art of travel, DS 9 shows the utmost sophistication in an elegant and classy saloon which gets two new hybrid petrol/plug-in electric powertrains.

These two new power units are available in PERFORMANCE LINE+ and RIVOLI+ specifications, characterised by high-quality materials synonymous with the brand’s superior expertise.

DS 9 E-TENSE 4×4 360: 360 horsepower and all-wheel drive with DS PERFORMANCE expertise

Overseen by DS PERFORMANCE which won both the teams’ and drivers’ Formula E titles in 2019 and 2020, the development and tuning of DS 9 E-TENSE 4×4 360’s power unit and suspension have resulted in outstanding performance. The dynamic serenity, popular with DS Automobiles customers, reaches new heights.

DS 9 E-TENSE 4×4 360 uses special front and rear axles with a wider track. The braking system is uprated with four-piston calipers for better power distribution under heavy application with 380 x 32 mm discs at the front (up by 50 x 2 mm compared with DS 9 E-TENSE 225) and 290 x 12 mm at the rear. As with the championship winning Formula E single seater, mechanical braking effort is only supplied if required after energy recovery. The shock absorbers, springs and anti-roll bar are unique, as is the power unit’s mapping. Whatever the specification, DS ACTIVE SCAN SUSPENSION is offered as standard to capitalise on 21st Century DS suspension which combines the hushed comfort of a large statuesque saloon with the dynamism of a Grand Touring coupe.

A 4-cylinder 200 horsepower engine and two electric motors, one 110 horsepower (integrated with the gearbox at the front) and the other 113 horsepower (linked to the rear axle), are aided by intelligent four-wheel drive transmission. The 11.9 kWh battery features advanced management to save energy so as to handle different applications.

In zero emissions mode, DS 9 E-TENSE 4×4 360 covers 53-61 kilometres on the WLTP urban cycle or 47 kilometres on the WLTP combined cycle.

Fuel consumption is restricted to 1.8 litre / 100km with homologated CO2 emissions of 41 g/km on the WLTP cycle.

DS 9 E-TENSE 4×4 360’s top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h, with the capability of reaching 140 km/h using electric power alone. 0-100 km/h takes 5.6 seconds.

In addition to its exclusive 20-inch MUNICH alloy wheels and its DS PERFORMANCE branded brake calipers, DS 9 E-TENSE 4×4 360 has special badges in DS PERFORMANCE colours at the front and on the bootlid.

DS ENERGY COACH: an exclusive app

Developed with DS PERFORMANCE and double Formula E champion Jean-Éric Vergne, the DS ENERGY COACH app helps drivers to maximise energy regeneration during deceleration. Scores are shown on the central screen.

The assembly of DS 9 E-TENSE 4×4 360’s mechanical parts and suspension is carried out at the Poissy factory in France.

DS 9 E-TENSE 250: 70 km of zero emissions range

DS 9 E-TENSE 250 features a 4-cylinder 200 horsepower PureTech engine, linked to an 80 kW (110 horsepower) electric motor. A new 15.6 kWh battery lets you drive up to 70 kilometres on the WLTP urban cycle or 61 kilometres on the WLTP combined cycle. The on-board 7.4 kW charger enables 0 to 100% charging in 2hr 23.

CO2 emissions drop to only 26 g/km with homologated fuel consumption at 1.1 litre / 100 km on the WLTP combined cycle.

DS 9 E-TENSE 250’s top speed is electronically limited to 240 km/h, with the capability of reaching 135 km/h using electric power alone. 0 to 100 km/h takes 8.1 seconds.