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DS DS 9 SALOON

1.6 E-TENSE 4X4 Rivoli + 4dr EAT8

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Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Emissions
Emissions41.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed155mph

Driver Convenience

  • 12 inch HD touchscreen
  • 12.3" digital instrument cluster display
  • 3D connected navigation
  • Blind Spot Detection (BAS)
  • DS Connect Box emergency and assistance system
  • Emergency services call system
  • Extended Traffic sign recognition
  • Front parking sensors
  • Intelligent speed adaptation
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane positioning assist
  • Mirror Screen with Apple car play/Android Auto
  • PAS
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Speed limit advisor
  • Voice recognition
  • Wireless charging for smartphone

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • 7kw on board charger
  • Domestic charging cable
  • DS Active scan suspension
  • Wider rear track

Entertainment

  • Bluetooth hands free and media streaming
  • DAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

  • Automatic front windscreen wipers
  • Backlit front door sill
  • Chrome DS wings
  • Chrome sabre on bonnet with "clous de paris" embossing
  • Chrome window surround
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • DS cornets
  • E-tense badge on bonnet
  • E-tense monogram on the rear tailgate
  • Flush fitting door handles
  • Laminated front and rear side windows
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear boot
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wing door

Exterior lighting

  • 3rd brake light
  • Automatic headlights
  • DS 3D LED rear lights
  • DS active LED Vision headlights
  • Dynamic bending light function
  • Follow me home manual lighting
  • High beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Scrolling indicators
  • Welcome lighting

Heating/Climate control

  • Air quality control system
  • Odour filter

Interior Features

  • Aluminium sports pedals
  • B.R.M R180 timepiece
  • Front + rear carpet mats
  • Front and rear door storage
  • Front central armrest with storage
  • Front closed storage
  • Front/rear passenger grab handles
  • Height and depth adjustable steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • PolyAmbient interior lighting
  • Sunvisors with LED courtesy mirror and ticket holder

Mirrors

  • Auto dimming electrochrome door mirrors
  • Door mirrors including reverse gear angle memorisation
  • Electric folding door mirrors with DS LED spotlights
  • Frameless electrochrome, auto-dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Gloss black exterior door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors

Packs

  • DS drive assist pack - DS 9

Passive Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Child safety lock
  • Driver, front passenger, front lateral and curtain airbags
  • Electric parking brake
  • ESP
  • Extended emergency braking system
  • Four piston brake callipers in gloss black with DS Performance branding
  • Front and rear isofix mounting points
  • Hill start assist
  • Large 380x32mm ventilated discs
  • Rear curtain airbags

Seats

  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
  • 5 seats
  • Driver seat memory function
  • Electric lumbar adjustment
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front and rear headrests
  • Front seat and rear pockets
  • Heated front seats
  • Massage function for front seats
  • Ventilated front seats

Security

  • Automatic front doors and boot locking
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking + deadlocks
  • Stop/ Start function

Wheels

  • 20" Munich alloy wheels
  • Tyre puncture repair kit

Driver Convenience

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty
    70
  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    11.9
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    7
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    105
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Charging Port Location
    Left Side Rear
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    15.3
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    4.1
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH
    53
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL
    61
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH
    33
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL
    38

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2 (g/km)
    Not Available
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb
    41
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    43
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    41

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1598
  • Compression Ratio
    10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    77
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    85.8
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    1.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    1.1
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH
    156.5
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL
    256.8

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.6
  • Badge Power
    360
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    E-TENSE 4X4
  • Coin Series
    Rivoli +
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    43E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    5.6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    360
  • Engine Power - KW
    265
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    384
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    53
  • Engine Torque - NM
    520
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    3000
  • Top Speed
    155

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    Not Available
  • Tyre Size Rear
    Not Available
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    MUNICH
  • Wheel Type
    20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1460
  • Length
    4934
  • Width
    1932
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2079

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    42
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2395
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    510
  • Max. Loading Weight
    486
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1230
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1909
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11

There's never been a contender quite like the DS 9. Jonathan Crouch looks at the top E-TENSE 4x4 360 version.

Background

If, back in the Fifties, you had found yourself seeking a luxury car with avant-garde looks and cutting-edge technology, it's likely that an automotive model name plate with two letters would have been on your radar - DS. Back then, that badge designated a classic luxury Citroen. Today, it's a brand in its own right, whose flagship model is this car, the DS 9. And here, we look at the flagship version, the 'E-TENSE 4x4 360'. We think this car offers something deliciously different in the PHEV part of its Teutonically-dominated segment, this model designed to give real credence to the DS brand's aspirations as a proper premium sector name plate. As with all DS 9s, despite all the Parisienne marketing, those aspirations lie mainly in China, where the car is made and where it can sell uninhibited by history and segment expectations. But is it worth consideration here? You'll need the industry's most comprehensive car review, the Car and Driving Road Test, to find out.

Driving Experience

Front-driven E-TENSE DS 9 models from the Chinese production line get sent to DS's Formula E base for conversion to '4x4 360'-spec, which means the installation of new axles and the addition of an extra motor on the rear one, creating an All-Wheel Drive powertrain - and a more powerful one. That extra motor, along with an upgrade in tuning for the 1.6-litre engine to 200hp, delivers an output boosted to 355hp. This lowers the rest to 62mph time to just 5.6s en route to a top speed of 155mph, but driving range is unaffected. The 'E-TENSE 4x4 360' also gets a handling upgrade, with uniquely-calibrated springs, dampers and roll bars; a beefier brake set-up with four-piston calipers clamping 380mm ventilated front discs; a track widened by 24mm at the front and 12mm at the rear; grippy Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres; and a lower rise height, dropped by 15mm at the front and 5mm at the rear. Standard is the clever 'DS Active Scan' suspension, which uses a forward-facing camera to prepare the dampers for forthcoming bumps. As with the standard model, you get 'Sport', 'Comfort', 'Hybrid' and 'Electric' drive settings; and an 8-speed paddleshift auto gearbox.

Design and Build

The letters 'DS' came originally from the French word 'deesse' - 'goddess' - a fitting description for the iconic 1955 Citroen model this marque derives itself from. The DS 9 won't be fondly remembered in quite the same way because there's nothing in its design that will stop you in the street or be considered particularly ground-breaking. But it's different, be-jewelled with delicious detailing and undeniably elegant. This 4x4 360 version sets itself apart from front-driven DS 9 PHEVs with bigger 20-inch 'Monaco'-design wheels. Behind the wheel, this DS delivers its boldest flourishes. If you like Teutonic simplicity and clarity of form, look away now. What's served up here is a glorious antidote to all that, a celebration, the designers hope, of everything that's cutting-edge in French fashion. It's hard to know what to look at first. Curiously bevelled 'Guillochage'-patterned buttons parade down either side of the phallically-fashioned gearstick; the centre vents that surround the unconventionally-square starter button have pearled accents; double-stitched Alcantara panels flow from either door across a fascia book-ended at either corner by strangely shaped vertical vents; and an haute couture analogue clock from French chronologist BRM pirouettes out of the top of the dash at start-up. The 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster screen you view through the thick-rimmed wheel is different too, configurable in a number of ways to show the information most useful to you, including a large navigation map. Everything else you'll need to know resides on this 12-inch HD centre touch-sensitive display, which unfortunately has been burdened with all the climate control functions, but compensates with a row of useful lower short-cut buttons and is your access point to the excellent 14-speaker FOCAL Electric Hi-Fi system upgrade. For passenger behind, thanks to the 2.9m wheelbase, there's a reasonable amount of room in the rear to stretch out. Out back, there's a class-leadingly-large 510-litre boot.

Market and Model

If you've plenty to spend on your DS 9, just over £54,000 (around £8,000 more than the normal front-driven 'E-TENSE' plug-in model) gets you this flagship 'E-TENSE 4x4 360' version, which adds an extra rear-mounted electric motor to the same Plug-in powertrain, boosting power and delivering all-wheel drive traction. That price is for base 'Performance Line+' trim. With top-spec 'Rivoli+'-spec, pricing is up at over £57,000 - or maybe just over £60,000 with some key extras fitted. Which really is right up in exalted premium territory. You'd really need to be fully signed-up to this car's Parisienne vibe to pay that. You might find it a bit of a trek to find your nearest DS retailer, depending on where in the country you happen to live. At the time of filming, there were only 28 UK dealerships, though more are planned. At least the marque isn't just inhabiting a differently-carpeted part of a Citroen showroom, as was basically the case when it first started out. And the company is talking about 'class-leading customer service' - though it's not quite up to what you'd get from a comparable Genesis.

Cost of Ownership

All this car's full-Executive segment Plug-in rivals use larger-capacity petrol engines than the 1.6-litre unit featuring in this DS 9. With that in mind, it'd be a disappointment if this car's efficiency figures weren't class-competitive - as, by and large, they are. The key figure with any PHEV is the CO2 reading, because that of course is what your Benefit-in-Kind tax is going to be based upon. The DS 9 E-TENSE 4x4 360 model we're looking at here manages a 41g/km figure, which means a BiK tax rate of 13%. To give you some class perspective here, a Mercedes E300e records a 35g/km reading, a BMW 530e is rated at 31g/km and the Audi A6 50 TFSIe delivers a 27g/km figure. For fuel saving, the all-electric driving range figure is equally important, rated at up to 38 miles for all DS 9 PHEV variants. For class perspective, that's better than an E300e (35 miles), about the same as a 530e and a bit less than an A6 50 TFSIe (43 miles). That Audi, curiously, records exactly the same top combined cycle fuel figure as all DS 9 plug-ins - 256.8mpg; the 530e only just about crests the 200mpg mark, while the E300e is down at 188.3mpg. Not that these three-figure fuel readings mean anything of course - you'll never achieve anything close to them and we can't imagine how the WLTP cycle testers ever did. Real time readings will probably be somewhere close to those of a conventional unelectrified diesel. But the important thing is that the government believes the all-round efficiency stats.

Summary

DS firmly tells us that the object here is to produce a potent Grand Tourer rather than a conventional sports saloon, but you can't help feeling that the overall '4x4 360' confection is akin to an opera singer dressed in a pair of springy trainers. This isn't really that kind of car. As you'd discover should you find yourself running late for the conservatoire and attempt to push it along a few twisting secondaries. The car feels long, through that unusual bonnet stripe helps you place it; steering feedback is languid, even in 'Sport'; and the brake pedal feel initial feels a touch marshmallowy, which we'll charitably credit as a tribute to the innovative hydraulic brakes of the original DS. Better to throttle back and enjoy the kind of relaxed conveyance this DS 9 would prefer to be, at which point it genuinely flows along the tarmac in proper Gallic style, taking tarmac tears and undulations in its stride. Lovely.

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