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Brand New DS DS 3 1.2 PureTech 130 Opera 5dr EAT8

Only £699 Advance payment

Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.3" HD touchscreen7 inch digital instrument cluster display
Blind spot monitoringDrive mode selector includes eco,normal,manual and sport
DS Connect Box emergency and assistance systemDS Iris system - 3D connected navigation, natural voice recognition
eCall emergency call systemEngine start button in gloss black and chrome with Clous De Paris embossing
Head up DisplayIntelligent speed adaptation
Lane departure warningLane keeping assist (LKA)
Multi function on board trip computerPAS
Rear parking sensorsService indicator
Speed limit recognition and recommendationStart/Stop function
TailgateWireless charging for smartphone
Wireless mirror screen with apple carplay and android auto 

Entertainment

Bluetooth handsfree and media streamingDAB Digital radio
Stereo system with 8 speakersUSB-A socket x1 in rear
USB-C socket x1 in front 

Exterior Features

Acoustic and tinted front windscreenAutomatic front windscreen wipers
Automatic lightsAutomatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Body coloured bumpersBrilliant black front grille with chrome accents,chrome DS wings and chrome DS emblem
Brilliant black rear tailgate trim and rear light surroundChrome finish 'DS 3' inscription in tailgate
Chrome finish DS emblem located on tailgateDark tinted acoustic rear windows with heated rear windscreen
DS LED rear lightsElectrically adjustable door mirrors
Electrically folding door mirrorsFlush fitting exterior door handles with chrome
Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirrorFront chrome DS monogram in leading edge of bonnet
Gloss black exterior door mirrorsHeated door mirrors
Heated windscreenLED daytime running lights
LED HeadlightsLED third brake light
One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protectionRear side wing doors
Tinted exterior door mirrorsTwin chrome exhaust tailpipes

Interior Features

1/3 - 2/3 rear foldable back rest seats12V socket
1x front passenger seat isofix mounting points includes top tether2x rear outer seat isofix mounting points includes top tether
3 seat bench in 2nd row8 way electric adjustment with electric lumbar adjustment for front seats
Aluminium sports pedalsAutomatic air conditioning
Bag support hooks in the bootBlack leather steering wheel
Boot lightCloth sunvisors with LED courtesy mirror and ticket holder
Driver lumbar massage functionFront and rear floor mats
Front and rear LED reading lightsFront central armrest with storage in isabella mistral black leather effect
Front door pocket 1.5 litres bottle storageFront/rear passenger grab handles
Heated front seatsHeight adjustable front/rear head restraints
LED front footwell lightsLight grey headlining
Odour filterPremium seat with comfort foam and pads & map pocket
Rear door pocket 0.5 litres bottle storageSingle front passenger seat
Steering column mounted gearbox paddlesSteering wheel reach and rake adjustment
Twin front cupholdersWatchstrap Nappa leather upholstery

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation functionAdvanced traction control
Child lock function in rear window and doorsDriver and front passenger side airbags with optimised thorax protection
EBD - Electronic brakeforce distributionElectric parking brake
ESPFront and rear curtain airbags, head protection for side impacts
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakesHeight adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners and front and rear load limiter
Hill assist controlPassenger detection system - seat cushion mounted pressure sensors, illumination in roof control panel if belt unfastening detected
Rear side airbagsSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle on boot lid

Security

Alarm covers perimeter,interior of vehicle and tow-away instancesAutomatic door locking while driving
Locking wheel nutsProximity keyless entry and start
Remote central locking + deadlocks 

Trim

Art basalt black nappa leather dashboard facia decorArt basalt black nappa leather door panel
Clous De Paris embossing,satin chrome metal work detailing in lower dashboardGearbox selector in basalt black leather,satin chrome and piano black trim

Wheels

18" Nice diamond cut alloy wheelsBlack centre caps with DS logo
Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb137
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH140WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL130

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1199Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears8 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH6.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL5.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH45.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL48.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power130
Coin DescriptionPureTech 130Coin SeriesOpera
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0721E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.2Engine Power - BHP131
Engine Power - KW96Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT170
Engine Torque - MKG23.5Engine Torque - NM230
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed125

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/55 R18
Tyre Size Rear215/55 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleNICEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1534Length4118
Wheelbase2558Width1802
Width (including mirrors)1988 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)44Gross Vehicle Weight1715
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1050Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)350
Max. Loading Weight466Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked640Minimum Kerbweight1249
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

DS 3

If you want a premium small SUV that's a little different, this improved DS 3 model might fit the bill, thinks Jonathan Crouch.

Ten Second Review

The DS 3 is hardly inexpensive but in compensation it's a satisfyingly desirable take on small SUV motoring, especially in this revised form. The design is individual, the cabin feels special and it's well equipped. Plus the combustion engines are willing and economical - and there's the option of full-electric technology if you want it. This is the car tasked with really moving the DS brand forward.

Background

Here's an interesting stat. It won't be long before SUVs account for a quarter of all car sales. And premium brands account for 11% of all worldwide car production but 37% of automotive segment profits. Which explains why the Stellantis Group conglomerate needs the DS brand. And why, back in 2018, the DS brand needed to launch its first bespoke-designed small SUV, the DS 3 Crossback, now known simply as 'DS 3'. There's more to the updates here than merely a change of name of course: a smarter look, a bit more interior luxury and a useful upgrade for the E-TENSE EV version. As before, the DS 3 in all its forms shares most of its engineering with new-generation versions of familiar Stellantis Group small SUVs like Peugeot's 2008 and Vauxhall's Mokka, but packages it all up with a stylised expression of Gallic savoir faire. Buyers are promised distinctive looks, jewel-like detailing and cutting-edge technology. Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

You'll want to know about the engineering changes made here. Well the recipe isn't much different. The combustion range has been slimmed down (no diesels anymore and DS isn't now offering the top 155hp petrol variant). And the all-electric DS 3 E-TENSE model gets a completely new 155hp electric motor (assembled in Tremery-Metz), a revised reduction gear set-up (produced in Valenciennes) and a new 54kWh battery (assembled in Poissy) for increases in power and range (now rated at 250 miles). As before, the DS 3 E-TENSE offers three main selectable driving modes - 'Eco', 'Normal' and 'Sport', the last of which delivers the powertrain's maximum 260Nm torque figure to the tarmac the instant the wheels begin to turn. Also as before, you can maximise range via two driver-activated energy recovery settings - 'Normal' and 'Brake'. If you've chosen a petrol model, you'll find that the six-speed manual gearbox is quite slick too, though as before you can only have it with the entry-level 100hp engine, the usual Stellantis Group three cylinder 1.2-litre offering. The majority of DS 3 sales though, are going to be focused around the PureTech 130 petrol version, which is available only with an 8-speed automatic gearbox that Stellantis sources from specialist maker Aisin. As part of that transmission package, you get steering wheel paddle shifters and a set of selectable driving modes - 'eco', 'normal' and 'sport' - the latter being the one you'll need if you want to replicate the claimed 9.2s 0-62mph sprint time, achieved en route to 124mph.

Design and Build

Styling's an emotive subject but most will probably agree that this car still offers quite an interesting take on 'B'-segment supermini-based SUV design. It's 4.18-metres long, 1.79-metres wide and 1.53-metres high, which means that it sits amongst the bigger contenders in this segment - cars like the Honda HR-V and the Audi Q2. The DS 3 sits on the Stellantis Group's CMP platform, the same as that used for the Peugeot 2008 and the Vauxhall Mokka. The visual changes to this updated model are quickly covered: revised headlamps, now of the LED variety across the range, flanking a re-styled grille, wider and enhanced with gloss black or chromed diamond tips, depending on the model. The identifying DS WINGS have been tweaked to subtly join the grille and headlamps. The bonnet gains a Clous de Paris embossed insert, the 17 and 18-inch wheels have been re-designed and the rear has been refined, lights and boot emphasised with a lacquered black strip. This features polished stainless steel 'DS Automobiles' badging. Nothing's very different inside, though all variants do now get a large 10.3-inch high definition central screen with a redesigned gloss black surround. 3D Connected navigation and intelligent voice recognition are offered by DS IRIS SYSTEM that's standard above base trim. Users can personalise the central screen and the 7-inch instrument panel, complete with head up display that projects essential information in the driver's eye line. As before, the cabin features an over-riding diamond-shaped theme - the digital instrument pack, the dashboard switches, the air vents and many other interior fitments all bear this shape. Also as before, you can trim the cabin out to a very high standard indeed, with special leathers, alcantara and pearl stitching. More practically, you get a reasonable array of storage compartments including cup holders and a broad, functional sliding armrest. The seats are particularly comfortable thanks to a special bi-density foam the brand has developed. But over-the-shoulder vision is somewhat compromised by the rear 'D'-pillar. In the rear, the window line in the rear is rather high, so if you've got kids, you might want to make sure they're OK with that. And the boot capacity, though reasonable at 350-litres, is a little down (55-litres) on what you'd get in a rival Audi Q2.

Market and Model

Expect DS 3 pricing, as before, to start from just under £26,000 and range up to just over £42,000. There's (thankfully) a simplified trim range, starting with 'PERFORMANCE Line' and 'PERFORMANCE Line +' levels, where the seats, the dashboard strips and the door panels are embellished with Alcantara. The PERFORMANCE Line + level gets extra equipment such as a central armrest, mats and lighting for the sun visors and footwells. Next up is the 'RIVOLI' level, which offers the brand's new Basalt Black grained leather seats (which are optional lower down the range) with scale-effect Basalt Black trim. A Pebble Grey upholstery with combined Nappa Leather/cloth is also available. At the top of the range, 'OPERA' trim features a Basalt Black Nappa Leather interior with the brand's signature 'watchstrap' seat finishing. Safety-wise, all variants get a 'Safety Park', which includes an Emergency Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Speed recognition and Intelligent Speed Adaptation. Other standard features include an alarm system, a space saver spare wheel, air conditioning and a 10.3-inch touchscreen, with 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring, Bluetooth and a DAB digital radio with eight speakers.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the exact figures that the DS 3's various engines can produce, all of which are helped by the light weight of this car's underlying CMP Stellantis Group platform. We'll quote WLTP fuel figures and WLTP emissions readings. The base PureTech 100 petrol manual derivative manages up to 49.6mpg and up to 128g/km of CO2. For the auto PureTech 130, the figures are up to 47.1mpg and up to 135g/km. Few direct rivals can better these figures. If you want to do better in a DS 3, you need to be looking at the all-electric 'E-TENSE' version, which uses a new 54kWh lithium-ion battery (50.8kWh usable) that can be re-charged to 80% of its capacity in just 30 minutes from the right plug point. The 11kW wallbox that owners will want to fit in their garages will re-charge the car in five hours. When out and about, a 100kW public fast-charging point will perform a full charge in 90 minutes. With a fully replenished battery, up to 250 miles of WLTP-rated driving range is possible. That's partly due to the efficiency of this updated model's improved electric motor, plus the powertrain's ability to recover energy. Adding to efficiency is thermal pre-conditioning and a bit of extra aerodynamic efficiency - the brand has lowered ground clearance by 10mm as part of this update. Plus the heat pump you'd have to pay extra for on some rival models is fitted as standard here, a feature that maximises driving range from the battery in really cold conditions.

Summary

It takes a lot to create a premium brand. More than currently separates a DS product from the Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall models whose engineering it will share? You be the judge. We'll simply say that this is a genuinely different option in a crowded class. It's individualistic, charismatic and, in its own way, quite unique. As this DS 3 has to be to justify the prices being asked. And in summary? Well as we said when reviewing the larger DS 7, we like this car most because it feels special - or at least it will for the right kind of buyer. That customer will love the painstaking attention that's been paid to almost every detail of this design. Again, it's certainly true that in some respects, the execution here isn't perfect - but then there's something rather soul-less and clinical about perfection. Ultimately, this car, like its brand, is aspirational. If you are too and you're shopping in this segment looking for something a bit different, we think there's just a chance you might like it very much indeed.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
50%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Find a dealer

This vehicle is available at Motability branches.