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Brand New DS DS 3 Crossback 100kW E-TENSE Bastille 50kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7 inch digital instrument cluster displayCruise control with speed limiter
DS Connect Box emergency and assistance systemeCall emergency call system
Mirror Screen with Apple car play/Android AutoMulti function on board trip computer
PASService indicator

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

11KW onboard charger, accelerated charging, compatible with 3 phase chargingAccelerated charging cable
Rapid charging 100kW 

Entertainment

1x USB socket in front8 speakers
Bluetooth handsfree and media streamingDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Acoustic and tinted front and rear windscreensAutomatic front windscreen wipers
Automatic lightsAutomatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Body coloured bumpersChrome door handles
Dark tinted rear windowsDS monogram on rear tailgate
E-TENSE badgingElectrically adjustable door mirrors
Electrically folding door mirrors with DS LED spotlightFlush fitting exterior door handles
Frameless electrochrome interior rear view mirrorFront and rear electric windows
Gloss black exterior door mirrorsHeated door mirrors
Heated rear windscreenLED daytime running lights
Rear side wing doorsSatin chrome DS Wings
Third brake lightTinted exterior door mirrors

Interior Features

12V socket3 seat bench in 2nd row
40/60 backrest split on rear seats with easy folding buttonAdjustable steering wheel
Bag support hooks in the bootBoot light
Front + rear carpet matsFront and rear LED reading lights
Front/rear passenger grab handlesHeight adjustable front seats
Height adjustable front/rear head restraintsOdour filter
Premium seat with comfort foam and pads & map pocketProgrammable heater with temperature regulator
Single front passenger seatSunvisors with LED vanity mirror
Twin front cupholdersTwo rear isofix mounting points

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Airbags - front / rear lateral and curtain airbagsElectric parking brake
ESPHeight adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners and front and rear load limiter
Hill assist controlRear door child safety locks
Seatbelt warningTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle on boot lid 

Security

Locking wheel nutsPerimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm with anti lift detection
Remote central locking + deadlocks 

Wheels

Tyre repair kitWhite wheel centre caps with DS logo
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh50
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)450Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW7.4Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)300
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW11
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)30Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change0-80
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW100Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationLeft Side RearCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles267Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH18.3
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL17WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH3.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL3.7WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEH428
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEL468WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb322
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH307WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL332
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEH265.9WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEL290.8
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb200WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH191
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL206 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0Noise Level dB(A)68

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0.0
Badge Power136Coin Description50kWh
Coin SeriesBastilleGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %54NCAP Safety Assist %63
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.7Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT192Engine Torque - MKG26.5
Engine Torque - NM260Engine Torque - RPM3674
Top Speed93 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleANKARAWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1534Length4118
Wheelbase2558Width1802
Width (including mirrors)1988 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight1975Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1050
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)350Max. Loading Weight452
Minimum Kerbweight1523No. of Seats5
Turning 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 E-TENSE

The trend for battery-powered small SUVs is growing. Jonathan Crouch drives the charismatic DS 3 E-TENSE.

Ten Second Review

Here's a car that taps into a couple of the fastest growing trends in the automotive market: those for full-electric vehicles and small SUVs. The DS 3 E-TENSE might have an awkward name but on paper at least, it promises to bring buyers some of the best things from both of these market genres. And it's another model that in this improved form should really move the DS brand forward.

Background

DS uses 'E-TENSE' branding for its electric variants; the larger DS 7 Crossback E-TENSE is a 'PHEV' or 'Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle', which uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine combined with a battery. A DS 3 E-TENSE though, dispenses with combustion engineering altogether and is a 'BEV' (or 'Battery Electric Vehicle'). At its launch in 2019, this was the first full-battery-powered small SUV on the market. And certainly the first of many. It uses the same all-electric engineering we've subsequently also seen in other Stellantis Group products, the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot's e-208 and e-2008 models. Here though, thanks to a redesigned electric motor and a gutsier 54kWh battery, the EV proposition's been usefully improved.

Driving Experience

This all-electric 'E-TENSE' variant is made possible due to the fact that the CMP platform that the DS 3 sits upon has, rather cleverly, been engineered to accept both conventional and full-battery powertrains. This 'full-battery' set-up sees an improved 155hp electric motor (up from 132hp) linked to a 55kWh lithium-ion battery (50.8kWh usable) and a system for recovering energy during acceleration and braking, with effectiveness you can maximise via two driver-activated energy recovery settings - 'Normal' and 'Brake'. A DS 3 E-TENSE also 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. Which is why, despite the fact that this electric derivative tips the scales at over one and a half tonnes, rest to 62mph can be dispatched in just 8.7s. Of course, drive like that too often and you're not going to get anywhere near the improved WLTP-rated driving range of 250 miles. The battery weighs 350kg, but compared to the petrol version of this model, the car's kerb weight has risen by only 300kg - all of this mass low and centralised - because the engine and its ancillaries are no longer needed. All EVs are quiet but many suffer from wind noise and tyre roar; there's little of that here. What you do get - to meet the current trend - is plenty of semi-autonomous driving technology on offer (most of it optional). The 'DS Drive Assist' package combines 'Active Cruise Control' and 'Lane Keeping Assist' in a form that sees the vehicle managing both steering and speed.

Design and Build

At first glance, there is not much to mark this 'zero emission' model out from other variants in the DS 3 range. It's all very subtle, key visual differentiation points including a lower ride height and E-TENSE badging. Otherwise, this variant is exactly like its petrol and diesel showroom stablemates, so it's 4.17-metres long, 1.79-metres wide and 1.53-metres high, measurements which position this car amongst the bigger contenders in the segment for small premium SUVs. 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. 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. Connected navigation and intelligent voice recognition are offered by DS IRIS SYSTEM. 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 is 350-litres, the same as the petrol model.

Market and Model

Expect DS 3 E-TENSE pricing, as before, to start from just under £35,000 and range up to just over £40,000. There's (thankfully) a simplified trim range, starting with 'BASTILLE' level, a spec revised with new black woven cloth and leather-effect vinyl, with scale-effect grain strips on the dashboard and door panels. For the sportier mid-range 'PERFORMANCE Line' and 'PERFORMANCE Line +' levels, 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

Make the most of the two driver-activated energy recovery settings ('Normal' and 'Brake') and consistently drive with the car in its most frugal 'Eco' drive mode setting and you might potentially get somewhere close to the quoted WLTP-rated driving range of 250 miles. That's partly due to the efficiency of this updated model's improved electric motor, plus the powertrain's ability to recover energy. Also adding to efficiency is a heat pump, there's thermal pre-conditioning and aerodynamic optimisation at the front and wheels and the brand has lowered ground clearance by 10mm on models with tall and narrow 17 and 18-inch wheels. Like most full-EVs, the DS 3 E-TENSE carries a high-capacity on board charger, available in single phase 7kW guise or in three phase 11kW form - the single phase 7kW on board charger is the standard offering for the UK market. As usual with a car of this kind, there are a host of charging options for the improved 54kWh battery (50.8kWh usable). Charging at a dedicated wall box or standard public terminal will take 8 or 5 hours respectively. Additionally the car can of course be charged from a standard domestic socket. At a public 100kW rapid charge terminal, 80% of the battery can be recharged in just 30 minutes, which represents an average range of 5.5 miles per charging minute. You might expect a newly-established brand to make an extra effort with warranty provision, but there's only the usual unremarkable three year/60,000-mile package. The electric 'E-Tense' model gets a separate eight year / 100,000 mile warranty for its electrical powertrain.

Summary

The DS 3 E-TENSE is hardly inexpensive but in compensation it's a satisfyingly desirable take on full battery-powered small SUV motoring. The design is individual, the cabin feels special and it's reasonably well equipped. Plus the full-electric technology works unobtrusively and the cabin's supremely quiet. Are there issues? Well the improved driving range being offered here is more competitive, but it's still not quite at the forefront of the class. If that's not really an issue, you want an SUV body style and you'd like something a little showier than this car's cousin, the Peugeot e-2008, then this E-TENSE model should figure on your wish list. This car, like its brand, is aspirational. If you are too and you're shopping in this segment while looking for something a bit different, you might well like it.

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

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£499
Initial Rental£2994
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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