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Brand New DS DS 3 115kW E-TENSE Opera 54kWh 5dr Auto

£3594 Initial rental
£599 Per month + VAT

Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.3" HD touchscreen7 inch digital instrument cluster display
Blind spot monitoringDrive mode selector includes eco,normal 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 recommendationTailgate
Wireless charging for smartphoneWireless mirror screen with apple carplay and android auto


11KW onboard charger, accelerated charging, compatible with 3 phase chargingAccelerated charging cable (Type 2)
Rapid charging 100kW 


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 'E TENSE' inscription in tailgateChrome finish DS emblem located on tailgate
Dark tinted acoustic rear windows with heated rear windscreenDS LED rear lights
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsElectrically folding door mirrors
Flush fitting exterior door handles with chromeFrameless electrochrome interior rear view mirror
Front chrome DS monogram in leading edge of bonnetGloss black exterior door mirrors
Heated door mirrorsHeated windscreen
High beam assistLED daytime running lights
LED HeadlightsLED third brake light
One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protectionRear side wing doors
Tinted exterior door mirrors 

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
Heat pumpHeated front seats
Height adjustable front/rear head restraintsLED front footwell lights
Light grey headliningOdour filter
Premium seat with comfort foam and pads & map pocketProgrammable heater with temperature regulator
Rear door pocket 0.5 litres bottle storageSingle front passenger seat
Steering wheel reach and rake adjustmentTwin front cupholders
Watchstrap Nappa leather upholstery 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation functionChild lock function in rear window and doors
Driver and front passenger side airbags with optimised thorax protectionEBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
Electric parking brakeESP
Front and rear curtain airbags, head protection for side impactsFront ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Height adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners and front and rear load limiterHill assist control
Passenger detection system - seat cushion mounted pressure sensors, illumination in roof control panel if belt unfastening detectedRear side airbags
Seatbelt warningTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle on boot lid 


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 


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


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

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh54
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 TypeCCS Type 2
Maximum Charging Rate - kW100Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8Usable Battery Capacity50.8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH16.4WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL14.2
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH3.8WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL4.4
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb396WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH373
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL435WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb246
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH232WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL270

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train



Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0.0
Badge Power155Coin Description54kWh
Coin SeriesOperaGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0731AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage16000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)9Engine Power - BHP155
Engine Power - KW115Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT192Engine Torque - MKG26.5
Engine Torque - NM260Top Speed93

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A


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

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)1988 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2008Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1050
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)350Max. Loading Weight458
Minimum Kerbweight1550No. 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


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.


DS uses 'E-TENSE' branding across its line-up, but it doesn't always designate the same kind of powertrain. The larger DS 7 E-TENSE and DS 4 E-TENSE models are Plug-in Hybrids, which use 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 one of the first of many. It uses the same all-electric engineering we've subsequently also seen in other Stellantis Group products in this segment, the Vauxhall Mokka and Peugeot's e-2008. Here though, thanks to a redesigned electric motor and a gutsier 54kWh battery, the EV proposition's been usefully improved. Let's take a closer look.

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. In this revised form, the DS 3 E-TENSE gets a completely new 155hp electric motor (up from 132hp and 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, a system for recovering energy during acceleration and braking is included, 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 on the way to 112mph. 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 available '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 4.18-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 to start from just over £37,000 and range up to just under £43,000. 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. 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 up to 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 standard heat pump, there's thermal pre-conditioning and aerodynamics have been optimised by the brand's decision to lower ground clearance by 10mm. Like most full-EVs, the DS 3 E-TENSE carries a high-capacity 11kW on board charger. 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.


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 cousins, the Peugeot e-2008 and the Vauxhall Mokka Electric, 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.


* 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

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35 monthly payments of£599
Initial rental£3594
Contract mileage24,000
Term (months)36

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