DS has revealed the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense – a plug-in hybrid variant of the model’s BMW X3 rival, as mum or dad firm PSA Group continues its push in direction of electrification.
The manufacturing model of a automotive Autocar has pushed in prototype kind, the E-Tense is because of be unveiled in full on the Paris motor present in early October. It will get its identify from the model’s supercar idea from the 2016 Geneva motor present.
The E-Tense combines a 197bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine with two 108bhp electrical motors, collectively offering 296bhp and 332lb ft of torque. A 13.2kWh battery pack can energy the automotive on electrical energy alone for 31 miles, as much as a pace of 83mph.
Official common gasoline economic system is round 128mpg on the brand new WLTP check cycle, whereas CO2 emissions are lower than 50g/km, though extra exact figures will likely be launched nearer to the automotive’s on-sale date.
This powertrain will likely be shared with all different PSA plug-in hybrids however is the primary to make it to market. The Citroën C5 Aircross PHEV can have the identical set-up, as will the Peugeot 508 and 3008 plug-in hybrids.
The automotive’s prime pace is claimed to be 136mph, whereas acceleration to 62mph takes 6.5sec – on par with a Ford Focus ST. Energy is delivered to all 4 wheels.
4 drive modes can be found to the driving force: Zero Emission, which runs on the electrical motors alone; Sport, which mixes the motors for optimum energy; Hybrid, which optimises gasoline consumption, and 4WD. An extra E-Save mode permits the driving force to maintain a small quantity of cost in reserve for the previous couple of miles of their journey.
DS claims that the 7 Crossback E-Tense takes two hours to cost from a 6.6kW wall field, or eight hours from a three-pin socket. Boot house is unaltered over the usual automotive’s, as a result of the 120kg battery pack is situated beneath the automotive’s flooring.
Distinguishing options are restricted to E-Tense badging on the rear of the automotive and a brand new paint color and alloy wheel design.
Pricing is anticipated to start out at round £50,000 when gross sales start in early 2019.
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