New DS9 E-TENSE (2022) – DRIVING & details (beautiful limousine)

Taking a look at the official DS footage of the all-new DS9 PHEV 2022.


Positioned at the head of the DS Automobiles range, DS 9 is a graceful saloon. At 4.93 metres long, 1.93 metres wide and 1.46 metres high with large 690mm diameter wheels, DS 9 is meant to be dynamic and elegant. It sits on a new version of the EMP2 platform (EMP2 V2.3) with a wheelbase that’s not been seen before (2.90 metres), greatly benefiting rear passengers. Its steeply raked fastback style roof gives it enormous character and streamlines its silhouette.

A three-box saloon, DS 9 continues the DS Automobiles design language with a powerful and expressive front, featuring a grille with a parametric three-dimensional diamond-effect design framed by the DS WINGS that are symbolic of the brand. The signature lighting is characterised by DS ACIVE LED VISION technology with modules that swivel through 180°, emphasised by the “Pearl” motif daytime running lights. On the bonnet, there’s a “Clous de Paris” guilloche strip, the first time this DS interior signature has been used outside the cockpit.

With a nod to the original 1955 DS, DS 9 also has cone shapes at the outside edges of the black roof. Inspired by the legendary saloon, the cones have been reshaped to house brand new tail lights, signalling DS 9’s presence. The fluidity of an unbroken line is translated by a contour that flows from the grille over the bonnet, windscreen, roof and to the boot lid without being interrupted. The smooth sides are highlighted by the perfect way the flush fitting body-coloured door handles are built in, contrasting with a taut line that runs from the projector headlamps to the rear lights.

At first, DS 9 will be offered with an E-TENSE plug-in hybrid powertrain comprising a PureTech turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor with a total of 225 horsepower and capable of covering 48 kilometres (WLTP) in zero emissions mode courtesy of an 11.9kWh battery. The CO2 emissions are between 33 and 35g/km depending on specification with consumption rated at 1.5l/100km on the WLTP combined cycle.

The electric motor, through an eight-speed automatic gearbox, has a maximum power of 110hp and 320Nm. It is used for starting from a standstill, boosting acceleration at any speed and for driving in zero emissions mode at speeds up to 135km/h. Electric mode is always automatically selected on start-up. It is complemented by a Hybrid mode, designed to automatically manage the different types of energy by driving 100% electric, 100% petrol or combining the two if the situation requires it. The car’s occupants won’t notice the transitions. An E-TENSE Sport mode provides the maximum power from the combined combustion engine and electric motor by adjusting the mapping of the accelerator pedal, gearbox, steering and active suspension. It intensifies driver enjoyment and dynamics in complete safety.

DS 9 utilises an energy recovery system that charges the battery while driving when you decelerate or brake. In addition, an E-Save function guarantees there’s always some energy in the battery to do part of the journey in Zero Emissions mode (several levels available), for example when the driver knows they will be going into town centres. The 7.4kW on-board charger enables the battery to be charged in 1hr 45 from home or public charging points using the cable supplied as standard.

The line-up will shortly be topped by two more E-TENSE power units, with 250 horsepower, 2-wheel drive plus extended range capability, and 360 horsepower with intelligent 4-wheel drive developed with expertise from DS PERFORMANCE. A 225 horsepower PureTech petrol engine is also available. All models are offered with an automatic eight-speed gearbox.


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