DDS7CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4×4: High-performance hybrid by DS

By offering a high-performance hybrid in the Premium C SUV segment with the DS7CROSSBACK, DSAutomobiles confirms to be at the cutting edge of technology

By offering a high-performance hybrid in the Premium C SUV segment with the DS7CROSSBACK, DSAutomobiles confirms to be at the cutting edge of technology.

The high standard of French expertise has produced a highly-versatile and capable vehicle DS7CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4×4 with 300hp and a torque of 450Nm, four-wheel drive, a 50 kilometre all-electric range (WLTP standard), and energy recovery during braking or deceleration.

Starting with the DS 7 CROSSBACK, all of new DS Automobiles’ models will be electrified versions.

From boldness comes excellence. DS Automobiles has become the first carmaker to offer a high-performance petrol-electric hybrid technology in the Premium C SUV segment.

The expanding DS 7 CROSSBACK range, which has been on sale since beginning 2018, is venturing into new territory with the innovative DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4×4 model. For the first time, a Premium C SUV has been able to offer customers a versatile product with many drive modes driven by three motors (one ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) and two electric motors), to best combine the energy provided by petrol and electricity, rechargeable from a mains power supply or through deceleration regeneration.

The powertrain combines a 200hp (147kW) petrol engine and is accompanied by two 109hp (80kW) electric engines and the new eight-speed automatic gearbox. These offer a combined maximum deployment power of 300hp with torque of 450Nm, and drive to all four wheels.

DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4×4 can cover a distance of 50 kilometres/31 miles in ZEV (all-electric mode) driving mode (WLTP cycle, corresponding to 60 kilometres/37 miles in NEDC) due to its 13.2kWh battery capacity. This range is suitable for daily journey distance from home to work, on the city or on highway, up to a speed of 135kph/83mph. When the battery level is low or for optimum traction, the petrol engine supplements the power required.

Several modes are available:

  • Zero emission is the default mode. The vehicle is always started using the electric motors, for driving comfort, silent running and zero emissions.
  • Sport mode, which optimises power and driving pleasure.
  • Hybrid mode, which manage automatically performance and fuel consumption. Emissions are minimised and declared to be under 50 grams per kilometre.
  • 4WD, four-wheel drive, for optimum traction in all road conditions.

Using the expertise acquired through Formula E, DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4×4 is regenerated whenever the driver decelerates or uses the brakes (‘BRAKE’ function) to extend the range. Another function, ‘E-SAVE’, also allows the driver to save enough energy to drive in all-electric mode for the last 10 or 20 kilometres / 6 or 12 miles of a journey.

The map on the high-definition touchscreen shows to the driver in real time the distance, which can be driven in Zero emission mode or where the charging stations available nearby.

DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4×4’s battery can be charged in 2h using a wall-mounted terminal (32A) and with a 6.6 kW charger or in 8 hours with a traditional socket.

DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4×4 offer the same spaciousness and a maximum boot space as the conventional ICE model, due to the batteries fitted underneath the floor.

The charismatic design is enhance by the 19″ wheels and with the new body colour: Crystal Grey.

Attention to detail can be seen throughout with the ‘E’ embossed on the gearbox control is a nod to the DS E-TENSE electric Concept Car.

And DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4×4 inaugurates the Inspiration DS RIVOLI, Pearl Grey.


  • DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4×4 is the first Premium C SUV to use rechargeable hybrid technology.
  • Its PureTech petrol engine and two electric motors are able to deliver a potential combined 300hp and 450Nm of torque to all four wheels for versatile performance.
  • The 13.2kWh battery permits a potential 50 kilometre /31 miles all-electric range according (to WLTP testing standards).


Type of hybrid vehicle Plug-in petrol
Average autonomy 50km / 31 miles in Electric mode (WLTP)
Fuel mixed consumption < 2.2 l/100km / 128mpg (WLTP)
CO2 mixed emissions < 50g/km (WLTP)
Top speed In Electric mode: 135km/h / 83mph

In internal combustion mode: 220km/h / 136mph

PERFORMANCE 4-wheel drive version
Total power 300hp
Torque > 450Nm
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h / 0 to 62mph 6.5 seconds
80 to 120 km/h / 50 to 70mph 4.4 seconds
1000m from a standing start 27 seconds
CHARACTERISTICS 4-wheel drive version
Power 2 electric motors, 4×4
(Positioned front and back)
Front: 80kW/110hp (337Nm)
Rear: 80Kw/110hp (166Nm)
Type 1.6l PureTech petrol engine Euro 6.3 compliant (front)
Configuration 4 cylinders
Displacement 1598 cm3
Maximum power 147kW/200hp at 5500rpm
Maximum torque 300Nm at 3000rpm
Type EAT8 eight-speed electrified automatic transmission
Type Lithium-Ion
Total energy 13.2kWh
Power 90kW
Voltage 240 – 400V
Dimensions (Y x X x Z) 1,150x400x300
Weight 120kg
Charge time Depending on the type of plug:

  • 2h on a 32A ‘wallbox’ plug (with a 6.6kW charger)
  • 4h on a 14A ‘Green Up’ plug
  • 8h on a domestic 8A plug

Other than mains charging, the battery of a plug-in hybrid can be recharged via

  • the electric motor in the deceleration phase
  • the combustion engine during the driving phase

Young French brand, DS Automobiles was launched in 2015. Its ambition is to embody, in the automotive industry, the French luxury know-how. Driven by its outstanding product heritage and avant-garde spirit, DS perpetuates the values of innovation and distinction inherited from the first DS, launched in 1955, and opens a new territory in the premium automotive market.

The first model of the second-generation DS range, DS 7 CROSSBACK, the Premium C SUV with innovative savoir-faire, opens a range of six global vehicles with one launch per year. Therefore, in September 2018, the DS brand presents its next – its new ‘Premium B SUV’, DS 3 CROSSBACK, the high-tech style icon, and with its 100% electric version E-TENSE.

Available in 2019, DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4X4 – the PHEV hybrid powertrain by DS – and DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE – the first ever full electric DS car – delivers the strategy of electrification availability over the entire range.

Designed for customers looking for a means to express themselves as individuals, DS cars stand apart through their avant-garde design, refinement in every detail, advanced technologies and dynamic serenity.

For its discerning customers, who demand personalisation and exclusivity, DS Automobiles has created ‘ONLY YOU, the DS experience’, as a programme of exclusive services for a unique brand experience.

DS models are distributed via DS STORES and DS SALONS, comprising the new network exclusive to DS Automobiles. In the first half of 2018, 140 showrooms were opened around the world and the brand now has 340 sites open by the end of June 2018, including DS WORLD PARIS, its flagship at 33 Rue François 1er in Paris.

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