DS Automobiles has sharpened the DS 7. More performance, more elegant shapes and even more refinements can be found in the new DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 360. The pride of the Grande Nation, in which there is even a piece of Bavaria. Emmanuel Macron is already being chauffeured in a DS 7 of the current generation. His DS 7 Elysee but still dispenses with the new top engine. The presidential DS is on the road with only 300 system hp.
If that doesn't seem enough, you can add more. 360 horses (265 kW) electric and coming from the combustion engine mark the new peak. Plus other improvements, not just in infotainment and technology.
DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 360 performance and technology
The turbo engine of the new DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 360 delivers 200 hp. The two electric motors each contribute 110 hp (81 kW) from the front axle or 112 hp (83 kW) from the rear axle. With 360 system hp, the DS 7 accelerates to 5,6 km/h in 100 seconds and completes the 1.000 meter sprint in 25,4 seconds.
Do you need that? You don't have to have it, but it's nice to know that you can access the performance - if you wanted to. To ensure that the forces are safely transferred to the road, the all-wheel drive performance version of the DS 7 has a wider track and a slightly lowered chassis compared to its civilian relatives. Special brakes from the performance department with a diameter of 380 millimeters are installed to ensure that it reliably comes to a standstill.
Power is a beautiful thing, power in abundance is special. Efficiency is just as important, and energy recovery especially so. In cooperation with the experience of the Formula E department at DS Performance, the DS Energy Coach application developed to ensure that recovery can be further optimized during the deceleration phase.
In addition, the DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 360 can be driven purely electrically, emission-free and quietly through residential areas. The manufacturer specifies 58 electric kilometers in the city.
Elegance and avant-garde
But, do you buy a DS 7 specifically for its sporting performance? Maybe you do. But you certainly choose the DS 7 consciously because of the interior, which exudes a touch of Parisian elegance and avant-garde.
While the first version of the DS 7 was already exciting, DS Automobiles has made further refinements. It's the small and big details that make the difference between a DS and the rest of the automotive universe with refinement and taste.
The pearl stitch decorative seams, for example, a trademark of the DS 4, are now also available in white and sapphire.
The new bracelet seats, designed in the style of classic metal watch straps, were the result of 18 months of development work with the best master upholsterers at the DS design studio in Paris. The full-grain leather comes from Bavaria and is of selected quality.
With the equipment lines Opera, Rivoli, Bastille and Performance Line, almost nothing is left to be desired.
The option at Configurator Promotes the urge to play, but does not make a decision easier.
Depending on the version and the selected extras, there is a group of technical assistants on board the DS 7. They make life easier, more comfortable and safer. the DS Active Scan Suspension looks ahead to the active chassis, DS NightVision improves night vision up to 300 meters with an infrared camera, and the driving assistant constantly scans the driver and his attention to the road.
One of the highlights compared to the old version is the new infotainment, which comes with a high-resolution 12″ display and freely configurable widgets. On the other hand, the new LED light, whose main beam module with 84 LEDs shines up to 380 meters.
Visually, DS Automobiles has sharpened the DS 7 a bit, with an amazing effect. A new radiator grille, with a new, extravagant daytime running light module and a modified tailgate make the new DS appear longer, more elegant and, above all, less chubby than the old DS 7 Crossback.
The DS 7 road show
The new model does without the Crossback name suffix of the previous model, which is still available from dealers. Instead, it now bears the DS Automobiles name on the rear between the strikingly elegant rear lights.
At market launch and until the end of the year, the new DS 7 available as La Premiere. The exclusive premiere model starts at €71.490,00, but is richly equipped. The DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 performance model can be purchased from just under €62.000,00. Parisian elegance also has a price tag.
If you would like to get to know the DS 7 now, DS Automobiles offers you the opportunity to get in touch during an exclusive Roadshow.
Featuring media material from DS Automobiles