New DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 360 – the pride of the Grande Nation

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.

New DS 7 E-Tense 4x4 360
New DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 360

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.

Interior with new high-resolution 12" display
Interior with new high-resolution 12″ display

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.

Bracelet fits in the design of a watch strap
Bracelet fits in the design of a watch strap

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.

Elegant, striking rear lights with DS Automobiles lettering
Elegant, striking rear lights with DS Automobiles lettering

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.

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15 thoughts on "New DS 7 E-Tense 4×4 360 – the pride of the Grande Nation"

  • It's amazing what's going on today. Please stay on this line!

    Lemon / DS complement the Saab classic theme wonderfully, bring variety and are not mainstream and nice reading material.

  • Please stay with the SAAB blog, ... and also like to get some more information about what the owners of Trollhättan are up to in China. That interests me more than French cars 😉 .
    Admittedly, the new cars make the stock, including the SAABe, now look old. On the other hand, I find a hybrid that is only geared towards promotion pretty much off the mark. In theory, they used to have to cover 50km, but now it has to be more than 50km, so we'll do 58km. That's just there to siphon off the subsidy. I can't see any real innovation in the example. But everyone does it, unfortunately!
    It's certainly a technically good car and the advertising isn't bad either....but I still miss the SAAB campaigns and the distance to the mainstream. Even a Citroen BX was refreshingly different back then.

    • There is hardly any serious reporting left about the Trollhättan Chinese (an update will be online tomorrow that might explain a few things). And of course it stays with the Saab blog - with Citroën balancing act.

  • ... ah, another nice post on the Citroën ... er ... Saab blog. 🙂 😉
    (but I don't think the display is well integrated, it's just "pasted on" like in many other cars)

    • Thanks! Maybe alternatively DS Blog? Doesn't sound bad either. Should I rebrand 😉 ?

      • That's no joke. There was one, wasn't it?

        • Of course, all good. No doubts please.

          • Uh oh oh ... with a joke like that you won't just make friends here. 🙂 🙂 🙂

            • Definitely not. I have to go through that.

              • : )
                ...then it will soon be the SAABOËN blog... 🙂

  • Impressive! I sometimes think DS has found a market niche that didn't exist before.

    This impressive package of technology, 2 electric motors and a turbocharged combustion 4×4, how long will that last? Does this last longer than 5 to 10 years?

    • The question of technology has haunted me for years. When electronics moved into cars decades ago, they were no longer considered suitable for vintage cars.

      30 years later, you can see it on the 9000, they are still running. Almost everything can be repaired or rebuilt, I experience it every day around Saab.

      I suspect even systems as complex as the DS 7 could run for a long time if one had access to blueprints and source code.

      • That amazes me...

        but it's actually true. It is exactly like that. The electronics and especially the software of younger classic cars have proven to be surprisingly sustainable and problem-free ...

        There are even new "hacks" for young and oldtimers that can be used to program functions that the manufacturers had not even thought of with the model at the time, although it already had the potential, sensors and controls on board ...

        Unexpected increases in performance or simply convenience flashing? There are hardly any limits to the imagination of what you want to retrofit or program and the cars are running.

        I was far too skeptical at the time. On the one hand! On the other hand, not skeptical enough, I'm afraid...

        There is a big difference between the electronics of a 30-year-old classic car and a digitized car today. From the positive experiences with cars from that time, it is by no means a rule that every car would get better and better the more sensors and digital things it had on board, that it would be preserved as a vintage car regardless of its increased complexity and possibly be improved with hacks could.

        This flagpole definitely has an end somewhere and at some point. If only because nobody wants to change a rear light on an old car for three or four-digit amounts, if it is still available at all.
        I just fitted two brake lights with new and standardized bulbs from the supermarket for 1,29. That had something...

        Two months after the left one, the right one failed. Both for the first time after more than 10 years. I'm very serious about brake lights so had two serious problems with one of my cars - but solved them for 64,5 cents each. That just feels awesome - a feeling that you will never have with a DS 7 ...

        Of course not with the light bar from an 9-5 NG either. This is not brand specific. This is general madness...

        I have my doubts as to whether younger cars will be suitable as vintage cars in the future.

        • Those who weren't quite so young always had their doubts. This is generation specific.

          Small example:

          The Saab 9000 marked the beginning of networking. A control unit combines many functions. The EDU. Is that manageable? Is it.

          The Saab 9-5 already had around a dozen control units when it entered the market. It is now considered a simple, easy-to-control car.

          Its successor, the 9-5 NG, had tripled the number of control units. Difficult? Actually Stone Age again.

          This is how it goes. The DS 7 is complex, without question. From today's point of view. But in 10 years?

          There is also the exciting trend of simplifying networking again and concentrating on fewer components. Which ideally you have developed yourself. So in the direction of Saab 9000. By the way, Tesla is doing it.

          • As I said, on the one hand I see it similarly, I am positively surprised by young classic cars, youngtimers and their electronics ...

            I'm hardly worried about software and control units, and I never did with the 9K either.

            On the other hand, the hardware is increasingly worrying. Without the sensors, cameras, lasers, radar, servomotors and electromagnetically controlled valves, ballasts (Xenon), projectors (HUD) and so on, today's vehicles can no longer even achieve absolutely essential functions.

            Tank caps no longer open, seats and exterior mirrors can no longer be adjusted, headlights and chassis no longer adjust, engines no longer run or no longer run smoothly, produce consequential damage to other sensors, probes and the catalytic converter and so on endlessly ...
            Or the MKL remains notorious or comes on sporadically again and again, although the engine seems to be running properly and up to three workshops cannot find the fault.

            Here one finds such things again and again in the comments and the experience reports of the blogger have a large intersection with it.

            Software & control devices are not the problem. But there is always hardware attached to it, which sometimes fails, but which is operationally and TÜV-relevant and is not always easily available everywhere...

            Even my 9-5 SC (chrome glasses) is really bitchy and expensive. There is more money in the xenon headlights alone (bulbs) or indirectly (inclination sensor on the rear axle) than I spent on a real classic car for the entire electrical system including a new starter, new alternator and completely new ignition system in the same period.
            That also makes you think.

            By the way, these were young people (Marketing and Sales Benz) from whom I heard for the first time and at that time still young myself and on the occasion of the presentation of the new S-Class "off the record" that the new S-Class would never make it into a classic car ...

            If they (and I) were wrong, it turned out better than expected and the S-Class is already a modern classic, then I'm happy about that. And yet today we have the situation that you can buy real classic cars for little money within a very short time back on the road, but in the case of younger cars, there are concerns about the costs and delivery times of sensors and servomotors that are absolutely necessary, as well as the prices and availability of hardware. This problem does not get any smaller with increasing complexity.

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