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DS DS 4 HATCHBACK Opera
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Key Information

Fuel Type

Petrol Plugin

Transmission

Automatic

CO2

TBCg/km

0 to 62

Secs

ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION
No cost
£300.00
ENTERTAINMENT
No cost
EXTERIOR FEATURES
No cost
No cost
£845.00
£300.00
£645.00
£600.00
PACKS
£200.00
No cost
£1950.00
PAINTWORK
No cost
£845.00
£645.00
£645.00
£645.00
TRIM
No cost
WHEELS
No cost
£450.00
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • 10 inch HD touchscreen
  • 7 inch digital instrument cluster display
  • Drive mode selector (Sport, hybrid, zero emission)
  • DS Connect Box emergency and assistance system
  • DS Extended head up display
  • DS Iris system - 3D connected navigation, natural voice recognition
  • Emergency services call system
  • Front parking sensor
  • Mirror Screen with Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Motorised tailgate with hands free access
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Outside temperature gauge with ice warning
  • PAS
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Visio park 3 with HD front, side and rear camera 360 degree vision, rear camera wash system
  • Wireless charging for smartphone
ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION
  • Accelerated charging cable (Type 2)
  • DS Active scan suspension
  • Floor mats with mistral black, 'Tramontane' stitch detail
  • 3.7kw on board charger (Available as no-cost option)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 USB-C connectors rear
  • Bluetooth hands free and media streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • DS Smart Touch 5inch colour touchscreen
  • Two front USB-C ports
  • Stereo system and 6 speakers (Available as no-cost option)
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • 3rd brake light
  • Acoustic windscreen
  • Auto dimming electrochrome door mirrors
  • Automatic lights includes welcome sequence follow me home function
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Body colour shark fin roof antenna
  • Brilliant black front grille with chrome accents, chrome DS wings and chrome DS emblem
  • Chrome exhaust effect trim
  • Chrome rear light cluster connecting trim
  • Chrome upper window surround
  • Door handles with retractable, flush fitting, chrome finish
  • Door mirrors with memory
  • Door mirrors with power folding, heated, integrated LED indicators, 'DS' LED puddle lights, reverse gear memorisation, auto diming electrochrome
  • DS 3D LED rear lights
  • DS 4 inscription in chrome finish, located on tailgate
  • DS emblem in chrome finish, located on C-pillar x2
  • DS emblem in chrome finish, located on front grille and tailgate
  • DS Matrix LED vision
  • DS monogram - front, leading edge of bonnet, chrome finish
  • Dynamic bending light function
  • E-TENSE inscription in chrome finish, located on tailgate
  • Electric sunroof
  • Frameless electrochrome, auto-dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Front windscreen wipers with integrated wash system
  • Grained black side rocker panel trim with chrome insert
  • Heated rear windscreen with integrated radio antenna, chrome 'Scaled' edging effect, tempered
  • High beam assist
  • Laminated and accoustic front and rear side windows
  • LED daytime running lights with LED front indicator
  • LED rear numberplate lights(x2)
  • LED scrolling rear indicators
  • LED side indicators , repeater style, door mirror mounted
  • One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protection
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wiper includes wash system
  • Two-tone gloss black upper door mirrors and body lower colour
  • Variable front intermittent wipers
  • Body colour roof (Available as no-cost option)
  • Dark tinted rear windows (Available as no-cost option)
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • "Clous De Paris" intricate metal work design in platinum on dashboard facia, centre console, steering wheel, DS Smart Touch frame and upper door trim
  • 1.0L bottle storage rear door pockets rear
  • 1.5L bottle storage front door pockets
  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding 2nd row seats
  • 12V socket in boot
  • 12v socket in front
  • 1x front passenger seat isofix mounting points includes top tether
  • 2x Rear coat hooks
  • 2x rear outer seat isofix mounting points includes top tether
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 6 way electric adjustment and 4 way lumbar adjustment passenger seat
  • 8 way electric adjustment and 4 way lumbar adjustment driver seat
  • Boot strap located in boot area, right hand side
  • Criollo brown nappa leather centre console facia decor
  • Criollo Brown Nappa leather dashboard and door facia decor
  • Cupholders - 2 front centre console,storage lid
  • Door panel upper edge trim in platinum 'Clous De Paris' design with gloss black detail
  • Driver seat mechanical extendable cushion nose
  • Driver seat with welcome function
  • DS AIR - Invisible central air vent design, 'Clous De Paris' detailing
  • DS Cabin clean
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Flock lining door pockets, front and rear
  • Front central and door panel armest with criollo brown nappa leather, intricate pearl stitch detail
  • Front centre armrest with storage
  • Front door sills in stainless steel, 'DS' inscription
  • Front headrests with 4 way mechanical adjustment
  • Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
  • Front seats comfort design with additional high density foam
  • Front seats with rear pocket
  • Full LED touch sensitive reading lights
  • Glove box with closed lid, handbook storage
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Horizon light grey headlining
  • Illumination glove box, interior storage, load area
  • Interior ambient lighting - polychromatic, choice of eight colours, dashboard, e-Toggle, door panels
  • Interior grab handles damped (x4)
  • Leather steering wheel and airbag cover with criollo brown 'Fleur' leather, gloss black and 'Clous De Paris' detailing, silver stitch detail
  • Massage and ventilation function for front seats
  • Memory function for driver seat
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Rear seats - headrests x3, 2 way mechanical adjustment
  • Rear seats - ski hatch, rear armrest with two cupholders
  • Satin chrome gearbox selector, polychromatic lighting
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Smartphone storage with hatch for direct access to USB in armrest
  • Stainless steel boot sill
  • Steering column mounted gearbox paddles
  • Steering wheel reach and rake adjustment
  • Sunvisors with LED vanity mirror
  • Tethering points (x4) - located in boot area
PACKS
  • Safety pack - DS4
  • DS Drive assist + Rear detection package - DS 4 (Available as no-cost option) Pack contents
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Active bonnet
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags includes passenger airbag deactivation function
  • Anti slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Child safety lock
  • Driver and front passenger side airbags, thorax, abdomen and pelvis protection
  • Driver seat left side airbag inflates between two front seats
  • EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Electric parking brake
  • Emergency brake assist
  • ESP
  • Front and rear curtain airbags, head protection for side impacts
  • Hill start assist
  • Indirect tyre pressure monitoring system (ITPMS)
  • Passenger detection system - seat cushion mounted pressure sensors, illumination in roof control panel if belt unfastening detected
  • Seatbelts front - three point retractable seatbelts with pre tensioners and progressive load limiters
  • Seatbelts rear - three point retractable seatbelts with pre tensioners and load limiters to outer rear seats
  • Two tone horn
SECURITY
  • Alarm covers perimeter,interior of vehicle and tow-away instances
  • Automatic door locking when moving off
  • Charging flap - located nearside, lockable remotely, linked to central locking
  • Electronic key (x2) with keyless operation, 'Clous De Paris' inspired pattern, satin chrome detailing
  • Engine start/stop button - gloss back and chrome with 'Clous De Paris' embossing
  • Fuel filler flap - located offside, lockable remotely, linked to central locking
  • Keyless entry/start with proximity detection, includes two key fobs
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking + deadlocks
TRIM
  • Air vents - front x4, rear x2
WHEELS
  • Tyre repair kit
  • 19" Sevilla diamond cut alloy wheels (Available as no-cost option)
ELECTRIC VEHICLE DATA
  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty:70

  • Battery Capacity in kWh:12.4

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins):425

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change:0-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW:1.8

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins):115

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change:0-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW:7

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins):Not Available

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change:Not Available

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW:Not Available

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins):Not Available

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change:Not Available

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW:Not Available

  • Battery Leased:No

  • Battery Type:Lithium-ion

  • Charging Port Location:Left Side Rear

  • Coupler/Connector Type:Type 2

  • Maximum Charging Rate - kW:7

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage:100000

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years:8

  • Usable Battery Capacity:Not Available

  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH:16.9

  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL:16

  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH:3.7

  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL:3.9

  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb:55

  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH:55

  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL:56

  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb:34

  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH:34

  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL:35

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • Particles:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6

EMISSIONS - PHEV
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb:34

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH:37

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL:28

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:DOHC

  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes

  • CC:1598

  • Compression Ratio:10.5:1

  • Cylinder Layout:IN-LINE

  • Cylinders:4

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):77

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):85.8

  • Engine Layout:FRONT TRANSVERSE

  • Fuel Delivery:TURBO DIRECT INJECTION

  • Gears:8 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:16

  • Transmission:SEMI-AUTO

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:No

FUEL CONSUMPTION - PHEV
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH:1.6

  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL:1.2

  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH:174.5

  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL:323.3

GENERAL
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:Yes

  • Badge Engine CC:1.6

  • Badge Power:225

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:E-TENSE

  • Coin Series:Opera

  • Generation Mark:2

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:31E

  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:12

  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:3

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:85

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:86

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:4

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:74

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:65

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:60000

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:3

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):7.7

  • Engine Power - BHP:225

  • Engine Power - KW:165

  • Engine Power - RPM:6000

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:221

  • Engine Torque - MKG:30.6

  • Engine Torque - NM:300

  • Engine Torque - RPM:3000

  • Top Speed:145

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:RDE 2

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Space Saver?:No

  • Tyre Size Front:205/55 R19

  • Tyre Size Rear:205/55 R19

  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT

  • Wheel Style:SEVILLA

  • Wheel Type:19" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1470

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:4400

  • Wheelbase:2675

  • Width:1830

  • Width (including mirrors):2061

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):40

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:2200

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1240

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):390

  • Max. Loading Weight:547

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:1400

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:750

  • Minimum Kerbweight:1653

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:10.8

By Line

The DS 4 is at its most sophisticated in E-TENSE 225 Plug-in Hybrid form. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

DS makes quite a speciality out of its E-TENSE Plug-in Hybrid models - here's another of them, the avant garde-looking DS 4 E-TENSE 225 compact premium hatch. It's ambitiously priced but you get a super-sized dose of style for the outlay and drive technology that's really cutting edge.

Background

The idea of having Plug-in Hybrid tech in your next family hatch is tempting. But if the car you have in mind is a mainstream brand PHEV model, the prospect of paying getting on for £40,000 for it might not be. You probably won't be far off that by the time you properly spec up a PHEV Peugeot 308, Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf or Skoda Octavia. You'd feel a lot better though, splashing out this kind of sum if the car in question had a premium badge and a much more up-market feel. Such is the appeal of models like the Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSIe and the Mercedes A250e. And of the car we look at here, the DS 4 E-TENSE 225.

Driving Experience

The DS 4 E-TENSE Plug-in Hybrid model uses a familiar Peugeot / Citroen-derived 1.6-litre PureTech petrol unit mated to a 108bhp electric motor powered by a 12.4kWh battery for a combined output of 225hp and an electric driving range of up to 38.5 miles. There are two additional drive modes available with this PHEV variant - self-explanatory 'Hybrid' and 'Electric': and if you shift into 'Sport', there's a reasonable turn of speed that sees 62mph dispatched in 7.7s en route to 145mph. That's despite the E-TENSE model's extra 200kgs of weight over its conventional counterparts (which you rather feel when throwing the car into a corner in a way a likely owner probably never would). A full-electric variant will eventually arrive too, sharing its 50kWh battery and 250 mile driving range with the Peugeot e-308. So everything beneath the bonnet we've seen before - and the EMP2 chassis it all sits on is very familiar too, though the French maker claims 70% of that platform has been modified to meet various specific DS 4 requirements - one of those being the need to accommodate the particularly large 20-inch wheels of top variants. These are detail differences, but a little more substance lies with the addition of certain high-tech drive electronics which, for the time being, DS has reserved for itself. Chief amongst these is the clever Active Scan Suspension system which uses a camera that looks ahead across the tarmac as you drive, over a distance of between 5 and 25-metres, altering damping predictively. It only operates in the 'Comfort' drive mode and doesn't work quite as effectively as you might hope it would - you still crash over speed humps for example - but the set-up restores a modicum of ride subtlety, though in a rather wafty way that makes you feel a bit disconnected from the whole experience.

Design and Build

Apart from the E-TENSE badgework and an extra flap for the charging socket, there's nothing to give this top DS 4 variant away as the PHEV model. As with the rest of the range, DS hopes that the look of this car will sell it to you - and for sure it'll stand out in the supermarket car park. At first glance, you might be undecided as to whether this is a premium compact hatch or a premium small SUV - and that's entirely intentional. DS offers it in both conventional and SUV-inspired 'Cross' forms, plus there's a sportier-looking 'Performance Line' version if you want a sportier vibe. Either way, the styling's certainly Gallically avant garde, the front dominated by bold double daytime running lights and trendy matrix LED headlamps. In profile, you'll notice striking creases, door handles that pop out as you approach the car and wheels that can be as large as 20-inches in size. Coupe lines characterise the rear, where the boot lid plunges to mee the slim LED tail lamps. Pavement presence? You get it here. Inside the so-called 'Digital Seamless Cockpit', there's a fully digital cabin made up of no fewer than three displays, There's a 10-inch screen replacing conventional dials in the instrument cluster. And an infotainment display of the same size in the centre of the dash for media and navigation. This is controlled by a third 5-inch screen further down the centre stack known as the 'DS Smart Touch'. If that's not enough screen tech for you, it's also possible to specify the segment's cleverest head-up display, claimed to be closer to augmented reality than any other system. The information viewed doesn't just get projected onto the windscreen; it instead gets projected further out onto your view of the road in a range 4-metres ahead and on an image 21 inches wide. Another interesting touch is the lack of visible air vents; the main ventilation unit has been integrated behind and strip of physical switches that sit just below the main control screen. Out back, rear seat space is reasonable but unremarkable. Unfortunately, as with most PHEVs, you lose a bit of boot space, which falls from 430-litres with the conventional model to 390-litres here.

Market and Model

DS expects a large proportion of customers (maybe around 30%) to opt for the PHEV plug-in model. As for pricing, well let's start with the luxury hatch version of this model we tried. Prices for the DS 4 in this form with the E-TENSE 225 Plug-in Hybrid powertrain start from just under £40,000: that gets you a mid-spec 'Trocadero' variant and it represents a premium of around £6,000 over the equivalent BlueHDi 130 diesel version - or around £7,500 over the equivalent PureTech 130 conventional petrol model. If you want to stretch to top 'Rivoli' trim, you're looking at around £43,000. If you want the sportier look of a 'Performance Line' DS 4 variant, then you're looking at around £37,500 as a starting point for 'Performance Line' trim, with a premium of around £3,500 more if you want top 'Performance Line+' trim. Finally, if you want the SUV style look of the DS 4 Cross body style with the E-TENSE powertrain, then you'll be spending either around £40,000 with 'Trocadero' spec, or around £43,500 with top 'Rivoli' trim. This type of pricing is broadly comparable with premium rivals in this sector like the Mercedes A250e and the Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSIe. But with those cars, you can't get cutting edge tech like the DS Active Scan suspension system. Or one of the French brand's exquisitely stitched leather upholstery packages. You might also want to save some budget for features like the night vision set-up and the Head-up display.

Cost of Ownership

This E-TENSE 225 variant uses an 11.8kWh battery which can be fully charged in an hour and 55 minutes using a standard 7kW Wallbox (or 7 hours and 5 minutes from a domestic plug). Once that's done, an all-electric WLTP-rated driving range of up to 38.5 miles is possible. Even better news lies with the low WLTP-rated CO2 readings and combined cycle fuel readings generated by this Plug-in model; it's rated at up to 232.3mpg on the combined cycle (ridiculous of course - it's more like 55mpg in the real world): and up to 27g/km of CO2 (which means a low 11% BiK status, compared to between 29 and 34% for the other models). If you want to do better, you'll need to ask your dealer about the full-electric version that DS will eventually sell, with a 50kWh battery which will offer a driving range of around 250 miles. With the E-TENSE model, you can monitor your efficiency via Energy Monitor screen displays. And across the range, there's no doubt that DS has sweated the details to optimise efficiency returns. The engineers for instance achieved a 10% weight reduction in the weight of the alloy wheels (that's 1.5kg per wheel) with aerodynamic inserts in order to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Servicing is needed every year or every 12,500 miles and the cost of garage visits should be affordable too. The car comes with a three year warranty and three years of DS Assistance. This E-TENSE model's battery has its own 8 year / 100,000 mile warranty. DS 4 E-TENSE insurance groups start group 30E.

Summary

The DS 4 is rare - this E-TENSE 225 Plug-in version is even rarer. But for converts here, that'll be all part of this Gallic model's appeal. Yes, it's pricey. But at least, in contrast to choosing mainstream brand PHEV family hatchback models, it's easy to see and feel where the money has been spent here. For owners, this electrified DS 4 will have a jewel-like quality when parked in the drive - and will make them feel more special than they ever expected to be in a family hatch when at the wheel. It isn't cutting-edge in drive dynamics - or even in ride comfort, despite the clever suspension tech. But it's different. The DS 'Different Spirit' is alive and well here. And that makes up for a lot.

Terms & Conditions

  • Initial rental due 7 days after delivery
  • First monthly rental due 30 days after delivery
  • Documentation Fee: £0.00
  • Excess mileage charges available on request
  • Road Fund Licence Included
  • Offer is subject to credit acceptance and proof of ID
  • Terms and Conditions Apply
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