DS E-TENSE: intensive French

Cologne, 26 February 2016

Citro├źn is past, now an independent brand is DS. To make the fragrance of bourgeois origin even further behind, DS at the Geneva Motor Show the E-TENSE shows (3rd to 13th March 2016). The study of an electric sports car behind.

Electric eye-catcher

Exactly to go the E-TENSE in series, but DS shows details that have future DS vehicles with him already. Let's first of all the basic architecture: the carbon monocoque chassis is suspended with an independent, one above the other triangle cross direction. The lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 53 kWh are placed below the foot area. The E-TENSE is 4.72 meters long, 2.08 meters wide and 1.29 meters high. Its capacity is 402 HP, is from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. Depending on the area of application, the electric range is between 360 and 310 kilometers. The maximum torque is 516 Newton metres, the tip is located at 250 km/h. The study is not easy but despite carbon fiber: 1.8 tonnes to be moved.

Lights for the future

Let's get back to the question of how much series inside the E-TENSE. According to DS, the LED taillights, the design of which is reminiscent of scales, to put "setting the standard for future models". Even with the headlights, LED technology is used. The modules can be turned 180 degrees, also, the cone of light was added to 20 degrees. New are also settings for the motorway or a weather function which magnifies the light cone in the rain, snow and fog. It remains questionable whether, however, again we see the digital mirror is connected to the rear view camera. (rh)