DS 4 plug-in hybrid: test, engine, price, compact class, crossover

The noble brother of the Opel Astra: The DS 4 drives as a plug-in hybrid

Here comes the new fashion from Paris! The DS 4 is a mixture of compact car and crossover – and the noble relative of the Opel Astra. First drive!

D.For once, this story begins in the door shelf. Nothing plastic, everything lined with felt. We could have started in the glove compartment. Nothing plastic, everything lined with felt. We almost started in the trunk. Nothing felt, everything fine carpet. It’s not an upper class, it’s a compact one. Welcome, DS 4! (Important tips for buying a new car on the Internet)

There are many interesting details in the DS 4

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The new DS 4 is really nice

We have to briefly explain the relationship. DS is the premium brand from the Stellantis Group, DS 4 the brother of Citroën C4, Peugeot 308 and Opel astra. The 4.40-meter wagon shares all of the technology with them EMP2 platform with 70 percent new or revised parts. And yet it is so different, so fine, so noble. Diamonds everywhere, the buttons, the grill, the taillights, that leather, neatly quilted in a diamond pattern. We almost completely forgot to press the start button in the center console (also a diamond) and drive off. There is so much to see. The seams, for example, a lot of manual work, they sew an hour on the door panel alone. Or the beads along the seams that Sparkle stuff you can order in, again a lot of manual work.

The plug-in hybrid covers 55 kilometers purely electrically

DS 4 E-Tense 225 plug-in hybrid

The chassis is made to be fluffy and soft. The DS 4 is the pamper for connoisseurs.

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Perhaps they would have taken one of the upholsterers back with them and he would have said: First of all Entry tightSecond, you have to sit in a low position, and thirdly, you have to be flexible to get out of there. We’re sitting in the front. And don’t pilot any of the gasoline engines with 130 to 225 hp or the diesel with 130 hp, but the E-Tense, one Plug-in hybrid with a system output of 225 hp, that really 55 kilometers electric creates. We tried, then the same route again with a combustion engine, not quite as fast, but 4.2 liters total consumption is okay! That’s okay too Interplay between the electric and gasoline engine, the transitions are: gentle! That’s DS-4 at all. Others can do sports, the Frenchman scans him Comfort mode the road on bumps and ironing away the waves; He manages this with long suspension travel, which, however, causes rolling movements. As I said: Please don’t scratch the curve quickly, the DS 4 doesn’t like that. He is the pamper for connoisseurs.

Wallbox + 100% green electricity – exclusive charging package in the AUTO BILD edition

Wallbox Charge Amps Halo ™
499 € instead of € 1189 RRP

Did we mention that all you have to do is look ahead? That Head-Up Display sends all information to the street in large format, at night the DS 4 even recognizes people and animals. It’s not just classy, ​​it’s smart. And expensive. The base costs 28,900 euros, our E-Tense “with everything” more than 50,000 euros. Noble price! (Calculate maintenance costs? To the car insurance comparison)
Technical data DS 4 E-Tense 225 plug-in hybrid • Engine: four-cylinder, turbo, transverse front • Displacement: 1598 cm³ • Power: 133 kW (181 PS) plus electric motor v. 81 kW (110 PS) • System output: 165 kW (225 PS) • Max. Torque: 360 Nm • Drive: front wheel, eight-speed automatic • Length / width / height: 4400/1830/1470 mm • Empty weight: 1653 kg • Luggage compartment: 390 l • 0-100 km / h: 7.7 s • Vmax: 233 km / h • Consumption: 1.4 l / 100 km (Super) • CO2 exhaust gas: 32 g / km • price from 37,900 euros.

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