1,4 liters consumption on 100 kilometers? That promises the upcoming big SUV DS 7 Crossback E-Tense. But let's be it: these are plug-in hybrids and in vehicles of this type, official consumption should always be treated with caution.
The PSA Group will be launching in spring 2020 with a small fleet of four plug-in models. In addition to Citroen C5 Aircross, Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 and Opel Grandland X Hybrid4, there is also the new luxury brand DS with the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4 × 4. The official consumption for this has now been announced - and is surprisingly low compared to the sister models with officially 1,4 liters.
This is probably due to the different calculation methods. According to PSA, the consumption of the DS was calculated according to WLTP, the other models from a mixture of WLTP and NEDC standard. These vehicles therefore come to a consumption level of 2,1 to 2,2 liters.
The DS 7 Crossback creates as E-Tense a purely electric range from the 13,2 kWh large battery of 58 kilometers, then the gas burner, an 1,6-liter turbo gasoline engine with 147 kW / 200 PS. Together with the two electric motors (each 80 kW / 109 PS), the vehicle comes as the sister models to a system performance of 221 kW / 300 PS. The standard spurt is completed by the plug-in hybrid in 6,6 seconds, the maximum torque is 450 Nm.
The driver can choose between the four driving modes electric, hybrid, four-wheel drive and sport. In hybrid mode, the SUV is in the most efficient drive mode on the road, in four-wheel drive mode, the electrified rear axle is switched on until the speed of 135 km / h.
The values for the DS and for the other PSA models were determined on the basis of the ECE standard R 101, which takes into account a high proportion of purely electric driving, but not the CO2 share of electricity production. In addition, as with all plug-in hybrids, it must be taken into account that consumption increases significantly when electricity is consumed for electric propulsion and only the burners are active.