2017 DS E-Tense Release Date and Concept
The DS brand will be featured at the Geneva Motor Show world premiere the E-Tense Concept. The unique sport, which will complement the stand the complete range of the brand and the preview of the restyling of the DS 3 and focuses on design and propulsion with zero emissions in key sports.
360 km of autonomy. With 402 hp and 516 Nm of torque, the E-Tense tip bluntly to a new concept of electric sports that could represent a future segment of interest for the House. The main attraction is the commitment of the DS in Formula E, and the development of electrical technology in performance function. Lithium batteries, positioned in the lower part of the carbon fiber monocoque chassis to optimize the distribution of the weights, declare variable range between 310 and 360 km in the basis of the type of path. The E-Tense Concept declares a total weight of 1,800 kg and has a top speed of 250 km / h.
Long and 4.72 meters high just 1.29, the E-Tense Concept incorporates the stylistic features of the DS brand with new elements and aggressive. The sculpted lines are enhanced by the contrast between the chrome sections and painting Green Ametrine, as they play a vital role unpublished lights Led Active Vision. This technology represents an evolution of the DS LED Vision and integrates the active element Led control to change the light beam according to the route, speed and weather conditions.
The front LED daytime running lights have been designed with elements reminiscent of the hand stitching, while the rear LEDs trace the contours of the bumper; the center is a light inspired by that of Formula E. The absence of the rear window and the overall dimensions of the traditional mechanics has allowed designers to create a very dynamic and elusive rear volume, giving a more aggressive the whole.
The interiors manicured hand
The cabin, which still no official images, is the realm of craftsmanship, a theme that DS has led to the attention of each model series and on each concept. It took 800 hours of work to design and build the interior of the E-Tense: among the outstanding elements are the bridge built with metal parts, digital instrumentation with a screen 12 “coupled to the touch screen 10, the design of steering wheel and the coating and the guilloche decoration of the center console, in addition to many sections made with 3D printing.
Collaborations with French luxury brands. To make it even more exclusive interior, DS has turned to other French luxury brand to make some accessories: the case of the leather helmet designed by Moynat, the BRM chronograph dial rotated 90 ° for viewing while driving and the audio Focal Utopia 640 W, designed for particularly quiet environment of E-Tense Concept.