Our tester Arthur Matal took this morning the steering wheel of the DS 9 in Rivoli finish, equipped with the 1.6-liter plug-in hybrid petrol unit with 225 hp. Here is his first notebook:
“From the first meters, the comfort offered by the DS Active Scan suspensions is astounding. On board this DS 9, we cross the speed bumps as if they weren’t there. The tuning is flexible and fits perfectly with the spirit of this car, although one feels that the hull – shared with the 508 – remains rigid.
Bulky but not clumsy, the DS 9 benefits above all from the power chain of its Lion cousin. The transitions between the thermal block and the electric motor are carried out very smoothly. Driving is very pleasant at low speed. We were less enthusiastic about a brief test of sport mode. The steering – usually light – hardens excessively.
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The idea of a cabin made in China low quality is swept away by the beautiful quality of the most visible materials. Granulated plastics in the least exposed areas are still less rewarding than in an Audi or an equivalent Mercedes. Thick carpets and gigantic rear space contribute to its pedigree as a grand tourer, capable of pleasantly transporting passengers over long distances.
Our trial version starts at 57,900 euros. A high sum when we compare this 4.93 m sedan to German rivals of the same size ”.
Engine: 4-cylinder, 16-valve, turbo, direct injection, variable valve timing, start & stop, 1,598 cc
Horsepower: 225 hp @ 5,550 rpm
Torque: 360 Nm at 1900 rpm (cumulative)
Batterie : Lithium-ion 11,9 kWh
Transmission: front-wheel drive, 8-speed automatic gearbox
Suspensions: Front McPherson triangle., Anti-roll bar, rear multi-link, controlled damping
Brakes: Front ventilated discs, AR discs
Length: 4.93 m
Width: 1.93 m
Height: 1.46 m
Safe: 510 l
Tank: 42 l
Weight: 1,839 kg
Max speed: 240 km / h
0 to 100 km / h: 8.3 km / h
Manufacturer’s consumption: 1.5 l / 100 km
CO2 : 33 g/CO2 km
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