Plug-in hybrid technology
Now available to order



34.8 - 38.5 miles
(WLTP combined cycle*)


1 hour 55 minutes to charge to 100%
(7kW Accelerated charging via a Wallbox)


(180hp petrol engine + 110hp electric)

E-TENSE POWER A new generation of mobility

Enjoy an new driving experience with our E-TENSE plug-in hybrid technology. Combining flexibility with dynamism, the combination of electric and petrol delivers driving pleasure and comfort.

E-TENSE: technology inspired by Formula E

Building on our participation in Formula E along with our success as double champions, we’ve built innovative technology into DS 4, such as regenerative braking and the E-SAVE function, both derived and adapted from our experience in motorsport.


E-TENSE technology

Drive with complete freedom

Regenerative braking

E-SAVE function

Driving mode

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With the 225hp plug-in hybrid power unit, DS 4 E-TENSE combines low emissions and reduced fuel consumption. That means you can save money on fuel, but also that you're reducing your impact on the environment.

Quiet, comfortable driving

In our plug-in hybrid cars you’ll enjoy a quiet and totally flexible driving experience. It's both powerful and responsive, while offering a smooth and comfortable experience. When you’re driving in all-electric mode, a blue LED lights up in the windscreen. This means that when driving in Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) and other restricted areas, you will be able to show your car is in electric mode.

E-TENSE only services

Enjoy DS Automobiles services from your smartphone or car to make everyday life easier: schedule charging to benefit from the best rates of electricity and pre-heat or cool your car so it is the right temperature when you start your journey.

Technology and sophistication

Our E-TENSE plug-in hybrid models combine the best expertise in technology with exceptional performance.

Range and charging

Run in Zero Emissions mode

Charging is vital in order to take full advantage of plug-in hybrid technology. For more efficient use, we recommend you charge your DS 4 E-TENSE daily. Different factors can affect the range of your plug-in hybrid car, such as weather conditions, your speed and even your driving style.


Speed is one of the factors that most affects the range of your plug-in hybrid car. Focus on a constant and moderate speed to maximise the range of your car.

Temperature control and heating

Depending on the weather conditions, your car’s battery is used to control the cockpit temperature. In winter, energy expenditure can be 35% higher than spring so you’re advised to heat or cool the temperature inside your plug-in hybrid car while it’s still charging.

Driving style and elevation

Elevation changes in the road and your driving style have a strong influence on the range of your plug-in hybrid car. Choose Hybrid Mode from the four available driving modes, take up eco-driving and use the regenerative braking to make the most of your battery and save energy by up to 15%.

Your range in zero emissions mode

Adjust the settings below to see your true range

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Legal Information

¹ The fuel consumption or electric range achieved, and CO2 produced, in real world conditions will depend upon a number of factors including, but not limited to: the accessories fitted (pre and post registration); the starting charge of the battery (PHEV only); variations in weather; driving styles and vehicle load. The plug-in hybrid range requires mains electricity for charging. The WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) is used to measure fuel consumption, electric range and CO2 figures. Figures shown are for comparison purposes and should only be compared to the fuel consumption, electric range and CO2 values of other cars tested to the same technical standard. The figures displayed for the plug-in hybrid range were obtained using a combination of battery power and fuel. Information correct at time of publication.