‘516Nm and silence – 402hp and zero emissions’. – That’s the nutshell summary that Citroen’s luxury marque DS offers for its E-Tense concept – speaking to both its power and the ultra-green drive system that provides it.
Unveiled just hours after a first revealing teaser appeared on the brand’s Facebook page the E-Tense is presented as a technology and styling showcase for PSA Peugeot Citroen’s new premium brand.
At 4.72 metres long the E-Tense is around 500mm longer than a new-generation Audi TT while its 1.29m height makes it nearly 50mm shorter from the ground.
The concept’s styling builds on the DS brand’s now familiar family styling while elements of the 2014 DS Divine concept can also be seen across its face.
There is little doubt however that the E-Tense is the DS brand’s most powerfully styled concept to date – although, as a standalone brand the E-Tense has only two years of history to compete with for that status.
‘Our ambition was to create a high-performance electric GT.
A car that embodies refinement – technology and DS design.
A car that inspires dreams.
A car that gives you the overpowering urge to get behind the wheel’ the company said in a statement.