Citroen DS Review 2013 Citroen DS5

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2013 Citroen DS5 Review

French champagne and Louise bags, the DS brand is Citroen’s to luxury and style. Created in as a premium brand for the mass double Chevron marque, the DS’ is not only to redirect customers fat wallets from Mercedes and it also marks the reincarnation of the DS

The first Citroen DS hit the market in and quickly made a name for for its futuristic design, innovative and its famed hydro pneumatic suspension.

Nearly 1.5 million sold in its 20-year career. It was named the most beautiful car of all by Classic Sports Car magazine.

‘Les Trois Mousquetaires’, the Citroen DS’ resurgence was led by the relatively MINI-like DS3 in 2010, followed by the DS4 crossover in 2010. The DS5 DSport you see is the last musketeer to join the

Design and Comfort

The dramatically DS5 is a curious mix of a hatchback, wagon and depending on which angle you at it from. There is a good of aggression in the front, as well as dynamism in its profile. The prominent sabre running along the guard from the headlights to the of the windscreen cleverly disguises the of the bonnet, while its squashed is almost coupé-like.

Unlike the DS3 and DS4 are derived from the C3 and C4, respectively, the DS5 sits on the PF2 platform shared the Citroen C4/DS4 and Peugeot Not surprisingly, the DS5 is shorter overall the C5 – 249mm to be precise. Its wheelbase, at is also 88mm shorter in the C5.

The DS5’s external theatrics is the opening act, because the intriguing design is the work of craftsmen. It is awash with details and thoughtful touches. you see and touch are exquisitely made and finished, from the four-spoke steering wheel to the power switches on the centre console.

Our test car is also optioned eye-catching watch-strap leather that are as comfortable as my lounge at home.  It’s hard not to be by the DS5’s richness of materials and fit and finish. So convincing is the French that it almost cloaks the negligible, but major shortcoming – its visibility, or the lack of!

The fast together with a chunky view mirror combine to out a big chunk of forward vision at while it’s high-set and rear screen impedes visibility. Elsewhere, the petite is smaller than a jewellery box and is as as a pair of ski boots in the desert.


Performance and Handling

are two engines in the DS5 range – one petrol and one both familiar from the family. Our test car gets the potent 2.0-litre HDI 160 turbo-diesel delivers 120kW @ 3,750rpm and @ 2,000rpm.

For $3,000 less, buyers opt for the 1.6-litre THP 155 turbocharged petrol generates 115kW @ 6,000rpm and @ 1,400rpm. Both are paired a 6-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front

The diesel is relatively refined for use, with hardly any clatter filtering into the Just don’t expect performance from it, as indicated by our test time of a leisurely seconds. There is however, mid-range urge to power you nicely and it works particularly with the torque converter

Its electro-hydraulic steering is well and responsive but isn’t the most

The PF2 platform also means the DS5 the more sophisticated multi-link of its rivals, instead settling for a pack torsion beam suspension. The result is a less polished handling with body control and a chassis lacks balance.

The DS5 feels nose heavy and push wide at corners at opportunity, even with fat 235mm section tyres all

Still, the lack of composure the bends is compensated by a comfortable on straight roads, where it has bump absorption and a refined quality.

Score: 6.5/10

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As befitting its more upmarket the Citroen DS5 is beautifully made and out, with all controls and providing great feedback and sensation.

Nevertheless, be prepared to a hit come resale time due to lack of brand credibility.



The DS5’s engine isn’t the most we have come across, 7.7L/100km of combined average our week spent with the with an equal split of and freeway driving.

Score: 7.0/10

The two model is similarly equipped. There’s a list of standard equipment, 6 airbags, ESP, Hill Assist, automatic electronic brake, reverse camera guides, front and rear sensors, keyless entry and button start, automatic beam, colour Heads Up 8-way electric front with memory and massage on driver’s seat, and the pièce de 3 part glass roof individual electric sunblinds.

some buyers may be put off by the lack of a spare saver. Tyre kit is supplied instead.


The Citroen DS5’s main point is its stand-out, original – inside and out. Its impressive quality is also a giant forward for the French brand. the car’s above average comfort would appeal to in the market for a comfortable GT, and that’s the DS5 essentially is.

However, at the tested price of it sits uncomfortably close to premium Euro rivals, the BMW 316i and 316d, which more efficient engines and dynamics that DS5’s chassis finds hard to

As the spiritual successor to its famous the DS5 leaves just that bit more to be desired.

CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars
CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars


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