Complete Car Test Drives Citroen DS5

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Citroen DS5

The new DS5 is the closest thing yet to the Citroen DS, but is it a luxury car?

April 2012


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What: 2012 Citroen DS5

Irish test drive

3.5/5

There’s nothing on the that looks like the DS5 — inside or out. its pricing puts it into with cars that status-friendly bonnet badges. The is good, but it’s let down by strangely firm suspension.

style: five-door hatchback

Audi A5 Sportback, Range Evoque, Volvo V60

CO 2 emissions: (Band B, 225 per annum)

Combined economy: 5.1 litres/100km

Top speed: 215km/h

0-100km/h: 8.5

Power: 160hp at 3,750rpm

340Nm at 2,000rpm

Inside 5/5

Few cars make it to production as much concept car jewellery as the DS5 has. Given the reaction everybody that sees it, a huge success. There’s not a or visible component that been stylised to fit in with the of the car. Even at the end of our time the car we were still discovering new

Highlights on the outside include massive chrome section from the windscreen to the headlights, the of the rear door panels and the of the side window behind the door. In places it’s but it’s unapologetically unique.

The interior will split opinion, as it’s simply a of art. That does a little on the specification of the car, but with the optional ‘Club Signature’ and the panoramic roof nothing short of spectacular. has cleverly given the DS5 its own switchgear which sets it apart other models in the range.

the cabin is as good to use as it is to look at and it’s not short on space.

Transmission: 4.5/5

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Citroen’s HDi diesel engine is well-proven, but it particularly well in the DS5. The have managed to isolate it the cabin better than in models and it provides effortless from low revs. Indeed all too easy to overcome the front grip when exiting a from standstill for instance.

The traction control system is enough to rein it in though so it feels like the engine is too

An automatic transmission probably the persona of the DS5 better than the manual gearbox, but the latter well regardless and the lever is a tactile delight, mixing leather and cold aluminium to effect.

Ride Handling: 3/5

It Citroen doesn’t really what it’s doing the DS brand in terms of the driving The original DS offered the clich d carpet ride that all car makers strive for, and the DS5 — more so than the DS3 and DS4 we’d expect that the for Citroen to go down. But instead the seems to be engineered for a sporting While we love driving and can the flat cornering attitude and steering of the DS5, the loss in comfort is a compromise too far.

The front end in particular seems to be too spring.

We really don’t that this car should try to the likes of the BMW 3 Series in terms of interaction. Indeed, the latest 3 is more comfortable than the which perhaps indicates buyers in this sector The smaller DS models get away erring on the sporty side; the DS5 not.

Equipment, Economy for Money: 4/5

The Citroen DS5 will be a bit of a for buyers, as they’ll not know it sits in the marketplace. The starting of 32,500 for the DSign model is for what you get, but to experience the DS5 as supposed to be you really do need to go for the tested, the DStyle. The 2.0-litre HDi engine is the best compromise price and running costs though we’re looking to trying out the four-wheel drive variant later this

A word of warning on the gorgeous fitted to our test car: priced at 4,100. Nonetheless, it is and the seats are capped with aluminium plates too, to the quality feel.

Despite all we’ve awarded the DS5 four as it is well priced against badged alternatives yet feels special. The only other car this price bracket has such a feel-good factor is the Rover Evoque. The DS5 is also, on at least, quite efficient, Band B emissions.

For the record, we averaged 8.2 litres/100km in our time with the car, was spent mostly in an urban with a few forays onto the

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