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Citroën DS5

Sporty but practical: The DS5 was from the C-SportLounge concept car

back the DS name has been a for Citroën. The carmaker’s B-segment DS3 is strongly against vehicles as the Mini, while the larger DS4 is faring well.

But the latest in the line-up, the DS5, has a much position. It is competing against such as the VW Passat and Opel as well as more luxurious such as the Audi A4. But it also has to itself from the Citroën C5

It’s a difficult segment but one Pierre Monferrini, the DS5’s manager, is confident the vehicle succeed in, especially as he doesn’t see other D-segment vehicles as competitors.

“The DS5 is a new concept, so for the we don’t have any real because we’re slightly the traditional segment,” he says. “We target one particular vehicle benchmarking, but we wanted to make a car brings something new for the customers, and is very different from the C5.”

The project began in three years after the C-SportLounge was shown at the IAA motor in Frankfurt. “The C-SportLounge was well-appreciated by people at the motor and in our customer tests, because it was sporty and practical. It was one step of the competition,” says Monferrini.

Transferring the concept design to a production vehicle was a challenge for and his engineers. The DS5 uses PSA’s 2, but modified to increase the track front and rear to 1,582mm and respectively.

“We wanted to introduce our technology, so using platform 2 was a says Monferrini. “We’ve done a lot of work to improve vibration and harshness within the

Hybrid technology is helping PSA to its CO2 emissions across its vehicle and was first introduced on the Peugeot MPV. Many consumers may expect a V6 gasoline engine in the but the diesel-hybrid technology has allowed PSA to similar performance from a more efficient powertrain

CITROEN DS5 Electric Cars

“If you look at sales figures, the of V6 gasoline engines are decreasing. with future CO2 emissions that number will even further. So instead we a 150kW hybrid system,” Monferrini. The hybrid system is to that used in the 3008.

It consists of a 2-litre diesel that produces 120kW of and 300Nm of torque, linked to a automated manual transmission. is also an 8.5kW motor for the function. At the rear is a 27kW/200Nm motor and a 34kW nickel-metal-hydride

The motor, battery, power and multilink suspension are on a rear This assembly is bolted to the in place of the standard rear

The system has reduced CO2 emissions to but performance is still adequate a 0-100km/h time of 8.2 seconds and a top of 210km/h.

Other engines in the include a 1,598cc four-cylinder direct injection gasoline that produces 147kW/275Nm, 155g/km CO2.

Pierre We’ve saved up to 80kg with the C5. The C5 has a six-cylinder gasoline which adds weight”

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

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