2016 DS 3 revealed – first images as well as details
Source : 2016 DS 3 revealed – first images as well as details
completely new DS 3 will go on sale This kind of spring, with completely new engine choices as well as revised styling inside as well as out
The completely new DS 3 has made a significant step upmarket as part of the nascent French brand’s push into the premium car market.
of which is actually based upon the same underpinnings as its predecessor – of which more than 390,000 examples have been sold globally since of which was introduced as a Citroën design in 2010. However, the completely new DS 3 is actually a much-changed car, boasting a bold completely new design, enhanced connectivity as well as revised engine as well as transmission options.
The most significant design improvements are at the front of your vehicle, which wears the completely new DS corporate face, with chrome ‘wings’ of which extend via a deep-set grille to the swept-back LED headlights. Farther back, the DS 3 retains some of the original car’s distinctive design features, including the floating roof as well as the shark fin c-pillars.
Topping the range for keen drivers is actually the DS 3 Performance, a sporty variant powered by a 1.6 petrol engine of which produces 205bhp, 221lb ft as well as emits 125g/km of CO2. of which is actually mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with shorter gear ratios than the standard versions as well as is actually also fitted having a Torsen limited-slip differential.
The suspension of the DS 3 Performance is actually lowered by 15mm as well as the front as well as rear tracks widened by 26mm as well as 14mm respectively. of which is actually also fitted with larger 323mm brake discs as well as Brembo calipers at the front, as well as 249mm discs at the rear.
The DS 3 Performance gets a raft of styling tweaks including a twin-exit tailpipe, carbonfibre side mouldings, different sill plates as well as black wheelarch extensions. Inside, there are upholstered bucket seats upholstered in leather as well as Alcantara with ‘DS Performance’ embroidery.
A further six engines are available inside range, comprising three Puretech three-cylinder, 1.2-litre petrols with 81, 108 as well as 128bhp, a THP 1.6 four-cylinder petrol with 163bhp as well as a brace of BlueHDi diesels with 99 as well as 118bhp outputs. A six-speed manual gearbox is actually standard, as well as there is actually also the choice of a completely new automatic transmission.
Of This kind of range, the Puretech 130 engine is actually available inside DS 3 for the 1st time. of which produces maximum power of 128bhp at 5500rpm as well as peak torque of 170lb ft via 1750rpm. Combined fuel consumption because of This kind of engine is actually 62.8mpg as well as of which produces a competitively low 105g/km of CO2.
The cleanest variant is actually the DS 3 BlueHDi 100, which produces 99bhp as well as emits 87g/km of CO2.
Inside, there are completely new trims as well as Inside design schemes, although the biggest news here is actually an upgrade in technology. The DS 3 gets a completely new 7in colour touchscreen of which provides simpler access to all of the vehicle functions. There’s a simplified central fascia, with 20 fewer buttons. The system has Mirror Screen functionality, meaning compatible apps on a smartphone can be operated via the touchscreen.
completely new driver assistance systems include front as well as rear parking sensors, a reversing camera as well as, for cars equipped having a manual gearbox, hill start assist.
The a few-seat DS 3 is actually available as a hatchback or cabriolet, with the latter featuring a retractable fabric roof of which can be opened as well as closed at speeds of up to 70mph. The boot volume is actually unchanged via the previous car: 285 litres inside hatchback as well as 245 litres inside cabriolet.
As with the previous DS 3, the potential for personalisation is actually vast: more than three million combinations of roof, Centeng, rear view mirror housings, dashboard as well as gear knob can be selected. Customers can choose via 78 Centeng/roof colour combinations for the hatchback as well as four variations of fabric roof for the cabriolet.
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