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Citroen DS4 at the Paris Motor Show: new golf opponent

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Citroen DS4 at the Paris Motor Show
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For the market launch of the D S4 are two diesels: the HDi 110 and the HDi 160 Choice, both of which are equipped with a particle filter as standard and meet the Euro 5 emissions standard. The HDi 110 will also be available in a particularly economical e-version, which is supposed to stand out in city traffic thanks to the start-stop system and brake energy recovery with consumption and CO2 savings of 15 percent.

Most powerful DS4 has an output of 200 hp

Later, the Citroen DS4 produced in the French Mulhouse plant will also be available with three Euro 5 petrol engines that were developed in cooperation with BMW. In addition to the VTi 120 and the THP 150, the THP 200 is the spearhead in the Citroen DS4 model range. The supercharged 1.6 liter engine sends 200 hp to the front wheels. The maximum torque of 275 Nm is at 1,700 tours. The turbo engine should emit 149 grams of CO2 per kilometer. All engines are linked to a manual six-speed gearbox as standard. As an option, Citroen offers an automated six-speed gearbox for the DS4.

Citroen promises that the 4.27-meter-long, 1.81-meter-wide and 1.53-meter-high DS4 will give its pilot a real pleasure in driving should. A major part of this should go to direct control. The four-door model with its dynamic design should master both comfortable gliding and dynamic cornering.

Panoramic view and plenty of trunk

Speaking of four-door: the rear doors of the Citroen DS4 are only open second glance. Because the designers moved the handles into the door frames. The coupé-like roof line of the DS4 is also emphasized by the chrome surrounds on the windows. Striking beads underline the already prominently exhibited fenders, and up to 19-inch rims fill the wheel arches.

From the front, the future golf opponent can be recognized as a member of the new DS family with the prominent double angle and the DS logo. Like its smaller brother, the DS3, the DS4 also displays LED daytime running lights. At the rear of the strongest version, a roof edge spoiler and two trapezoidal tailpipes reinforce the sporty appearance of the French.

Citroen is particularly proud of the panoramic windshield, which has a field of vision of 45 degreesshould release above. In the interior, the DS4 buyer can choose between five leather combinations. On request, an aluminum pedal gallery also exudes a sporty flair. The practical utility should not be neglected on board the new Citroen family member. The French promise numerous shelves and a 230 volt socket under the front armrest. Massage seats with lumbar support and atmospheric lighting should ensure the feel-good factor. With a trunk volume of 370 liters, the DS4 surpasses the compact competition such as a VW Golf, Kia Ceed and Toyota Auris.

Other equipment features include fog lights with cornering lights, a blind spot assistant that supports up to warns of other road users at a speed of 140 km /h, as well as a cruise control.


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