Citroën DS4

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Citroën DS4
Citroën DS4 HDi 165 SportChic – Frontansicht, 4. Juni 2011, Wülfrath.jpg
Overview
Production 2010-present[1]
Model years 2011-present[1]
Assembly Mulhouse, France (PSA Mulhouse Plant)
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Body style 5-door hatchback
5-door estate
Layout FF layout
Platform PSA PF2
Related Citroën C4 II
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L I4 VTi
1.6 L I4 THP (155 or 200 hp)
1.6 L I4 HDi and e-HDI
2.0 L I4 HDi
Transmission 5 or 6-speed manual
6-speed EMG
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,612 mm (102.8 in)
Length 4,275 mm (168.3 in)
Width 1,810 mm (71.3 in) (2,052 mm (80.8 in) with mirrors)
Height 1,523 mm (60.0 in)
Kerb weight 1,360–1,496 kg (2,998–3,298 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Citroën C4 Coupé

The Citroën DS4 is the second model in the new premium (luxury vehicle) DS sub-brand created by Citroën to run alongside its mainstream cars. It was officially launched in 2011 internationally, but already on sale in some countries in late 2010.[2] Based upon the Citroën C4 II, it features raised suspension to resemble a compact SUV and repositioned door handles to give a coupe-like silhouette. The rear windows are fixed, and do not slide or open outwards[3]

The petrol engines that power the DS4 are a product of a collaboration between PSA and BMW. All are 1,598 cc four-cylinder, 16-valve units. The base VTi 120 is normally aspirated and puts out 120 PS (88 kW). As its name implies it comes with variable valve timing. The next engine up is the THP 155, essentially a turbo-charged version of the VTi. It puts out 156 PS (115 kW) thanks to a twin-scroll turbocharger and dual overhead cams. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The most powerful gas engine available in the DS4 is the THP 200. It's a variation of the THP 155 previously mentioned but pushed to 200 PS (147 kW).

Citroen offers two diesel engines in the DS4 - the HDi 110, a 1,560 cc four-cylinder that puts out 112 PS (82 kW). The second is the four-cylinder HDi 160 also found in the Citroën C5 sedan. It has a displacement of 1,997 cc and puts out 163 PS (120 kW).

The DS4 is available with Start&Stop technology and Citroën says that the battery has been optimized to withstand up to 600,000 starting cycles. The trunk are 385 L and 1021 L with the back seat folded down on all models.

The DS4's styling has been very well received by the international press.

It was elected Most Beautiful Car of the Year at the International Automobile Festival,[4] beating BMW’s new F10 5 Series and Honda's new CR-Z hybrid car. German magazine Auto Bild and its partner magazines throughout Europe have given it 1st Prize for Design in its category in Design Award contest.[5]

Safety[edit]

Euro NCAP test results
5 door LHD Hatchback (2011)[6]
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 32 90%
Child occupant: 39 80%
Pedestrian: 15 43%
Safety assist: 7 97%
Rear of DS4
Citroën DS4 exposed at the Festival Automobile International in 2011

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) (Europe’s rough equivalent to the U.S.’s IIHS) gave the DS4 a five-star rating overall. The Peugeot 508 was scored the same, with the only difference being a higher child occupant rating in the 508, and slightly higher pedestrian impact rating for the DS4.[7]

Engines[edit]

Engines[citation needed]
  Petrol engines Diesel engines
  1.6VTi 1.6 THP 155 1.6 THP 200 1.6 HDi 1.6 e-HDi 2.0 HDi
Production years  
Engine Type I4 16V naturally aspirated I4 16V turbocharged I4 8V common rail injection I4 16V common rail injection
Displacement (cc) 1598 1598 1598 1560 1560 1997
Max power
at r/min
88 kW (120 PS; 118 hp)
6000
115 kW (156 PS; 154 hp)
6000
147 kW (200 PS; 197 hp)
5800
82 kW (111 PS; 110 hp)
3600
82 kW (111 PS; 110 hp)
3600
120 kW (163 PS; 161 hp)
3750
Max torque
at r/min
160 N·m (118 lb·ft)
4250
240 N·m (177 lb·ft)
1400
275 N·m (203 lb·ft)
1700
270 N·m (199 lb·ft)
1750
270 N·m (199 lb·ft)
1750
340 N·m (251 lb·ft)
2000
Transmission 5-speed manual 6-speed EMG 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 6-speed EMG 6-speed manual
Weight 1,360 kg (2,998 lb) 1,420 kg (3,131 lb) 1,431 kg (3,155 lb) 1,417 kg (3,124 lb) 1,428 kg (3,148 lb) 1,496 kg (3,298 lb)
Top speed 193 km/h (120 mph) 214 km/h (133 mph) 235 km/h (146 mph) 190 km/h (118 mph) 190 km/h (118 mph) 212 km/h (132 mph)
0–100 km/h acceleration (s) 10.8 9.0 7.9 11.3 11.3 8.6
Fuel consumption (L/100 km)
(urban)
(extra-urban)
6.2
8.3
5.0
6.5
9.0
5.1
6.4
8.4
5.2
4.7
5.9
4.0
4.4
4.8
4.1
5.1
6.6
4.3
CO2 emissions (g/km) 144 149 149 122 114 134

Production and sales[edit]

Year Worldwide Production Worldwide sales Notes
2010 300[1] 200[1]
2011 34,593[2] 29,477[2] Total production reaches 34,902 units.[2]
2012 30,700[8] 33,200[8] Total production reaches 65,600 units.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Engine specs from PSA Peugeot Citroën". Creator and designer. PSA Peugeot Citroën. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "PSA Annual Report 2012". Car manufacturers. PSA. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Post your review!. "Citroen DS4 reviews | Expert and user reviews". carwow.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Citroën DS4 Voted Most Beautiful Car of the Year". Citroën. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Citroën DS4 gets first prize in Auto Bild’s design award contest.". 
  6. ^ "Euro NCAP results for 5 door LHD Hatchback". euroncap.com. 2011. 
  7. ^ "Euro NCAP Peugeot 508 test". Car safety testing. Euro NCAP. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c Memento Mars 2013. PSA Peugeot Citroën. 21 February 2013. p. 50. Retrieved 31 July 2013. (French)