DS 5

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This article is about the DS-branded Citroën DS5 car. For Datsun (Nissan) DS-5 car, see Datsun DS Series.
Not to be confused with DSV or 5DS.
DS 5
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Manufacturer DS Automobiles
Also called Citroën DS5
Production 2011–2015 (Citroën)
2015-present (DS)
Assembly France: Sochaux (PSA Sochaux Plant)
Body and chassis
Class Large family car/Compact executive car (D)
Body style FasTourer 5-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform PSA PF2 platform
Engine THP163 1.6L GDI Turbocharged
Transmission Auto 6 speed Aisin
Wheelbase 2,727 mm (107.4 in)
Length 4,530 mm (178.3 in)
Width 1,871 mm (73.7 in) (2,128 mm (83.8 in) with mirrors)
Height 1,504 mm (59.2 in)/1,513 mm (59.6 in)
Kerb weight 1,500 kg (3,307 lb)

The DS 5 is a compact executive car designed and developed by the French automaker Citroën that was launched for the European market in November 2011.[1] It was the third model in the premium sub-brand DS, now a standalone brand.

Citroën C-SportLounge[edit]

Citroën C-SportLounge
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Manufacturer Citroën
Production 2005 (Concept car)
Body and chassis
Class Compact executive car (D)
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout FF layout
Platform PSA PF2
Wheelbase 2,727 mm (107.4 in)
Length 4,530 mm (178.3 in)
Width 2,128 mm (83.8 in) (with mirrors)
Height 1,513 mm (59.6 in)
Curb weight 1,500 kg (3,307 lb)
DS 5 Rear (China)

The Citroën DS5 was prefigured by the Citroën C-SportLounge, a concept car presented by Citroën in 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and designed under Citroën design chief Jean-Pierre Ploué. The Citroën C-SportLounge inspired the DS 5 in 2011 and it has rear suicide doors while the production car has the lack of the suicide doors.[2]

The C-SportLounge is a front-wheel-drive concept car that includes 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) engine, with 6-speed automatic transmission and 20-inch alloy wheels with 255/40 tires.[3] Its body has drag coefficient of 0.26 and features an interior design inspired by aeroplane cockpits.[4]


The DS5 was revealed at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show in April 2011. Although Peugeot and Citroën products have shared platforms and principal components since the closing decades of the twentieth century, the DS5 became in 2011 the first Citroën branded car to be assembled in Peugeot's lead European plant at Sochaux.[5]

The DS5 mixes hatchback and estate styling resembling a shooting-brake. It is 4,530 mm (178.3 in) long and 1,871 mm (73.7 in) wide, dimensions that are similar to those of the Lancia Delta. This is hardly a coincidence: the DS5 is based on the PF2 platform as 3008 is too, not on the C5 as its name could imply. Interestingly, the DS5 fills the spot where the first-generation C5 hatchback left off, as the current C5 no longer have hatchback versions.

Like the original concept car, its interior is heavily aviation inspired and available with two centre consoles - one of which is located on the roof directly above the other. With a head-up display in front of the driver, the cabin is designed to resemble a jet aeroplane. Emphasising its links to aviation, and the original Citroën DS model, the carmaker recreated an old photoshoot of the car with Concorde.[6]

Buyers can choose between a turbocharged petrol, two diesel engines and PSA's diesel-electric Hybrid4.[7] It marries a 163 hp 2.0 HDi diesel engine with a 37 hp (28 kW) electric motor mounted on the rear axle and sends the power to all four wheels as it is needed. Depending on trim level, this powertrain emits 99g/km or 107g/km CO2, and the car can drive on electricity alone if the battery is sufficiently charged. It is also worth noting that the DS5 will be the first Citroën with a hybrid drivetrain, and the first production car with a diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain.

A hybrid convertible Citroën DS5 was chosen by François Hollande for his investiture parade as President of France.[8]


  • The DS5 Hybrid4 has won the Best Eco car from the Scottish Car of the Year 2012 held at Glasgow on the 14th October 2012.
  • The DS5 won Top Gear (magazine) "Family Car of the Year 2011".

Sales and production[edit]

Year Worldwide Production Worldwide sales Notes
2010 TBA 200[9]
2011 4,560[1] 3,255[1] Total DS5 production reaches 4,773 units.[1]
2012 29,700[10] 27,800[10] Total DS5 production reaches 34,500 units.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d "PSA Annual Report 2012" (PDF). Car manufacturers. PSA. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "What's New - August 2005". Archived from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "2005 Citroën C-SportLounge technical specifications". carfolio.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "2005 Citroën C-SportLounge". seriouswheels.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "PSA Sochaux: la 20 millionième Peugeot sortie des chaînes offerte à un orphelinat d'Haïti". AFP. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Julian Marsh. "Citroën DS5 meets Concorde". citroenet.org.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Citroën DS5 - All engine types - TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE". ds5.citroen.co.uk. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  8. ^ (French) François Hollande en Citroën DS5 : un choix gaulliste, protectionniste et écologiste., Marianne
  9. ^ "Engine specs from PSA Peugeot Citroën" (PDF). Creator and designer. PSA Peugeot Citroën. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "Memento Mars 2013" (in French). PSA Peugeot Citroën. 21 February 2013: 50. Retrieved 31 July 2013. [permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Media related to Citroën DS5 at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Citroën C-SportLounge at Wikimedia Commons