Citroen DS4 test drive and review
Today at For consumers blog we are going to take a closer look at one of the most avantgarde models on the car market today. The DS stands for Citroen's most luxury and prestige models and the car itself is based on the new C4 platform.
The petrol engines that power the DS4 are a product of the partnership between PSA and BMW. They are 1,598 cc four-cylinder, 16-valve units. The base VTi is normally aspirated and puts out 120 PS (88 kW). As its name shows 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).
|DS4 was elected “Most Beautiful Car of the Year” at the International Automobile Festival|
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 is 385 L and 1021 L with the back seat folded down on all models.
Citroen DS4 price - this car costs around EUR 30,000 brand new (for the top of the line model; base models DS4 start at around EUR 22,000)