New Citroen DS4 – dynamism and elegance

by Gabriele Pisano on

Posted in: 2011,Citroën

picture new Citroën-DS4

Citroën-DS4 (side-back view)

the long-awaited Citroën DS4 will be presented in world premiere at the Paris Motor Show and officially is online at, a dedicated website which highlights the sophistication and sportiness. The DS line expands its range with this concentration of style and technology, pure expression of DS philosophy which has made the “Creative Technology” his strong point.

Interesting design
First car’s images shows a reminiscent shape of the coupe with five doors and a more pronounced height than the standard. The rear door handles are integrated into the rear pillar. Measures 4.27 x 1,81 x 1,53 m  confirm a gritty setting and similar to SUVs, compared to the new C4 is more short of 6 cm, 2 cm more wide and a height greater than 4 cm. These numbers give us an idea of its incredible compactness, while keeping constant the ratio of versatility and dynamic forms.
The front is characterized by the presence of daytime running lamps in LED technology positioned around the fog lights, on the bonnet is the DS logo, the lateral aspect of the car is embellished with chrome surrounds (others are in chrome mirrors and rear bumper) around the windows and upright with glossy black paint. Also in the side profile is very nice line sloping towards the tail end with a spoiler, the rear is characterized by the presence of new optical groups with a boomerang design. Alloy wheels are sporty and large diameter (up to 19 “) .

Refined interior
Citroen DS4 dashboard has forms of the new C4 with the lid of the instrument panel that extends to the center. Compared to the sedan, however, is embellished with a leather cover that approaches the finish aluminum for the instrument panel and air vents. A more refined interior is highlighted by some detail like the chosen design for the seats leather. Pedals are in aluminum, handles with leather branded DS and specific interior lighting gives to the DS4 cockpit a further touch of distinction. For the needs of passengers are also present USB jacks for music in the car and a pair of electrical outlets 12 and 230 V, multifunction steering wheel with illuminated controls with tracking system and Citroën eTouch service, front seats with electric lumbar adjustment and integrated massage function in the seat back.

Technical aspects
The new Citroën DS4 is designed to give maximum satisfaction to the pilot and, to target this, have been specifically set all the car trim with suspensions pseudo-McPherson at front axle, rear deformable bar and hydraulic power to ensure performances at the highest levels. Electronic traction control and stability promises then to offer valuable assistance in critical driving situations – ventilated front brakes have a diameter of 340 mm and are assisted by ABS, electronic brake distribution and emergency brake assistance.

At launch in 2011, the DS4 will have two diesel and three petrol, all Euro 5.
The two diesel engines are 1.6 liters and 110 hp 2.0-liter 160 hp, both with FAP (particulate filter) as standard, there will be a hybrid HDi 110 hp. The petrol versions are characterized by the 1.6 liter THP engine developed in joint venture with BMW, the powers available are 120 hp, 155 hp and a truly sporty version of 200 hp with torque 275 Nm at 1,700 rpm and emissions of 149 g / km of CO2. The gearbox may be, optionally, manual or manual driven (CMP6) 6-speed.

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