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Home » Green Car News » Citroen Green Cars

Citroen DS5 featuring 200bhp hybrid diesel engine

01 February 2012


New CitroŽn DS5 is innovation. This exciting addition to the distinctive DS line is the ultimate new flagship model for CitroŽn. With an audacious approach to design, well-being and refinement, DS5 appeals to customers looking for a resolutely modern and original approach to the premium executive car.

Inspired by the striking C-SportLounge concept car, DS5 completes the current DS line. An instantly recognisable range, the DS line appeals to both the emotional and rational decision-making process of todayís car buyer. All three models in the premium DS line offer creative design, outstanding quality and desirable technology.


  DS5 is an aerodynamic tour de force with taut features, flowing lines and a dynamic profile. The front end instantly identifies the carís DS lineage with its pronounced air-intakes, chrome grille and incisive Ďgazeí underscored by LED light signatures. At the rear, DS5 sits squarely on wide tracks, underlined by chrome-finished twin exhausts and rear clusters with six light guides.

DS5 is lavished with an alternation of gloss blacks and eye-catching chrome-finished details, such as the slender chrome Ďsabresí that run from the tips of the headlamps to the front windows.

There are eight body colours to choose from with pearlescent or metallic paint options and six stylish alloy wheel designs from 16-19inches in diameter. The chromework is also offered in a smoked version called ĎDark Chromeí.

New DS5ís uniquely styled interior exudes ergonomic function and aesthetic design. Inspired by the world of aviation, the cabinís standout feature is the sweeping cockpit roof, which features pilot-style overhead switchgear. The large glass roof, divided into three areas, features individual electrically operated sunblinds, allowing occupants to control the amount of light entering the cabin both day and night.

The driver-focused cockpit fuses the driving position of a coupť with the finesse of a Gran Turismo. Highlights include a wraparound dashboard and wide central console, both ergonomically positioned. The innovative retractable colour head-up display projects essential driving information directly into the driverís line of vision, whilst the stylish analogue clock adds a final touch of sophistication to DS5ís interior.

DS5 offers new, innovative features to make driving even more pleasurable and reassuring. These include:

-       Keyless Access & Start, which uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFI) technology to allow drivers to unlock and start/stop DS5 whilst keeping the electronic key separate.
-       A colour head-up display, which projects essential driving information (speed, speed limiter and cruise control settings and navigation settings) in the driverís direct line of sight. On Hybrid4 models, the display changes from white to blue during ZEV mode.
-       A reversing camera that sends a colour image of the carís rear view to the navigation display screen.
-       A driverís seat with electric lumbar adjustment and massage function.
-       Dual-zone automatic air conditioning with three air flow levels (soft, medium, intense).
-       An advanced programmable speed limiter and cruise control system.
-       A new Lane Departure Warning System, which uses an integrated camera to recognise the lines on the road and warns drivers of involuntary lane departure.
-       Smart beams that process images from the built in camera to trigger automatic activation and de-activation of the high beam lamps according to lighting and surrounding traffic conditions.

New DS5 boasts a comprehensive range of audio and telematics equipment, including USB and Bluetoothģ connectivity. CitroŽnís latest-generation in-car eMyWay navigation comes as standard on level 2 DStyle models. The integrated system features a high-resolution 7-inch colour widescreen, internal memory for map data, speed limit sign reminders and Bluetoothģ hands-free and audio streaming for listening to music files stored on mobile phones.

DS5ís audio system features ARKAMYS acoustic processing for authentic sound playback. An optional premium 10-speaker DENON Hi-Fi has also been developed for an even richer soundscape within the cabin.


DS5ís compact and agile design delivers exemplary handling for a thoroughly engaging driving experience. Dynamically tuned, the precise and direct steering gives drivers the immediate sensation of total and accurate control.

Confident and reassuring, DS5 features active safety equipment (EBD, EBA, ABS, ESP, intelligent traction control) and powerful brakes - thanks in particular to 340mm diameter front discs on most versions.

DS5 is available from launch with a choice of four refined and efficient Euro V engines - THP 200, e-HDi 110, HDi 160 and the new 200bhp diesel electric Hybrid4.

The e-HDi 110 Airdream features new-generation Stop & Start micro-hybrid technology that reduces CO2 emissions by up to 15% when driving in congested urban areas. The turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine, co-developed with BMW, delivers enjoyable power and performance.

All powerplants are mated to either manual, automatic or EGS six-speed gearboxes.


DS5 is the first CitroŽn fitted with Hybrid4 technology. The innovative system delivers outstanding performance and low CO2 emissions from just 99g/km.  Hybrid4 offers financial benefits to both retail and business customers in addition to the impressive fuel economy. The sub-100g/km CO2 model is exempt from VED, the London congestion charge and, for business users, the BiK tax rate is just 10%.

Hybrid4 combines several technologies including:

-       A refined 2.0HDi 160 diesel engine delivering 163bhp
-       A permanent-magnet synchronous 27kW (37bhp) electric motor fitted on the rear axle
-       A Power Train Management Unit, automatically managing the operating modes of the diesel engine and electric motor to achieve the best possible fuel economy
-       A Stop & Start system with a second-generation reversible alternator
-       An automated manual 6-speed gearbox with optimised shifts

Drivers can select from four different operating modes:

AUTO - Activated by default on start up, the Auto mode optimises fuel consumption by automatically switching between the diesel engine and the electric motor.

ZEV - For speeds up to 60km/h (37mph), the Zero Emissions Vehicle mode enables the car to be driven using the electric motor only.

SPORT - This mode uses the electric motor in tandem with the diesel engine to provide extra power when the driver requires more responsive acceleration.

4WD - On rough ground or in low-grip conditions, the 4WD mode increases traction delivering power through all four wheels. The front wheels are powered by the diesel engine, the rear wheels by the electric motor.


New CitroŽn DS5 will carry one of three trim-level signatures - DSign, DStyle and DSport. Generously specified from the DSign trim level, shown below is a selection of trim highlights:

DS5 ownership starts at just £22,400 for the e-HDi 110 DSign, rising to £32,200 for the range-topping Hybrid4 DSport. The most popular models are forecast to be the HDi 160 DStyle manual and automatic versions.

A sales mix of 85% diesel, 5% petrol and 10% Hybird4 is anticipated. The sales split is forecast to be approximately 30% retail and 70% fleet/business.

New CitroŽn DS5 is available to pre-order now, with first deliveries from the official Ďon saleí date of 2 April 2012.

DSign e-HDi 110 Airdream EGS6 114 £22,400
HDi 160 6-speed manual 129 £23,400
HDi 160 6-speed automatic 154 £24,900
Hybrid4 200 Airdream EGS6 99 £27,600
DStyle e-HDi 110 Airdream EGS6 114 £24,900
HDi 160 6-speed manual 133 £25,900
HDi 160 6-speed automatic 158 £27,400
Hybrid4 200 Airdream EGS6 107 £30,100
THP 200 6-speed manual 155 £25,900
DSport HDi 160 6-speed manual 133 £28,000
HDi 160 6-speed automatic 158 £29,500
Hybrid4 200 Airdream EGS6 107 £32,200
THP 200 6-speed manual 155 £28,000


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