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2013 (13) Citroen Ds3 1.6 e-HDi 115 Airdream DSport Plus 3dr

Morecambe Vauxhall
Only £8988
£300 deposit
£174.92 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control + speed limitereTouch Emergency and Assistance system
Multi function trip computerService interval indicator
Variable power steering 

Entertainment

6 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Dashboard centre speakerHi-Fi + bluetooth with USB box
RDS stereo radio/MP3/CD player with steering mounted controls 

Exterior Features

Black roofBody coloured bumpers
Chrome door handlesChrome door mirrors
Chrome rubbing stripsDark tinted rear glass
Electric adjustable door mirrorsElectric front windows + drivers one touch/anti-trap
Front fog lightsLED daytime running lights
Rear wiperSport roof spoiler
Twin chromed exhaust pipes 

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V socket
Aluminium pedalsChrome door-sill entry guards
Claudia mistral leather upholsteryDriver's seat height adjustment
Floor matsFront and rear headrests
Front passenger seat height adjustHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Interior mood lightingIsofix rear child seat preparation
Leather steering wheel with chrome insertsPollen filter
Reclining rear seatsScented air freshener
Sculptured seatsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Packs

City signature - DS3 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS + EBD + EBA
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
ESPFront lateral airbags
Front passenger's airbag cut off deviceFront seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Traction control 

Security

Anti theft alarmDeadlocks
ImmobiliserRemote control central locking

Technical

Diesel particulate filterSports suspension

Trim

Carbon effect interior trim 

Wheels

17" Bellone black alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)99Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1560Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves8TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)74.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)83.1EC Urban (mpg)61.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power115
Coin Descriptione-HDi 115 AirdreamCoin SeriesDSport Plus
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %71NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %35NCAP Safety Assist %83
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120Timing Belt Interval Mileage140000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.7Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW84Engine Power - RPM3600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT199Engine Torque - MKG27.5
Engine Torque - NM270Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed118 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleBELLONEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1458Height (including roof rails)1483
Length3948Wheelbase2464
Width1715 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)48Gross Vehicle Weight1625
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)285Max. Loading Weight535
Max. Roof Load70Max. Towing Weight - Braked1150
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked570Minimum Kerbweight1090
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Citroen DS3

By Andy Enright

Introduction

There's nothing more reassuring than to see a car manufacturer that's been bumping along in the doldrums come racing back to form. Take Citroen for example. It wasn't too long ago that its range was swollen by dull but worthy try-hard models that lacked anything that would really cause you to deviate towards a dealership. Only the sportier Saxo models were in any way class competitive. These days, Citroen is on a roll. The C4 was the first sign that the company was getting its mojo back and this was followed by the bold C6, the classy C5 and clever tie-ins such as the C1 and the C-Crosser, all helping to rehabilitate the brand. The DS3, its fair to say, has attracted a whole new customer demographic who may well have avoided the marque altogether in the not too distant past. A confident and sporty three-door supermini, the DS3 has sold extremely well so you won't be scratching around for used stock when the time comes to buy. Here's what to look out for.

History

Citroen has clearly been paying very close attention to the way other car makers have split certain product lines. Ford has done so with Focus, developing C-MAX models so that the standard car can be that much more dynamic and thrusting. It's followed a similar tack with its C3 range. Rather than try to make the C3 all things to all people, the C3 is a wholly practical proposition, freed from its dynamic pretensions by the development of the DS3. The first clues as to what the DS3 might look like were revealed at the 2009 Paris Motor Show when Citroen unveiled the DS Inside, a bold concept car which pointed the way towards a production model. Few realised at the time quite how overt the clues were, the show car being almost indistinguishable from the DS3 that was to roll into dealerships at the start of 2010. Since then the range has been augmented with Black and White special edition models in 2010 and the summer 2011 addition of the firebrand DS3 Racing, a 207bhp turbocharged flagship with no shortage of extrovert detailing. At the same time, Citroen announced a high-spec edition, the DS3 by Orla Kierly.

What You Get

The DS3 doesn't make a very good fist of hiding its light under a bushel. The basic shape of the car is traditional supermini with gentle curves marking its extremities and the wheels pushed out to the corners producing a squat, purposeful stance. The real drama, however, is in the detail. From that 'shark fin' B-pillar and the contrasting roof panel to the vertical strips of LED running lights that flank the front grille and the distinct sill line connecting the wheelarches, the DS3 is ferociously unconventional. It has the look of a concept car but Citroen has built it and you can buy it. For a modern supermini, the DS3 is relatively compact. It's 3950mm long and 1710mm wide, which is similar to the Ford Fiesta, but Citroen has worked hard to maintain plenty of interior space. The manufacturer claims there's room for five adults with legroom in the rear enhanced by the slender backs of the driver and front passenger seats. In the tail, the boot is 285-litres which is large for the supermini class and 60:40 split rear seats give options for extending that capacity. The design of the cabin sets out to reflect the cutting-edge exterior and there are upmarket materials in evidence throughout. The two-tone dashboard mirrors the contrasting roof and bodywork outside and the instruments are set into a trio of circular dials, in a motif that appears again in the round clusters of ventilation controls on the centre console.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

The DS3's petrol engines were all co-developed with BMW and are excellent powerplants with great reliability records. You'll find versions of the THP engine in cars such as the Peugeot 207 GTI and the MINI Cooper S, so it's tried and tested tech. There have been reports of sticky rear door hinges and Citroen issued a recall to some DS3 models to check front axle fitments. Otherwise it's a clean bill of health.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2010 DS3 1.6 VTi) Parts prices won't break the bank, with a set of replacement front brake pads costing £48 with rears retailing at £32. A set of front brake discs will set you back £85. An air filter is £12 and an oil filter £14.

On the Road

There's the feel of a sporty hatchback about the DS3 that comes from firm suspension, which may be a touch busy for some tastes, and direct steering. The chassis provides high grip levels with taut body control and the DS3 can be a hoot on twisty roads where the opportunity to make the most of that engine arises. The gearbox is the slickest unit Citroen has come up with for a long time. Even though it's slightly notchy, there's good weight and a positive feel to the shifting action. Although the driving position may not suit everyone with its widely spaced and slightly offset pedals, the wide scope of adjustment offered by the steering column and seat should accommodate most body shapes. If you really want to see the DS3 at its best, forget about the diesels and head straight to the 1.6 THP engine. The 1.6-litre capacity and multi-point fuel injection system help give rise to a 155bhp power output in the DS3 1.6 THP. That's enough to take it through 60mph from a standing start in 7.3s and onto a top speed of 133mph. Like the best of the modern turbo petrols, there's barely a hint of turbo lag with the performance surging forth from low revs. This DS3 sounds less charismatic than the MINI Cooper S which uses a 184bhp version of the same unit and the engine note grows boomy at the top of the rev-range, but the strong pulling power through the gears is great fun. The DS3 Racing is even more focused and it'll get from rest to 60mph in just 6.3 seconds which puts its performance firmly in the first division for hot hatches. Maximum torque also steps up from 240Nm to 275Nm and is available over a wider range to improve acceleration and engine flexibility. Get under the DS3 Racing's skin and you'll find bespoke suspension settings and dampers, front and rear tracks widened by 30mm and the ride height dropped by 15mm to give it a hunkered down stance. Braking has also been uprated, with four-piston callipers acting on higher spec discs at the front. A switchable ESP stability control system gives enthusiastic drivers more room for manoeuvre. Superb damping and a noticeable lack of torque steer are further dynamic high spots.

Overall

The DS3 has done more than any Citroen in recent times to bring customers back to the French marque. Don't get too hung up on the naming convention, as this car has nothing to do with the classic DS, but just enjoy the car for what it is, namely a hot hatch with a welcome touch of class and swagger to it.

Performance
90%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
90%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

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Monthly payment£174.92
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Cash price£8988
Credit amount£8688
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£10,796.20
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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