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2013 (13) Citroen Ds42.0 HDi DStyle 5dr Auto

Birtley Motorstore

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control + speed limitereTouch Emergency and Assistance system
Multi function trip computerRear parking sensor
Variable power steering 

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketDAB Digital radio
RDS stereo radio/MP3/CD player with steering mounted controls 

Exterior Features

Automatic headlightsAutomatic rain sensing wipers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome grille surround
Chrome rear bumper insertsCornering front fog lights
Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate windowElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front windows + drivers one touch/anti-trapElectrochrome rear view mirror
LED daytime running lightsRear wiper
Welcome home function 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartmentAluminium pedals
Boot netDual zone automatic air conditioning
Front and rear headrestsFront armrest with storage bin
Front passenger seat height adjustFront sports seats including electric lumbar support
Front/rear floor matsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Interior mood lightingIsofix system on outer rear seats
Leather steering wheel with chrome insertsRechargeable torch
Stainless Steel Scuff Plates 

Packs

Style and Technology signature - DS4 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS + EBD + EBA
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Electronic parking brakeESP
Front lateral airbagsFront seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Hill start assistTraction control

Security

Anti theft alarmDeadlocks
ImmobiliserRemote control central locking

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Wheels

18" Brisbane alloy wheels
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)149Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1997Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)85
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)49.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)60.1EC Urban (mpg)38.2

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power160
Coin DescriptionHDiCoin SeriesDStyle
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0723EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %43NCAP Safety Assist %97
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage20000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120Timing Belt Interval Mileage95000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.9Engine Power - BHP160
Engine Power - KW120Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3750Engine Torque - LBS.FT251
Engine Torque - MKG34.7Engine Torque - NM340
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed129

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleBRISBANEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1523Length4275
Wheelbase2612Width1810
Width (including mirrors)2052 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight1940
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1021Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)385
Max. Loading Weight400Max. Towing Weight - Braked1450
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked695Minimum Kerbweight1540
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.7
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

DS 4

The improved five-door DS4 is a dynamic, up-market family hatch that's anything but ordinary. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Known as 'The Goddess', Citroen's original DS saloon was for many, one of the most beautiful cars ever. In more recent times, both those famous initials and the design commitment they embody live again in the DS brand. This much improved DS4 model is the marque's mid-range offering, a premium five-door hatch targeting customers that'll be new to a French manufacturer of this sort. It's now offered with more personalisation options and the alternative of a 'Crossback' model that aims to interest crossover customers.

Background

The Peugeot Citroen Group's premium DS brand continues the rejuvenation of its model range with this much improved version of a DS4 model originally launched under the Citroen banner. This revised design is a fully-fledged member of the DS range - and we're told that the difference is important. There's a proper DS-style front end, more of a premium feel and, if you want it, the option of a 'Crossback' bodystyle with roof bars and a higher ride height aimed at buyers attracted by sportier crossover models. It's certainly a different way to go if you were looking for an up-market Golf or Focus-sized family hatch and wanted something a little sportier and more individual, yet needed to stay within a reasonable budget. The efficient engine range will also be quite a draw too, as will the considerable scope for buyer personalisation.

Driving Experience

Slightly more compact than the Citroen C4 it's based on, the DS4 is 60mm shorter, 20mm wider than that car and, in an effort to inject some 'Crossover' personality, 40mm taller. The DS engineers say that the resulting package manages to be more stable on the move, making the driver feel as if "they have the road at their fingertips." That ambition is backed up through the use of a MacPherson-type suspension set up at the front, and a flexible transverse beam at the rear, with hydraulic power steering. The engine range is wide and flexible and all units meet the most stringent Euro6 emissions requirements. Most will choose a 1.6, with diesel drivers selecting between 120, 150 and 180bhp BlueHDi powerplants. The BlueHDi 180 model only comes with the brand's EAT6 auto gearbox but its quite quick, making 62mph from rest in 8.6s. Then there are three petrol options, with the entry-level PureTech 130 unit being a satisfying choice, despite its diminutive 1.2-litre capacity. It does, after all, make 62mph from rest in a reasonably fleet 10.1s en route to 123mph. If you need more poke, then the older 1.6-litre THP turbo petrol engines that the brand co-developed with BMW provide it. The THP 165 unit only comes with EAT6 auto transmission but you can order the THP 210 variant with a 6-speed manual 'box. This latter variant is pretty rapid, making 62mph in around 8s en route to around 150mph. Available with both body styles is an Intelligent Traction Control system that optimises anti-skid control for the front wheels on surfaces with little grip. It also improves 'start-up' performance, particularly on snow-covered surfaces.

Design and Build

While it looks like a three-door coupe, this is in fact a genuine five-door hatch. The panoramic windscreen extends backwards into the roof and the dimensions and its styling give the car a compact and muscular look. This latest version gets the smart DS front grille that originally debuted on the revised DS5 model with is 'DS Wings' signature and DS LED Vision headlamps. Another key change is the availability of a 'Crossback' model variant, which gains a 30mm increase in ride height and strong styling features that include grey roof bars, emphasised wheelarch trims and a black rear spoiler. Inside the premium cabin, the driver faces an array of smart chrome-rimmed dials and a sculpted, contoured dashboard featuring a higher-tech 7-inch colour infotainment touchscreen. Other up-market touches include embossed leather door handles, plenty of chrome detailing and cool ambient lighting. Far more attention has been paid to build quality and refinement too, to match this up-market feel. Then there's that panoramic windscreen, offering front occupants a 45-degree view upwards and giving the cabin a real feeling of light and airiness also enjoyed by those in the back seats. And talking of the rear, there's proper space for two adults there - or three at a squash. Plus a boot behind of 370-litres, larger than that in rivals like VW's Golf or Alfa Romeo's Giulietta.

Market and Model

With DS4s being priced from around the £20,000 mark, this French contender isn't cheap - but then neither is its value proposition. And neither indeed are obvious rivals. Check out not only avant garde contenders like Alfa's Giulietta but plusher versions of more familiar family hatches like Volkswagen's Golf, Ford's Focus and Vauxhall's Astra and you'll find that they all retail at this kind of money. As do the nicest versions of Crossover Nissan Qashqai-class cars. In contrast, the DS4 offers something that little bit different and could even steal sales from premium hatches like Audi's A3 and BMW's 1 Series. There are two main trim levels - Elegance and Prestige - and as you move up the range, you'll find a whole series of unique features which the French brand hopes will hook potential buyers in the showroom. The top-flight sound system developed for this model for example, featuring what DS call 'effective soundscaping', with sound distributed evenly around the cabin. The air conditioning offers three different levels from soft to intense, and even the light colours on the instrument panel can be fine-tuned to your taste from white through to blue. For enhanced vision in difficult conditions, the front fog lamps provide extra light to boost visibility by up to 75 degrees when the vehicle is turning. Plus there's also a Blind Spot alert system to tell drivers of vehicles they might not see in their mirrors as well as a programmable cruise control with speed limiter. This DS4 can even think for you. Its standard 'DS Connect Box' provides a clever 'SOS & Assistance pack' will manually - or automatically - call the emergency services. There's also a 'Monitoring [ack' to give you eco driving tips and advise on future maintenance requirements, a tracking system for recovery of the car if it's stolen and even a Mapping pack that can advise you if the car leaves a given geographical area, should you lend your DS4 to someone.

Cost of Ownership

None of the DS4's engines are especially thirsty or dirty but if fuel economy really is a priority, the 120bhp BlueHDI diesel variant delivers citycar-like returns - 74.3mpg on the combined cycle and 100g/km of CO2. Even the BlueHDi 180 model manages 64.2mpg and 115g/km. If you look at the petrol options, the PureTech 130 1.2-litre derivative is impressively efficient, managing 55.4mpg and 119g/km. You'll need deeper pockets to run the top THP 210 version of course, but this car still returns around 45mpg and around 150g/km. And there's 'FreeDrive', a customer support package aimed at taking all the worry and much of the cost out of ownership. It can be individually tailored to include everything from servicing and maintenance, MOT testing, roadside breakdown and recovery - even replacement of wear and tear items like tyres.

Summary

This improved DS4 may conceptually remain as an ordinary five-door Focus-sized family hatchback but it's been designed to make you feel like you've bought something much, much nicer. A car now a world away from the standard Citroen C4 hatch upon which it's based. The option of the 'Crossback' derivative should widen its market appeal, but whichever version you choose, expect to find the beautifully-trimmed cabin spacious, the engines efficient and powerful and the technology impressive. Here then, is a car that, for the price of something plush and ordinary, delivers the extraordinary. Just as DS models always should.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
90%
Space
50%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
90%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

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