DS 4 (2011–2018)
- August 2010: Citroen reveals first details of DS 4
- June 2011: DS 4 prices announced
- March 2012: DS 4 Racing concept unveiled
- December 2014: New 1.2 Puretech 130 engine introduced
- September 2016: DS 4 Performance Line launched
- March 2017: DS 4 Crossback Moondust edition introduced
Citroen reveals first details of DS 4
Described by the French company as "a unique and attractive blend of creativity, dynamism, exclusivity and versatility. 4,270m long x 1,810mm wide x 1,530mm high.
It offers three full-sized rear seats, accessed by rear doors with hidden handles that are integrated into the body's lines. The DS4 also benefits from a 370-litre boot and a host of storage solutions.
The DS4's cabin is dominated by the large panoramic windscreen that extends backwards into the roofline. Offering up to 45° of upward vision, the panoramic glazed area combines with DS4's slightly raised stance, to provide optimised visibility for the driver, with a bright yet intimate, airy cabin environment for passengers. Big visors slide forward when needed.
The DS4 was launched with a choice of five Euro 5 engines. The two HDi diesels - an HDi 110 (also available as an e-HDi version) and an HDi 160 - are both fitted with Citroën's Diesel Particulate Filter System.
The three petrol powerplants - VTi 120, THP 155 and the new THP 200 - were co-developed with BMW. The new THP 200 - based on the 1.6-litre engine - delivers flexible power delivery and performance thanks to its power output, plentiful torque (275Nm at 1700rpm) - with low CO2 emissions of just 149g/km. All engines are available with manual or EGS six-speed gearboxes.
The DS4 also has numerous storage compartments including a large glove box, door pockets big enough for 1.5-litre bottles and even a drawer under the front passenger seat. The large compartment located under the front armrest also features an additional power source.
Another example of the tailored DS4 experience, drivers can select their own on-board ambience from four ranges of polyphonic sounds - Classic, Crystal Symphony, Jungle Fantasy & Urban Rythmik -for alerts and reminders; select from three air-conditioning flow levels - soft, average & intense; and choose from an array of colours for the instrument panel - spanning from white to blue.
Drivers can access all key driving and comfort controls - which are clearly visible and even backlit for night-time use - without taking their hands off the wheel.
DS 4 prices announced
The DS 4 range starts at £18,150 for the VTi 120 manual DSign. The range-topping petrol THP 200 6-speed manual DSport is priced at £23,650. Alternatively, the HDi 160 6-speed manual DSport is priced at £23,950.
Citroen’s new DS4 is available with three trim-level signatures - DSign, DStyle and DSport.
The entry-level DSign comes generously equipped, including six airbags, ESP, Hill Start Assist, air conditioning, daytime-running LEDs, 17” alloy wheels, front fog lights with cornering function, six-speaker Surround Sound audio system and cruise control with speed limiter and memory settings.
DStyle models add key equipment such as 18” alloy wheels, automatic windscreen wipers and headlamps, front sports seats with electric lumbar adjustment and massage function, part-leather upholstery, automatic digital air conditioning, aluminium drilled pedals, rear parking sensors and the eTouch Emergency & Assistance System.
DSport adds front heated seats, full leather upholstery, 19” alloy wheels, front parking sensors with ‘gap’ measurement system, blind-spot monitoring system and enhanced exterior detailing.
|ENGINE||CO 2 (g/km)||MRR OTR PRICE|
|DSign||VTi 120 manual||144||£18,150|
|HDi 110 6-speed manual||122||£19,445|
|DStyle||VTi 120 manual *||144||£20,150|
|THP 155 EGS6||149||£21,450|
|HDi 110 6-speed manual *||122||£21,445|
|e-HDi 110 Airdream EGS6 *||114||£22,145|
|HDi 160 6-speed manual *||134||£22,950|
|DSport||THP 200 6-speed manual||149||£23,650|
|HDi 160 6-speed manual||134||£23,950|
DS 4 Racing concept unveiled
A high performance model much like the DS3 Racing, rumours are that the DS 4 Racing will go into production with a limited run of models available at the end of 2012 and costing somewhere in the region of £30,000.
Powered by the 1.6-litre THP petrol engine, the DS4 Racing produces 256bhp with CO2 emissions of 155g/km. The chassis has been modified and the Racing is 35mm lower than the standard DS 4 plus it has a wider track, larger wheels and more powerful brakes.
New 1.2 Puretech 130 engine introduced
DS also became a stand-alone brand, with the Citroen badge disappearing entirely be the end of 2015.
DS 4 Performance Line launched
Each body style is available in two-tone black combined with a specific palette of body colours of Platinum Grey, Cumulus Grey, Perla Nera Black, Polar White, Pearl White, Ruby Red. All have new large gloss black wheels featuring the DS logo set against a Carmine background in the centre.
Engines are 1.2 PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual, 1.6 THP 165 S&S EAT6, 1.6 THP 210 S&S 6-speed manual, 1.6 BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed manual or EAT6, 2.0 BlueHDi 150 S&S 6-speed manual, 2.0 BlueHDi 180 S&S EAT6
DS 4 Crossback Moondust edition introduced
Following the DS 4 Crossback Terre Rouge limited edition offered in an exclusive matt Orange Tourmaline body colour, there's now the Moondust model.
Its platinum grey colour also has a special matt paint finish, similar to that used on the capable DS 3 Performance Black model.
Only 25 are being made available in the UK from May and each features Basalt Black grained-leather seats. There is a choice of three enginesficiency from the accomplished BlueHDi 120 diesel, the award-winning PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines and the latest ‘quick-changing’ EAT6 (Efficient Automatic Transmission with 6-speeds).
|DS 4 Crossback Moondust||On the road price|
|PureTech 130 Petrol S&S 6-speed manual||£26,410|
|BlueHDi 120 Diesel S&S 6-speed manual||£28,140|
|BlueHDi 120 Diesel S&S EAT6 auto||£29,360|