Citroen DS4, DS5
Citroen DS4, DS5 Citroen DS4, DS5
France can be passionately fond of or ironic over its national characteristics. However, one does not interfere with the other. Here you often get not what you expect. For example, a four-star hotel in Paris is cramped like the back seat of a compact hatchback, the lurid lamps a la "poor Louis" shine on conditionally - it is impossible to read, to top it does not work TV. But, looking around, you find in all this a certain charm. The main thing is to maintain a positive attitude. Is not it?
No, no, everything works in Citroen-DS4, although something is peculiar … But those who drew this car are rightly called designers! You can write a whole treatise on the hollows, bends and bulges of the body and interior. It looks worthy of the birthplace of Boucher and Renoir.
True, sometimes the form still puts pressure on the content. Wanted to get a coupe-like car? Please. But before you sit back, consult a neurologist, or perhaps an orthopedist. There, the place is definitely only for children.
The front is much more convenient and ergonomics, despite the frighteningly avant-garde look, thought out competently. Unless I got used to navigation right away. Yes, and dude, cut from the bottom of the steering wheel - a dubious merit.
The steering wheel is overloaded with buttons, the truncated lower part is dubious dubious from the point of view of convenience
The steering wheel is overloaded with buttons, the truncated lower part is dubious dubious from the point of view of convenience. The steering wheel is overloaded with buttons, the truncated lower part is dubious dubious from the point of view of convenience.
Emphasize: the skin for the interiors of the DS series cars is provided by selected Bavarian bull-calves (we must think that the Germans, as always, got delicious sausages). Finishing, fitting parts are good. True, something very hard was put under the skin. However, you can not touch it - with such driving capabilities, the driver will have something to do. But how will all this live on our roads? Would it not rattle in a plea for velvet highways with such a harsh, not French uncompromising character?
The suspension is such that even on the streets of Paris, the DS4 jumps like a provincial horse d'Artagnan, and the tracks a hundred kilometers from the capital seem to be much worse than they really are. The car, however, is on 19-inch wheels (in the Russian specification there will be a maximum of 18 inches), but this is clearly not only the case.
Undoubtedly, the Citroen-DS4 is harmonious in its own way: a 200-horsepower engine (there was no other way to try) and a six-speed gearbox with short and clear lever movements allow you to drive boldly spinning the engine. Or, on the contrary, calmly - on the highway going to the sixth already at 80 km / h. Effective, albeit harsh brakes. The clutch pedal is heavy. The exhaust roar is singing along, which, I'm afraid, five hundred miles will tire. And fans of energetic maneuvers will appreciate the sharp, informative steering wheel. I suspect, however, that in the ruts of Russian freeways the car will behave nervously. But this is difficult to explain to the French, even knowing the language.
Sport car? Probably. But then they would have made the chairs deeper and with such a girth so as not to slip from slippery leather in fast bends. And how to perceive a 120-horsepower modification with mechanics and a 155-horsepower with a gun? Prices for the Citroen-DS4 are impressive: the cheapest will cost 757, 000 rubles, a modification with a 155-horsepower engine costs from 861, 000, and a version with a 200-horsepower engine starts at 1, 110, 000 rubles.
The creators of the car call it competitors of the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3! Well, we didn’t pull them by the tongue …
FOR TASTE AND COLOR
Familiar with French cuisine? On a huge plate proudly introduced by a stiff waiter, most likely, there will be something strikingly small and with a peculiar combination of tastes. Many are crazy about this, someone frowns and asks for a simple piece of fried meat.
Citroen stylists can be proud of such a job. Cozy, smart and comfortable - a good combination. To the right of the steering wheel is a very beautiful watch. It’s a pity, they glare even in a dim light
Citroen stylists can be proud of such a job. Cozy, smart and comfortable - a good combination. To the right of the steering wheel is a very beautiful watch. It’s a pity, they glare even in a dim light. Citroen stylists can be proud of such a job. Cozy, smart and comfortable - a good combination. To the right of the steering wheel is a very beautiful watch. It’s a pity, they glare even in a dim light.
Citroen-DS5 is built on the C4 platform, but it is clearly larger than it, noticeably more spacious at the rear, and the trunk is larger. Therefore, and perhaps also because the body is generously decorated with chrome, it seemed: this is a tourist, soft, comfortable hatchback. Indeed, the Citroens, including the legendary DS from the 1950s, which gave the name to the new series of 21st century cars, have been famous for their comfort and smoothness for decades.
But the engine is 155 hp in combination with a six-speed automatic (it is also planned to supply a diesel version to Russia), it is quite enough not only for a tourist, but also for a very energetic ride. The box works smoothly and quickly, except that if you need sharp acceleration on overtaking, it thinks for a moment longer than we would like. But the main thing is the “fifth” and on 18-inch wheels is almost as tough as the “fourth”. At the same time, a not very clear buildup appears on the road waves. And the steering in the DS5 is less sensitive than the DS4. In the near-zero zone, the steering wheel is “empty”, in turns I sometimes pulled the steering wheel to feel a closer connection with the car. In general, with this model, everything is not easy.
Russian prices for DS5 have not yet been announced. But it is not difficult to estimate: in Western Europe, a car is more expensive than a DS4 in a similar configuration by about 13%.
What new Citroens cannot be denied is originality and originality. Very French products - like famous odorous cheeses, insanely tasty hot baguettes and hotels with a unique Parisian flavor …
Citroen DS Citroen DS
The DS “word” in the Citroën language appeared in 1955, when the famous sedan debuted, which hit the audience with its avant-garde design, the use of plastic and aluminum in the body, and hydropneumatic suspension. The French, who love everything sublime, nicknamed the car "goddess" - for unusual design and engineering solutions and a sound analogy between DS and deesse. Modernizing, DS let out 20 years, having made almost one and a half million cars. For about a quarter century, the company needed to revive the legendary name on a modern basis.
DUET FOR DIESEL AND OMA
Nowadays, a hybrid modification, which was laid down during the design of the model, is a good tone for most companies. Citroen-DS5 Hybrid4 is a direct constructive analogue of the all-wheel drive Peugeot 508 (ЗР, 2012, No. 4). The front wheels are powered by a 163-horsepower diesel engine, while the rear wheels are powered by an electric motor. The driver chooses from four modes. You can drive several kilometers without noise and smoke only on the rear wheel drive. The opposite is Sport mode, in which the electric drive will help the diesel engine to the best of its maximum 27 kW. In Auto, giving out 20 kW, it is connected if necessary, and in the 4WD version, giving out the same power, it works constantly.