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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Small

Citroen introduced the DS3 range in 2009 and started to sell the vehicle in 2010 as a premium hatchback.

The French carmaker appealed to the glorious DS model from the '50s and '60s. It was the beginning of a new evolution in the Citroen range. The DS was supposed to be an upmarket range of products. Later on, the DS (spelled deesse – goddess in French) became a distinct brand with a unique design. It was built on the same platform as the Citroen C3.

At the front, the car featured a large trapezoidal grille on the wrapped-around plastic bumper. It sported a DS badge on the hood and the "double-chevron" chromed logo on the grille. On the bumper's sides, the designers installed vertically arranged daytime running lights with LEDs. The B-pillar was black on its upper side. Thus, the design team created an image of a fake cabriolet.

Inside, the DS3 followed an unusual concept, where a big part of the dashboard had the same color as the car's exterior. Its front bucket seats sported side bolstering. Citroen made the three-door hatchback on the same platform as the regular C3 but with an utterly different cabin.

Under the hood, the carmaker offered a choice of gasoline or turbo-diesel engines. They ranged between 92 hp and 202 hp. The latter was for the limited-edition Racing.

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press release
CITROEN DS 3 2009 - 2014
  6 gasoline engines
  • 1.2L VTi 5MT (82 HP)
  • 1.4L VTi 5MT (90 HP)
  • 1.6L THP 6MT (156 HP)
  • 1.6L THP Racing 6MT (202 HP)
  • 1.6L VTi 4AT (120 HP)
  • 1.6L VTi 5MT (120 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 1.6L HDi 5MT (90 HP)
  • 1.6L HDi 6MT (110 HP)
brochures (download)
CITROEN DS3 Brochure 2013 (UK)

CITROEN DS 3 1.2L VTi 5MT (82 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.2L VTi 5MT (82 HP)
Cylinders
L3
Displacement
1199 cm3
Power
60 KW @ 5750 RPM
82 HP @ 5750 RPM
80 BHP @ 5750 RPM
Torque
87 lb-ft @ 2750 RPM
118 Nm @ 2750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
108 mph (174 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.4 in (3947 mm)
Width
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Height
57.4 in (1458 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
96.5 in (2451 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
10 cuFT (283 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2150 lbs (975 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3298 lbs (1496 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Highway
60.3 mpg US (3.9 L/100Km)
Combined
52.3 mpg US (4.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
107 g/km

CITROEN DS 3 1.4L VTi 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L VTi 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1397 cm3
Power
75 KW @ 6000 RPM
102 HP @ 6000 RPM
101 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
136 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
114 mph (183 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.4 in (3947 mm)
Width
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Height
57.4 in (1458 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
96.5 in (2451 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
10 cuFT (283 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2535 lbs (1150 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3426 lbs (1554 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
Highway
49 mpg US (4.8 L/100Km)
Combined
40.5 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
134 g/km

CITROEN DS 3 1.6L THP 6MT (156 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L THP 6MT (156 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
115 KW @ 6000 RPM
156 HP @ 6000 RPM
154 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 1400 RPM
240 Nm @ 1400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
133 mph (214 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/45 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.4 in (3947 mm)
Width
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Height
57.4 in (1458 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
96.5 in (2451 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
10 cuFT (283 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2568 lbs (1165 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3521 lbs (1597 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Highway
46.1 mpg US (5.1 L/100Km)
Combined
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
155 g/km

CITROEN DS 3 1.6L THP Racing 6MT (202 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L THP Racing 6MT (202 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
149 KW @ 6000 RPM
203 HP @ 6000 RPM
200 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
203 lb-ft @ 2000-4500 RPM
275 Nm @ 2000-4500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
146 mph (235 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.4 in (3947 mm)
Width
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Height
57.4 in (1458 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
96.5 in (2451 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
10 cuFT (283 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2568 lbs (1165 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3499 lbs (1587 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)
Highway
48 mpg US (4.9 L/100Km)
Combined
36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
149 g/km

CITROEN DS 3 1.6L VTi 4AT (120 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L VTi 4AT (120 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
88 KW @ 6000 RPM
120 HP @ 6000 RPM
118 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
118 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
160 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.4 in (3947 mm)
Width
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Height
57.4 in (1458 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
96.5 in (2451 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
10 cuFT (283 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2524 lbs (1145 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3499 lbs (1587 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25.3 mpg US (9.3 L/100Km)
Highway
48 mpg US (4.9 L/100Km)
Combined
36.2 mpg US (6.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
150 g/km

CITROEN DS 3 1.6L VTi 5MT (120 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L VTi 5MT (120 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
88 KW @ 6000 RPM
120 HP @ 6000 RPM
118 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
118 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
160 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.4 in (3947 mm)
Width
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Height
57.4 in (1458 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
96.5 in (2451 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
10 cuFT (283 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2370 lbs (1075 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3426 lbs (1554 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29.7 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)
Highway
49 mpg US (4.8 L/100Km)
Combined
39.8 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
136 g/km

CITROEN DS 3 1.6L HDi 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L HDi 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1560 cm3
Power
68 KW @ 4000 RPM
92 HP @ 4000 RPM
91 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
169 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
229 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
113 mph (182 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.4 in (3947 mm)
Width
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Height
57.4 in (1458 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
96.5 in (2451 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
10 cuFT (283 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2557 lbs (1160 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3583 lbs (1625 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
50 mpg US (4.7 L/100Km)
Highway
71.2 mpg US (3.3 L/100Km)
Combined
61.9 mpg US (3.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
104 g/km

CITROEN DS 3 1.6L HDi 6MT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L HDi 6MT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1560 cm3
Power
82 KW @ 3600 RPM
111 HP @ 3600 RPM
110 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
199 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM
270 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/45 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
155.4 in (3947 mm)
Width
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Height
57.4 in (1458 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.8/57.9 in (1,468/1,471 mm)
Wheelbase
96.5 in (2451 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Cargo Volume
10 cuFT (283 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.31
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2568 lbs (1165 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3583 lbs (1625 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
Highway
60.3 mpg US (3.9 L/100Km)
Combined
52.2 mpg US (4.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
118 g/km
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