The vehicle is based on the Citroen C4 but comes with multiple “creme de la creme” modifications to offer a high-end feeling. The list of goodies includes multiple chrome finishes, a panoramic windscreen and a custom leather finish.
The vehicle’s engine range includes two HDI diesels and three petrol powerplants. The gasoline unites were co-developed with BMW (there are 3 version of a 1.6l unit) and deliver 120, 155 and 200 hp. The diesel units, which are fitted with Citroen’s Diesel Particulate Filter System, offer 110 and 160 hp.
The DS4 is fitted with a multitude of top safety solutions. Here is the list of safety-enhancing technologies that can be found on the vehicle:
• The Citroen eTouch Assistance System automatically or manually makes emergency or assistance calls, using a built-in SIM card, for rapid intervention in the event of an accident or if the car is immobilised.
• Front fog lamps with static cornering lights provide an extra beam that increases visibility when turning - by up to 75° to the left and right of the vehicle. The lights automatically illuminate when the driver indicates or turns the wheel to an angle of more than 60 degrees.
• A blind-spot monitoring system - based on the same technology as reversing parking sensors - the four ultrasound sensors alert the driver if a vehicle is in their blind spot ( an area stretching to around 5m behind the rear bumper and 3.5m from each side of the car). The driver is alerted by means of a pictogram displayed in the wing mirrors.
• Programmable cruise control with speed limiter also allows drivers to pre-set cruising and top speeds for added safety and convenience on the open road.