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Confirmed: 2011 Citroen DS5 to Boast Diesel-Hybrid Engine

Even since Citroen officially announced the revamp of the DS lineup, a lot of rumors have surfaced, pointing to all kind of engine configurations or models expected to rely on more or less advanced technologies. But here we got the first confirmation that the DS5, a car to be preceded by DS3 and DS4 and expected to hit the streets in 2011, will also include, among other engines, a diesel-hybrid powerplant reducing both emissions and fuel consumption.

According to a report by MotorAuthority.com, the PSA Peugeot-Citroen group has confirmed the upcoming engine configuration will bring a "considerable fuel saving", corroborated with a CO2 emissions drop by as much as 35 percent compared to petrol unit with the same displacement.

How's that possible? you might ask. Well, it may seems like Citroen plans to mount the diesel engine in the front and the electric unit in the rear, which eliminates the need for driveshafts, differentials and transfer cases, as the aforementioned source wrote.

Obviously, the car will be pretty much based on the DS Inside Concept displayed this March at the Geneva Auto Show but will share bigger dimensions compared to the show car.

As you can see, details are fairly sketchy at this time but more information are expected to be released in the next few months as Citroen continues development of the DS lineup.

“We will offer products within the Citroen brand that have added value and carry elements of the premium sector,” PSA/Peugeot-Citroen styling director Jean-Pierre Ploue was quoted as saying in February, when the first report talking about the rebirth of the DS range saw daylight.
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