NEW DS 5: SPECIFICATION AND PRICING ANNOUNCED FOR 1 JULY LAUNCH

New DS 5 is the embodiment of the DS Automobiles brand. The flagship model will launch in the UK on Wednesday 1 July with a new front end design, new DS Automobiles branding, a range of new features, new trim levels and the latest Euro 6 engines.

DS Automobiles UK has confirmed that New DS 5 will feature two trim levels – Elegance & Prestige – along with a new THP 165 petrol engine, three BlueHDi Diesels and a Euro 6 compliant Hybrid 4x4 drivetrain.

Sixty years on from the unveiling of the original DS at the 1955 Paris Motor Show, a New DS 5 1955 Limited Edition will also be available to celebrate the occasion. Specified in a new Ink Blue body colour, with unique 1955 badging, the model is based on the Elegance trim level and offers additional equipment as standard, including ‘Criollo’ semi-aniline ‘watch strap’ leather seats and DS LED Vision headlights.

The 1955 Limited Edition is priced at £29,600 with the latest BlueHDi 150 S&S 6-speed manual powertrain, which achieves CO2 emissions of 105g/km and can achieve 68.9mpg on a combined cycle.

Pricing for the New DS 5 range is detailed below:

ENGINECO2 (g/km)MRR OTR PRICE
Elegance THP 165 S&S EAT6 auto 136 £26,980
BlueHDI 120 S&S 6-speed manual 104 £25,980
BlueHDI 150 S&S 6-speed manual 105 £27,140
BlueHDI 180 S&S EAT6 auto 114 £29,620
Hybrid 4x4 200 103 £32,470
1955 Edition
BlueHDI 150 S&S 6-speed manual 105 £29,600
Prestige
BlueHDI 150 S&S 6-speed manual 105 £29,560
BlueHDI 180 S&S EAT6 auto 114 £32,040
Hybrid 4x4 200 103 £34,890

Full technical and equipment specification details are provided with this press release.

A NEW FACE FOR A NEW BRAND

The front end is a key feature on all premium vehicles. With New DS 5 the car’s face gains even more character and prestige. The vertical grille proudly incorporates the ‘DS Wings’ signature, which extends as two shafts of light into the new headlamp design.

Like DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio, New DS 5 features the brand's new light signature, with headlights combining LED and Xenon technologies, along with scrolling indicators. Designed to resemble jewels, these headlights are a key feature of the car’s front end. Meeting high standards in lighting quality, they also illustrate the refinement and attention to detail of New DS 5. Launched on DS 3 last July, this headlamp design will ultimately feature on all DS models.

A HIGH-TECH PRODUCT

“Right from the start, the DS 5 expressed a new take on the premium segment. A vehicle that is different to the rest, one that can't be placed in any category. For me, it's a mix of refinement and technology. Two key words that take on their full meaning with New DS 5 because the upgrades are in the details of the car, as is frequently the case with premium brands.” - Eric Apode, Vice President, Products & Business Development, DS Automobiles.

A 'cockpit' driving position

The interior of New DS 5 brings to mind the world of aerospace design. The most symbolic feature is the cockpit roof. With its three separate glass areas, the roof creates a unique ambience that can be tailored to individual requirements, day or night.

A new touchscreen, simplified ergonomic design & new connected services. The new DS 5 continues the high-tech driving experience with its colour touchscreen. This new system provides easy access to all in-car functions, from navigation to music. It also simplifies the interior layout, with 12 fewer buttons on the dashboard and facia.

A wealth of equipment combining safety & comfort

New DS 5 features a range of advanced equipment. For example, a blind spot monitoring system joins a range of existing equipment including; a lane departure warning function, automatic high beam control, turning headlights that work with the static cornering lighting to optimise illumination, hill-start assist, stability control, intelligent traction control, a reversing camera and a head-up display. New DS 5 now features no fewer than ten safety systems overall. New DS 5 also sets high standards in terms of comfort, with electric memory and massaging front seats, keyless entry & start, heated door mirrors, an electrochrome interior mirror, ambient lighting, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and a Denon Hi-Fi system. Therefore, New DS 5 meets the highest standards of safety and comfort for both driver and passengers.

Increasingly efficient engines

New DS 5 is powered by the latest engines from the PSA Group. All the engines available with New DS 5 combine power (between 120 and 200hp) with respect for the environment (between 70.6mpg and 64.2mpg for the diesel models). The New DS 5 Hybrid 4x4 200, in particular, achieves 103g/km of CO2 and can deliver over 70mpg on a combined cycle, figures that are comparable with the best in the premium segment. From launch, customers will be able to choose between five smooth and dynamic 

Euro 6 engine and gearbox combinations, with torque of between 240 and 400Nm. The range will be extended at the end of 2015 with a new petrol engine, a THP 210 S&S 6-speed manual.

THP 165 S&S EAT6 auto

New DS 5 also gains the latest-generation BlueHDi diesel engines. BlueHDi combines advanced performance with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This result is achieved by enhancements including improved internal efficiency, a new diamond-like carbon coating with increased reliability and by implementing an innovative and efficient exhaust system.

DS 5 was the first vehicle to feature diesel hybrid technology and New DS 5 will continue to be available with this drivetrain. This version combines the performance of an HDi diesel engine with the benefits of an electric motor. The Hybrid 4x4 delivers powerful driving sensations, including 200hp, four-wheel drive, electric urban drive and an accelerator boost function. CO2 emissions are 103g/km and fuel economy can be over 70mpg on a combined cycle, potentially rising to almost 90mpg in the city. The Hybrid 4x4 models features a choice of four modes. The driver can select the mode required using the dial on the central console: Auto, Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV), four-wheel drive (front wheels powered by the combustion engine and rear wheels powered by the electric motor) and Sport (maximum use of the electric motor in parallel with the combustion engine).

REFINEMENT & ATTENTION TO DETAIL

The watchwords for DS Automobiles are refinement and attention to detail, both on the outside and the inside of the car. A true flagship vehicle, New DS 5 reflects the best of the brand’s expertise and considerable thought has gone into every detail. This can be seen, for example, in the DS monogramme on the headlights, which helps to make the front end a unique creation.

DYNAMIC, RELAXED HANDLING

On the road, New DS 5 delivers a dynamic, but relaxed drive. The running gear has been upgraded since the model was first launched for improved comfort. The shock absorbers gain PLV (Pre-loaded Linear Valve) technology. This technology limits sudden changes in damping force, in order to produce a more linear damping curve. At the same time, the compression stroke is longer. As a result, New DS 5 soaks up bumps and dips in the road more effectively. Vibration comfort is also significantly improved by the reduction in impact noise.