All show without the extra go.

A standalone luxury marque part of PSA, DS Automobiles is attempting to spice up its somewhat limited range with the new DS Performance Line. Despite its name, the new enhancements available across the lineup are all about cosmetic tweaks, without any actual mechanical upgrades for extra performance. You can have it on the DS3 & DS3 Cabrio, DS4, and DS5 models, with each available in specific colors and a contrasting black roof.

Also part of the package are fresh designs for alloy wheels that come with a black finish and Carmine Red center caps with the DS logo. The same hue has also been applied onto the door mirror caps and rear spoiler to better show off the brand’s signature colors which also include white and gold, in case you did not know. As a final touch to the exterior, DS Automobiles has added some fancy badges on the front doors and hood to let everyone know it’s not an ordinary model.

DS Performance Line
DS Performance Line


Stepping inside the cabin, all cars will be available with new cloth and leather upholsteries that you won’t be able to get with the standard models. In a bid to differentiate the cars, the stitching applied onto the seats, door panels, gear lever gaiter, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel will come in the brand’s signature colors. To further spice things up, DS will sell these cars with a bunch of metallic and chrome accents as well as LED interior lighting. All models are going to share the company’s latest seven-inch infotainment with support for MirrorLink and Apple CarPlay.

Created to ‘combine the spirit of the GT with refinement and the latest DS brand technologies,’ the new DS Performance Line can be had with a wide variety of gasoline and diesel engines, all of which are turbocharged. Depending on model, buyers get to pick from the three-cylinder PureTech 110 and 130 units and the beefier four-cylinder THP 165 and 210 engines. On the diesel side we find four BlueHDI mills with 100, 120, 150, and 180 hp. All engines have start & stop functionality to cut fuel consumption in city traffic, and depending on selection can be linked to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic.

The DS Performance Line will be available in U.K. starting October, but there’s no word just about to the premium it will command over the regular model.

Source: DS Automobiles

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DS PERFORMANCE LINE: INSPIRED BY THE GT SPIRIT

DS Performance, synonymous with the FIA Formula E Championship, is the creative force behind a new trim level – ‘DS Performance Line’ that will be available across the DS Automobiles range from October. Officially revealed for the first time today, the DS Performance Line combines the spirit of the GT with refinement and the latest DS brand technologies.

For DS Automobiles, the last year has been all about performance. DS Virgin Racing reached the podium in its first Formula E season by winning the Buenos Aires E-prix and repeatedly finishing in the points or starting at the front of the grid throughout the 2015/2016 campaign. DS E-TENSE was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show as a unique, high-performance electric car showcasing future DS technology and styling, and New DS 3 Performance and New DS 3 Cabrio Performance were recently launched as two models proudly expressing their dynamic credentials.

Now, with the introduction of the DS Performance Line, the brand’s engineers and designers – along with the DS Performance motor sport division – have utilised their know-how to create this new offering.

"The ‘DS Performance Line’ offers all the fundamental ingredients of a Grand Tourer, namely style and driving pleasure," said Éric Apode, DS Automobiles’ Vice President for Products and Business Development.

PERFORMANCE APPARENT FROM THE VERY FIRST GLANCE

Be it a New DS 3, New DS 3 Cabrio, New DS 4 or DS 5, a Performance Line model is instantly recognisable.  Each body style is specified with a contrasting black roof, combined with a specific palette of body colours (seven for New DS 3, six for New DS 4, and five for DS 5). The new large gloss black alloy wheels feature the DS logo set against a Carmine Red background on the centre caps to add exclusivity to all DS Performance Line models.

The signature colours of DS Performance (Carmine Red, White and Gold) are seen on key components of the vehicle, such as the door mirrors and the rear spoiler. In addition, the front doors and bonnet are adorned with special new ‘DS Performance Line’ badges.

REFINEMENT AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL TO COMPLIMENT THE DYNAMIC STYLE

Refinement and attention to detail are two fundamental values for DS Automobiles. The DS Performance Line pays tribute to these brand values with a number of specific features including a new style of upholstery with black Dinamica cloth, or a choice of two grades of leather trim. The overstitching on the seats reflects the colours of DS Performance. The special stitching also adorns the door panels, the gear lever gaiter and the leather steering wheel.In addition, the front seats are embroidered with a ‘DS Performance Line’ emblem.

The quality of the leather, and the other materials used, enhances the refinement of each interior. A choice of either grained or Nappa leather is available across the entire range. There is metallic detailing within the cabin, including chrome inserts on the steering wheel and door sill protectors to further enhance the meticulous style of the interior. Finally, New DS 3, New DS 4 and DS 5 offer LED lighting to illuminate the cabin.

On the outside, the DS grille is accentuated by the DS LED Vision light signature – a technology that takes distinction to a new level.

FROM ENGINES TO CONNECTIVITY: THE MOST EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES

The DS Performance Line features a broad range of efficient engines with outstanding torque, ultra-low CO2emissions and fuel consumption. All these engines feature Stop & Start technology.

The Performance Line also features the DS brand’s latest technological developments including a 7-inch touchscreen, Satellite Navigation, Mirror Screen (MirrorLink® and Apple CarPlay™), and DS connected services via the DS Connect Box.

With its dynamic look, the DS Performance Line is dedicated to drivers seeking GT-inspired styling, combined with a choice of refined and efficient engines.

The DS Performance Line will go ‘on sale’ in the UK on 1 October, 2016.

DS PERFORMANCE LINE BODY COLOURS ENGINES & TRANSMISSIONS
New DS 3 &
DS 3 Cabrio
Shark Grey,
Polar White,
Arctic Steel,
Perla Nera Black,
Pearl White,
Sport Yellow,
Ruby Red 
PureTech 110 S&S manual or EAT6,
PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual,
BlueHDi 100 S&S manual,
BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed manual
(not available on DS 3 Cabrio)
New DS 4 Platinum Grey,
Cumulus Grey,
Perla Nera Black,
Polar White,
Pearl White,
Ultimate Red
PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual,
THP 165 S&S EAT6,
THP 210 S&S 6-speed manual,
BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed manual or EAT6, BlueHDi 150 S&S 6-speed manual,
BlueHDi 180 S&S EAT6
DS 5 Platinum Grey,
Cumulus Grey,
Perla Nera Black,
Pearl White,
Hurricane Grey
THP 165 S&S EAT6,
THP 210 S&S 6-speed manual,
BlueHDi 150 S&S 6-speed manual,
BlueHDi 180 S&S EAT6