CitroŽn DS4 1.6 THP 200 Review
Better in Stick

Text: Jonathan Tan, Photos: David Goh
27 Sep 2012

Citroen’s DS4 achieves its true potential in Manual transmission as Jonathan Tan found out.

Introduction, Styling

Having driven this quaintly-styled coupe-hatch-crossover earlier this year had left us impressed with its overall ride quality and styling. Driving it again, this time, the six-speed manual version had us revisit this stylish French looker. Styled in line with Citroen’s ‘Creative Technologie’ ethos, the DS4 is a distinctively blends a number of styles into one wholesome package that is both visually appealing yet practical for everyday use.

Testament to Citroen’s design flair, the DS4 had been named the ‘Most Beautiful Car of the Year at the 26th International Automobile Festival. At the same festival, the DS4 had also been awarded the ‘Most Beautiful Interior’ prize. But that’s not all because to top it all off, the DS4 had also won the 2011 Auto Build Design Award.

While the nuances of the DS4 exquisite styling had been earlier discussed in our review of the semi-auto THP 155 EGS, this six-speed manual version is no different in its exterior body styling. Like that test car, the DS4 Manual test car came in white, with the same eye-catching low sling profile.

But look closely at the DS4 Manual and its 19-inch Cairns alloy wheels will stand out as the only discernible feature between the two models, giving the manual version a more muscular sporty appearance.

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Engine Capacity 1598cc
Engine Type Inline 4
Bore x Stroke (77 X 85.8)mm
Power 197bhp @ 5800rpm
Torque 275Nm @ 1700rpm
Power to Weight 141.6 bhp per ton


Acceleration 8.5s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 235 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 15.6 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Manual
Drive Type FF


Body Type 3 Door Hatch
(L x W x H)
(4275 x 1810 x 1533) mm
Wheelbase 2612 mm
Kerb Weight 1391 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L


Brakes (Front) Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs