CitroŽn DS4 1.6L e-HDi 115 EGS Review
French and sensible

Story and Photos by Edwin Loh
9 May 2013

Introduction, Exterior

When Citroen wanted to move its models upmarket two years ago, they decided to create the DS sub-brand and the DS4 is Citroen’s answer to transforming the humble C4 into a luxury competitor.

Launched in Singapore a year ago, the DS4 now has a heart transplant option of replacing its petrol engine with a diesel one. The big question here is if the change of heart has turned the DS4 into more of a docile economy car or a grunting urban explorer. Enter centre stage the DS4 e-HDi.



The DS4 design focus group must have had a group of very vocal and obstinate proponents of every automotive design available with each pushing to influence the final design of the car.

“Coupe! Saloon! Hatchback! Crossover!” Chants probably inundated the air in the room. And then something happened. Someone from the design team probably silenced everyone, pointed at the door, and curtly told everyone to go home.

Said designer must have then popped over his or her best vintage wine, took a large gulp and drew the DS4 that you see here.

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Engine Capacity 1598cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Bore x Stroke (77 X 85.8)mm
Power 155bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque 240Nm @ 1600rpm
Power to Weight 121.1 bhp per ton


Acceleration 9.9s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 214 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 19.6 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed EGS
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric


Body Type 3 Door Hatch
(L x W x H)
(4275 x 1810 x 1533) mm
Wheelbase 2612 mm
Kerb Weight 1280 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L


Brakes (Front) Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs