Tuesday, 18 October 2011 12:29 PM
Clarkson, Hamster and May may well scoff at such cars unfortunate enough not to pack at least 500bhp, and while it’s all awesome for our favourite car-TV-titterers to “give it large” in some of the finest and fastest motors known to man, most of us probably have a reasonably strong interest in the latest generation of more fugal motoring. And with CO2 figures at under 100g/km, the new diesel-hybrid Citroen DS5 – the funky DS range-topper – is one of those motors.
With 4-cylinder turbo-diesel power up front and electric power out back, the DS5 delivers a pretty chunky near-200bhp of combined go-go and can run in all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive (electric power), and zero emissions electric-only power.
There’s plenty to take in, style-wise too, with the new DS5; some hatchback, some coupe and some estate car stylings all mix up into something that’s undoubtedly fresh and exciting to behold. How about those slender chrome “sabres” that run from the tips of the headlights up to the front windows? DS5 will be making its UK premiere at Top Gear Live, for you to take a closer look.
Make sure you pop your head inside as there are interior treats, too. Said to be inspired by the world of aviation - including pilot-style overhead switches – the DS5’s cabin features “immaculate attention to detail and authentic premium materials”, and it has to be said that on recent DS cars (DS4, DS3 Racing) we’ve test drive sampled, the Citroen engineered interiors have indeed impressed for quality and comfort.
The new Citroen DS5 is just another excuse to get a full-fat hit of some loud and proud Top Gear Live action this November, and when you’ve handled all the hardcore Stig ‘n’ stunt driving you can, and if you ask very nicely, perhaps the Citroen stand crew will let you take five minutes to lap up some relaxing leather luxury in their grandest DS yet.
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By Daniel Anslow
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