As an active participant in the Formula E Championship, DS Performance has unveiled the ‘DS Performance Line’ for major models prior to its October release. 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.
In the Formula E championship exploits, DS Virgin Racing reached the podium in its inaugural 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 DS 3 Performance and DS 3 Cabrio Performance were recently launched as two models proudly expressing their dynamic credentials.
Be it a DS 3, DS 3 Cabrio, DS 4 or DS 5, a Performance Line model is instantly recognizable. Each body style is specified with a contrasting black roof, combined with a specific palette of body colors (seven for DS 3, six for 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 center caps to add exclusivity to all DS Performance Line models.
The signature colors 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. To enhance the front fascia, the DS grille is accentuated by the DS LED Vision light signature; a technology that takes distinction to a new level.
Inside, 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, DS 3, DS 4 and DS 5 offer LED lighting to illuminate the cabin.
The Performance Line also features the DS brand’s latest technological developments including a 7-inch touchscreen, Satellite Navigation, Mirror Screen (MirrorLink and CarPlay), and DS connected services via the DS Connect Box.
The DS Performance Line features a broad range of efficient engines with outstanding torque, ultra-low CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. All these engines feature Stop & Start technology.