The luxurious French firm of the Group PSA shows us the only variant with its range, DS 3 Performance Sports genes. Combines the aesthetics of differentiating small French with a setting to dynamic model, which have influenced the rally champion of Portugal in 2015 (with a DS 3 R5) and his current co-driver, Ines Ponte, working together with the sports brand, DS Performancesubsidiary.
On the outside, aesthetically we found some very substantial changes, although there are. The main differences with respect to a conventional DS 3 are dual exhaust outlet, 18 inch black diamond wheels, front brake calipers in glossy black and the inscription DS Performance.
In his cockpit differs by an environment more sporting seats type semibaquet upholstery in leather and alcantara, a specific instrument panel and dashboard Performance DS words.
To your engine uses the well-known block 1.6 THP with Stop & Start of 208 HP, which have already seen on other models of the group as the Peugeot 208 GTi. Its torque is 300 Nm and is associated with a 6-speed gearbox with a specific for this model transmission ratio and a Torsen limited-slip differential, which considerably improves traction out of slow corners and the torn from standing.
To achieve greater agility, security and a faster pace by curve, DS Performance has widened tracks 26 mm and 14 mm back & it has declined in 15 mm height free to the bodywork floor. Also have improved brake system, increasing the diameter of the brake discs to the 323 mm front and 249 mm back. On the front axle brake calipers are specific for this model.
DS 3 Performance is available both in closed bodywork and a Cabrio version with retractable canvas roof. The saloon version is available in two levels of finishes, while the convertible only in one, at the top of the closed bodywork; Although the changes from each other finish are only virtually aesthetic.
Source | DS