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New DS5


The New DS 5 is a vehicle of avant-garde styling, allying dynamic behaviour, refinement and attention to detail with a selection of advanced technologies. It embodies all the attributes of present and future DS vehicles. The DS flagship model introduces the brand identity and gains the new front face along with other qualities that make it a true DS!

Alongside new features such as the sculpted, vertical grille with the DS logo in the centre, the Xenon Full LED headlamps, touchdrive interface and high-performance engines, the New DS 5 maintains all the qualities behind its renown: body lines defying conventional definition, an exceptional exterior and interior design with refinement visible in every detail, and a 'cockpit' driving position.

From Europe to China, the DS 5 has made its mark on the public. The New DS 5 is setting its sights even higher with a new front face, styling that remains avant-garde, refinement, attention to detail, driving behaviour worthy of a DS and advanced technology in both design and function. A magnetic car !

Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, this new model is set to arrive in showrooms across Europe in June 2015.

"The New DS 5 is more than just a new car. It is the car introducing our brand identity. Sixty years on from the original DS, the new DS 5 carries all the genes of DS. Above all, it is a clear statement of our ambition: to revive the tradition of French premium vehicles." Yves Bonnefont, CEO of DS


The new front face - grille, headlamps and side air vents - goes hand-in-hand with the vehicle's avant-garde styling. Whether viewed from the front, side or rear, the New DS 5 is immediately recognisable.

Viewed from the side, the key exterior styling feature, attracting all eyes, is the slender chrome sabre running from the tip of the headlamp to the front window.

The rear view further underlines the status of the New DS S with its wide track and twin tailpipe integrated with the rear bumper. The rear view is further enhanced by a signature comprising six light guides.


"Right from the start, the DS 5 expressed a new take on the premium segment. A vehicle different from the rest, one that can't be placed in any category. For me, it's a mix of refinement and technology. Two key words that take on their full meaning with the New D5 5! Because the upgrades are in the details of the car, as is frequently the case with premium brands!” Eric Apode, DS Products & Business Development VP

A ‘cockpit style driving position

The interior of the New DS 5 brings to mind the world of aerospace design. The most symbolic feature is the cockpit roof.

With its three light wells, the roof creates a unique ambience tailored to individual requirements, by day and by night. The driving position was designed around the driver. The main controls are grouped on two central consoles, one low and one overhead, with specially designed buttons, dials and toggle switches, inspired by the aerospace industry.

A touchdrive interface for a simplified ergonomic design… and new connected services

The New DS 5 continues the high-tech driving experience with a colour touchdrive interface.

This new system provides easy access to all in-car functions from navigation to music. It also simplifies the interior layout: for example, with 12 fewer buttons on the central console.

This latest generation screen also includes New Mirror Screen technology. This function lets users mirror smartphone content onto the colour screen, in order use all their apps safely.

For a safe, relaxed drive, the New DS 5 is also available with the 'DS Connect Box’ including the ’SOS & Assistance’ Pack.

This trailblazing system enables localised emergency and assistance calls, sending out assistance where necessary. Today, more than 230,000 D5 vehicles equipped with this function are on the road in Europe.

To further increase comfort and safety: a number of 'Connect Packs’ are now available:

  • Monitoring Pack: includes a virtual maintenance manual (automatic mileage monitoring, alerts on upcoming scheduled servicing operations), eco-driving [personalised tips based on driving style) and a driving report (a summary of vehicle use).

  • Mapping Pack: locates the vehicle, displays journey details and information on vehicle use if it is loaned to another driver.

  • Tracking Pack: geolocates the vehicle in the event of theft.

The New DS 5 also introduces 'MyDS', an iOS/Android compatible mobile app. The purpose of this app is to provide support for the driver with intuitive, innovative services. Customers receive a full range of vehicle-related information, along with advantages and special offers reserved for DS customers.

A wealth of equipment combining safety and comfort

At the same time, the New DS 5 features a range of advanced equipment, most of which is available from the first level of trim.

For example, the blind spot monitoring system joins a range of existing equipment already including a lane departure warning function, automatic highbeam control, swivel lights that work with the static cornering lighting to optimise visibility, hill-start assist, stability control, intelligent traction control, a reversing camera and a head-up display. It is therefore availablewith no fewer than ten safety systems.

The New DS 5 also sets high standards in comfort with electric memory massage seats, keyless access and start-up including from the rear doors, heated exterior door mirrors, an electrochromic interior mirror, ambient lighting, automatic interior lighting, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and a Denon HiFi system.

The New DS 5 thereby meets the highest standards in safety and comfort for both driver and passengers.

Increasingly efficient engines

The new DS 5 comes with the latest engines from the PSA Group. All the engines available with the New DS 5, both petrol and diesel, combine power (between 120 and 210 bhp} with respect for the environment (between 3.8l / 100 km and 4.3l / 100 km for the diesel models). Without forgetting the Hybrid 4x4: 90g/ km of CO2 for consumption of 3.51 / 100 km over a combined cycle. These figures place the New DS 5 on a par with the best in the premium segment.

From launch, customers will be able to choose between six smooth and dynamic Euro 6 engines with torque of between 240 and 400 Nm. The range will be extended in late 2015 with a 210 bhp engine, the THP 210 S&S 6-speed manual.

The THP 165 S&S EAT6 engine

Featuring the latest-generation 6-speed automatic gearbox (faster gear changing, less internal friction, more driveable, etc.), the New DS S THP 165 S&S consumes 5.9l / 100 km over a combined cycle for CO2 emissions of 135g/km, an improvement of 30g/km or 18% over a combined cycle, compared with the THP 1 55 Euro 5.

With maximum injection pressure of 200 bars and Stop&Start technology (with a reinforced starter}, this engine has maximum output of 121 kW (165 bhp EEC) at 6,000 rpm. Maximum torque of 240 Nm is available from 1,400 rpm and remains constant to 4,000 rpm, for remarkable driveability at both low and high revs.

Concerning diesel engines, the New DS 5 gains a new generation of diesel engines called BlueHDi.

BlueHDi combines advanced performance with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This result was achieved by working directly on the engine (improved internal efficiency, new diamond-like carbon coating, fewer mechanical losses, etc.) and by implementing an innovative and etticient exhaust system.

The innovative and unique character of this exhaust line lies in its specific layout: the SCR [Selective Catalytic Reduction) module positioned upstream of the additive particulate filter is the only after-treatment system able to reduce NOx emissions by up to 90% as well as reducing CO2 emissions by up to 4%.

The BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed manual

By combining the latest 6-speed automatic gearbox with BlueHDi technology, this engine naturally meets high standards of performance in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as torque. With this engine, the figures speak for themselves: 3.8 l/ 100 km, 100g / km of CO2, torque of 300 Nm. With these results, the new D5 sets the standard with respect to the competition. In the second half of 2015 this engine will be equipped with the 6-speed automatic gearbox, for efficient pleasure guaranteed!

The BlueHDi 150 S&S 6-speed manual

Another engine for which the New D5 5 sets the standard in torque, fuel consumption and emissions is the BlueHDi 150. This 2-litre HDi 150 engine consumes 4.4l / 100 km for CO2 emissions of 103g / km, an improvement of 22g compared with the HDi 160. At the same time, maximum torque is higher than for the previous generation (HDi 160, Euro 5] with 370 Nm at 2,000 rpm.

The BlueHDi 180 S&S EAT6

The BlueHDi 180 engine delivers exceptional driveability with output of 133 kW and maximum torque of 400 Nm at 2,000 rpm. The addition of a variable geometry turbocharger along with higher supercharging pressure and combustion pressure boosts the power of the DS5 BlueHDi 180 by 20 bhp compared with the previous generation. Further, this new engine is equipped with balance shafts to deliver the acoustic and vibration comfort expected at this level of the range. As a result: the DS5 BlueHDi S&S 180 6-speed automatic combines performance - on a par with the best in its class for CO2 emissions and fuel consumption (11Og/ km of CO2, an improvement of 44g compared with the HDi 160, and 4.3l/100 km) - with real driveability (400 Nm of torque].

The Hybrid 4X4 Diesel

The DS 5 was the first vehicle to feature diesel hybrid technology. The new version will still be available with this drivetrain, which combines the performance of an HDi diesel engine with the qualities of an electric motor. The Hybrid 4x4 delivers powerful driving sensations (200 bhp, four drive wheels, electric urban drive, accelerator boost function) with low CO2 emissions (90g / km) and consumption of 3.5l / 100 km, falling to less than 3l in the city.

The Hybrid 4x4 model features a choice of four modes: the driver selects one of four operating modes using the dial on the central console: Auto, Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV), four-wheel drive (front wheels powered by the combustion
engine and rear wheels powered by the electric motor) and Sport (maximum use of the electric motor as back-up for the combustion engine.


The watchwords for DS are refinement and attention to detail, both on the outside and the inside. A true flagship vehicle, the new D5 5 reflects the best in brand expertise. Considerable thought went into every detail. This can be seen, for example, in the DS logo on the headlamps, making the front face a unique creation.

For DS, continuous attention to detail is also reflected in the use of authentic materials such as aluminium for the door crossbars, metal for the gear knob, and leather. These authentic materials are showcased in a unique and exclusive way, as illustrated by the ‘watch strap’ design of the leather seats.

The New DS S is one of the few cars to offer a choice of three types of leather, including full grain nappa leather and semi-aniline leather, one of the world's finest types of leather, rarely used in the automotive industry. One DS 5 in every five sold features watch strap upholstery in semi-aniline leather.

New DS 5, new interior trim! A new personalised interior ambience is now available with ‘watch strap’ upholstery in two-tone black and sapphire blue, along with a new DS monogramed trim on the doors and central console.

Further, a new body colour will be available from launch, Encre Blue, a subtle shade that further underlines the vehicle's identity and elegant looks.


On the road, the new DS 5 delivers a dynamic but relaxed drive. The running gear has been upgraded from launch for improved comfort. The shock absorbers gain PLV [preloaded linear valve] technology. This technology limits sudden changes in damping force, in order to produce a more linear damping curve. At the same time, the compression stroke is longer. As a result, the New DS 5 soaks up bumps and dips in the road more effectively. Vibration comfort is also significantly improved by the reduction in impact noise.

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