In 2013, the DS 5LS Citroen sedan was revealed. It was a beautiful and elegant sports sedan that packed its stylish frame and quality interior with a 1.6 liter engine that delivered around 200 hp.
Unfortunately, the Citroen DS 5LS did not land on American soil and it seems that we may be disappointed yet again by the French with their introduction of the 2014 Citroen DS 5LS R Concept at the Beijing Motor Show.
|Vehicle Type: Sedan||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.1 imp gals (60L)||MPG: 32 city / 51 hwy|
|Length: 178.3 in. (453 cm)||Wheel Base: 107.4 in. (272.7 cm)|
|Height: 60.5 in. (153.9 cm)||Width: 73.7 in. (187.1 cm)|
|Curb Weight: NA||Maximum Seating: 5 people|
|Engine: Inline 4 Turbo||Displacement: 1.6 Liter|
|Horsepower: 300 HP||Torque: 296 lb-ft|
* DS5 Specs
This DS 5LS R is a 4-door sports sedan, like the previous yearâ€™s model is packed with a 1.6 liter turbo charged engine that boasts an impressive 300 horsepower and 296 lbs ft of torque (yes that much power in a Citroen sedan!).
The previous model only had 200 horsepower, so Citroen is heading in the right direction â€“ more horsepower and torque! To help handle all of the additional power, Citroen upgraded the suspension and brakes which will allow drivers make cornering with no problem.
This results in the ample use of that additional horsepower the turbo engine produces.
Designed with a lower profile and wide front grill, the Citroen DS 5LS R concept truly has a sportyâ€™ look mentioned earlier. Strong and attractive lines curve around the car, accenting various angles on the hood and down the sides.
The deep red matte finish of the paint gives it hint of aggression, while the straight grey chrome stripe down the front door below the mirrors adds to its aesthetic appeal.
As you continue to take in all appearance of this sedan concept, the dark windows, the matte paint, and the chrome accents, you canâ€™t help but admire the fierce twenty inch wheels Citroen outfitted this DS 5LS R concept car with.
The thin racing tires and large chrome rims look fantastic and are specifically designed to match the body of the car.
Upon further inspection, you will notice that the entire interior is outfitted with Alcantara and leather â€“ seats, steering wheels, and even the dashboard, trimmed with an attractive red to match the sporty look of the exterior.
The steering wheel is a marvel of design and boats the iconic R in the center with easy navigation buttons within reach, and the built in sat nav on the dashboard prove a useful aid to drivers.