2015 citroen DS5 Hybrid engine Specsification

The 2015 DS5 Engine specificationsCitroen has a history of making technologically advanced machinery, and the Citroen DS5 Hybrid is befitting of that fine heritage – it’s the world’s first diesel-electric production car. However, there’s more to the DS5 than a hybrid powertrain, with praise being given to the luxurious quality of the cabin and the daring exterior styling. See allso ( 2015 Citroen DS5 hatchback advantages )

2015 DS5 Hybrid engine Specsification

Being a hybrid, the efficiency is the main highlight. Citroen claims up to 74 mpg is possible, and the 99g/km of CO2 means it doesn’t cost a penny to tax. However, this is only on the 17 inch wheel option – spec it with the 19s, and suddenly its “only” 68 mpg and 107g/km (£20 a year tax). You also have the ability to run purely on electric power at speeds up to 30 mph for short distances

2015 citroen ds5 hybird engine

2015 citroen ds5 hybird engine

Overall, the powertrain works well in most situations, with the 163hp 2.0 diesel and electric motor generating a combined 200bhp in the all-wheel drive ‘Sport’ mode. However, there are a few problems with the DS5 Hybrid – it’s not the most comfortable car in its class, the electric motor and battery packs reduce the boot space from 468 to 325 litres and many testers weren’t fond of the sluggish automatic gearbox. One critic also thought that the diesel was a tad on the noisy side at higher revs

Perhaps the biggest hurdle to overcome is the asking price – it may be one of the most luxurious and technologically sophisticated cars in the class, but it’s incredibly expensive for a car that’s not much larger than a Ford Mondeo!

Despite it being a very clever bit of kit, and one of the coolest hybrids ever made, it’s hard to recommend when other DS5s are substantially cheaper

2015 citroen DS5 with the 2.0 diesel engine Specsification

The 2015 DS Engine Specs: what’s new? We aggregate and summarise the most helpful 2015 citroen DS5 2.0 diesel engine reviews from the best publications. check the following reviews. see also ( 2015 citroen DS5 Hybrid engine Specsification )

2015 DS5 2.0 diesel engine Specs

2015 citroen ds5 driving Test Drive

2015 citroen ds5 driving ( Test Drive )

Even though there’s only one review of the DS5 with the 2.0 diesel engine, it’s safe to assume that it’s a good car. The tester was quite satisfied with Citroen’s crazy MPV/estate crossover, with positive comments regarding the refinement, well-trimmed cabin and its plain outrageousness

Oddly for a diesel, the 2.0 HDi is not that fuel efficient, especially when compared with the DS5 Hybrid that uses the same engine. With claims of up to 46 mpg and 158g/km of CO2, it’s not that much cheaper to run than the 1.6 petrol. It’s also slower than the petrol unit, though the critic did reckon that it never felt lethargic, thanks to the wide torque band

At speed, the diesel powered DS5 does start to show its merits – noise insulation was seen as exceptional, and the automatic gearbox is much more intuitive that the sluggish ‘box used in the Hybrid model. The punch across the rev range also means you don’t have to drop too many cogs in order for overtaking manoeuvres.

Overall, there were only two major criticisms that the tester had with the DS5 – the ride was a bit on the firm side on rough surfaces, though more compliant than the hybrid’s, and the sloping rear meant the space in the boot and for rear passengers was compromised slightly. However, the 2.0 HDI is noticeably cheaper to buy than the hybrid version and, despite its problems, the tester reckoned that the DS5 was an impressive car, and one of the best Citroens in recent times.

3 Engines Options Available in Citroen DS5

There are three engines available in the Citroen – a 1.6-litre petrol, a 1.6-litre diesel and a 2.0-litre diesel, the latter of which is also available in a hybrid form. 3 Engines Options Available in Citroen DS5:

DS4 1.6 THP 200 Engine Specsification reviews:

2015 citroen ds5 advantages

2015 citroen ds5 advantages

Critics don’t seem to be very pleased with the 1.6 THP powered Citroen DS5. Though most of them agree that it’s a fine engine that offers decent efficiency for a car of this size, the general consensus was, despite its avant-garde nature, it’s not something that can be recommended to the average buyer.
The 1.6 turbo petrol unit wasn’t too much of an issue – it is, after all, the same engine that’s used in the Mini Cooper S and Peugeot RCZ. The testers agree that it’s a peppy and enthusiastic engine that settles down at cruising speeds, though one review stated that lots of revs are needed to make brisk progress. However, the claimed 43 mpg and 155g/km of CO2 do mean that the DS5 is relatively economical. see also the second engine option from citroen DS5 (DS5 with the 2.0 diesel engine)

The biggest complaint that the critics had was with the ride quality. Many reckoned that it was too firm and jiggly for a big Citroen, which are traditionally incredibly comfortable cars. One review did state that the body control was tighter than it usually is on Citroens of this size, but most thought that the stiff suspension and eager engine were at odds with the ‘luxo-barge’ image. That being said, they did reckon that it was grippy and engaging in the corners.

2015 Citroën DS5 Hybrid4 rear side

2015 Citroën DS5 Hybrid4 rear side and exhaust

As an overall luxury car, the Citroen DS5 does fall short of the class standard. However, it is a charming and characterful car that does boast some impressive build quality, a decent amount of space and, in petrol guise, peachy performance. If the idiosyncrasies appeal to you, then by all means consider the DS5. It’s just, to get the most out of it, we’d recommend looking at the diesel powered versions.
We aggregate and summarise the most helpful Citroen DS4 2.0 HDi reviews from the best publications.

Even though there’s only one review of the DS5 with the 2.0 diesel engine, it’s safe to assume that it’s a good car. The tester was quite satisfied with Citroen’s crazy MPV/estate crossover, with positive comments regarding the refinement, well-trimmed cabin and its plain outrageousness.

Oddly for a diesel, the 2.0 HDi is not that fuel efficient, especially when compared with the DS5 Hybrid that uses the same engine. With claims of up to 46 mpg and 158g/km of CO2, it’s not that much cheaper to run than the 1.6 petrol. It’s also slower than the petrol unit, though the critic did reckon that it never felt lethargic, thanks to the wide torque band.

citroen ds5 hybrid speed

citroen ds5 hybrid speed

At speed, the diesel powered DS5 does start to show its merits – noise insulation was seen as exceptional, and the automatic gearbox is much more intuitive that the sluggish ‘box used in the Hybrid model. The punch across the rev range also means you don’t have to drop too many cogs in order for overtaking manoeuvres.

Overall, there were only two major criticisms that the tester had with the DS5 – the ride was a bit on the firm side on rough surfaces, though more compliant than the hybrid’s, and the sloping rear meant the space in the boot and for rear passengers was compromised slightly.

However, the 2.0 HDI is noticeably cheaper to buy than the hybrid version and, despite its problems, the tester reckoned that the DS5 was an impressive car, and one of the best Citroens in recent times.
These are general, non-engine specific reviews of the Citroen DS5.
We aggregate and summarise the most helpful Citroen DS4 Hybrid reviews from the best publications.

Citroen has a history of making technologically advanced machinery, and the Citroen DS5 Hybrid is befitting of that fine heritage – it’s the world’s first diesel-electric production car. However, there’s more to the DS5 than a hybrid powertrain, with praise being given to the luxurious quality of the cabin and the daring exterior styling.

Being a hybrid, the efficiency is the main highlight. Citroen claims up to 74 mpg is possible, and the 99g/km of CO2 means it doesn’t cost a penny to tax. However, this is only on the 17 inch wheel option – spec it with the 19s, and suddenly its “only” 68 mpg and 107g/km (£20 a year tax). You also have the ability to run purely on electric power at speeds up to 30 mph for short distances.

Overall, the powertrain works well in most situations, with the 163hp 2.0 diesel and electric motor generating a combined 200bhp in the all-wheel drive ‘Sport’ mode. However, there are a few problems with the DS5 Hybrid – it’s not the most comfortable car in its class, the electric motor and battery packs reduce the boot space from 468 to 325 litres and many testers weren’t fond of the sluggish automatic gearbox. One critic also thought that the diesel was a tad on the noisy side at higher revs.

Perhaps the biggest hurdle to overcome is the asking price – it may be one of the most luxurious and technologically sophisticated cars in the class, but it’s incredibly expensive for a car that’s not much larger than a Ford Mondeo!

Despite it being a very clever bit of kit, and one of the coolest hybrids ever made, it’s hard to recommend when other DS5s are substantially cheaper.

2015 Citroen DS5 hatchback advantages in kind

2015 citroen ds5 hatchback

2015 citroen ds5 hatchback

Are you looking for the new 2015 Citroen DS5?, Well, consider the following review, Citroen pretty much made its name producing outlandish and technologically sophisticated cars, so it’s no surprise that the French firm’s latest flagship, the Citroen DS5, abides to those criteria.

It’s rated fairly highly by the critics, who seem to enjoy the intriguing styling, the exquisite interior and the refined engines. However, reports do suggest that the quality of the overall package does seem to vary in the DS5 range.

What’s new from 2015 DS?

2015 Citroën DS5 Hybrid4 rear side

2015 Citroën DS5 Hybrid4 rear side and exhaust

The Exterior features, Citroen’s double-chevrons are banished, replaced by a new grille focused on the prominent 2015 DS badge – and they’re shouting; it’s also on the leading edge of the bonnet above – surrounded by lashings of chrome that bleed into the distinctive, shiny ‘sabre’ styling line running the length of the bonnet.
The headlamps are new, too, now mixing LED technology with xenon bulbs. The turn indicators are described as ‘sequential,’ making us think they light up in an arrow fashion like on some Audis. I think this is a fair price for a luxury car, you can see The DS5 price list at the bottom of this article

2015 ds5 infotainment system

2015 Citroon DS5  infotainment systemThere’s a new infotainment system in the DS5, which means there are a dozen fewer buttons cluttering the centre console. A Mirror Screen function also lets passengers stream their smartphone screen on to the car’s display for safer use.

And, as is the trend, there’s a new MyDS app available for iOS and Android phone users – bringing a suite of Citroen-backed services to the cockpit

The 2015 DS5 Interior

2015 Citroën DS5 Hybrid interior

2015 Citroën DS5 Hybrid interior

What’s new on 2015 Ds Interior? Even on the entry level models, the DS5’s cabin is a wonderful accomplishment for the class standard, with some testers commenting on how it’s enough to worry the Germans for overall quality.

As befitting of an idiosyncratic Citroen, there are loads of quirky features such as an oblong clock mounted in the dash and loads of aircraft cockpit references in the layout and design of the controls.

Space is good up front, but the sloping roofline means that headroom is compromised in the rear. The boot, though fairly large, also isn’t that accommodating for the class standard, especially on the Hybrid4 model.

The 2015 DS5 Engine specifications

The 2015 DS5 Engine specificationsThere are three engines available in the Citroen – a 1.6-litre petrol, a 1.6-litre diesel and a 2.0-litre diesel, the latter of which is also available in a hybrid form. Read Also ( 3 Engines Options Available in Citroen DS5 ). All the engines have good punch across the rev range, and they all settle down to a reverential thrum at speed. Economy is also impressive for a car of this size, especially for the Hybrid4 model that can achieve up to 74 mpg.

However, even though there isn’t a bad engine in the range, the diesel-electric hybrid is the most expensive model in the line-up, and some thought that the zingy petrol was at odds with the DS5’s cruising qualities. Overall, the consensus seems to be that the best overall engines are the mid-range diesels.

The 2015 Citroen DS5 Safety Features

The 2015 Citroen DS5 Safety Features

The 2015 Citroen DS5 Safety Features

Although much has changed with Citroen in recent years, its reputation for building safe cars certainly hasn’t, which is good news for owners and potential buyers alike.

The DS5 gets the full five-star rating for overall safety from Euro NCAP, which is no less than we have come to expect from the brand.

It’s hardly surprising that it gets full marks for safety when it comes as standard with features such as its six airbags, ABS, stability control, intelligent traction control, a lane departure warning system and eTouch, which is a system that automatically makes an emergency call if any of the airbags go off as a result of an impact.

2015 citroen ds5 driving ( Test Drive )

2015 citroen ds5 driving Test Drive

2015 citroen ds5 driving ( Test Drive )

Most of the testers reckoned that the DS5 is a decent car to drive. There’s good grip, the controls are light and easy to use, and the body control is well contained thanks to a stiffer suspension setup. However, the trade-off for a lack of roll in the corners is a fidgety and at times uncomfortable ride, especially on rougher surfaces and when fitted with the 19 inch wheels.

That being said, the ride does settle down on smoother surfaces and hardly any noise enters the cabin, so the DS5 is a capable motorway cruiser.

Conclusion: 2015 citroen ds5 advantages and disadvantages
Few cars can match the DS5 for extravagant, OTT style, and to some that may be enough to place the Citroen at the top of the shortlist. However, it does have its problems – the swoopy design does compromise rear practicality and visibility, the magic carpet ride quality of previous big Citroens is not present in the DS5, and it’s not the cheapest car in its class.

It is, though, one of the most characterful and flamboyant cars on sale, and there’s no denying that it’s beautifully made inside and out. The German executives that dominate the market are still the class leaders, but the handful of buyers that’ll opt for the DS5 will be in possession of a wonderfully unique car.

2015 ds5 price list on major Country

Best New 2015 Prices £33,700 for S5 2.0 HDi Hybrid4 Airdream DSport 5dr ETG6 Diesel. and £31,600 DS5 2.0 HDi Hybrid4 Airdream DStyle 5dr ETG6 Diesel/Electric Hybrid Hatchback

This price applies in countries such as the UK, US, Malaysya, Egypt, India, Germany, and France.

2015 BMW X6 M Series Full Reviews, Engine specs, Price

2015-bmw x 6 series

2015-bmw-x6-m review

BMW continues to sell the things; more than 250,000 units have be delivered in the X6 series‘ history ( BMW stripes up X6 M Design Edition) . As if that weren’t proof of concept enough, blood-rival Mercedes-Benz has unleashed the GLE, a coupe-like crossover of its own, complete with AMG pedigree.
All of this brought me to Austin, TX, home of Hill Country, The Circuit of the Americas and the 2015 X6 M launch. On both road and track I found a car that was more powerful and blithely capable than ever, while also being exactly as weird to drive as it is a concept to comprehend.

Given that the X5 M exists, and offers styling that is more like normal for the SUV genre, both the lovers and the haters of the X6 M are likely to be focused on the way it looks. Here, the 2015 model isn’t very much changed from the original, meaning you aren’t liable to change sides on the styling debate for this refresh.engine-bmw-x5-m review

Engine specs: Twin-Turbo V8 4.4L
Power: 567 HP / 553 LB-FT
Transmission:8-Speed Automatic
0-60 Time:4.0 Seconds
Top Speed:155 MPH
Drivetrain: All-Wheel Drive
Engine Placement: Front
Curb Weight:5,185 LBS
Seating:2+3
Cargo: 59.7 CU-FT
MPG:TBD
Base Price: $102,100

2015-bmw-x6-m interior specsThe ’15 model has a slightly fewer black accents on the exterior, along with revised front and rear fasciae and vented (and chromed) front fender gills. The car is almost two inches longer than the existing model, but is near enough the same size in every other direction that you’d have to study the specification sheet to know different.

Inside the X6 M that I tested was a beautiful, fully optioned cabin that boasted gripping sport seats and BMW’s wide, easy-to-read infotainment screen. The leather-wrapped everything and carbon-fiber trim were both well executed, and my hands rejoiced at the feeling of the thick-rimmed, serious-looking steering wheel. Veterans of the current M5 or M6 will see a lot that looks familiar here, but to my eyes that’s high praise.

2015-bmw-x6-m interior cargo

2015-bmw-x6-m interior cargo

The most impactful changes aren’t visual but visceral. The X6 M’s turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 now puts out 567 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque – up from 555 hp and 500 lb-ft in last year’s model. BMW has also replaced the six-speed automatic gearbox for an eight-speed Steptronic auto, helping the all-wheel drivetrain (now with more of an inclination towards the rear) to get the car to 60 miles per hour in four seconds flat.

Let’s hammer that point home: a 4.0-second 0-60 sprint in a crossover that weighs just a Big Mac less than 5,200 pounds. There are so many things that I love and hate about that sentence.

Out on the road – from hard starts just for shits and giggles, and while passing steer-haulers and stake trucks with just a whisper of throttle – the effect of all that power is immense. Driving for a couple of hours, the silky smooth power delivery via that eight speed transmission and the great gobs of torque it was serving up made the hefty Bimmer feel surprisingly light on its feet.

2015-bmw-x6-m-exhaustWhat’s more, the exhaust ranged from a tuneful blat when I spurred the throttle, to a deferential hum at a steady cruise. In traffic, I had no problem enjoying the excellent Bang & Olufsen sound system’s rendition of Willie Nelson’s Teatro, thanks to the nice, quiet soundstage of the cabin.

Even roar from the those super-wide tires (285-section rubber in front, 325 at the rear) was more muted than in X6 models past, thanks in part to the non-runflat Michelin tires.

With low noise, vibration and harshness and such a persuasive powertrain, you’d think the X6 M would be a dreamboat for cruising and the occasional blast of ridiculous speed, and you’d be right, if only the switch to electrically assisted steering didn’t make piloting the thing so disconcerting.

l2015-bmw-x6 speedometerAs I said, I drove for several hours on Texas roads, ranging from ultra-smooth sections of the 85-mph-limited Highway 130, to winding, hill-cresting back roads. On all of them I tried to modulate between the variable steering settings on offer, from Comfort to Sport+, and met with odd behavior in every combination. At the heaviest-feeling setting, the steering wheel was seemingly ‘corrected’ with tiny surges all the time I had any lock dialed in. At the lightest, Comfort, setting, dead-ahead travel felt quite vague.

Aside from that rather bizarre steering experience (and isolationist levels of road feel), I can’t complain with the X6 M’s on road handling prowess. On the twistiest bits of road the big BMW turned in quickly, cornered flat and couldn’t be provoked into even a hint of tire spin on dry roads.

Of course one of the primary reasons for flying to Austin to drive this car was to turn its wheels at one of the most advanced (and complex) track facilities in the country. COTA consists of 20 corners, two high-speed straights and very limited down-track visibility from one turn to the next.

2015-bmw-x6 m rear bumperTo be frank, the very idea of tracking a 5,200-pound coupe-née-SUV is bananas, at COTA or anywhere else. Any hotshoe with a yen for BMW and aspirations for track greatness would almost certainly turn to either of the M3/M4 siblings first, or a M235i if they’re feeling punchy. Still, the company went to all the trouble of securing one of the world’s very finest racing circuits for me to test the X6 M on, so I didn’t quibble with a little track time.

I drove the first-generation of this X6 M on track years ago, and I have to say that my ultimate pronouncement remains very close to the same. So much wizardry is used to keep this muscle-bound all-wheel-driver stuck to the tarmac – and truly absurd speeds – that the experience is more akin to flying a spaceship than jockeying a Lotus.

Forget everything you know about elegant racecraft; the preferred method of X6 M pilotry is to use the big grip, big brakes and big ol’ computer brains to overcome the inherent flaw of really big mass. Brake hard; turn in hard; floor it: that’s the formula our racing instructors, including former F1 driver Timo Glock, were recommending.