The PureTech three-cylinder petrol engine family was voted International Engine of the Year (2015 and 2016) for the way it produces the power of a four-cylinder but with much improved economy and emissions.
The BlueHDi diesels are class leaders thanks to their low carbon dioxide output.
Whichever engine you choose, it'll take any kind of driving
All engines have generous torque reserves to give zest and flexibility that suits DS 3 perfectly. Engine range includes:
- PureTech 110 S&S with new six-speed automatic gearbox - PureTech 130 S&S is sporty and free revving with the lowest CO2 emissions in its class - BlueHDi 120 S&S with a six-speed manual gearbox for class-leading power and efficiency
DS 3 PERFORMANCE: SHEER EXHILARATION
Satisfy your senses with track technology for the road
DS 3 Performance has been designed for demanding drivers. With its 208PS 1.6 THP engine, a six-speed manual gearbox and Torsen® limited slip differential, our DS Performance engineers have taken DS driving dynamics to a new level.
A great-handling car that doesn't compromise on comfort
Our engineers have worked tirelessly to ensure DS 3 drives as well as you've come to expect. By optimising the chassis, suspension, steering and even tyres, they've engineered a car that's exciting when you want it to be, unruffled and refined when you need to relax. A new quick-shifting six-speed automatic gearbox enhances driver engagement and economy.
We've equipped DS 3 with the latest safety technology to guarantee the utmost protection for you and your passengers.
DS 3 may be small but it's tough with a strong passenger safety cell. In addition to the cockpit's six airbags, all five seats have head restraints and three-point seat belts.
There is also new safety equipment such as Active City Brake. This avoids or limits the impact of low-speed collisions by automatically braking DS 3 to a halt from speeds of up to 18mph. Other electronic driver aids include ABS anti-lock brakes, with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Emergency Braking Assistance.
Six airbags including: * Two front airbags with passenger airbag key de-activation to enable safe installation of child seats * Side 'thorax' airbags for driver and front-seat passenger * Side curtain airbags for front and rear occupants