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DS3 now available with more efficient six-speed gearbox

DS3 now available with more efficient six-speed gearbox

Since its launch in the spring of 2010, the DS3 has become the vehicle of choice for more than 320,000 customers worldwide.

True to the DS brand strategy of continuous product evolution, the DS3 is now available with a new six-speed, latest generation automatic gearbox, which offers smoother gear changes and greater efficiency.

DS3s powered by a three-cylinder PureTech 110 turbocharged petrol engine and fitted with an EAT6 automatic transmission deliver improved CO2 emissions, down by more than 40g/km.

For DS Automobiles  the premium brand launched by the PSA group in 2014  sales success and vehicle appeal go hand in hand with continuous improvement.

The introduction of the gearbox follows on from the addition of DS LED Vision headlamps in September 2014 and the THP 165 S&S engine with six-speed manual gearbox in November 2014.

Mated to the new automatic gearbox, the PureTech engine, which produces high levels of torque from low engine revs, accommodates the most relaxed and the most enthusiastic driving styles; gearshifts are faster and smoother, providing enhanced drivability, responsiveness and acceleration.

It also boats high fuel consumption figures, achieving a combined cycle of 60.1mpg for the hatchback models and 57.6mpg for the Cabrio versions, while emitting just 108g/km of CO2 emissions of 108g/km in the hatchback, down by 42g/km compared with the previous generation VTi 120 4-speed automatic, and 112g/km of CO2 in the Cabrio.

The four DS3 models driven by the new EAT6 transmission are on sale now, with first deliveries expected in June.

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert