As announced a couple of weeks ago, there are brand new high-performance versions (aptly named DS 3 PERFORMANCE) of New DS 3, in both hatchback and convertible formats. DS 3 PERFORMANCE and DS 3 Cabrio PERFORMANCE are distinguished, dynamic models offering an inimitable blend of efficacy, comfort, driveability and intense motoring pleasure. They’re making world première appearances at this year’s Geneva Motor Show prior to market release from April 2016. The figures speak for themselves: power 208 bhp, torque 300 Nm, and CO2 emissions as low as 125 g/km.
The DS PERFORMANCE development teams achieved outstanding performance for the new cars, which are powered by a 1.6 THP S&S engine coupled through a specially staged six-speed manual gearbox (MCM) with Torsen® limited-slip differential, for exceptional drive and roadholding. For exceptional agility backed by irreproachable safety, the chassis and braking systems were specially tuned for this new application.
Source: DS Press Release