Bauble Burble: DS3 Performance Black Review

Discussion in 'Cars in General' started by GTPNewsWire, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. z71L28

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    2,590lbs and 221 ft lbs, most be dam quick! I want one.:(
     
  3. Mad Matt

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    Sounds like a car worth looking at. I wonder if it sounds like a hot hatch and if it's willing to rev or if it's a bit boosty.

    At 200bhp an LSD is always a plus so I imagine it pulls out of corners nicely.
     
  4. Famine

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    Oddly it's very quiet in the cabin, but from the outside it sounds like a proper hot hatch.

    It does rev well though, yes. I've driven three cars with this engine (206hp here and in the 208, 266hp in the RCZ R variant) and they all have a fairly linear response. There's not a hurry up and wait moment, or any noticeable lumps in power delivery.
     
  5. IfAndOr

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    Thinking back to an interesting recent GTP article and looking at the size of those wheels, I bet that hasn't got a full size spare hidden in the the boot.

    I quite like the gold dash it lifts the cabin somewhat, although I'd have thought it might have caused some reflection problems.

    Overall a nice little motor.
     
  6. Mad Matt

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    Thanks for the reply. I have to say I quite like the idea of the DS3 Performance as a slightly left field choice.
     
  7. Gregfranklin

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    The colour scheme turns my crank, I dig it.
     
  8. Agbullet25

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    I find it a little odd when discussing rivals to this the MINI was never mentioned, unless I missed where it’s not considered a B-segment hot hatch anymore. Not to mention the motor in this was also used in the Cooper S from 2011 to 2014.