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Citroen DS3 Cabrio

The Citroen DS3 Cabrio moves away from the now common retro-styled small car with a modern and unique style of its own. The hatchback had already proved a success with 200,000 cars sold even before the convertible went on sale. The DS3’s clever use of interior space means that not only does it have great luggage space but also that rare thing in convertible – seating for five.

The DSign trim includes an impressive level of standard equipment including stability control, cruise control, parking sensors, front fog lamps, LED rear lights and electric power windows mirrors and roof.

A wide range of styling options allow each car to be individual. There is even a choice of 3 different roof fabrics. The roof itself is power operated and folds down and back up again in just 16 seconds at speeds up to 75 mph.

Citroen DS3 Cabrio Details

Production dates2013-current
Length 3948 mm / 155 in
Height 1483 mm / 58 in
Wheelbase 2464 mm / 97 in
Luggage capacity 245 litres / 8.65 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 48 litres / 12.7 US gal
Warranty 3 years or 60,000 miles
Service intervals 20,000 miles

Citroen DS3 Cabrio VTi 82

With the 82 horsepower, 1.2 litre engine the entry level Citroen DS3 Cabrio is the most economical car in the range not only in purchase price but also with its frugal use of petrol. The down-side is rather pedestrian acceleration on the open road, but if you're doing most of your driving around town this probably won't trouble you.

Citroen DS3 Cabrio VTi 82 Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1199 cc
Power 82@5750 bhp
Torque 87@2750 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd manual
UK retail price from £15,325
UK insurance group 10E

Citroen DS3 Cabrio VTi 82 Performance

Max speed (manual) 108 mph / 174 kph
0-60mph (manual) - seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 14.4 seconds

Citroen DS3 Cabrio VTi 82 Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 57.6 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 112 g/km

Citroen DS3 Cabrio VTi 120

The familiar BMW 1.6 litre engine works well in the Citroen DS3 Cabriolet. The peppy little engine also found in the Mini and several Peugeots is a good performer and very reliable. In the DS3 VTi 120 it comes in at 120 horsepower form which makes the most of the car's great chassis. This DS3 is fun to drive and yet retains a good level of fuel economy. The responsive steering gives good feedback on twisty roads while the suspension smooths out the bumps for a refined ride during high-speed cruising.

Citroen DS3 Cabrio VTi 120 Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1598 cc
Power 120@6000 bhp
Torque 118@4200 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd manual
UK retail price from £17,745
UK insurance group 16

Citroen DS3 Cabrio VTi 120 Performance

Max speed (manual) 118 mph / 190 kph
0-60mph (manual) - seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 9.9 seconds

Citroen DS3 Cabrio VTi 120 Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 47.9 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 132 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 132 g/km

Citroen DS3 Cabrio THP 155

As the performance model in the range, the Citroen DS3 Cabrio THP 155 does not disappoint. With a turbo-charged version of the 1.6 BMW engine providing 155 horsepower to the responsive chassis, it will be easy to find a reason to smile. You'll even keep that smile when you visit the petrol pumps as it can manage an impressive 47.9 mpg, if you can manage not to put your foot down too much. The DS3 is an alternative to the ubiquitous Mini and is an equal when it comes to driving satisfaction. The modern styling has many fans who are looking for something different while the interior is equally impressive with a premium quality feel.

A leather interior comes as standard with the DSport spec along with 17 inch 'Bellone' alloy wheels and a carbon fibre effect dashboard.

Citroen DS3 Cabrio THP 155 Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type
Engine capacity 1598 cc
Power 155@6000 bhp
Torque 177@1400 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd manual
UK retail price from £19,645
UK insurance group 23

Citroen DS3 Cabrio THP 155 Performance

Max speed (manual) 132 mph / 212 kph
0-60mph (manual) - seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 8.2 seconds

Citroen DS3 Cabrio THP 155 Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 47.9 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 137 g/km

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