Citroen DS5 Hybrid4 Economy
(Monday 8 October 2012)
As with the mechanically similar Peugeot 3008, Hybrid4 versions of the Citroen DS5 have been given various upgrades to improve their fuel economy and lower their CO2 emissions on the EU test.
Thanks to revised management software, improved brake energy recovery and a new battery management system, the CO2 rating of the entry-level DSign has fallen from 99g/km to 91g/km, which doesn't give any tax benefits but does suggest better economy. The DStyle and DSport versions have had their emissions reduced from 107g/km to 102g/km, leading to a drop in their Benefit In Kind rating from 12% to 11%.
DStyles and DSports can be specified, at no extra cost, with 17" wheels as fitted to the DSign, rather than the normal 18s. CO2 emissions then fall still further to 91g/km, and the BIK rating becomes 10%.