The DS3 design completes its offer with a particular both Cabrio version. It has canvas roof, which can handle up to 120 km / h, good trunk and seats five occupants, something unusual in this segment.
It is clear that a car that lives both its image as the DS3 You must have its convertible version. Citroen they have not hesitated for a moment and therefore take the market a variant rafter, in spite of which he is falling. It is not the best time for cars 'entertainment', but if it for you besides being the most beautiful of the world, penalizes little practical aspects, it is perhaps not such a crazy idea.
Most convertibles or compact utility derivatives choose to hide the roof, either metallic or canvas, in the trunk. With this get a beautiful line when they open at the same time achieve a feeling of total freedom behind the wheel roof. Citroen have taken another path, which already marked himself Pluriel, his predecessor, and we can also see in the Fiat 500 Cabrio. Its roof is canvas, but runs through rails located on the roof arches, which are fixed, as in the 500 (in the Pluriel is dismounted) and is folded just above the trunk.
With this system is achieved that not a single centimeter of space is not lost in the rear seats, the trunk maintain good capacity and that it can manipulate the roof regardless of speed, up to 120 km / h in this case. It also ensures a better theoretical tightness since there are far fewer rubber gaskets, and greater protection against the wind. Against because they the feeling of 'freedom' is not total, although I think it's more than enough some might prefer a convertible for lifelong protection without lateral crystals windows. Also it requires a loading of much fairer trunk.
A motor equality weighs just 25 kilos more than the closed version. To counter homelessness in the rear, they are mounted reinforcement bars behind the seats and in the final part of the trunk. The roof is electric drive, While it has a manual deflector on the windscreen pillar that can be hidden in summer to more air at low speed; from 90 km / h it is necessary to take high to avoid the typical sound retemblor that occurs in cars sunroof.
He roof is canvas, with three colors to choose from. Opening entire system is manufactured by the specialist Webasto in Germany and it has three layers of insulation and airtightness. Opening has three presets: one that simulates a sunroof, another roof that folds over the trunk and the last one even picks the rear window. The rear optics include two mirrors that reflect inside each other the leds, causing curious effect 3D.
Motor and behavior
The DS3 Cabrio offers three mechanical petrol Y one Diesel. Begins its range with a three-cylinder 1.2 petrol, which for this car set 82 horses. Above, the source 1.6 BMW in its two powers, 120 and 150 hp, depending on whether you are or not turbocharged. Diesel bets on 1.6 HDi 92 hp, which it is the only family that has Start / Stop and the possibility of automated or manual change.
I could try it with the THP 155 hp engine. This is an engine that I really like and feel very well at all the models that carry it. It is refined and very well distributed its power throughout its speed range without consumption is a major burden. With him we have a quick and pleasant DS3. Aerodynamic front protection is very good. In the rear seats a little annoying wind, so you have to climb with cap If you do not want to end up with hair like Jackson's sixth Five. The roof is closed the usual noisiness of a rafter shown, although it does not become stressful.
The DS3 Cabrio is a car that has 7 body colors, 8 different interior, 6 customization kits and tires of all kinds. Two equal hard to see, and now three types of roof, even more. Its price has not been reported yet, but from what we could find out the price increase will be between 2,000 and 2,500, depending on version.
It is approved for five passengers and has 245 liters of luggage capacity, this is not very usual in a cabrio.