Citroën opens up opportunities in summer drive for Dolce Vita
£150). This “infinity blue” was repeated on the dashboard (another £150) and in a key fob roundel which looked like one of those discs groovy hipsters wear in their ear lobes. This bespoke key housing and the attached carbon fibre faced fob are chromed and bring a quality feel before you even get in a DS3.
The Sport’s motor is from an engine family used by Peugeot and Mini. It is smooth and raises 177 lb ft of torque to give good in-gear response. Its stated top speed is 132mph with a 0-62mph time of 8.2 seconds.
The test covered 356 miles over a mix of local errands and 50-mile commuter-type journeys (mostly suburban). It averaged 40 miles a gallon which compares well enough with the official 47.9mpg combined average. The ride on the 17 alloys with 205/45 Bridgestone Potenza tyres was firm but fair enough in a sporty model.