Rumor: Citroen DS4 Racing in the works

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 6, 2010

For those who liked the 2011 Citroen DS4 we have great news: the French manufacturer is preparing a surprise for you, a sporty version of the hot hatch. According to Autoexpress, Citroen is currently working on a racing version of the DS4, set to take on cars such as the Vw Golf R and the Renaultsport Megane 250.

Following the Citroen DS3 Racing, which hit the dealerships on 1 September, the new DS4 Racing will receive a dramatic makeover featuring a new body kit, new wheels as well as new colors of the roof. Inside, the racing theme will be continued with sport buckets and flat-bottomed sport steering wheel.

Sources confirm the fact that the new car will feature optional chequered decals on the roof and side flanks. Under the hood, the car will be powered by a 1.6 THP engine delivering 200 hp, used also on the Peugeot RCZ and powerful enough to challenge several sporty hatchbacks.

And this is not all, as Citroen has another big plan: the car will receive a petrol electric version of Peugeot’s diesel-based Hybrid4 drivetrain, found on the 2011 Peugeot 508.

This means that the car will deliver through the 1.6 THP engine 200 hp to the front wheels as well as 95 hp on the rear wheels with the help of the electric motor.

A 60 mpg fuel consumption is expected as well as 120g/km of CO2 emissions. The car is expected to make its debut sometime in 2013. [via autoexpress]

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