The new PureTech 110 S&S EAT6 auto versions are about £1,500 more than their manual equivalents but deliver improved CO2 emissions.
For DS Automobiles – the premium brand launched by the PSA group in 2014 – sales success and vehicle appeal go hand in hand with continuous improvement. DS 3 exemplifies this, with regular updates introduced to offer new technological innovations and customisation features. Following on from the DS LED Vision headlamps in September 2014 and the THP 165 S&S engine with six-speed manual gearbox in November 2014, DS 3 is now available with a new six-speed automatic transmission.
The new EAT6 auto gearbox is coupled with a three-cylinder PureTech 110 turbocharged petrol engine, which produces high levels of torque from low engine revs. This engine and transmission combination accommodates the most relaxed and the most enthusiastic driving styles. Gear shifts are faster and smoother, providing enhanced drivability, responsiveness and acceleration. Meanwhile, the efficiency figures speak for themselves: combined cycle fuel consumption is 60.1mpg for the hatchback models and 57.6mpg for the Cabrio versions, with CO2 emissions of 108g/km (hatchback), down by 42g/km compared with the previous generation VTi 120 4-speed automatic. CO2 emissions are 112g/km for the Cabrio.
The four DS 3 models with this new EAT6 transmission are ‘on sale’ now from £17,495 to £20,495 and first deliveries are scheduled for late June.