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Saw a DS4 in the dealers (Germany)

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Mon Jun 20 2011, 05:53am
Can't see another thread on this, other than the standard press releases so here goes:

The car does look different to the 2011 C4, more coupe like, and the design looks really good in the flesh, even the hidden rear handles. The rear windows are fixed (as per honest john's review, but I do not trust this website much anymore) which might be a problem in some circumstances, but there is no way they could wind down and keep the looks. The interior also looks classy, especially the coffee half leather on the showroom model.

One really wierd thing is the ride height - even on 18" rims it looks too high. I'm not sure if this was just this car, but the wheel arch clearance is higher than both a regular C4 and a C4GP and it almost looks soft-roader ish.

If I was in the market for a conventional C4 I would definately look at it as it looks for "classy", but if they all have that ride height, a set of eibachs would be high on the shopping list

Mon Jun 20 2011, 06:05am
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Joined: Oct 03 2008
Location: Portsmouth, UK
There was a thread here - Click Here - about it. I agree with what you say however.

Here's the pics:


Mon Jun 20 2011, 06:38am

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Location: Manchester
Guessing coilovers for te C4 should fit on it so could get it down to a normal car height wise.
Mon Jun 20 2011, 07:02am

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Location: Northumberland
The ride height is intentional as it's supposedly a 'cross over' vehicle
Tue Jun 21 2011, 05:23am
Thats as maybe, it just looked odd! The coupe styling coupled with 18" rims do not match the raised ride height. I guess its like a BMW GT or X3 in that respect.
Tue Jun 21 2011, 07:57am
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Joined: Oct 03 2008
Location: Portsmouth, UK
Put it this way, at least you have plenty of room for a splitter .... if it fits

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