Citroën Numéro 9 Concept - Next DS9
Paris, 13 April 2012
NUMÉRO 9: A FRESH LOOK AT THE DS LINE
Marketed alongside Citroën's main range, the DS line explores new automotive territory. Based on more radical
choices, it opens new perspectives in premium vehicle design. Inspired by ninety years of history and automotive
excellence, the DS line illustrates the best of Citroën expertise in terms of creativity and technology. Two years
after its launch, the DS line -- comprising the Citroën DS3, DS4 and DS5 -- has already notched up more than
Pursuing its career, the DS will be launched this year in China. To mark the event, Citroën has designed a new concept car, Numéro 9, to be unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show. This concept heralds the future of the DS line and signals the styling cues of the next three models in the line: a C-segment premium sedan, an SUV and a D-segment executive saloon.
Concept car Numéro 9 sublimates the DNA of models in the DS line. It expresses radical choices in design with immediately recognisable styling that is both inspired and emotional. Sophistication is allied with a highquality finish for original driving sensations and features that are truly useful every day. Its charismatic body styling revisits the shooting brake, while the new front end is designed for plug-in full-hybrid technology. This concept car boasts remarkable levels of performance (50 km range, 295 bhp, Boost function, 39 g/km of
CO2). High standards, bold design, creativity and the best of technology.
A FRESH TAKE ON FRENCH-STYLE LUXURY
Following on from the Citroën DS3, DS4 and DS5, concept car Numéro 9 takes a fresh look at the DS line. It is a new take on a body style with recognised prestige in automotive history: the shooting brake.
Subtly combining the proportions of a coupé with those of an estate, Numéro 9 hints at exceptional driving sensations, with its taut lines, long bonnet and ultra-low stance (1.27 m tall) on its 21-inch wheels. But it also
promises unique onboard comfort, with its generous proportions and the three light shafts in the roof, creating a unique, friendly ambience for all passengers.
Numéro 9 is 4.9 m long and 1.94 m wide with a 3 m wheelbase. This has the advantage of freeing up leg room for passengers in the rear. Its roomy looks -- an invitation to get behind the wheel -- reflect the real
requirements expressed by buyers in the executive segment for function and versatility.
Inspired by shooting brake design, Numéro 9 is a new executive take on D-segment design, alongside the more conventional saloons. A charismatic car with real character and immediately recognisable styling, it is continuing the story of the DS line.
The start of a new chapter
Great care went into every detail of concept car Numéro 9, which is a stylish embodiment of the heritage and sophistication of the DS line. Designed in Paris, the capital of fashion in its most superb and universal form, Numéro 9 opens a new chapter in the styling of the DS.
Numéro 9 sublimates the design cues cultivated by the DS line and introduces the new front-end identity of future models in the DS line, along with an original light signature. The new front end features a grille in 3D relief, flowing into the full-LED headlights, which end in daytime-running lights. The overall effect gives Numéro 9 a strong, hypnotic and unique gaze.
Length: 4.93 m
Width: 1.94 m
Height: 1.27 m
Wheelbase: 3 m
Total laden weight: 1,500 kg
Plug-in hybrid drivetrain
1.6 THP petrol engine developing 225 bhp (165 kW) / torque of 275 Nm
Electric motor on rear axle: power of 70 bhp / torque of 200 Nm
ZEV mode: range of 50 km
Performance and consumption
0 to 1,000 m: 25.3 seconds
0 to 100 kph: 5.4 seconds
Top speed: 244 kph
Consumption: 1.7 l/100 km over a combined cycle MVEG
CO2 emissions: 39 g/km
CdA: 0.61 m²
MICHELIN tyres 245/35 ZR21
Citroen SM - road test
Fabulous car :)
Class Grand tourer
Body style(s) 2-door coupé
Engine(s) 2.7 L V6
3.0 L V6
Length 489.3 cm (192.6 in)
Width 183.6 cm (72.3 in)
Height 132.4 cm (52.1 in)
Curb weight 1460 kg (3219 lb)
1520 kg (3351 lb)
Cold Start the 1971 Citroen DS 21 Safari!
Cold War Motors just bought this great old Citroen DS. It's a bit tatty and will need a restoration (as soon as I'm finished my other one!), but still runs and drives nicely. These old Cits are a bit grumpy in the cold, and this one hasn't been on the road for a while now, so the battery was pretty tired. I hooked up some cables to a better battery to see if we could get her running for a last little drive before it gets put into storage. I just love these cars, and I wanted a break (wagon) to go with my sedan. This one is a standard shift with power steering and brakes. Looks like Stella wants to go for a ride, too!
1972 Citroën DS21 Pallas Edition DS Citroen Marchal Directional Headlights EURO 4 Sale
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The 1955 DS cemented the Citroën brand name as an automotive innovator, building on the success of the Traction Avant, which had been the world's first mass-produced monocoque front-wheel-drive car in 1934. In fact, the DS caused such a huge sensation that Citroën was apprehensive that future models would not be of the same bold standard. No clean sheet new models were introduced from 1955 to 1970.
The DS was a large, expensive executive car and a downward brand extension was attempted, but without result. Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s Citroën developed many new vehicles for the very large market segments between the 2CV and the DS, occupied by vehicles like the Peugeot 403, Renault 16 and Ford Cortina, but none made it into production. Either they had uneconomic build costs, or were ordinary "me too" cars, not up to the company's high standard of innovation. As Citroën was owned by Michelin as a sort of research laboratory, and were a powerful advertisement for the capabilities of the radial tyre Michelin had invented, such experimentation was possible.
Other models produced by Citroën were based on the utilitarian 2-cylinder 2CV economy car (that contained some of the most advanced independent suspension chassis engineering in the world). The Ami also designed by Flaminio Bertoni attempted to combine the styling of the DS with the advanced chassis of the 2CV. It was very successful in France in the 1960s, but less so on export markets because of its controversial styling, and by being noisy and underpowered. The Dyane, was a modernised 2CV with a hatchback, to compete with the Renault 4.
Citroën finally did introduce the Citroën GS in 1970, which won the "European car of the Year" for 1971 and sold a spectacular 2.5 million units. But it was still underpowered by a flat-4 air-cooled engine and the intended Wankel rotary-engined version did not reach full production
The mechanical aspects of the gearbox and clutch were completely conventional and the same elements were used in the ID 19. The gear change control though, consisted of a hydraulic gear selector, and clutch control. The speed of engagement of the clutch was controlled by a centrifugal regulator sensing engine rpm and driven off the camshaft by a belt, the position of the butterfly valve in the carburettor (i.e., the position of the accelerator), and the brake circuit. When the brake was pressed, the engine idle speed dropped to an rpm below the clutch engagement speed, thus preventing friction while stopped in gear at traffic lights. When the brake was released, the idle speed increased to the clutch dragging speed. The car would then creep forward much like automatic transmission cars. This drop in idle throttle position also caused the car to have more engine drag when the brakes were applied even before the car slowed to the idle speed in gear, preventing the engine from pulling against the brakes.
Directional headlamps were introduced as an option on the DS in September 1967 (standard on the Pallas model) for the first time on a Citroën. Behind each glass cover lens, the inboard high-beam headlamp swivels by up to 80° as the driver steers, throwing the beam along the driver's intended path rather than uselessly across the curved road. The outboard low-beam headlamps are self-leveling in response to pitching caused by acceleration and braking
Goodbye Citroen DS
All good things come to an end. It was great fun to experience all the stunning Citroen DS features. A car like no other. Now she's got new owners whom she can bring all this great memories. Farewell!
Citroen DS21 Engine start UP&DOWN
The Citroën DS was an executive car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën between 1955 and 1975. Styled by Italian sculptor and industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni and the French aeronautical engineer André Lefèbvre, the DS was known for its aerodynamic futuristic body design and innovative technology, including a hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension.
The DS came in third in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, recognizing the world's most influential auto designs, and was named the most beautiful car of all time by Classic & Sports Car magazine.