Citroen considering DS3 hot hatch to rival Mini Cooper S |

Citroen is very busy promoting the upcoming DS3 premium hatchback model, which not only will revive the DS moniker, but also mark the brand’s entry into a more premium segment, in order to take the fight to rivals like Mini or the upcoming Audi A1.

But according to some new reports, Citroen is also considering a hot hatch version of the DS3, in order to rival the Mini Cooper S. And what’s more interesting is that it will do it with the same 1.6-liter BMW engine, as the company is currently sharing units with the German brand.

The current top-of-the-range DS3 will extract 154 HP from the 1.6-liter four-cylinder, meaning the hot hatch will output much more, with some voices pegging it at around a whopping 200 HP, although it might just have around 170-180.

Overall, with this new hot DS3, the current Mini Cooper S, the upcoming Audi S1 and quite a few other compact hatches, things are definitely heating up.

Source: PistonHeads

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