Citroën DS3 & C5 Série Noire announced

Citroën DS3 Série Noire - 23.2.2011
Citroën DS3 Série Noire - 23.2.2011

Matte black exteriors, special interior trim

Citroen has announced plans to introduce the DS3 and C5 Série Noire at the Geneva Motor Show.

First up, the DS3 features a matte black exterior, a gloss black roof, chrome accents, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the cabin is outfitted with Mistral / Lama leather upholstery, gloss black trim, a premium audio system, and GPS navigation.

Under the hood, two engines will be available. The THP 150 produces 115 kW (156 PS / 154 hp) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque, while the HDi 110 churns out 82 kW (111 PS / 110 hp) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque.

Production will be limited to 750 units and pricing starts at €24,750.

Likewise, the C5 Série Noire has a matte Perla Nera exterior with matching 19-inch Hephaïs wheels. To dress up the interior, designers added Criollo leather upholstery and a Samoa microfiber roof liner.

Priced from €44,600 the C5 can be had with the HDi 200 DPFS or the V6 HDi 240 DPFS.

Source: Citroën


Citroën is presenting "Série Noire", a limited edition available on order with the Citroën DS3 and Citroën C5. These original versions of two highly successful brand vehicles feature exclusive - and distinctive - exterior and interior styling.

The Citroën DS3 continues to show bold initiative with this original and exclusive special series. The "Série Noire" model further explores the many customisation options offered by the Citroën DS3. It has matt black bodywork, a shiny black roof, 17-inch black, diamond-tipped Bellone wheels, a chrome-plated rubbing strip and chrome-plated door mirror housings. This limited edition of 750 vehicles also places particular emphasis on interior trim, with Mistral / Lama leather upholstery, and a fascia trim, air vent surrounds, interior door handle trim and gear lever knob in the same shiny black as the roof, Alongside this distinctive ambience, the Citroën DS3 Série Noire features the MyWay navigation system and HiFi system.

The Citroën DS3 Série Noire ships with the THP 150 and HDi 110 engines mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, with prices from €24,750.


The Citroën C5 is now available in a new limited edition aimed at the growing number of motorists looking for something different. Featuring all the equipment delivered with the Exclusive + trim, the Citroën C5 Série Noire also gains - as standard - matt Perla Nera black paint, 19-inch matt grey alloy Hephaïs wheels matching the body colour, chrome-plated door mirror housings, Criollo integral leather upholstery (including the dashboard and central console) and a roof lining in Samoa, a microfibre fabric.
The Citroën C5 Série Noire is equipped with hydractive suspension delivering a unique mix of performance and comfort. This technology, an exclusive in the automotive world, controls vehicle attitude in real time to keep ground clearance constant regardless of load. Vehicle attitude is automatically lowered at high-speeds, for improved aerodynamics and lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

This elegant, dynamic special series is available from €44,600 in saloon and tourer versions with the HDi 200 DPFS and V6 HDi 240 DPFS engines mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

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joelynn joelynn
to see the c5 serie noire follow this link http://www.leblogauto.com/2011/02/la-serie-noire-de-citroen.html
Feb 25th, 2011 1:12pm
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jonzofon jonzofon
Seems like a very un-French thing to do, Agree with the above poster...the C5 must be gorgeous!
Feb 24th, 2011 11:48am
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joelynn joelynn
DS3 looks great in matte black shame there arent any pictures of the C5
Feb 23rd, 2011 11:29pm
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