Stylish DS 3 Café Racer goes on sale in limited numbers

1960s motorcycle culture inspires DS 3 model limited to 150 examples in UK

DS has introduced a DS 3 Café Racer special edition that will have a production run of just 150 in the UK. The car has been styled in partnership with French graphic design studio BMD Design and DS says it was "inspired by the Café Racer and Ace Café motorcycle culture" that was popular in London during the 1960s.

BMD Design is responsible for the decoration on the car. The most striking aspect of the scheme is on the roof, where a large graphic fitted by hand stands out against a contrasting cream paint colour. Smaller ‘Café Racer’ themed badges also feature on the B-pillars, bonnet, door and bootlid.

Buyers in the UK can choose from Platinum Grey paint, as shown in our pictures, as well as Ink Blue, Ruby Red and Perla Nera Black, to go with the Parthenon Cream roof.

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The DS3 Café Racer edition comes with plenty of standard equipment, roughly on par with the Prestige version of the standard DS 3, but with some model-specific extras.

The interior features brown Nappa leather upholstery with contrasting cream stitching, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with sat nav, and a reversing camera. Other kit includes exclusive 17-inch black alloy wheels, a tinted rear window, xenon headlights and a gloss-black finish for the door handles and wing mirrors.

Two petrol engines from the existing DS 3 range are available: the 108bhp PureTech 110, with a manual or automatic gearbox; or the more powerful 128bhp PureTech 130 engine, with a six-speed manual only.

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The DS 3 Café Racer starts at £21,305 for the manual PureTech 110. The same model with an automatic gearbox costs £22,825, while the PureTech 130 is £21,825. The car is available in hatchback form only and can be ordered now.

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