Volkswagen Eos
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Production 2006 - present
Class Sport Compact
Body Style 2-Door Hardtop Convertible
Length 173.5 in
Width 70.5 in
Height 56.8 in
Wheelbase 101.5 in
Weight 3505-3569 lb
Transmission 6-speed Manual
6-speed DSG
Engine 2.0 liter Turbocharged inline-4
2.0L TDI
Power 200 hp @ 5100-6000 rpm
207 lb-ft of torque @ 1800-5000 rpm
Similar Volvo C70
Pontiac G6
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Volkswagen Eos is a new coupe convertible from Volkswagen. It is the successor of the Volkswagen Cabrio, and also Volkswagen's first production sports car/coupe since the Corrado, which ceased production in 1995. Unlike the Cabrio, a convertible version of the Golf hatchback, the Eos is a standalone model with all-new body panels, although it shares the same platform and components from the Golf and Jetta. It takes its name from Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn and wind. The model is set for production in the Volkswagen Autoeuropa factory in Palmela, Portugal.

Prior to the production version, the car was shown as the Concept C concept car at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show. The production Eos was presented in September 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the North American introduction at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January, 2006.

The Eos utilizes a unique five-piece folding hardtop roof with an integrated glass sunroof. The roof is designed and built by OASys a subisdiary of Webasto Germany. The Eos is expected to be released in North America in the summer of 2006. Production was delayed due to a wind noise problem.

Two engines will be available: a 2.0 liter turbo 4-cylinder motor putting out 200 horsepower and a 3.2 liter VR6 motor that makes 250 horsepower.

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Recent Changes

  • For MY2011, the Eos receives a mid-cycle front and rear facelift bringing it into line with Volkswagen's current Scirocco-based corporate fascia. It will officially debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Motor Show and bring new features such as keyless locking and starting system, a new multi-function color display and the remote control for the retractable hardtop. Underhood, not much has changed aside from the use of BlueMotion technology with a start-stop system and regenerative braking on the 140HP 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine that reduces fuel consumption by 0.7 lt/100 km, bringing it down to 4.8 lt/100 km [49 mpg US]. [1]
  • For 2010, Volkswagen announced the special edition Eos Edition 2010 for the German market.[2]

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