Volkswagen Eos (2006–2015)

Model History

March 2004

Volkswagen Eos makes it first appearance

Shown at the Geneva Motor Show as the C 4-seater coupe concept.

September 2005

Production version of Eos shown at Frankfurt Motor Show. Has 150PS 2.0 16v FSI petrol engine and six speed manual gearbox. Boot capacity 400 litres with top up or 200 litres with top down. Electro hydraulic folding steel roof incorporates a sliding glass smaller sunroof. Choice of four petrol engines: 1.6-litre FSI 115 PS; 2.0-litre FSI 150 PS, 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS; and 3.2-litre V6 with 250PS. In addition, a 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS diesel will be available.

February 2006

Available to order

From February 2006 for July 2006 delivery with prices starting at £19,385. The only convertible coupé with a tilt and slide sunroof fitted as standard. Five part roof enabling it to fold neatly into the boot, occupying minimal space. With roof closed, boot capacity is 380 litres; with the roof down, luggage space is 205 litres. Ppening or closing takes 25 seconds.

Two trim levels: standard and Sport. All models feature ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme), and twin front and combined curtain and side impact airbags for front and rear passengers. Semi-automatic airconditioning, fog lights, electric windows, electric heated and adjustable wing mirrors, radio/CD player, 16" alloy wheels, parking sensors and lockable load through provision are also standard. Sport trim adds 17" alloys, sports suspension, upgraded audio player, aluminium-look pedals, decorative aluminium dash inserts and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Top of the line-up, 17-inch ‘Westwood’ alloy wheels, Vienna leather trim, auto dimming rear view and driver’s wing mirror, rain and dusk sensors and folding door mirrors standard with the 3.2-litre V6 FSI 250 PS engine. Also options list including an amplified, high-quality Dynaudio speaker system, iPod adaptor and USB port for connecting memory sticks carrying MP3 music files. Choice of five engines: four petrol and one diesel: 1.6-litre FSI 115 PS; 2.0-litre FSI 150PS; 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS; 3.2-litre V6 250 PS; and 2.0-litre 140 PS TDI. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while the 200 PS petrol and the TDI are offered with Volkswagen’s DSG, standard with V6. Available to order Feb 2006 are manual versions of 2.0-litre FSI 150 PS, 2.0-TDI 140 PS, and Sport 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS, with other models arriving in autumn.

1.6-litre 115 PS 6-spd manual* £19,385
2.0-litre FSI 150 PS 6-spd manual £20,765
2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6-spd manual £21,385
2.0-litre TDI 140 PS DSG auto* £22,515
Sport 2.0-litre FSI 150 PS 6-spd manual £21,655
Sport 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6-spd manual £22,275
Sport 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS DSG auto* £23,405
Sport 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS 6-spd manual £23,235
Sport 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS DSG auto* £24,385
Sport 3.2-litre V6 FSI 250 PS DSG auto* £27,995

*Only 2.0-litre FSI 150 PS, 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS and 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS available to order Ferbruaty 2006. 1.6-litre 115 PS to order during April and the 3.2-litre V6 FSI 250 PS and all DSG models during June for September delivery.

October 2007

Volkswagen replaced its troublesome 1.6-litre FSI petrol engine with a new 1.4 TSI fitted only with a turbocharger (like FIAT's) rather than both turbocharger and supercharger. Power is 122PS and torque 200 Nm (155 lbs ft) delivered from 1,500 to 3,500 rpm. Choice of 6-speed manual or new 7-speed DSG transmissions. Combined consumption of Golf 44.8 mpg for the new 1.4-litre TSI. C02 is down to to 149 g/km (139g/km with 7-spd DSG ). Production of the DSG starts at the beginning of 2008, while manual models available to order from late October 2007.

Eos 1.4-litre TSI 6 spd manual 159g/km £19,847. New 1,984cc TSI unit features substantial changes including modified pistons and piston rings, an improved oil pump, new induction system and a high-pressure fuel pump. 210 PS between 5,300 and 6,200 rpm, 206 lbs ft (279Nm) between 1,700 and 5,200 rpm.

January 2010

Eos BlueMotion Technology launched

The 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS BlueMotion Technology Eos model available in both S and SE trims, for £20,695 and £21,795 RRP on the road respectively. Fitted with six-speed manual gearbox, produces 122 PS and 147 lbs ft of torque. As seen on other models in the Volkswagen BlueMotion Technology range, but fitted to a petrol engine for the first time, these additions include a number of features to maximise efficiency and improve fuel economy.

Regenerative braking, start/stop and hill hold systems alongside a visual gear change recommendation are all fitted as standard and help to optimise fuel consumption, resulting in a combined figure of 45.6mpg. Carbon dioxide emissions 144 g/km, VED band F, 0 to 62 mph in 10.9 seconds, top speed of 121 mph.

November 2010

Volkswagen facelifts Eos

As before, the Eos features a five piece folding roof with an integrated tilt sliding glass sunroof. To go from a closed coupé to an open cabriolet – an operation that can now be undertaken remotely via the key fob if the car is specified with Keyless Entry – takes just 25 seconds while the boot capacity ranges from 205 litres when the roof is down up to 380 litres with the roof closed.

Inside, new trim finishes enhance the interior of the Eos which is both comfortable and extremely well equipped. Highlights include a leather multifunction steering wheel, air conditioning, a powerful eight-speaker CD stereo system and sports seats.

The new Eos was available with a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines when deliveries commence in the UK early in 2011. These include a 1.4-litre TSI engine developing 122 PS, a 2.0-litre TSI unit producing 210 PS as well as a refined 2.0-litre TDI engine producing 140 PS. This unit, with BlueMotion Technology modifications including automatic Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems, can return a combined economy of 58.8 mpg.

December 2010

Revised Eos available to order

Following its debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show, the revised Eos opened for ordering in the UK with a starting price of £22,895 (RRP, on the road) ahead of the first examples arriving at Volkswagen dealers in early 2011.

Featuring a new look and offering a fresh range of comfort and convenience technologies the Eos remains the only vehicle of its kind to feature a five piece metal folding hard top complete with an integrated glass sunroof. For the first time, remote roof opening and closing is also available on the Eos.

The refreshed Eos was brought into line with the styling direction adopted by the Polo, Golf and Passat, with a new bumper, a horizontal grille, a set of new headlights similar to those found on the Golf as well as a new bonnet and front wings. At the rear new light units and a bumper are joined by fresh interior trims and even the option of a new leather finish that reflects the sun’s rays to prevent it heating up as normal leather would.

Powering the Eos is a range of powerful yet efficient TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines ranging from 122 PS to 210 PS, each equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox or, on selected models, the option of a six-speed DSG gearbox.

Model

Gearbox

Output
(PS)

CO 2 ,
g/km

Price,
RRP OTR*

SE

SE 1.4-litre TSI BlueMotion Technology

6spd manual

122

144

£22,895

SE 1.4-litre TSI

6spd manual

160

157

£23,970

SE 2.0-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

6spd manual

140

125

£24,570

SE 2.0-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

6spd DSG

140

139

£25,920

Sport

Sport 1.4-litre TSI

6spd manual

160

157

£25,270

Sport 2.0-litre TSI

6spd manual

210

165

£27,270

Sport 2.0-litre TSI

6spd DSG

210

174

£28,620

Sport 2.0-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

6spd manual

140

125

£25,870

Sport 2.0-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

6spd DSG

140

139

£27,220

Exclusive

Exclusive 2.0-litre TSI

6spd manual

210

165

£30,470

Exclusive 2.0-litre TSI

6spd DSG

210

174

£31,820

Exclusive 2.0-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

6spd manual

140

125

£28,970

Exclusive 2.0-litre TDI BlueMotion Technology

6spd DSG

140

139

£30,320

What does a Volkswagen Eos (2006 – 2015) cost?