Volkswagen has revealed a special edition Eos. Called GT Sport the new version features standard 18 inches wheels, a lowered sport chassis and a black painted roof.
The 18 inches alloy wheels are painted in silver with chrome grille slats, the LED taillights are painted in cherry red, the headlights are darkened and the black painted roof with darkened rear windows gives the car a very elegant appearance.
Other sporty equipment includes: 15 mm lower sports suspension, pedals in aluminum look, heated front seats in Alcantara leather and new three-spoke leather steering wheel with gray decorative stitching. The interior equipments include: Climatronic air conditioning, adio system RCD 510 with an internal CD changer for six CDs.
The Eos Sport GT is powered by a choice of four petrol engines with output between 122 hp and 260 hp and a a diesel engine 140 hp.
Prices for the new Eos GT Sport starts from 33,075 Euro.
The Volkswagen Eos has a little bit of a bad reputation in the U.S. It’s cute looks, 2.0-liter 200 hp engine, and extra weight from the folding hardtop ensures the fanboys stay away in droves.
In Europe its different. The Eos can be had with a 3.2-liter V6 making 250 hp. Since this engine is off the VW parts bin shelf, its also shared with other cars like the Audi A4. This means there are plenty of tuners that already have parts ready to spice up the Eos. So tuners like B&B can put real wind in your (European) hair.
With modifications that mainly include turbochargers, B&B can upgrade the engine to 360, 400, 450, and 500 hp. The highest level of this modification can propel the Eos from 0-100kph (62mph) in 4.2 seconds all the way up to its top speed of 308km/h (192mph).
Germany’s biggest tuning show its opening its gates today and Volkswagen will be there with two special editions, painted in shiny white and featuring the most exclusive equipments and best technologies.
First of them is the Eos "White Night", a study that surprises with the elegant contrast between black and white. The body is painted in "Candy White" and the roof, the grille and mirror caps in "Deep Black Perle Effect".
Same contrast in the interior: black Nappa leather, whit "Campanella white" ornaments. The study is powered by a 3,2 liter V6 engine that delivers 250 Hp.
Second one is the special edition Scirocco "Collectors Edition." This will go on sale at the beginning of 2009 and will be limited to only 100 units.
"Collectors Edition" is painted in "Oryx White", and on the interior the leather is "Berry White". The new Scirocco will feature xenon headlights, 19" wheels, an electronic panoramic sunroof, RNS 510 navigation-system.
It will be powered by a 2,9 litri TSI engine that delivers 200 hp.
For those who like the Volkswagen Eos and want to add it a plus of personality, Abt , the German tuning specialist released their tuning kit for the coupe-cabrio. At a price of 1,458 euros, the kit consists in a front lip spoiler, new side sills and a rear apron featuring a double exhaust system. Also new 18 inch ABT alloy wheels were added for better stability.
For the engine, the tuning company tweaked the ECU as follows: the 2.0 TFSI engine delivers now 240 hp while the 3.2 liter engine delivers an astonishing 370 hp. The high end modifications for the engine are available at a price of 14,756 euros. The diesel engine was also upgraded delivering now 170 hp for a price of 1,119 euros.
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Now that blue skies are beckoning, Volkswagen has launched its attractive Eos “Edition 2009” offering. This new special model scores points on the merit of its sporty and elegant fittings and a saving of up to 1,340.00 against the standard model with comparable extras.
The attractive fittings package for the Eos “Edition 2009” includes exterior features such as chrome radiator grille slats and “Cherry Red” LED taillights. The interior too is characterised by high-quality and high-comfort features.
The main attractions here are heated leather-fitted sports seats in “Nappa Date Brown”, a three-spoke leather steering wheel with aluminium elements and leather-look door trims. This fittings package also features a “Climatronic” air-conditioning system, cruise control, an “RCD 510” radio system with an integrated 6-stack CD player and a ParkPilot system that alerts drivers to the distance of obstacles at the rear of the vehicle. Full story
Volkswagen announced today that the Eos has been named to kbb.com’s 2008 Top 10 Best New Road Trip Vehicles. Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com), the leading provider of new- and used-vehicle information, recognized that even with gas prices reaching $4 per gallon, many Americans will still hit the road for summer road trips. Full story
“The coupe-sunroof-convertible makes the Eos a great vehicle for road trips no matter what the weather brings,” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “And with the highly acclaimed 2.0T engine, drivers can have fun with 200 horsepower, while still saving money at the pump with 30 mpg in highway driving.”
The 2008 Eos comes with a choice of engines: the Volkswagen 2.0T four-cylinder and the innovative 3.2 L narrow-angle V6. Either way you get plenty of power and the innovative hard-top- coupe-convertible for as little as $28,990 for an Eos 2.0T and $38,100 for the Eos 3.2 L. The 2008 Eos 2.0T offers 200 horsepower and 207 lbs.-ft. of torque from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. For people who need even more performance, the 2008 Eos 3.2 L V6 cranks out 250 hp and 235 lbs.-ft. of torque.
Volkswagen now offers new entry-level engine technology for the Eos. The 1.4 TSI (90 kW/122 PS) is the first new TSI-generation engine available for this popular cabriolet coupe.
After his furious Las Vegas Touran, Carlos Correia has built up his next multimedia highlight, the Sunshine Eos. Not only its spectacular technical equipment is impressive, the harmonious lines of its silhouette are as well. Thanks to Eibach’s uniquely designed suspension solution the car seems veritably to crouch on the tarmac. In this case, the engineers have proven again that they can also fulfil very specific demands.
The Eos has won an extraordinary readers’ vote: for the first time, women could vote for their favourite car at the web site evecars.com, a British internet page conceived for women. The eight-member jury comprising editors and experts in technology and automotive sports saw the Eos as the clear winner in the final elimination involving 27 models.
ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine has published the 11th annual Sexy Car Buyer’s Guide and among other cars, the 2007 Volkswagen Eos was named one of the top 10 sexiest cars for 2007.