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Volkswagen Eos
Volkswagen Eos
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Production 2006–present
Assembly AutoEuropa, Palmela, Portugal
Predecessor Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
Class Compact convertible
Body style(s) 2-door coupe convertible
Layout FF layout
Platform Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform
Engine(s) 2.0 L I4
Transmission(s) 6-speed manual,
6-speed DSG
Wheelbase 2,578 mm (101.5 in)
Length 2007-09: 4,407 mm (173.5 in)
2010-present: 173.6 in (4409 mm)
Width 1,791 mm (70.5 in)
Height 1,443 mm (56.8 in)
Related Volkswagen Golf Mk5
SEAT León Mk2
Designer Robert Lešnik[1]

The Volkswagen Eos is a four-seat retractable hardtop coupe convertible, introduced in 2006 as the successor to the Volkswagen Cabrio. The Eos is Volkswagen's first production coupe since the last Corrado in 1995.

The name Eos is derived from Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn and wind.[2]



Roof design

The Eos incorporates into its five-piece folding roof an integrated and independently sliding glass sunroof — making the Eos the only retractable hardtop of this kind. The roof folds automatically into the trunk in 25 seconds, thereby reducing trunk space from 10.5 to 6.6 cubic feet (300 to 190 L)

The roof was designed and is built by OASys, a subsidiary of Webasto Germany.

Inception, production and history

Prior to production, the EOS was shown as the Concept C concept car at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show — designed by a team headed by Peter Schreyer, Head of Volkswagen Design in Wolfsburg.[3] Other sources attribute the design of the EOS specifically to Slovenian Robert Lešnik.[1]

The production Eos, produced at the AutoEuropa plant in Portugal, was presented in September 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the North American introduction at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January, 2006.

2004 Concept C

Unlike the Cabrio, which was a convertible version of the Golf hatchback, the Eos is a standalone model with all-new body panels, although it shares the platform and components from the Passat (Mark 6 (B6 now PQ46 platform) (2005–present)). The wheelbase matches the Golf Mk5 and Jetta.

Cabriolet VW Eos

Eos White Night (2009-present)

It is a special black and white colour scheme package. It includes Candy White-coloured body, Deep Black Pearlescent-coloured roof, cherry-red LED tail lights, 18-inch Budapest wheels. Interior features black mirror covers, radiator grille and trim strips, black nappa leather seats, door and side trim and black steering wheel with light-coloured seams, trim strips and radio trim in Candy White, Sill panel strips with White Night letters. Other features include Climatronic climate control system, sports chassis lowered 15 mm and heated front seats.

The car had base MSRP of €33,140. This option is available with all non-V6 models.[4]


Model Year(s) Engine Power, torque@rpm Transmission Emission standards
1.4 TSI 2007- 1,390 cc (1.39 L; 85 cu in) I4 turbo 122 PS (90 kW; 120 hp)@5500, 200 N·m (150 lb·ft)@1500-4000 6-speed manual Euro 5
1.4 TSI 2008- 1,390 cc (1.39 L; 85 cu in) I4 turbo 160 PS (120 kW; 160 hp)@5800, 240 N·m (180 lb·ft)@1500-4500 6-speed manual Euro 5
1.6 FSI 2006–2007 1,598 cc (1.598 L; 97.5 cu in) I4 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp)@6000, 155 N·m (114 lb·ft)@4000 6-speed manual Euro 4
2.0 FSI 2006–2008 1,984 cc (1.984 L; 121.1 cu in) I4 150 PS (110 kW; 150 hp)@6000, 200 N·m (150 lb·ft)@3500 6-speed manual Euro 4
2.0 TSI 2006- 1,984 cc (1.984 L; 121.1 cu in) I4 turbo 200 PS (150 kW; 200 hp)@5500, 280 N·m (210 lb·ft)@1800-5000 6-speed manual, 6-speed DSG (optional) Euro 5
3.2 V6 2006–2008 3,189 cc (3.189 L; 194.6 cu in) V6 250 PS (180 kW; 250 hp)@6300, 320 N·m (240 lb·ft)@2500-3000 6-speed DSG Euro 4
3.6 V6 2009- 3,597 cc (3.597 L; 219.5 cu in) V6 260 PS (190 kW; 260 hp)@6000, 350 N·m (260 lb·ft)@2400-4000 6-speed DSG Euro 5
2.0 TDI 2006–2008 1,968 cc (1.968 L; 120.1 cu in) I4 Pumpe Düse turbo diesel 140 PS (100 kW; 140 hp)@4200, 320 N·m (240 lb·ft)@1750-2500 6-speed manual Euro 4
2.0 TDI 2009- 1,968 cc (1.968 L; 120.1 cu in) I4 common rail turbo diesel 140 PS (100 kW; 140 hp)@4200, 320 N·m (240 lb·ft)@1750-2500 6-speed manual, 6-speed DSG (optional) Euro 5

All vehicles are front-wheel drive only, and also only powered with four-cylinder engines.

1.4 TSI, 1.6 FSI, 2.0 FSI are only sold in Europe. 2.0 TDI is sold in Europe and Australia.


The Eos is produced in Volkswagen's AutoEuropa factory in Palmela, Portugal. Although production started in late 2005, first deliveries were delayed due to a wind noise problem.

International markets

The Eos was finally released in Europe in the first quarter of 2006, and in North America in the third quarter of 2006. Right-hand drive market Japan began sales in October 2006 followed by New Zealand and Australia in January 2007. It was released in South Africa in the second quarter of 2007.


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