|Assembly||AutoEuropa, Palmela, Portugal|
|Predecessor||Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet|
|Body style(s)||2-door coupe convertible|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform|
|Engine(s)||2.0 L I4|
|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
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 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.
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. Other sources attribute the design of the EOS specifically to Slovenian Robert Lešnik.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
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 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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