Eos becomes firm’s first petrol car to receive its Bluemotion technologies makeover
6 January 2010

The Volkswagen Eos has become the firm’s first petrol car to receive its Bluemotion technologies eco-makeover.

Bluemotion tech has only previously been available on diesel models, including the Golf and Polo, but VW has now applied some of the technology to the 1.4-litre TSI Eos.

Bluemotion technologies cars stop short of being full Bluemotion models as there are no aerodynamic changes. Instead, the car gets regenerative braking, a stop-start system, a hill hold system and a gearchange indicator.

These changes help reduce the car’s CO2 emissions from 152g/km to 144g/km, which puts it into VED band F, saving £25 per year over the standard car. Combined fuel economy is 45.6mpg.

When mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the engine produces 120bhp and 147lb ft of torque. It can get from 0-62mph in 10.9sec and go on to reach a top speed of 121mph.

The car is available to order now, costing from £20,695.

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6 January 2010

Its good to see sensible technology being applied to petrol cars too. I am not sure why a hill hold system helps though. But regenerative breaking and stop start are no brainers. Lets hope these spread to the whole range rather than being eco tweeks though.

6 January 2010

Hardly seems worth it for such a small saving in co2.

They should have spent the money on a much needed facelift!

2 February 2010

I found an interesting news about New Facelift 2011 VW Eos Rendered
and I think you should read it - on topspeed.com,
Imagining the future EOS, starting from this amazing car - A slightly

larger, more luxurious coupe cabriolet,


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