2010 Volkswagen Eos | new car review

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Eos is Volkswagen’s newest coupe- and is slightly unusual in the industry in that it’s a self-contained model, not based on a sedan, coupe or hatchback version of an existing car.

With two fairly powerful engines, the Eos offers buyers a mix of Volkswagen’s fabled quality together with the wind in their hair and a sporty experience, although the car is front wheel drive and the exterior design is understated and subtle – some might even say boring.

Whatever your interpretation, it’s safe to say that the Eos doesn’t shout about its abilities.

There’s room in the car for four and the five-part metal and glass roof will fold away in 25 seconds. With the roof space, there’s 380 litres of space in the boot, although if you want the fresh-weather experience, that decreases to 205 litres with the top stowed away. Available features include a Dynaudio sound system, CD player, electric windows and mirrors and leather upholstery, as well as rear parking sensors.

Two engine choices are available in the Eos and both offer spirited performance. The first is a 2.0-litre, turbocharged engine taken from the Golf GTI, which offers 200bhp and is attached to a six-speed, dual clutch DSG gearbox, which offers quicker and smoother changes than a standard automatic, and improves fuel economy.

The second engine choice is a 3.2-litre V6 that puts out 250bhp, which uses the same gearbox.

Safety features include ABS, six airbags and a rollover safety system, as well as electronic stability control.

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