the sky's the limit for latest volkswagen bluemotion model
Jan 5, 2010
With the introduction of the first petrol-engined model to feature BlueMotion technologies, the Volkswagen Eos has joined in with the tradition and has made a New Year’s resolution that it will drink less from January. Available from today, the highly efficient 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS BlueMotion Technology Eos model can be ordered, in both S and SE trims, for Â£20,695 and Â£21,795 RRP on the road respectively.
This pioneering addition to the Eos range offers customers a new entry-level 1.4-litre TSI engine that, fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox, produces 122 PS and 147 lbs ft of torque. As seen on other models in the Volkswagen BlueMotion Technology range, but fitted to a petrol engine for the first time, these additions include a number of features to maximise efficiency and improve fuel economy.
Regenerative braking, start/stop and hill hold systems alongside a visual gear change recommendation are all fitted as standard and help to optimise fuel consumption, resulting in a combined figure of 45.6 mpg. In comparison to the outgoing 1.4-litre TSI engine that these BlueMotion Technology models replace, carbon dioxide emissions are also improved from 152 g/km to 144 g/km which moves the entry-level models of Volkswagen’s four-seat convertible coupÃ© into VED band F, saving drivers a further Â£25 a year.
The Eos BlueMotion Technology models accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 10.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 121 mph.
As with all models in the Eos range, equipment levels on both BlueMotion Technology trim levels, S and SE, remain comprehensive. ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme), twin front and side impact airbags, Climatic air conditioning, fog lights, electric windows, electric heated and adjustable wing mirrors, radio/CD player, 16-inch alloy wheels, lockable load through provision and folding hard-top complete with sliding/tilt sunroof are all fitted standard. For an additional premium of just Â£1,100, the SE BlueMotion Technology adds further equipment including 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and front sports seats, parking sensors, automatic headlights and dusk and rain sensors.
For more information on the Eos range visit your local Volkswagen Retailer or log on to www.volkswagen.co.uk.