VW Upgrades the Eos with the GTI engine and a Facelift

VW has already upgraded the Golf, Jetta and soon the Passat, so it was only natural that the EOS be next in line. VW has released photos of the new EOS which gets a facelift that is close in design to other new VW models. The more exciting news is that the EOS will now be available with the 2.0L turbocharged engine from the Golf GTI. The engine can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG transmission.

For now VW has only released details on the Eos that will be sold outside of the US, expect an official press release for the US version soon…

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Volkswagen Eos Receives Engine Update

MULGRAVE, AUSTRALIA – October 6, 2010: With the arrival of the new model year 2011, the Volkswagen Eos will be treated to an engine upgrade, which sees the Eos deliver the same power output as the acclaimed Golf GTI.

With the arrival of the MY11 Eos, it now features the 2.0 litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine with a power 155kW output, which allows the vehicle to accelerate from standstill to 100km/h in 7.8 seconds. Maximum torque – 280 Nm – is delivered between 1,700 and 5,200 rpm, an exceptionally wide range to provide excellent in-gear performance and keen throttle response. The Eos is available with a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG transmission. Emissions of CO2 are 173 g/km (DSG: 184 g/km) and fuel consumption is just 7.4L/100km (DSG: 7.9 L/100km).

The Eos’s TSI engine offers new features including modified pistons and piston rings, new induction system and a high-pressure fuel pump. This engine was designed for Euro V compliance, lower CO2 emissions, fuel efficiency, ease of servicing and “packaging”. Packaging means reducing the external dimensions of the engine, plus accessories to allow appropriate under-bonnet space for engine movement, service access and crumple zones.

The Volkswagen Eos is also still available as a 2.0 litre four-cylinder 103kW diesel paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG gearbox. Model Year 2011 also gives the Eos some other enhancements like standard Vienna leather upholstery with heated front seats, new 17″ alloy wheels and a range of new exterior colours combined with new chrome grille strips and cherry red tail lights.

Every manual Eos now also comes with standard Hill Start Assist (HSA), which holds the vehicle when the foot brake is released by temporarily locking the brake pressure (for a maximum of 1.5 seconds) to provide comfortable starting-off without rolling back. Hill Start Assist (HSA) operates on inclines greater than 5%.

Pricing remains unchanged with prices from $46,990 for the Eos 103TDI and $48,990* for the Eos 155TSI.