2007 Volkswagen Eos First Steer

$49,990 Mrlp
  • Fuel Economy
    N/A
  • Engine Power
    103kW
  • CO2 Emissions
    N/A
  • ANCAP Rating
    N/A

A convertible with a sunroof, it almost defies logic. But – in a world first – the new Volkswagen Eos features a five-section hard top with an integrated sliding/tilting sunroof. The idea is that the sunroof is used when it’s not hot enough for the roof to be down – these are the hard decisions that convertible drivers are dealt, it’s a hard life isn’t it?

Despite dreary and wet weather on the second day of the launch, there was ample time to test out the new Volkswagen Eos in a range of conditions. One thing that all drivers agreed on was the impressive level of grip available. The Eos remained on its best behaviour when punted through several corners on the test route, proving that the Eos isn’t simply a Golf with its roof chopped off. The Eos was developed from the ground up as a convertible, and it certainly shows.

The two transmissions on offer are the 6-speed manual cog box and the awesome 6-speed DSG (Dual Clutch) gearbox. Fuel consumption is extremely modest – especially in the Diesel model. The manual Diesel achieves 6.0-litres/100km, whilst the DSG Diesel achieves 6.9-litres/100km. The petrol powered manual on the other hand sips 8.4-litres/100km, whilst the DSG achieves a meagre 8.2-litres/100km.

Pricing begins at $47,990 for the 6-speed manual turbo-Diesel, whilst the Turbo FSI model is available from $49,990 in 6-speed manual form. The DSG gearbox is available at a $2,300 premium. An array of options are available, ranging from active Bi-xenon headlights, right through to an “Eos Individual” kit which comprises of 18” alloy wheels, lowered suspension, black and beige Nappa leather upholstery and a flurry of additional inserts and stitching.

- Paul Maric

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Technical Specifications

2.0 TDI



2.0T FSI


Engine
Type

4 cylinder inline turbo diesel



4 cylinder inline turbo petrol


Installation

Front transverse



Front transverse


Cubic capacity, litres/cc

2.0 / 1968



2.0 / 1984


Bore/stoke, mm

81.0 / 95.5



82.5 / 92.8


Max power, kW @ rpm

103 @ 4000



147 @ 5100 - 6000


Max torque, Nm @ rpm

320 @ 1750 - 2500



280 @ 1800 - 5000


Compression ratio

18:1



10.3:1


Fuel system

Bosch EDC 16 with unit injectors (Pumpe Düse)



Bosch Motronic MED 9.1 FSI injection system


Ignition system

Compression



Electronic


Exhaust emission control

Exhaust gas recirculation and oxidising catalytic converter and diesel particulate filter



Two 3 way Catalytic Converter with


Lambda Probe


Emission level

EU IV



EU IV


Fuel type (Recommended)

Diesel


51CZ



Premium unleaded


98 RON


Transmission

6 Speed Man



6 Speed DSG



6 Speed Man



6 Speed DSG


Driven wheels

Front wheel drive



Front wheel drive


Performance
0 – 100km/h, seconds

10.3



10.3



7.8



7.9


Top speed, km/h

206



203



232



229


Fuel consumption*
Combined, L / 100km

6.0



6.9



8.4



8.2


CO2 emission g/km

158



182



200



194


Fuel tank capacity, litres

55



55



55



55


* Fuel consumption figures according to Australian Design Rule (ADR) 81/01.The driving style, road and traffic conditions, environmental influences and vehicle condition can in practice lead to consumption figures which may differ from those calculated with these standards.

























































































































































Further Technical Specifications

2.0 TDI



2.0 Turbo FSI


Running Gear
Suspension Front axle

Independent, MacPherson struts with lower A-arms. Anti-roll bar.


Rear axle

Independent, four-link with coil springs. Anti-roll bar.


Steering

Electro-mechanical power assisted rack & pinion steering


Brake systems

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist


Brakes Front

Ventilated Discs


Rear

Discs


Turning circle (m)

10.9


Weights

6 Speed Man



6 Speed DSG



6 Speed Man



6 Speed DSG


Tare Mass Kg

1556



1581



1546



1571


Towing Capacity kg Braked

1500



1500



1500



1500


Unbraked

750



750



750



750


Drawbar load limit kg

75



75



75



75


Interior Dimensions
Number of seats

4


Front entry, width/height mm

1109 / 1287


Legroom front mm

703 / 1013


Elbow width at front/rear mm

1435 / 1070


Exterior Dimensions
Overall length mm

4407


Width mm

1791


Height mm

1443


Wheelbase mm

2578


Track mm Front

1545


Rear

1553


Luggage Area Dimensions
Volume L Roof raised

380


Roof folded

205


Floor length mm

839


Maximum width mm

1373


Width between wheel arches mm

792


Height mm

537


2.0 TDI

2.0T FSI

4 cylinder inline turbo diesel

4 cylinder inline turbo petrol

Front transverse

Front transverse

2.0 / 1968

2.0 / 1984

81.0 / 95.5

82.5 / 92.8

103 @ 4000

147 @ 5100 - 6000

320 @ 1750 - 2500

280 @ 1800 - 5000

18:1

10.3:1

Bosch EDC 16 with unit injectors (Pumpe Düse)

Bosch Motronic MED 9.1 FSI injection system

Compression

Electronic

Exhaust gas recirculation and oxidising catalytic converter and diesel particulate filter

Two 3 way Catalytic Converter with

Lambda Probe

EU IV

EU IV

Diesel

51CZ

Premium unleaded

98 RON

6 Speed Man

6 Speed DSG

6 Speed Man

6 Speed DSG

Front wheel drive

Front wheel drive

10.3

10.3

7.8

7.9

206

203

232

229

6.0

6.9

8.4

8.2

158

182

200

194

55

55

55

55

2.0 TDI

2.0 Turbo FSI

Independent, MacPherson struts with lower A-arms. Anti-roll bar.

Independent, four-link with coil springs. Anti-roll bar.

Electro-mechanical power assisted rack & pinion steering

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

Ventilated Discs

Discs

10.9

6 Speed Man

6 Speed DSG

6 Speed Man

6 Speed DSG

1556

1581

1546

1571

1500

1500

1500

1500

750

750

750

750

75

75

75

75

4

1109 / 1287

703 / 1013

1435 / 1070

4407

1791

1443

2578

1545

1553

380

205

839

1373

792

537