2011 Volkswagen Eos gets redesigned, more power from Golf GTI engine

2011 Volkswagen Eos

Besides the New Beetle Convertible, the Eos is the only other convertible offered by the German automaker. Today, Volkswagen unveiled the 2011 model year Eos and along with some design upgrades to bring it up-to-date with the design theme of other 2011 model year vehicles in its lineup, V-dub announced that the Eos will get the same engine as the Golf GTI.

That’s right, the 2011 Volkswagen Eos will now feature a 2.0L 4-cylinder TSI making 207-hp with a maximum torque of 206 lb-ft of torque. Mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-sped DSG transmission, the engine will push the 2011 Eos from 0-62 mph in 7.8 seconds.

In Europe, the 2011 Volkswagen Eos will also offered with a 2.0 TDI diesel unit making 138-hp.

We’re still waiting on U.S. specs from Volkswagen of America so stay tuned.

Make the leap for the press release and the high-res photos.

2011 Volkswagen Eos:

Press Release:

Volkswagen Eos extensively enhanced

Orders now being taken

Wolfsburg, 07 October 2010 РIn the 10th month of the year, Volkswagen is already holding its 13th model premiere: the highly successful Eos open-top coup̩ has been given an updated design and further enhanced with numerous new features.

Clearly structured and horizontally contoured, the appearance of the new Eos follows the code of the Volkswagen design DNA. Extending now between the new headlights is a radiator grille consisting of three shiny black struts. From behind the Eos stands out through its reworked, two-part LED rear lights and redesigned rear bumper with diffuser.

In technical terms, numerous new details set the 2011 Eos apart. These include the “˜Premium” multi-function instrument panel with colour display, the Light Assist main beam management system and second generation Park Assist. Also new on the Eos is the Keyless Access system, which as a new feature also opens and closes the roof by wireless remote control. The special Light Assist system takes over the function of switching between dipped and main beam, automatically adapting this to the traffic situation. “˜Cool leather”, available as an option, gives a pleasant feel to the cars” seats even in hot weather. It reflects the sun”s rays and thus heats up much less than standard leather.

Through the use of BlueMotion Technology fuel consumption has been further reduced. On the Eos 2.0 TDI 103 kW / 140 PS, for instance, the Stop/Start system and brake energy recovery bring consumption down by 0.7 litres to now just 4.8 l/100 km. The new Eos will be unveiled to the public for the first time on 17th November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with the European launch following from mid-January 2011. Offered with a range of four turbo-charged, direct injection engines (90 kW / 122 PS to 155 kW / 210 PS), the Eos will have a base price in Germany of €27,975.

– By: Omar Rana