Volkswagen Eos for 2011 released
New Volkswagen Eos Pricing* (MLP*)
Eos 103TDI 6 Speed DSG $49,990*
Eos 155TSI 6 Speed DSG $51,990*
Cabriolet production begins
18th March, 2011
Volkswagen Eos updated
19th November, 2010
19th May, 2011
The new Volkswagen Eos is now arriving at Australian dealers. The
cabriolet coupé has been visually updated (front and rear) and refined with numerous new features.
The Eos combines the benefits of a full convertible and – for when the sun doesn’t shine – a hard-top coupé.
The folding hard-top is made up of five parts, enabling the roof to fold neatly into the boot, occupying minimal
space. With the roof closed, boot capacity is 380 litres; with the roof ‘down’, luggage space is 205 litres. The
roof function is neat and efficient: opening or closing takes approximately 25 seconds.
Clearly structured and horizontally contoured, the appearance of the new Eos follows the code of the current
Volkswagen design 'DNA'. Extending now between the new headlights is a radiator grille consisting of three shiny
black struts. From behind the VW Eos stands out through its reworked, two-part LED rear lights and redesigned
rear bumper with diffuser. Park Assist 2 is available for the first time on the Eos, the increasingly popular
system which aids both parallel and perpendicular parking manoeuvres.
The new Volkswagen Eos is more comprehensively equipped with convenience, luxury and technology. New standard
items such as the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), Bluetooth connectivity, alarm system and Media Device Interface
(MDI) have been added to an impressive list which includes leather upholstery, alloy wheels, RCD510 audio,
dual-zone climate control air conditioning, rain sensing wipers and rear parking distance sensors. This
extensive standard equipment list leaves a very concise option range which includes the significantly enhanced
Park Assist 2 new for the Eos, satellite navigation system (RNS510), Bi-Xenon headlights with LED driving lights
and a Sports Package which combines a stunning new 18” alloy wheel, dark tinted LED tail lights and adaptive
The performance and efficiency of the Eos engine range only recently revised will continue – both the 2.0
litre 103 kW common rail TDI diesel engine and the 2.0 litre 155 kW turbocharged TSI petrol engine are now
matched exclusively to the DSG transmission.
New design adds increased elegance and sporting style
The appearance of the new Eos follows Volkswagen’s now familiar “design DNA” that is marked by clearly
structured, horizontal lines. Extending between the new headlights is a radiator grille consisting of three
shiny black struts, each trimmed with a narrow chrome strip. The main headlights can be ordered with
Halogen (H7) or optional Bi-Xenon format. Within the housings of the Bi-Xenon headlamps, 14 LEDs form the
daytime running light. Offering increased safety as standard on all models are front fog lights that now
feature integrated cornering lights.
Side and rear design
The Eos side profile benefits from new alloy wheels. The VW Eos is supplied as standard with 17-inch
“Michigan” alloys and type 235 tyres. An 18-inch wheel is also available as an option. With total convenience
in mind, the Eos is fitted with a low tyre pressure indicator too.
The Volkswagen Eos can be recognised from behind by its reworked, two-part LED rear lights and rear bumper
which has been redesigned in keeping with the front composition. A striking feature of the technical and
visual structure of the two-part rear lights (worked into the boot and wing) is a stylised M that incorporates
the LEDs for the tail and brake lights.
The interior of the Eos has new trim on the dashboard and doors, with “Black Peak” elements (dark aluminium
accents with chrome edging). Additionally, the window buttons and light switches are now always framed in
New high-tech features bring more convenience, luxury and technology
The new Volkswagen Eos offers more convenience, luxury and technology than ever before. New standard
features such as the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), Bluetooth connectivity, alarm system and Media Device
Interface (MDI) have been added to its standard equipment list which includes leather upholstery, alloy wheels,
RCD510 audio, dual zone climate control air conditioning, rain sensing wipers and rear parking distance
This standard equipment list leaves a very concise option range which includes Bi-Xenon headlights with LED
driving lights and a Sports Package which combines a new 18” alloy wheel, dark tinted LED tail lights and
adaptive chassis control.
First seen in the new Passat, the new Eos now also comes with Volkswagen’s Park Assist 2. In contrast to
first generation systems, which exclusively supported parking parallel to the road, the latest parking
assistant offers assisted perpendicular parking – i.e. at right angles to the driving lane. The system is
activated at speeds up to 40 km/h by pressing a button on the centre console. The driver indicates the side of
the road for parking by activating the turn signal for that side.
Essentially, Park Assist 2 now enables parking in especially short parking spaces within the scope of what
is technically feasible (vehicle length plus 80 cm; previously plus 140 cm), in curves, on curbs and between
trees and other obstacles. Even more: Space can be in short supply when exiting a parking space; that is why
Park Assist 2 also supports the driver in this situation up to a minimum combined available space of 50 cm in
front and behind the vehicle.
The Eos comes with an extensive list of standard safety features including Electronic Stabilisation
Programme (ESP), ABS, Brake Assist, EDL and ASR, front and front side/head airbags (4), safety optimised front
head restraints and active roll-over protection system and Hill Start Assist (HSA).
CSC-roof converts from coupé to cabriolet in just 25 seconds
The new Volkswagen Eos was the first car in the world to feature a five-section hard top with an integrated
sliding/tilting glass roof. The roof can be opened and closed respectively in only 25 seconds by
electro-hydraulics. The CSC-roof (convertible, sliding and coupé roof) offers not only visual, but also
In addition, the CSC-roof offers the general benefits of a coupé and convertible throughout the year, as
well as low noise levels even at higher driving speeds and with the roof closed. Also, the hard shell makes
life harder for thieves and vandals.
The CSC-system works via a specially designed and stylish switch in the central console between the front
seats which controls the opening and closing of the CSC-roof. From the first ‘click’ to the last ‘clack’ it
takes only 25 seconds. After pushing the convertible roof actuation button, all four windows are lowered. Only
when the windows have lowered fully does the glass panel roof begin to open.
The parking sensors integrated in the bumpers scan the space behind the car for obstacles before activating
the roof. If the system detects obstacles, the opening procedure is stopped. Folded up, the roof is compact
and provides room for more design quality. Due to the fact that during the opening and closing of the roof the
longitudinal roof spars first move horizontally backwards and then vertically downwards, a very low height is
achieved in conjunction with the equally compact ‘sandwich’ unit. This allows the transformation to go ahead
even in a low garage without any problem.
In addition, the lid of the boot is less bulky, which provides room for a harmonious rear design. When the top
is down the boot offers the equivalent of 205 litres space; when the roof is closed the available space is 380
litres. For the last few millimetres the lid of the boot closes via a power latching system as a standard
The boot-lid is completely made of high rigidity synthetic and serves as a kind of link to the outside world.
All antennas are built into the boot-lid. A lockable load through provision is integrated into the rear seat bench
and the rear splash wall allowing the transportation of skis and other bulky items. The hard shell luggage
compartment cover in the boot protects the contents and the roof from damage. This hard shell has to be lowered
before opening the roof cover. If this is not done, the roof cover electronics will sound an acoustic alarm and a
signal appears in the standard multi-functional display pausing the function until the roof cover is correctly
Powerful and fuel-efficient engines
2.0 TSI with 155 kW
The powerful petrol engine available for the new Eos is the 2.0-litre TSI. This turbocharged direct injection
engine develops a maximum torque of 280 Newton-metres from 1,700 rpm. The 2.0-litre TSI engine is combined with a
six-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and consumes 7.7 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (179 g/km CO2).
The new TSI unit features substantial changes including modified pistons and piston rings, an uprated oil pump,
new induction system and a high-pressure fuel pump. This engine was also completely redesigned for Euro V
compliance, lower CO2 emissions, fuel efficiency and ease of servicing.
2.0 TDI with 103 kW
The Eos 2.0-litre TDI is fuel-efficient. At 5.9 l/100 km (156 g/km CO2), the four-cylinder engine consumes 0.2
litres less fuel than the previous model.
In addition, the TDI shines at practically every engine speed with categorically high torque; it already
delivers its maximum torque of 320 Newton-metre starting at 1,750 rpm and holds it constant up to 2,500 rpm.
Fuel induction in the large direct injection turbo-diesel engine is handled by the latest generation common
rail system. Up to 1,800 bar injection pressure and special eight-hole injection nozzles deliver especially fine
atomisation of the diesel fuel. The eight-hole injection nozzles are controlled by the latest generation of piezo
in-line injectors. Electrically-controlled piezo crystals, assisted by a hydraulic element, inject fuel in
fractions of a second.
Compared to conventional solenoid valves, piezo technology enables more flexible injection processes with
smaller and more precisely metered fuel volumes. The benefit: a quiet and pleasantly smooth running engine,
responsiveness and low fuel consumption and emissions. Also having a positive effect on acoustics is the completely
maintenance-free toothed belt drive of the camshaft.
New Eos – Standard Equipment Highlights
• 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) with Hill Start Assist (HSA)
• Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), ABS, Brake Assist, EDL and ASR
• Front and front side/head airbags (4), safety optimised front head restraints and active roll-over protection
• CSC-roof system with tilt/slide glass sunroof and wind deflector in windscreen frame
• Parking distance sensors, rear with Optical Parking System (OPS) and obstacle sensor
• Automatic headlights with daytime driving lights and coming/leaving home function
• Front fog lights in lower bumper with static cornering lights
• “Michigan” 17x7.5” alloy wheels with 235/45 R17 self-sealing mobility tyres, weight and space saving spare
wheel and low tyre pressure indicator
• Black painted radiator grille with chrome strips and lower air intake with chrome strip surround
• Chrome strips on body waistline and body coloured door handles and mirrors
• Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors with environment lighting, electrically foldable,
automatically dimming on driver’s side and passenger side with kerb view function
• Cruise control and Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus)
• RCD510 touchscreen audio system with MP3 compatible six disc CD changer and SD card slot
• Anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring and towing sensor
• Media Device Interface (MDI) – supplied with USB connection cable (and auxiliary input socket)
• Bluetooth phone connectivity with Bluetooth audio streaming
• Dual zone climate control automatic air conditioning
• "Vienna" leather appointed seat upholstery with heated front seats
• “Black Peak” aluminum decorative inserts in dashboard and doors
Optional Equipment Highlights
• Bi-Xenon headlights with LED driving lights
• Park Assist 2
• Satellite Navigation System
• Sports Package
New Volkswagen Eos Pricing* (MLP*)
Eos 103TDI 6 Speed DSG $49,990*
Eos 155TSI 6 Speed DSG $51,990*
Metallic/Pearl Effect Paint $700*
Park Assist 2 $900*
Satellite Navigation RNS510 $2,500*
Dynaudio 600W Premium Audio System $2,000*
Bi-Xenon Headlights with LED Daytime Driving Lights $2,100*
Electrically Adjustable Front Seats $1,500*
Sport Package $2,600*
NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory
charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are
subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.