2011 Vw Eos Facelift: official details, photos, specs and price

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 7, 2010

As expected, Volkswagen unveiled today the 2011 Eos Facelift, an updated version of the popular coupe-cabriolet featuring the new design philosophy. Seen also on the 2011 Passat and the 2011 Touareg, the new family face made its debut on the Eos, featuring a new chromed grille but also completely new headlights incorporated with the daytime running LED technology.

And don’t think this is all you get because you are wrong, as the new Eos also brings a completely new rear end with rear tail lamps borrowed from the 2011 Volkswagen Passat, unveiled last week at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Furthermore, the 2011 model year Eos received a multi-functional display, remote control Light Assist, the second generation Park Assist, keyless access, start button as well as the optional Cool Leather coating (this leather reflects the sunlight and keeps you cool).

Under the hood, with some help from the BlueMotion technology, the fuel consumption was reduced by 0.7 l/100 km.

This means that the 2.0-liter diesel engine delivering 140 PS has now a fuel consumption of just 4.8 l/100 km. Regarding the price, the 2011 Eos featuring the 2.0-liter petrol engine delivering 210 PS (same engine found on the Golf GTI) will be priced from €27,975.

The official debut will be made in November at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, while the deliveries will start in January 2011.

The 2011 Volkswagen Eos boasts of a number of new distinctive features and elements. Some of these features are the Light Assist main beam control system as well as second generation Park Assist with Park Pilot (assisted parallel and adjacent parking).

This new offering from VW also features "Premium" multifunction display with color screen as well as Keyless Access lock and ignition system. With the Keyless Access lock and ignition system, a driver can conveniently start ignition just by pushing the "Press & Drive" button that replaces the ignition key slot.

Keyless Access also enables drivers to open and close the CSC (cabriolet, sliding and coupé) roof of the new Eos through wireless remote control.

The new VW Eos' five-part roof unit features a sliding panoramic sunroof that allows occupants to enjoy natural light even in poor weather conditions. This roof system allows the VW Eos to transform from a coupé to a cabriolet and vice versa in just 25 seconds.

Press Release

Volkswagen Eos Facelift

The new Volkswagen Eos will make its world debut live at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show (19 to 28 November, 2010). The internationally successful cabriolet coupé has been technically perfected, visually updated - front and rear - and refined with numerous new features. There was a good reason for choosing California as the location for its auto show debut: America is the sales region with the highest volume for the four-seater. Volkswagen of America will take the new VW Eos to the streets at the end of March 2011; in Europe - the second strongest sales region for the Eos - market launch is scheduled for mid-January 2011.

Individual engines for America and Europe

In America, the Volkswagen Eos is being offered as a 147 kW / 200 PS 2.0-litre TSI with a 6-speed DSG. In Europe, three direct-injection turbo petrol engines (TSI) and one direct-injection turbodiesel (TDI) will be available. Power levels of the efficient TSI engines range from 90 kW / 122 PS to 155 kW / 210 PS, while the quiet common rail TDI develops 103 kW / 140 PS. Clearly demonstrating just how fuel efficient the new cabriolet coupé has become is the Eos 2.0-litre TDI with BlueMotion Technology and 103 kW / 140 PS; it consumes just 4.8 l/100 km. The use of BlueMotion Technology (including Stop/Start system and brake energy recovery) has reduced fuel consumption by 0.7 l/100 km.

New design adds increased elegance and sporting style

Front section: The appearance of the new Eos follows Volkswagen's "design DNA" that is marked by clearly structured, horizontal lines. Extending between the new headlights now is a radiator grille protector consisting of three shiny black struts, each trimmed with a narrow chrome strip. The main headlights can be ordered in halogen (H7) or optional bi-xenon format. Within the housings of the bi-xenon headlamps, 14 LEDs form the daytime running light. A new optional extra for both types of headlight is the Light Assist main beam assistant. When turned on, it takes over the function of switching between dipped and main beam, automatically adapting this to the traffic conditions. Providing increased safety as standard on all models, meanwhile, are fog lamps that now feature integrated cornering lights.

Side and rear design: The Volkswagen Eos side profile benefits from a new range of alloy wheels. The Eos is supplied as standard with 16-inch "Barcelona" alloys and type 215 tyres. Other 16-inch, 17-inch and 18-inch sets of wheels are available as options. The 16-inch winter wheels with full wheel covers have been carried over from the previous model.

The VW Eos can be recognised from behind by its reworked, two-part LED rear lights and rear bumper, which, in keeping with the front one, has also been redesigned. 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.

Refined interior

The interior of the Eos has new trim on the dashboard and doors, with "Matt Chrome" details applied as standard. The Ambience Pack has also been reconfigured. When this pack is ordered, the Eos's interior fittings include decorative "Black Peak" elements (dark aluminium accents with chrome edging). As an alternative, the Ambience Pack is also available, as previously, with elegant "Walnut Root" or "Poplar Grain" trim. The window buttons and light switches are now also always framed in chrome.

Cool leather for hot days: New fabrics (in "Wave" design) add an elegant touch to the standard seats (sport seats in the 103 kW / 140 PS model and above). Meanwhile, the new "Nappa" leather in "cool leather" form is both practical and exclusive. The name says it all: the "cool leather" reflects the sun's rays, heating up much less than standard leather and making it an ideal material for an open-top car. Also new in the interior is the design of the DSG gear shift gaiter and lever.

High-tech features

In technical terms, numerous new details distinguish the 2011 Eos. These include the "Premium" multifunction display with colour screen, the previously mentioned Light Assist main beam control system and second generation Park Assist complete with Park Pilot (assisted parallel and adjacent parking). Also new on the 2011 Volkswagen Eos is the Keyless Access lock and ignition system. The ignition is started here by pushing the convenient "Press & Drive" button, which replaces the ignition key slot.

Opening and closing the roof by remote control: On a car fitted with Keyless Access, the CSC roof can be opened and closed by wireless remote control - a new feature on the Eos range.

The car's combined cabriolet (fold-away), sliding and coupé roof is an extremely well developed system. A standard component of the five-part roof unit is a sliding panoramic sunroof that bathes the interior of the Volkswagen Eos in light even in poor weather. The fully opening CSC roof converts the Eos from coupé to cabriolet or vice versa in just 25 seconds.

Four powerful and fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines

1.4 TSI with 122 PS: In Europe, the Volkswagen Eos is powered as standard by a 90 kW / 122 PS 1.4-litre TSI engine (max. torque 200 Newton metres from 1,500 rpm). This turbocharged direct injection petrol engine allows a top speed of 198 km/h. Combined fuel consumption: 6.6 l/100 km (equivalent to 152 g/km CO2). In this engine configuration the Eos can also be ordered with BlueMotion Technology. Consumption is then reduced to 6.2 l/100 km (144 g/km CO2).

1.4 TSI with 160 PS: For the next level of engine power Volkswagen uses a 1.4-litre TSI with twincharger (turbo and compressor). It delivers 118 kW / 160 PS. The top speed of the VW Eos 1.4-litre TSI with this power output is 217 km/h. The high-torque twincharger (240 Newton metres from 1,500 rpm) enables comfortable cruising at low revs. Combined fuel consumption: 6.8 l/100 km (157 g/km CO2).

2.0 TSI with 200 PS and 210 PS: The most powerful petrol engine available for the new Eos is the 2.0-litre TSI. In the USA it produces 147 kW / 200 PS, while in Europe it will deliver 155 kW / 210 PS. The European version of this turbocharged direct injection engine develops a maximum torque of 280 Newton-metres from 1,700 rpm. Top speed: 238 km/h. Combined fuel consumption: 7.1 litres (165 g/km CO2). In Europe, Volkswagen will offer the dual clutch gearbox (DSG) on the Volkswagen Eos 2.0-litre TSI as an option. The DSG version achieves a top speed of 236 km/h and consumes 7.5 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (174 g/km CO2). The 2.0-litre TSI of the American Eos - with standard DSG - develops an identical maximum torque of 280 Newton metres or 207 foot pounds from 1,800 rpm. In the US Highway cycle, the VW Eos 2.0 TSI attains a fuel economy of 31 mpg (City: 22 mpg).

2.0 TDI with 140 PS: The Volkswagen Eos 2.0-litre TDI (103 kW / 140 PS) is extremely fuel-efficient. At 5.2 l/100 km (138 g/km CO2), the four-cylinder engine, delivering 320 Newton-metres of torque, consumes 0.3 litres less fuel than the previous model. This engine can also be ordered with BlueMotion Technology (BMT) modifications. In this case, fuel consumption is reduced to 4.8 l/100 km (125 g/km CO2), which represents a 0.7 litre improvement compared to the previous model. Both versions reach a top speed of 207 km/h. The 2.0-litre TDI and 2.0-litre TDI BMT are also both available with a six-speed DSG transmission. The standard version then consumes 5.7 l/100 km (149 g/km CO2) and the BlueMotion Technology model 5.3 l/100 km (139 g/km CO2). These fuel consumption figures make the new Volkswagen Eos one of the most fuel-efficient cabriolets in the world.

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