Volkswagen Eos BlueMotion joins rangeVW's hard-top convertible now cleaner and greener
08 January 2010
The Volkswagen Eos Convertible is now being offered with the company’s BlueMotion technology, that helps reduce carbon emissions and improves fuel economy. It is the first time the technology has been offered on the hard-top convertible and it’s also the first BlueMotion variant powered by a petrol engine.
First ever petrol powered VW BlueMotion
The Volkswagen Eos BlueMotion is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 120bhp, and drives the car via a six-speed manual gearbox. Acceleration is brisk with a 0-62mph time of 10.9 seconds, and a top speed of 121mph.
What is BlueMotion?
BlueMotion is VW’s collective term for its fuel-saving technologies. These include a stop-start engine system, a gear change recommendation indicator and regenerative braking, which recovers energy that would otherwise be lost when the car slows down and uses it to recharge the battery.
The result is a drop in CO2 emissions from 152g/km to 144g/km and a reduction in the official combined fuel consumption from 42.8mpg to 45.6mpg compared with the 1.4-litre TSI Eos the Eos BlueMotion replaces. It also cuts the cost of road tax by £25 a year.
VW Eos BlueMotion still fully equipped
The new Volkswagen Eos BlueMotion is available in S and SE specification. The £20,695 S version comes with stability control, air conditioning and 16-inch alloy wheels. Upgrade to SE at a cost of £1,100 and you'll gain 17-inch alloys, front sports seats, rear parking sensors, and automatic lights and front wipers.
The Eos BlueMotion is available to order to now.
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