2011 Volkswagen Eos Gets GTI Engine
The MY2011 Eos can now be ordered with the 2.0 liter Four-cylinder TSI petrol engine that delivers 211 hp and a peak torque of 280 Nm, which is delivered between 1,700 and 5,200 rpm. The engine can be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or to a six-speed DSG double clutch automatic transmission. The unit’s CO2 emissions stand at 184 grams per km (DSG: 173 grams per km), while the fuel consumption is 7.9 liters per 100 km/29.8 mpg (DSG: 7.4 liters/31.8 mpg).
Other changes include the addition of standard Vienna leather upholstery with heated front seats, fresh 17-inch alloy rims and a range of new exterior colors that are combined with new chrome grille trips and cherry red taillights.
Manual transmission-equipped versions of the EOS now come with standard Hill Start Assist (HSA), which holds the vehicle when the foot brake is released by locking the brake pressure for a maximum of 1.5 seconds to provide comfortable starting-off. Hill Start Assist (HSA) operated in inclines greater than five percent.
The Eos is still available with a 2 liter four-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 140 hp and is mated to either a six-speed manual or to a six-speed DSG gearbox. This model is called Eos 103TDI.
The new Eos with the GTI engine (this is called 155TSI) has a starting price of AU$48,990, while other models in the range have kept their pricing unchanged. For example. the Eos 103TDI can be yours starting from AU$46,990.