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2013 Volkswagen Eos1.4 TSI 160 Sport 2dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerAutomatic boot unlocking
Bluetooth Telephone preparationBrake pad wear indicator warning light
CSC roof system operation, optical and audible warningExterior temperature gauge
Interior fuel flap releaseMultifunction computer - Highline
Rear park assist with display and audible warningService interval indicator
Speed sensitive variable PASWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Exterior Features

Automatic illuminating hazard lights in sudden decelerationBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured door mirrors
Chrome radiator grille and surroundCSC roof system - 5 section folding roof including slide/tilt sunroof
Elec heated + adjust door mirrorsFront and rear electric windows
Front fog lights with static cornering functionGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Headlight range controlHeated rear window with time switch
Rain sensor 

Interior Features

3 spoke leather steering wheelAdjustable instrument lighting
CSC roof system controls integrated into front centre armrestDriver/passenger active head restraints
Dust/pollen filtersFootwell courtesy lights front and rear
Front + rear carpet matsFront and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming function
Front centre armrest with storage compartment/12V socket/trayFront cupholders x 2
Front reading lightsFront seat backrest storage nets
Front sports seatsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrorsIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Leather gear knob and handbrake gripLoad through provision
Lockable/illuminated air conditioned gloveboxLuggage compartment lighting
Multi function steering wheelRear headrests
Roll out luggage coverStainless steel pedals
Storage compartments in doors 

Packs

Luxury Pack - Eos 

Safety

3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensionersABS
Active rollover protectionCombined curtain and side impact airbag system for front and rear passengers
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
ESP with EDL + ASRHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Hill hold controlPassenger airbag deactivation system
Rear three point seatbelts x 2Tyre pressure warning

Security

Alarm with interior protectionAnti-theft wheel bolts
Electronic engine immobiliserRemote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Technical

Lowered sports suspension 

Trim

Black peak decorative inserts with chrome edging
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)157Noise Level dB(A)72
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorTrueCC1390
Cylinders4Fuel DeliveryTURBO SUPERCHARGED
Gears6 SPEEDTransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)41.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)51.4EC Urban (mpg)31.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power160
Coin DescriptionTSI 160Coin SeriesSport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0724EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.8Engine Power - BHP160
Engine Power - KW118Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5800Engine Torque - LBS.FT177
Engine Torque - MKG24Engine Torque - NM240
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed135

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/40 R18Tyre Size Rear235/40 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleKansas
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1444Length4423
Wheelbase2578Width1791
Width (including mirrors)2009 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1950
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380Max. Loading Weight424
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1526No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Eos

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

Volkswagen may have been late to the coupe-convertible party but the car they eventually developed, the Eos, is one of the very best of its type. It's not cheap and used examples are in strong demand. With no weak models in the line up and strong reliability, it's hard to go wrong. These days when Volkswagen sets out to develop a new car, they don't tend to cut corners. Aware that they charge a premium price for their wares, a certain level of superior perceived quality needs to be built in and the Eos coupe-convertible was no exception. Ostensibly a Golf convertible for a more demanding age, the Eos combined good looks and a decent drive, racking up very respectable sales. Here's what to look for when searching for a used example.

History

Perhaps Volkswagen was a little shamed by the fact that the Golf Convertible which sold from 1998 to 2003 turned out to be something of a half-baked job. Essentially a Golf Mk III - a car model that dated from 1992 - with a Golf MK IV nose grafted onto it to hoodwink customers, it was developed in a time when Volkswagen thought all it had to do was put its badge on the bonnet to guarantee sales. Those days are long gone and post-millennial Volkswagen is a company that is aware that Ford, Vauxhall, Peugeot and Renault are not concerns to take lightly. Hence the depth of engineering that has clearly been lavished on the Eos. Arriving in dealerships in June 2006, the Eos has ticked over some respectable numbers for Volkswagen. Had it been launched three years earlier it would undoubtedly have been market leader by now but elbowing aside cars like the Peugeot 307CC, Renault Megane CC, Astra TwinTop and Focus CC isn't a simple task. Positioning the Eos as the upmarket branch of a two pronged attack that targets the budget end with the Beetle Cabriolet has been an interesting tactic. Late in 2007, a 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine was introduced to replace the erstwhile entry-level engine, the 1.6 FSI. The Bluemotion Technology model was launched in 2010, based on the 120bhp 1.4-litre unit but using regenerative braking and stop/start technology to improve economy.

What You Get

The acid test of any car of this ilk is how it looks with the roof in place, as many have curiously distended posteriors. There is a slight chubbiness to the Eos' rear but it's definitely more Jennifer Lopez than Johnny Vegas. With the hood down, there's no debate. The Eos aces all of the opposition in the affordable folding hard top class, the clean, wedgy hipline and restrained surfacing giving it a very mature yet elegant look. To this eye at least, it's the best looking Volkswagen since the Corrado. Volkswagen had another trick up their sleeve with this roof. Not content with the normal concertina tin top, they have also managed to engineer a system that incorporates a sliding glass sunroof Although Volkswagen has used a number of generic parts beneath the surface, they've done a very canny job of giving the Eos its own identity. It must have been financially tempting to slap in a Golf fascia and have done with it. The Golf unit is attractive, functional and cost effective to produce but instead, the Eos gets a different shape dashboard into which existing switches and dials are slotted. The door mouldings and rear seats are also unique to the Eos. As an option, original buyers could select electrically activated easy-entry seats that memorise the driver and front passenger's seating positions and return the seats to this setting when the rear seat passengers have entered or exited the car. Another option was the rear latching system for the boot which closes the final few millimetres effortlessly. The boot itself is one of the more capacious for a car of this ilk, holding 205 litres with the roof cartridge in place and 380 litres when the car is in hard top mode. Standard equipment includes ESP, pop-up rollover bars, twin front and side airbags, plus specially designed thorax airbags. Sixteen inch alloy wheels are fitted to all models (bar the 3.2 V6 which gets 17" rims) and there's also air conditioning and electric windows.

What to Look For

The folding roof mechanism has been reliable without the sort of problems that dogged Peugeot and Renault when they were trying to popularise folding tin tops for the masses. Keep a look out for cars that have been flogged by corporate users and ensure that servicing has been attended to diligently. Check the car's specification carefully, as some of the more desirable features weren't standard on lower spec cars. Metallic paint is a must and leather is a key selling feature.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2006 Eos 1.6 FSI) An exhaust system is about £195. A clutch assembly will be around £95 and an alternator should be close to £145. Brake pads front and rear are about £65 and £50 respectively.

On the Road

It won't surprise you to find that many of the oily bits are shared with the Golf. It would have been impossible to translate this car from the Concept C design study to production reality in just 18 months were it not for the case that Volkswagen could pick as many off the shelf parts as possible. Therefore, you'll find a similar multilink rear suspension set up, an identical electro-mechanical power steering assembly and many of the engines are familiar fare. The engine line up includes a 1.6-litre 115bhp entry level unit, a high-tech 2.0litre FSI with 150bhp and the engine out of the Golf GTI, the turbocharged 2.0-litre FSI that's good for 197bhp. Pride of place in the petrol-powered line up goes to the 3.2-litre 247bhp V6 that makes the Eos a real flier. Diesel customers are catered for with a 140bhp 2.0-litre TDI diesel. The TDI system was once derided as being far less effective than the new wave of 'common rail' diesel engines that have become popular and in terms of refinement, Volkswagen's solution has lagged behind. No longer: the difference is now virtually negligible and this 2.0-litre diesel is leagues better than the previous generation 1.9-litre units.

Overall

The Eos is a car that Volkswagen should have introduced at least two years earlier. Bad news for them but the good news for used buyers is that it is a very well finished and expertly developed product as a result. The pick of the range is probably the 2.0-litre TDI diesel version although the turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol remains the driver's choice.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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