2008 Volkswagen Eos review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 14 July 2008 , 02:07:12 byVeronica

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Volkswagen Eos

Germans from Volkswagen have developed the new 2008 Eos, the first four-seat, hard-top convertible with an integrated glass sunroof. The model is available with two engine options. The first one is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and the innovative VW 3.2-liter narrow-angle V6. No matter which one you choose, both are really powerful. The model equipped with the first one has a starting price established at $28.915 and the one with the second one at $37.990. The 2.0T Eos produces 200 horsepower and 207 lb. ft. of torque from a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. The estimated fuel consumption is 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The 3.2-liter V6 generates 250 horsepower and 236 lb. ft. of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds. To transfer the output to the wheels, the engineers have offered the double-clutch DSG 6-speed gearbox with Tiptronic. In fact, this is available as an option for those who wish to replace the standard 6-speed manual with hydraulic clutch that comes standard with the 2.0T. Into the retractable hard-top, the engineers have incorporated a sliding glass roof with automatic pinch protection. The sophisticated roof movement is accomplished through a switch in the center console that activates eight hydraulic cylinders with mechanical linkages. To make driving even more enjoyable, a pop-up mesh-fence wind deflector is standard for the front windshield frame of the 2008 Eos. The model comes standard with a Rollover Protection System. In the event of a severe frontal impact, side or rear collision, or in the case of vehicle rollover or extreme lateral tilt, a side or rear collision, or in the case of vehicle rollover or extreme lateral tilt, specially designed individual roll bars pop up from behind the rear seats. For nighttime driving, the 2008 3.2-liter models have an Adaptive Front Lighting System that swivels low-beam headlights to improve visibility through turns. For increased safety, the carmaker offered special side supplemental restraint airbags.