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2007 Volkswagen EOS


Combining the benefits of a steel-top coupe with the convenience of a sunroof and the desirous qualities of a convertible, the new four-seat Eos could be Volkswagen's next 'People's Car.'

Volkswagen of America, Inc. introduces the world's first four-seat,hard-top convertible with integrated glass sunroof. The CSC™ (coupe-sunroof-convertible) structure is a revolutionary five-panel roof that transforms the coupe's hardtop, with integrated sunroof and heated-glass rear window, into an open-air convertible.

With the click of a switch, owners of the 2007 Eos can enjoy the desirous attributes of a traditional 'rag top' and the benefits of a protected and quiet interior environment of a hardtop. It should be no surprise, then, that this newest Volkswagen model is already the top-selling convertible in Europe.

2007 Volkswagen EOSThe 2007 Eos, now available in North America, comes with a choice of engines: the award-winning Volkswagen 2.0T four-cylinder and the innovative Volkswagen 3.2 L narrowangle V6. Either way you get plenty of power and the innovative hard-top coupe convertible for as little as $27,990 for an Eos 2.0T and $36,850 for the Eos 3.2 L.

The 2007 Eos 2.0T offers 200 horsepower and 206 lbs. ft. of torque from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine. High-pressure, Fuel Stratified Injection helps with performance and efficiency. The 2007 Eos 2.0T is EPA-rated at an estimated 23 miles per gallon in the city and an impressive 32 mpg in highway driving.

For buyers seeking even more performance, the 2007 Eos 3.2 L V6 cranks out 250 horsepower and 236 lbs. ft. of torque. The narrow-angle six-cylinder engine accelerates the Eos from 0-60 mph in an estimated 7.3 seconds.

The Eos 3.2 L V6 model comes standard with the revolutionary double-clutch DSG® sixspeed transmission with Tiptronic®. This transmission is also available as an option for those who wish to replace the six-speed manual transmission that comes standard with the Eos 2.0T. Regardless of powertrain setup, the rubber meets the road, so to speak, via front-wheel drive in all 2007 Eos models.

The newest Volkswagen is named after the Greek goddess of dawn, Eos. The name is designed to create an expectation of excitement when applied to the 2007 Eos.
Just as early Greek historians believed the goddess Eos 'rises up from the depths of the ocean each morning in her chariot to bring daylight to mankind,' Volkswagen believes the new Volkswagen two-door hard-top convertible can – and does – transform each drive into a wideopen cruise.

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 200 hp
Torque: 207 ft-lbs

6-speed Manual6-speed Automatic
In an industry 'first-and-only,' the panoramic, tinted glass power sunroof is integrated into the folding roof of the Volkswagen Eos. The externally-guided, tilt-and-slide sunroof with automatic pinch protection gets 'sandwiched' between roof panels as the hard-top is lowered.

The sophisticated roof movement is accomplished using a switch in the center console that activates eight hydraulic cylinders with mechanical linkages. In just 25 seconds, the hard-top is completely and automatically lowered. If the weather changes, another click of the roof switch quickly raises the solid panels to create a protected, quiet interior environment found in traditional steel-top coupes.

2007 Volkswagen EOSThe roof-lowering maneuver is as fascinating to watch as it is easy to use. With the press of a switch, the rear decklid opens from its front edge, while the roof panels, including the glass sunroof, split apart and stack atop each other, and the sail panels and rear glass are raised to meet the other roof panels. This sandwich is lowered into the rear of the vehicle, and the decklid is closed. No further steps are needed, besides enjoying the environment. This clever stacking of roof sections leaves a generous 6.6 cubic feet of storage room in trunk when the top is down, and 10.5-cu.ft. of space is available with the top raised on the 2.0T.

An optional Trunk Lid Assistance program with integrated bumper sensors monitors up to 20 inches behind the vehicle and prevents the roof from operating if any object or obstruction is detected. Preserving the luggage area is a cargo cover that must be in place and latched for the roof lowering to be completed.

Also, just to be safe, the vehicle ignition must be 'on' and vehicle speed must remain below 0.6 miles-per-hour during roof operation. A status indicator provides warnings if the roof is not secured – either up or down.

Because seasons change, and it will not always be sunny and warm wherever owners live, the 2007 Eos is designed and built with the four seasons in mind. The power sliding glass sunroof lets in plenty of light and air regardless of season and incorporates a sliding visor that shields the interior from the sun on very hot days. The hard-top roof drops for the ultimate in open-air cruising; and in closed position the hard-top protects occupants from inclement weather and significantly reduces noise levels in the interior at speed.

The windshield frame of the Eos is shorter and less intrusive to interior space than with a typical, traditional convertible. The reduced height of the window frame creates a truly open-air space above the driver and front passenger, and makes it easier for occupants to enter or exit the front seats without having to maneuver past a taller frame.

2007 Volkswagen EOSFor added comfort during top-down driving, a pop-up mesh-fence wind deflector is incorporated into the front windshield frame of the 2007 Eos. A removable wind-blocker that can also be set up behind the front seats is available.

For added safety when the top is down, the Eos has a Rollover Protection System. Spring tension instantly elevates the roll bar-like elements of the Rollover Protection System from behind the rear seat head restraints in the event of a severe frontal impact, a side or rear collision, or in the case of vehicle rollover or extreme lateral tilt.

The Eos is a two-door coupe that gives the driver and passengers the comforting sense of being in a much larger convertible. At 173.6-inches long overall with a wheelbase of 101.5-in., a width of 70.5-in. and 56.8-in. height, the dimensions of the Eos enhance vehicle dynamics. The measurements also indicate – and support – a particularly powerful appearance, and a large track width not only looks good, it also contributes extensively towards the extraordinary agility and safe handling characteristics exhibited by the Eos—whether the roof is up or down.

As an aid to night driving, an Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) is available on 2007 Eos 3.2 L models. Bi-xenon headlights have low-beams that swivel horizontally at highway speed to improve nighttime visibility, especially around curves. Maximum rotational angle is 15 degrees, activated by turning the steering wheel or by operating the turn signals. In addition the automatic headlights can include an available 'Coming Home' feature that lights the way through the dark after arriving home.

Standard power folding exterior rearview mirrors on the 3.2 L are heated and incorporate LED side blinkers to announce driver intentions. Environment lighting beneath the mirrors lights the surrounding ground in hopes of preventing a misstep into a puddle – or worse!

The driver side mirror is self-dimming to help prevent temporary 'blinding' from following automobiles.

Viewing the 2007 Eos from the front exterior you notice a new 'chromed grille,' expressive headlights, and black louvers. These are the new signature traits – the 'face' – of Volkswagen. The 'V' shape of the grille is continued as a wide indentation in the engine hood, which displays another currently typical Volkswagen design element: headlight 'eyebrows' derived from a slightly forward-drawn hood.

At the hood edges of the extended grille 'V,' the sides rise in a gentle curve and add emphasis to the convertible coupe's quarter panels, resulting in a particularly powerful-looking shoulder area. Wheel housings project outward and add strength to the overall, aggressive look.

When the CSC roof is open, the Eos clearly shows that it has been specifically developed as a convertible coupe. The design of the windshield helps create an extensive roof curve, benefiting the vehicle's proportions and giving a classic, autonomous convertible-look rather than a steel-roof coupe that has merely been sliced open.

The CSC roof curves in an arc between the rear end and the windshield, giving rise to an outstanding coupe roof which is both elegant and sporty. The roof's curve is elongated, the rear end muscular, and the overall impression is one of high quality. Regardless of the position of the hard-top, the engine hood and hard boot shut lines, which stretch around the sides and into the rear quarter panels, are striking. The joint between the engine hood and front quarter panels curves seamlessly into the lower edge of the side windows.

2007 Volkswagen EOSThe design of the Eos' rear end is muscular and athletic. As in the case of the front hood, the rear quarter panels curve upward above a continuous, lateral character line for a particularly dynamic look.

Also at the rear, the vertical surface of the boot lid integrates a VW badge. Dual exhaust pipes are visible, and the large rear bumper stretches into the projecting wheel housings. Striking trapezoidal rear lights curve inward in a manner similar to the headlights, with
a round, central LED element for each turn signal, brake light, and rear marker light functions.

As at the front, the entire rear bumper is painted in the body color. Inside, the Eos offers an all-new interior design. The dash includes Volkswagen's typically dominant center console, and the side areas are spread out like wings to the left and right. The center-stack holds exclusively-designed air vent apertures bordered in chrome. Interior trim is available with genuine walnut wood, full brushed aluminum and metallic-look synthetic interior trim.

The Eos interior can be configured in three colors, with dark colors dominating the upper areas to minimize windshield reflections. All plastics used in the lower area of the dash are lavishly coated with soft-effect paint. Twelve-way power sport or comfort driver and front passenger seats are available, with eight-way manual adjusting front seats standard. A leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and brake handle, and heated washer nozzles, are available on all models. Other notable features of the Volkswagen 2007 Eos include Climatic single-zone air conditioning as standard in the base Eos, with dual-zone Climatronic™ standard in the Eos 2.0T and 3.2 L models. This system offers a separate settings for top-up and top-down conditions, which greatly reduces the need to adjust the temperature controls whenever either is chosen. Easy entry rear seats that 'remember' the driver's and front passenger's longitudinal seating positions, and return to these once the rear passengers have entered or exited the vehicle are standard on the Eos 3.2 L and optional on the 2.0T models.

The options list is also impressive, and includes an impressive 600-watt sound system designed by Danish high-end manufacturer Dynaudio® specifically for the Eos. This audio system includes a ten-channel digital amplifier and ten specifically positioned and coordinated loudspeakers. An iPod® adaptor is also available.

Standard audio in the Eos includes an AM/FM radio with single-disc in-dash CD player, eight speakers, and an auxiliary audio input jack in the glove box. A premium six-disc in-dash CD changer and eight-speaker system with satellite radio is available as an option. Regardless of which audio or navigation system is chosen, the antennae fitted in the Eos are never visible.

A DVD navigation system with a color center console display is also available as an option on both the 2.0T and 3.2 L models. The in-dash DVD player is accompanied by a six-disc console-mounted CD changer located beneath the armrest that allows the simultaneous use of navigation and audio discs offered as part of a features package available on both 2.0T and the 3.2 L models.

For increased safety, Volkswagen has fitted the 2007 Eos with special side supplemental restraint airbags. A driver and front passenger frontal airbag supplemental restraint system includes a Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) and head-thorax airbags designed to work in parallel with driver and front passenger frontal airbags. In the event of a crash, the combination airbags unfold horizontally and vertically to cover the entire length of the side windows.

Additional safety-enhancing features that are standard equipment on the 2007 Eos include: four-wheel ABS (anti-lock braking system) and an Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) with brake assist and brake-disc wiper system, Anti-slip Regulation (ASR) and an electromechanical power steering setup.

For ride comfort and control, Volkswagen designed the all-new 2007 Eos with a front
McPherson strut concept with triangular wishbones and self-leveling shock absorbers. In the rear is a fully-independent, four-link suspension. Stabilizer bars front and rear add to roll control and reduce lateral drift.

Power-assisted front vented disc brakes and rear solid disc brakes are standard. A brake pad-wear indicator that gives owners a tip when it is time for new pads to help keep stopping distance at a safe minimum is also standard.

Of course, all the standards and features you'd expect in a Volkswagen are there, including tilt and telescoping steering wheel, seat lumbar support and childseat system in the two rear seats. And, like all new Volkswagen models, the Eos comes with 24-hour Roadside Assistance for four years with unlimited mileage and new vehicle warranties including:
- ?Five-year/60,000 mile (whichever occurs first) Powertrain Limited Warranty.
- ?Four-year/50,000 mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty with wear and tear items and adjustments excluded after the initial 12 months/12,000 miles.
- 12-year unlimited distance Limited Warranty against corrosion perforation

Source - Volkswagen

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