With the introduction of the first gasoline-engined model to feature BlueMotion technologies, the Volkswagen Eos has made a New Year’s resolution to drink less in January.
Available with the highly efficient 1.4-liter TSI engine that, fitted with a six-speed manual transmission, produces 122hp and 147 lb-ft of torque. As with other models in the Volkswagen BlueMotion Technology range, the Eos includes a number of features to maximize efficiency and improve fuel economy. These include regenerative braking, start/stop and hill-hold systems alongside a visual gear change recommendation, all fitted as standard to help optimize fuel consumption.
As a result, the Eos returns a combined figure of 40mpg (US). In comparison to the outgoing 1.4-litre TSI engine the BlueMotion models replaces, carbon dioxide emissions are also improved from 152g/km to 144g/km.
The Eos BlueMotion Technology models accelerate from 0-62mph in 10.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 121mph.