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Eos gains Bluemotion tweaks

  • Volkswagen's first petrol Bluemotion
  • Eos Bluemotion Technology with reduced mpg
  • CO2 emissions cut from 152g/km to 144g/km

Volkswagen has launched its first petrol powered car with fuel-saving CO2-reducing Bluemotion features.

Called the Eos Bluemotion Technology, the new model uses a 122bhp 1.4 TSI turbocharged petrol engine and reduces CO2 emissions to 144g/km compared with 152g/km on the outgoing 1.4 TSI that this version will replace.

The Bluemotion Technology model stores energy recaptured during braking, and has a hill-holder function, as well as visual gearchange recommendation.

Fuel consumption is also improved to 45.6mpg on the combined cycle - and improvement from 42.8mpg on the previous Eos 1.4 TSI. The Eos Bluemotion Technoogy accelerated from 0-62mph in 10.9 seconds and has a maximum speed of 121mph.

Entry level S models come with electronic stability control, six airbags, air conditioning, front fog lights, electric windows, electric heated and adjustable door mirrors, radio/CD player, 16-inch alloy wheels, lockable load through provision and folding hard-top with sliding/tilt sunroof.

SE models are £1100 more and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and front sports seats, parking sensors, automatic headlights and dusk and rain sensors.

Prices for the Eos Bluemotion Technology start at £20,695 on the road.