Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to The VW Eos
The VW Eos has had a significant impact on the car industry since its inception. Released in 2006 by the German automaker and introduced to Australia in 2007, the 1.4 TSI model was the world’s first car with a five-piece coupe, sliding, and convertible roof (CSC roof). Thanks to this wide roof span, the sporty car is said to provide more of a convertible feeling than its competitors. Offering both luxury and comfort, this car is sure to make every day feel like a holiday. Take a look through this Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the classic VW Eos, where we’ll be covering everything you need to know about this spectacular vehicle as well as what to do should you accidentally misfuel your VW Eos.
Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to the History of The VW Eos
The VW EOS is a sport compact cabriolet coupe assembled in AutoEuropa in Portugal. It was introduced in 2006 as the successor of the VW Golf Cabriolet and was the first produced coupe since the VW Corrado, which ended production in 1995. The name ‘Eos’ is derived from the Greek goddess of the dawn, Eos. The 2-door coupe convertible was attractive for it being one of the few inexpensive hardtop convertibles equipped with four seats. The vehicle has few weaknesses and is equipped with a stiff body, handsome looks, and smooth driving.
Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to Performance and Fuel Economy in The Eos
Out of the ten models of the VW Eos, eight of the models run on petrol and two on diesel. Four of the models have a transmission of a 6-speed manual, and four of the models have the option of using a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG (direct shift gearbox). Two of the models only have a 6-speed DSG. The emission standards of the models are either euro 4 or 5.
The most economical petrol version of the Eos is the 2006- 2011 Eos 1.6 16V FSI, consuming 7.6 litres per 100km, while the most economical diesel version is the 2006- 2011 VW EOS 2.0 TDI which uses 6.1 litres of diesel for every 100km.
The Automatically geared VW Eos 3.6 VR6 has an impressive power of 256HP or 191kW. This is the most powerful Eos 2006- 2011 version. The vehicle has a fuel consumption of 9,2 litres per 100 km and accelerates to a speed of 100km/ hour in just 7.3 seconds. The maximum speed of this car is an impressive 247km/ hr, and the fuel tank capacity is 55 litres.
Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to The VW Eos Designs Through The Years
The VW Eos became popular for its five-piece folding roof and its ability to withstand weather conditions year-round while remaining sleek and stylish. The sunroof is made of five pieces of integrated and independently sliding glass, making the VW Eos the only retractable hardtop of this kind.
Transitioning from coupe to convertible is the Eos specialty, as it takes less than 25 seconds for the eight electric motors to unlatch the roof and tuck it neatly under the metal trunk lid. The metal roof system offers three configurations, namely hardtop coupe, a hard top with a sliding glass sunroof, and a convertible. It is primarily a convertible and a coupe secondarily. The Eos ranges in a total of 38 different exterior colours including shades of red, brown, white, black, blue, and silver. Its interior colours are different shades of beige, grey, and black.
The 2011 VW Eos changed the game after having its front and rear fascia, headlights and taillights, side mirrors, and wheels revamped. The vehicle was equipped with a new corporate grille with chrome highlights and a LED daytime running cluster on the rear of the car. The 2011 Eos exterior has a stronger emphasis on the horizontal lines carried throughout the design and appears wider and lower than its predecessor.
The vehicle remains modern and features a multi-function instrument panel with colour display, a dipped-beam system that automatically switches for the driver, and the latest generation parking assistant. Depending on the trim grade, the 2011 Eos also gains keyless locking and ignition and a remote-control function for its retractable hard-top.
The vehicle was deemed as one of the best-designed convertibles on the market with its upgraded materials and streamlined look. The 2011 Volkswagen Eos comes in Komfort and Lux models with high-end options such as a sport package, Dynaudio surround system, and hard-drive-based navigation with music storage all available on the Lux. The charming car appears modest yet sleek when looking at the exterior but delivers a more luxurious feel compared to previous models, thanks to its interior. The 103kW 2.0-liter engine benefits from start/stop technology, reducing its urban fuel consumption to 4.8l per 100km, which is an improvement from its previous 5.4l per 100km.
The 2009 Volkswagen Eos White Night is a special edition model which was exclusively available to the Australian market. The design of the car features a distinctive black and white motif, with its body painted White Candy and its other elements, such as the roof, radiator grille, and mirror covers are painted Deep Black. The snazzy car has a touch of colour on its rear, displaying cherry-red LED tail lights. The Eos White Night has a choice of either a TSI or TDI engine technology paired with a six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox.
The 2014 VW Eos was later released, influencing car culture with its turbocharged 2.0- litre turbo four-cylinder engine which delivers a punchy- power and a quick-shifting DSG automated transmission. Although the 150kW and 280 Nm of torque can be somewhat noisy, the car has an excellent blend of performance and economy. The two-door vehicle appeared to be understated and conservative, however, it was found to be more responsive, refined, and day-to-day usable in a way that most convertibles aren’t.
The production of the VW Eos ended in 2015, with a limited number of base trim models being sold as models of 2016 in the United States. Later in 2016, Volkswagen decided to bring back the design of the Komfort model one more time. The new 2023 VW EOS is currently in the process of being released. Volkswagen says it is the first fully electric car that can compete with petrol and diesel cars on price and performance. It has a range of 160 miles and can go up to 612 miles per charge.
The Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to Safety in The VW EOS
All of the Eos models have dual front airbags, and side airbags with chest and head protection. Anti Lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard in the vehicle’s design, as well as intelligent seat belt reminders in both the front and back seats.
Some important features are equipped in the 2016 Eos which most convertibles don’t offer, including a pop-up head protection system that automatically deploys when the car senses a rollover is imminent.
Based on side impact, frontal offset, ESC, pedestrian protection, and pole, the VW Eos scored a total of 31.35 out of 37. The vehicle lost points due to a lack of safety assist technologies such as a lane support system and autonomous emergency braking (AEB).
Need a Wrong Fuel Rescue for Your VW EOS?
Misfuelling is more common than one may think. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it refers to accidentally putting the wrong fuel in your car, for example; putting diesel in a petrol-powered car or vice versa. This can cause some substantial damage to your vehicle if you proceed to use your car as you usually would. However, if you have misfuelled your VW Eos, there is no need to panic as Wrong Fuel Rescue can easily help you out. We are but a phone call away and have helped many Eos drivers in the case of misfuelling.
If you are unsure what to do after misfuelling your VW Eos, here are some quick tips. It’s important to stop driving immediately, turn off your engine, and take your key out of the ignition. Call Wrong Fuel Rescue and we will arrive in no time to get you back on the road.
If you have misfuelled your petrol VW Eos with diesel, you may notice the following warning signs:
- The vehicle will not be able to rev to a higher rpm
- Excessive smoke coming from the exhaust of the car
- White smoke released from the exhaust pipe
- The fuel does not reach the engine due to the filter being clogged
The worst type of misfuelling, as well as the most common, is putting petrol into a diesel engine. Because diesel cars use fuel as a lubricant, and because petrol is corrosive, the engine can seriously be damaged along with the vehicle’s fuel pump.
If you have misfuelled your diesel VW Eos with petrol, you may notice the following warning signs:
- A loud knocking sound while accelerating
- Black smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe
- A slower-than-usual acceleration
- The engine warning light is illuminated
- The car is struggling to start
- The engine begins to sputter
- The engine has stopped altogether
If these symptoms occur, phone Wrong Fuel Rescue immediately and we will come to assist you. Misfuelling your VW Eos can cause damage to its catalytic converter, which is a costly replacement. Although some car manufacturers will say that 5% of the tank capacity or less of petrol in a diesel-powered engine is safe, it is advised not to risk your car engine and rather call the professionals for assistance.
If you realise that you have misfuelled your VW Eos after starting your engine, both types of fuel will start circulating, damaging your engine. Petrol uses an electrical spark to ignite the fuel while diesel engines burn the fuel by creating high pressure. Either way, misfuelling is unsafe and damages your car engine.
Contact Wrong Fuel Rescue
Wrong Fuel Rescue is an Australian company that offers a mobile solution to misfuelling. We provide both private and fleet motorists who are skilled Roadside Assistance Mechanics and can provide an immediate and cost-efficient solution. We are able to assist you with the accident of putting petrol in a diesel car, diesel in a petrol car, or if you suspect you are working with contaminated fuel.
Contact us via email or phone call for more information or assistance. Be sure to check our website for more information on misfuelling a car and what to do about it.