Volkswagen has launched its first gasoline-powered Bluemotion model in the UK with the Eos 1.4-liter TSI. Bluemotion is VW's badging for its line of low emissions technologies and, until now, has always been applied to diesel models. Going forward, Bluemotion will represent a range of technologies to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Eos Bluemotion will reportedly be powered by a 12- horsepower version of the 1.4-liter TSI (gasoline, turbocharged, direct injection) along with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The Eos gets automatic start-stop, hill-holding, an upshift indicator in the instrument cluster and brake energy regeneration. On the EU combined cycle, this reportedly drops CO2 emissions from 152 g/km to 144 g/km and yields mileage of 38 mpg (U.S.).