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Meet the new Eos!

VW is unveiling the Eos at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. The car comes with a five-section folding hard top which takes about 25 seconds from the first "clack" to the last "click".

The Eos, which will rival the Megane and 307 coupe-cabriolets, is 1.79m wide, 4.41m long and 1.44m high. When the roof is open, boot space is 205 litres; when closed, 380 litres of stowage space are on offer.

When the roof is down a roll-over protection safety system will shoot out within a maximum of 0.25 seconds in critical situations.

Under the bonnet is VW's usual array engines which reflects that of the Golf range. The petrol engines include, 85 kW, 110 kW and the GTI's 147 kW unit. Furthermore the Eos is also available with VW's new 3.2-litre V6 unit which kicks out 184 kW.

This drop-top will also come with a 103 kW 2.0 TDI engine.

According to VW the Eos comes with safety features such as ESP, safety-optimised front headrests, front airbags and specially developed side head-thorax airbags.

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