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B&B takes the lid off 500hp Volkwagen Eos


Volkswagen's Eos is something of a misfit - more luxurious than most of VW's lineup, but not as nice as the A5 Cabrio, and not quite powerful enough from the factory to run with the likes of the Mercedes and BMW competition. But it's definitely a step ahead of most of the American and Japanese offerings. B&B have recognized this and come up with a tuning program to give the Eos the 'go' to match its 'show'.

Four levels of tune are available, from moderately serious (360hp/265kW) to completely insane (500hp/368kW), with intermediary steps of 400hp (294kW) and 450hp (331kW) for those wanting something in between. The power comes by way of an upgraded intercooler and turbo setup, new injectors, higher flow fuel pump and a re-tune.

It's hard to imagine the need for 500hp in an Eos, but with figures like 0-62mph (100km/h) in 4.2 seconds and 0-124mph (200km/h) in 13.5 seconds with a top speed of 191mph (308km/h) it's not so much need as it is want.

To help rein in all that power, B&B has also fitted a range up handling upgrades including an adjustable coilover kit and custom six or eight-piston brakes. Wrapping sticky rubber around 18in or 19in wheels helps keep the shiny side up, and a full Caractere body kit - B&B's partner in tuning - helps dress the car up to match its new-found power.
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  1. Wow, i don't care how pointless this car might be, it looks nice.
     
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  2. Wow, i don't care how pointless this car might be, it looks nice.

    Right up until you put the roof up. This car is definitely a looker, but when the roof is up it looks all wrong.
     
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  3. Are you f'n kidding me? I was looking at VW's website, and this subcompact weighs 3500 lbs. with about 200 hp stock. With a $31k sticker price, who in their right mind would pay for this?
     
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  4. just imagine overtaking an aston with a eos...mouahhaha
     
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  5. And people were worried the Focus RS would have a lot of torque-steer! 500hp in a FWD car?! And this doesn't even have RevoKnuckle! Still love it, though. Agree with Rice1, the Eos is definitely overpriced, I've seen them at the dealer for around $40k!
     
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  6. Is B and B different from B + B ( Buchmann ) of the late 70's or early 80's?

    I do like the Eos though, thought the roof mechanism was quite innovative, plus the car has class.
     
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  7. 360 to 500 bhp?! Damn! That makes it the most powerful sorority car ever I think!

    @ Rice 1: The aforementioned sorority girls who have no regard for money would pay this ridiculous price for this car. More power to them. I just think a self respecting man wouldn't be seein driving one.
     
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