[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

RE: 200hp 2.8 30v in A6

Phil, I'm sure in German insurance system the insurance rate (but maybe
it is a "road tax" rate? Whatever, it's something you _have_ to pay )
depends on engine horsepower. Many cars are detuned to fit into cheaper
insurance group. For your amusement, here in Poland both insurance and
tax rates depend on engine displacement - a 4.2l A8, with excellent
handling, superb brakes and catalytic converter is more prone to cause
accident, pollutes more and detoriates roads more than 650ccm two
stroke, falling into pieces Trabant - _elementary_, my Watson :-)

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk
> [SMTP:quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk]
> Sent:	Sunday, September 21, 1997 11:19 PM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	200hp 2.8 30v in A6
> In message <01BCC680.A3AA6CE0@poolf2-011.wwa.com> Steve Wingard
> writes:
> > The other factor is that 193hp is right on the line between
> different auto 
> > insurance classifications in Europe.
> I think this is an urban myth.
> Any [other] Europeans ever heard of this?
> In the UK, we have ca. 20 'classes'.  As far as I'm aware, horsepower
> is not a 
> major factor - the insurance companies concentrate more on the type of
> driver 
> likely to be attracted to such a car.  'GT' badges and go-faster
> stripes affect 
> classes - very often 'packaged' cars (i.e., those with lots of extras)
> go into 
> the lists two or more classes above the base vehicle with the same HP
> - and a 
> better power/weight ratio!
> BTW - of the 20 classes - guess which one an ur-quattro is in?
> -- 
>  Phil Payne
>  Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club