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UK badging

I think there's a cultural issue over engine size badges.  We've long 
recognised (as all list members probably do) that there's a lot more to making 
a high performance car than putting a big engine in it.  My poor little 2.2 
litre ur-quattro takes on some much bigger beasts.

The main cost issue is not fuel but tax.   Most new cars are registered as 
company cars.  The tax break is at 2.0 litres - go above that, and tax codes 
start to become unpleasant.  Because companies theoretically operate pools - 
they finance cars over three years and may have to hand a car on to someone 
other than the person for whom it was ordered, 2.0 litres is the effective 
maximum company car engine size.

There _is_, however, a lot of turbo/16v/20v/GTi badging going on.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club