Re: Obtaining a racing licence
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aYou need to bear in mind that the Green Lobby plays a big part in german politics and BMW as a manufacturer producing plenty of waste products and using scarce resources needs to comply with certain environmental conditions to avoid paying much harsher taxes. So it's accounting driven, if you like, rather than marketing. Although it seems to be catching the headlines so the marketing guys must be pretty chuffed too .. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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IIRC, it was also to do with keeping unlimited autobahns - the Greens wanted to introduce a limit, so the manufacturers agreed to limit their cars' top speeds instead. Though VAG in particular seem to be "flexible" about it on their higher performance cars.