what was the point in that, why didnt they just use the 2.0jts then move to the 2.2jts like they have now, what a load of pointless engine changes
Have you ever traced the engine history of any of the VW/Audi models? They have a few stalwarts like the 1.8Turbo petrol and the 1.9 Diesel and 2.0 TDi 140 - but they've fiddled relentlessly with specs over the years.
Way back I had an Audi 100 and in a space of 24 months they changed the petrol engines from 2.0 litre to 2.2 and then 2.3.
# 1.9L I-5, 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp), carburetted (1982−1984)
# 2.0L I-5, 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp), fuel injection, later catalyst (1984−1990)
# 2.1L I-5, 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp), fuel injection (1982−1984)
# 2.2L I-5, 138 PS (101 kW; 136 hp), fuel injection (1984−1990)
# 2.2L I-5, 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp), fuel injection, catalyst (1984−1987)
# 2.3L I-5, 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp), fuel injection (1986−1990)
# 2.2L I-5, 165 PS (121 kW; 163 hp), fuel injection, turbo (1986−1990)
If you bought your car in 1985/1986 you had to take your own chair every time you went to the parts counter, whillst they sifted through the system to find the right circlip.