I think he's saying that the average buyer that walks into a dealer and pays close to msrp for cars looks at the Autobahn and the R being so close in price, that they either buy an R or get a lower trim in GTI, but avoid the Autobahn, which actually makes it easier for more knowledgeable buyers to pick up Autobahns at a steep discount.I understand. The point I was making was you said nobody buys an Autobahn since it's a few dollars away from an R and then you bought the Autobahn.
On a side note if yours is a 2019 when you are stopped with your foot firmly on the brake pedal does the RPM 's go up if you switch from Drive to Sport? The reason I ask someone said that when they do that their Rpms go up to 1000 in Sport mode when stopped versus being in Drive at 700 RPM.
In reality, it doesn't cost VW much more to build an Autobahn as it does to build an S.