Re: Why provide _decent_ trading deal?
You might find that BMW and Audi are still capable of economic survival without the UK market.
For example, from 1.5 million Audi's sold in 2013, only 123,622 made it into the UK . On top of that, BMW for example are currently employing around 18.000 UK Jobs + sub-supplier , which would be at stake if the independent UK would try to ... erm ... do something against it?
Not saying the UK is an insignificant market, but they certainly bring a lot less weight to the table. And keep in mind, they are not negotiating with Germany directly, but the entire EU market.