Glossary of Terms

ABS > anti lock braking
ASC > automatic stability control
ASR > acceleration skid control
AWD > all wheel drive
ADS > adaptive damping system
ABC > active body control
ACC > adaptive Cruise Control
AirMATIC > adaptive intelligent ride system
A/C > air conditioning
auto a/c > automatic air conditioning
auto dim dip mirror > automatic dipping (anti dazzle) rear view mirror
Active steering > dynamic steering system
Adaptive xenons > directional xenon headlamps
Avant > estate car
Alpine > upgraded hi fi equipment and speaker system
BAS > brake assist
Bi-xenon > xenon headlamps

CDC> continuous damping control, air suspension
CVT > constantly variable automatic transmission
COC > European certificate of conformity
c/locking > central locking
cd > compact disc player
climate > climate control
twin climate > independent sided adjustable climate control
cruise > cruise control
command > satellite navigation and communication system
comms pack> satellite navigation and communication system
CommandShift > adaptive automatic transmission

DSC > dynamic stability control
DTC > dynamic traction control
DBC > dynamic brake control
DSG> direct-shift gearbox
DSTC > dynamic stability and traction control
Dynamic drive > reduces unwanted body roll
ESP > electronic stability programme
ESP > electronic stabilization programme
ETC > electronic traction control
EBD> electronic brake-pressure distribution
e/window > electrically operated windows
e/mirrors > electrically operated mirrors
e/folding mirrors > electrically operated mirrors with the option to fold
e/sunroof > electrically operated sunroof
e/seats > electrically adjustable seats
e/adjust s/wheel > electrically adjustable steering wheel
4 Wheel EDL > electronic differential lock

FWD > front wheel drive
FSI> direct fuel injection for petrol engines
family pack > extra seating option
front fogs > front fog lights

HBA > hydraulic brake assist
heated screen > heated front windscreen
Harmon Kardon > upgraded hi fi equipment and speaker system
h/lamp wash > head light wash with jets
h/lamp wash wipe > head light wash with wipers
HUD > head-up display

i-Drive > enables drivers to access the driving and
comfort functions of the car
IPS >intelligent protection system
IVD> interactive vehicle dynamics

kms > kilometres
10k miles > ten thousand miles

Lhd > Left hand drive
LWB > long wheel base
Lux pack > optional extras package e.g. electric sunroof,
upgraded alloys etc

multi func s/wheel > multi function steering wheel
memory seats > multi position memory for drivers and
passenger front seats
4XMotion > permanent four wheel drive
Mpv > multi purpose vehicle
MMI > enables drivers to access the driving and comfort
functions of the car  

PAS > power assisted steering
PDC > park distance control, parking sensors
PATS> passive anti-theft system immobilizer  

Quattro > four wheel drive system

Rhd > right hand drive
RDC > tyre pressure control
rain sensor > operates the wipers when rain is detected on the windscreen
remote alarm > alarm/immobiliser system operated by key fob

sat nav > satellite navigation system
SWB > short wheel base
SRS > supplementary restraint system/air bags
SIPS > side-impact protection system
S-Line > sports line
SUV > sport utility vehicle

tc > traction control
trip computer > on board computer for fuel economy, range,
outside temperature etc
tow pack > tow bar and electrical connections
TDCi > turbo diesel common rail injection
Touring > estate car
TDi > turbo diesel injection
Traction4> advanced all-wheel drive system
tba > to be advised
VCA > Vehicle Certification agency  
xenons > xenon headlamps
adaptive xenons > directional xenon headlamps
4x4 > four wheel drive  
4XMotion > permanent four wheel drive
4 Wheel EDL > electronic differential lock
4x4 > four wheel drive