whereas a standard AWD badge will do for any other auto maker, the germans must have some kind of patented name for it, including Xdrive, Quattro, 4matic and 4motion. and that’s not all. they have silly names for all kinds of nuances. they also feel the need to put their name in front of everything. here are just some of them, can you list any more? seriously, the list goes on and on

BMW:

XDrive

VANOS

BMW individual

sensatec

steptronic

iDrive

dynamic all the things

(seriously, just go select any car from BMW’s configurator and look at the standard features list and count up how many times you see the word dynamic)

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Audi:

quattro

matrix led

Audi virtual cockpit

Audi MMI

TIPtronic

audi side assist

audi connect

singleframe

audi concert radio

TFSI

audi ... (insert car system)

e-tron

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Mercedes-Benz:

4Matic

G-tronic

designo

Mercedes ME

Mercedes COMAND

KEYLESS-GO

multibeam LED

SPLITVIEW (why does MB make them all CAPS?)

PRE-SAFE

SPEEFSHIFT MCT

ATTENTION ASSIST

MAGIC BODY CONTROL

(this list is endless)

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Volkswagen:

4motion

FSI

TSI

tiptronic

VW car-net

climatronic

DSG

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Porsche:

P in any abbreviation stands for porsche

PTM traction management

PTV torque vectoring

PSM stability management

PASM active suspension management

PVTS vehicle tracking system

POSIP side impact protection system

PDK

PDCC

PCCB

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honorable mentions:

acura: P-AWS, SH-AWD