YES! THIS ARTICLE!
Love it. Wow.
Pedestrians have the right of way...unless they are in the way.
Don't forget SR-5 if you have one of those fancy, Euro style 5 speed transmissions.
SV for Lamborghini means "Super Vain."
It's obvious that BMW abandoned its meaningful naming scheme when its cars stopped having larger displacement with every new generation. For example, the 325 was superseded by the 328 which seemed logical and the higher number meant that you had a newer and "better" car with a higher displacement engine. But in… Read more
Fantastic article that brings up some important questions.
I don't think Trimmish should be standardized in my opinion into a Universal Automotive Language. A lot of these trims have years of heritage and history to them to be put into a simplistic tiered system. Could you imagine driving a Porsche 911 EX? Or a Kia… Read more
What I find most annoying is a complete abandoning of company history. It dilutes the brand to completely re-name things. BMW holds on to the double kidney grille and kinky hoff, but when it comes to naming conventions? Who cares!?
I have to say, the Americans are doing the best job of being consistent - you know what… Read more
All AMG cars have shortened names to indicate they belong to the higher performance class.
I guess the way I see it though, is that every car maker has their own system and sometimes they even contradict this. If you follow a company closely enough, or if you are doing research because you are thinking about buying one… Read more
I completely agree with you on having a UAL system. I think you should contact the ISO.org to see if they could consider starting a committee to make that a industry standard.