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Default Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations on Team-BHP

The following is a list of commonly used abbreviations on Team-BHP:

4WD / 4x4 - Four Wheel Drive
4x2 – Two Wheel Drive
A/C - Air-Conditioning
A.S.S - After Sales Service
ABS - Anti-Lock Braking System
ACC – Automatic Climate Control
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFR - Air:Fuel Ratio
AMP – Amplifier (Car Audio)
AMT - Automated Manual Transmission
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
ASC - Authorised Service Center
AT - Automatic Transmission OR All Terrain (Tyres)
AWD - All Wheel Drive
BA - Brake Assist
BCM - Body Control Module
BHP - Brake Horse Power
BOV - Blow Off Valve
BTW - By The Way
CAI - Cold Air Intake
CAN - Controller Area Network
CARB - Carburetor
CBU - Completely Built Unit (Import)
CC - Cubic Capacity
CKD - Completely Knocked-Down Kit (Imported car assembled in India)
CNG - Compressed Natural Gas
COMPS - Component Speakers
CRDI / CDI - Common Rail Direct Injection
CVT - Continuously Variable Transmission
DI - Direct Injection
DIY - Do It Yourself
DOA - Dead On Arrival
DOHC - Double Over Head Camshafts
DRL - Daytime Running Lights
DSG - Direct-Shift Gearbox (VW & Skoda's dual-clutch AT)
DUI - Driving Under Influence (of Alcohol / Drugs)
EBD – Electronic Brake (Force) Distribution
ECM - Engine Control Module
ECU - Engine Control Unit
EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
EGT - Exhaust Gas Temperature
EMI - Equated Monthly Installments
EPS - Electronic Power Steering
ESC - Electronic Stability Control
ESP - Electronic Stability Program
FE - Fuel Efficiency
FFE - Free Flow Exhaust
FI - Fuel Injection
FNG - Friendly Neighbourhood Garage
FTD - Fun To Drive
FWD - Front Wheel Drive
FYI - For Your Information
GC - Ground Clearance
GPS - Global Positioning System
GT - Grand Tourer
GVW - Gross Vehicle Weight
HMIL - Hyundai Motor India Limited
HP - Horse Power
HU - Head Unit (Car Audio)
HMSL - High Mounted Stop Lamp
HVAC - Heating, Ventilation & Air-Conditioning
ICE - In-Car Entertainment OR Internal Combustion Engine
IDI - Indirect Injection
IFS - Independent Front Suspension
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IRVM - Inside Rear View Mirror
ITB - Individual Throttle Bodies
KM - Kilometers
KPH - Kilometers Per Hour
KPL - Kilometers Per Liter
LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
LED - Light Emitting Diode
LHD - Left Hand Drive
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
LPG - Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LSD - Limited Slip Differential OR Low Sulphur Diesel
LWB - Long Wheel Base
MAF - Mass Air Flow (Sensor)
MFD - Multi Function Display
MID - Multi Information Display
MJD - Multi-Jet Diesel (Engine)
MM - Millimeters
MODS - Modifications OR Moderators
MPFI - Multi-Port Fuel Injection
MPV - Multi-Purpose Vehicle
MSIL - Maruti Suzuki India Limited
MT - Manual Transmission
MUL - Maruti Udyog Limited
MUV - Multi-Utility Vehicle
NA (N/A) - Naturally Aspirated (Engine) OR Not Applicable
NCB - No Claim Bonus (Insurance)
NGCS - New Generation Chassis System
NM - Newton Meters (Torque)
NVH - Noise, Vibration & Harshness
O2 Sensor - Oxygen Sensor
OBD - Onboard Diagnostics
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
OP - Original Poster (Thread Starter) / Opening Post
ORVM - Outside Rear View Mirror
OT - Off Topic
OTR - Off The Road
PCD - Pitch Circle Diameter (Wheels)
PDI - Pre-Delivery Inspection
PM - Private Message
PMPO - Peak Music Power Output
POV - Point Of View
PS - Power Steering OR Pferdestärke (Unit Of Power) OR Post-Script
PSI - Pounds Per Square Inch
RFT - Run-flat tires
RHD - Right Hand Drive
RMS - Root Mean Square (Audio)
RON - Research Octane Number (Method Of Measuring Fuel Octane Rating)
RPM - Revolutions Per Minute (also called Revs)
RSA - Road Side Assistance
RTO - Regional Transport Office
RVM - Rear View Mirror
RWD - Rear Wheel Drive
SA - Service Advisor
SC - Super Charger
SKD - Semi-Knocked Down (Import)
SOHC - Single Overhead Camshaft
SPL - Sound Pressure Level
SPOA - Spring Perched Over Axle
SQ - Sound Quality
SRS - Supplementary Restraint System
SUA - Spring Under Axle
SUB - Subwoofer
SUV - Sports Utility Vehicle
SWB - Short Wheel Base
TB - Throttle Body
TBHP – Team-BHP
TC - Traction Control OR Turbo-Charger
TD - Test Drive OR Turbo Diesel
TDI - Turbocharged Direct Injection
TPMS - Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
TSI - Turbocharged Stratified Injection
ULSD - Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel
VFM - Value For Money
VGT - Variable Geometry Turbo
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
VTEC - Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control
WHP - Wheel Horse Power
WIP - Work in Progress
WOT - Wide Open Throttle
WRT - With Respect To
WTB - Want To Buy

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