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How do people find those exotic names? What would you name a new car if someone asked you?

"Cadillac is in the process of abandoning names like Catera, Seville and Deville for the supposedly sleeker CTS (derived from Catera Touring Sedan), STS (Seville Touring Sedan) and DTS (Deville Touring Sedan). Mercedes similarly has its C-class, E-class and S-class, and BMW its 3-series, 5-series, 6-series and 7-series. In both cases, the numbers next to the initial character, C240 or 760i, for example, refer to the displacement of the engine. So the 760i has a 6.0 liter engine. The "i"? It's meaningless. "It used to stand for fuel injection," says a BMW spokesman. But now, because all engines sport fuel injection, "it's just a historical thing."

I found a couple of articles on the subject:



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I don't know but I always thought the i for BMW stood for in-line. Cause they ussually have thouse in-line sixes. Althouth I'm sure the 8 cyl and 12 are not in-line. Never really thought about it. Personally I hate that today's cars don't have names anymore...it's stupid everything is letters and numbers. S55 AMG, BMW 545i, CTS-V and my favourite Jag S-type R :D:D:D

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