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Even though we do try to avoid using technical terminology across our websites, there maybe times when you may need further help to understand some of the features described on our cars. That's what this glossary is for. Search alphabetically.

 

Eight way manually adjustable driver's seat (height, tilt and lumbar)

- Driver can manually adjust the seating position 8 different ways: move seat forward/back; lower/raise the seatback up or down; move the seat cushion up or down or forward/back.
 

Eight way power adjustable driver's seat (height, tilt and lumbar)

- Driver can individually electronically adjust the seating position 8 different ways: move seat forward/back; lower/raise the seatback up or down; move the seat cushion up or down or forward/back.
 

Electric defogger - rear window

- Rear-window defogger that uses an electrically heated grid to remove condensation from the glass.
 

Electric memory seats

- A seat memory package, recalls multiple "presets" for power seat, outside mirrors and telescoping steering column.
 

Electric parking brake

- This is an alternative to the hand brake. As with the traditional hand brake, the electric parking brake is a secondary brake used to hold the car in position, most commonly when it has been parked.
 

Electric power steering

- Like hydraulic power steering, but instead of relying on hydraulic pressure, an electric motor, torque sensor, electronic control unit and diagnostics assess the steering effort, which takes up less weight and space. Variable assist allows for speed-sensitive power steering: effortless parking but better road feel at highway speeds.
 

Electrically adjustable door mirrors

- The side mirrors can be remotely adjusted to exactly the right angle for the driver to get the best view. Electrically heated, the mirror clears quickly when it's wet or cold outside. Glare from other headlamps is reduced thanks to electrochromic dimming. The mirrors can also be folded back manually to protect them from damage when the car is parked.
 

Electrically operated front windows

- The front windows can electrically raised and lowered by the driver and front passenger.
 

Electrically operated front windows with driver's express down function

- Just one touch on the button opens the window completely.
 

Electrically operated front windows with driver's express up and down function

- Just one touch on the button opens or closes the window completely.
 

Electrically operated rear windows

- The rear windows can electrically raised and lowered by the driver and front passenger.
 

Electronic Limited-Slip-Differential

- Standard on the European specification Corvette Stingray, intelligent Electronic Limited-Slip Differential continuously modulates torque split to improve traction, acceleration out of corners, stability on the highway and steering turn-in responsiveness. Integration with Stabilitrak and Performance Traction Management delivers seamless vehicle handling and optimal traction. Critical to performance. Indiscernible to the driver. More rear-wheel control means a new level of confidence.
 

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

- As it's sometimes important to switch ESC off (e.g. when driving in snow), some cars are equipped with an on/off button on the dashboard.
 

Electronic climate control

- An air conditioning system control which determines and maintains the preset temperature in the passenger compartment.
 

Emission class Euro

- European emissions standard which defines the acceptable limits for exhaust emissions of new cars sold in EU states.
 

Energy efficient category

- At point of sale, the standard energy efficiency rating labels are a requirement for all appliances that consume energy (such as fridges, TVs, etc). This list also includes cars. The rating classes go from A to G, where A is the most energy efficient, G the least efficient. The labels also give other useful information to the customer as they choose between various models.
 

Engine - oil cooler

- Engine oil cooler system - used to cool down the other parts of the car's internal combustion engine, like the connecting rod, crankshaft, bearings, pistons etc.
 

Extra power outlet in console

- A power outlet in the car's centre console to connect electronic devices, for re-charging for example.