Home Commentary Marketplace BMW set the standard for this somewhat unfortunate competition with the X5 4.8i (check it out here). Now it’s Mercedes’ turn to acronym and abbreviate its way to the top of the heap. —– MERCEDES-BENZ S600 ESP: No, not that kind of power, but Mercedes would like you to think so. This is Benz’s Electronic Stability Program. ABC: Active Body Control ABS: Anti-lock Braking System BAS: Brake Assist Plus HID: High-Intensity Discharge headlamps, bi-xenon COMAND: Cockpit Management and Navigation Display OCS: Occupant Classification System Coming up, Porsche will use a sports car’s arsenal of acro/abbrevia to battle the S-class’s ABC’s.