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Old 02-15-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default Engine output rating question ?????

Ok Im looking at some of the new OS engines Ive noticed some are rated with a output using PS some with a BHP (example 1.2bhp-1.3ps)
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PS stands for "PferdeStarke" - the German translation of "horse power".

BHP stands for "brake horsepower".

They are the same thing.
"One measure to be aware of though is the "continental horsepower" or PS. This stands for "PferdeStarke" - the German translation of "horse power". In France you sometimes see the same measure being called a "CV" for Cheval Vapeur. This measure was chosen in Europe as being the closest thing to a horsepower that could be expressed in nice round metric units - 75 kilogramme metres per second to be exact. It is commonly used by car manufacturers nowadays and tends to get used synonymously with bhp although it is actually a slightly smaller unit of power. One PS is about 98.6% of one bhp. The conversion table below covers the units most commonly used to express power and torque. Copyright David Baker and Puma Race Engines"
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