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I hear people saying that the the 2,3 produces 160hp. When I look at the brochure I see that 2,3 makes 166hp. :) What is the truth?
 

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            I hear people saying that the the 2,3 produces 160hp. When I look at the brochure I see that 2,3 makes 166hp. :) What is the truth?[/b]
I think both?

A small "tuning" difference... Or something else?
Lots of other people here who know where the difference comes from exactly.

166 hp is what I get in mine. :)
 

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I think the difference is due to difference in the fuel. Correct me if I'm wrong...
 

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            I think it's measured differently in Europe than in the states.[/b]
I thought that also... hmm...
Maybe horses are more strong in NA than in EU?
 

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Originally posted by jps1974


            I think it's measured differently in Europe than in the states.[/b]
I thought that also... hmm...
Maybe horses are more strong in NA than in EU?[/b][/quote]

Maybe so :D Or maybe this explains it:

"Horsepower is an imperial unit of power, now replaced by the watt. It was first used by the engineer James Watt, who employed it to compare the power of steam engines with that of horses. In the UK, one horsepower is equal to 550 foot-pounds per second or 745.7 watts. In the USA this figure has been rounded to 746 watts, and in the metric system it is 735.5 watts."

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160 US HP * 746 = 119360 watts
119360 / 745.7 ~ 160.06 UK HP
119360 / 735.5 ~ 162.28 metric HP
 

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So that really means that the US horse has more power, cool. Thanks man! :D
 

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Except Euro reviews have called the engine Torquey, but US reviews have cited a lack of torque.

Think HP was traded for torque in the US because of our gas?
 

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            Except Euro reviews have called the engine Torquey, but US reviews have cited a lack of torque.

Think HP was traded for torque in the US because of our gas?[/b]
It all depends on what they compare it to, doesn't it?
 

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            Except Euro reviews have called the engine Torquey, but US reviews have cited a lack of torque.

Think HP was traded for torque in the US because of our gas?[/b]
Remember...you live in the land where "more is more" - we don't have that HP tradition here in Europe. We prefer refinement over HP any day. So do obviously most of you americans in here, but not as far as I've understood the American public as a whole.
 
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