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Horsepower, Kilowatts, and Ps

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Removed_user3, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. What are the conversions for horsepower to kilowatts and what is a P?
    Is is some kind of metric HP or whats the go?

  2. a PS and kilowatt are roughly equal..just different methods of the
    same thing..some bike mags use PS to describe engine output
    1 horsepower is close to enuff to 3/4 kw
    ..makes it easy


  3. erm
    ps and horsepower are almost identical
    not ps and kw
  4. ps it the european way of expressing sae horsepower .............. id you see a mesurement in ps .... you can safely call it horsepower for all intent and purposes
  5. I'm with Cats and Smee on this one
  6. 1 Horsepower is roughly equal to 0.745 of a Kilowatt, this makes conversion tricky so Metric Horsepower (or Ps) was introduced which is 0.75 of a kilowatt - so nearly the same as horsepower but a lot easier to convert to KW. KW is the official standard for horsepower but a lot of countries still like to use horsepower (metric or imperial) because it's a larger number so makes vehicles look more impressive.