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Does anybody have any familiarity with the Beetle Turbo Diesal engine? How does it perform in relation to the gas turbo engine?
 

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WELKOME to the forum!

TDI Specs
90 hp 1.9L TDI
Displacement: 1896cc (1.9 litre)
Compression ratio: 19.5:1
Max. torque: 155 lb. ft. @ 1900 rpm
Max. power output: 90 hp @ 3750 rpm
Engine management: EDC
Fuel: Diesel

1.8T specs
AWP

Displacement: 1781cc (1.8 litre)
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Max. torque: [email protected],950-5,000 rpm
Max. power output: 180 [email protected],500 rpm
Engine management: Motronic

1.8T - AWW, AWD engines
Displacement: 1781cc (1.8 litre)
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Max. torque: 162 lb. ft. @ 2,200-4,200 rpm
Max. power output: 150 hp @ 5,800 rpm
Engine management: Motronic

What do all these numbers mean? Comparable torque but considerably less horse power

Hope that helps

[ July 25, 2003: Message edited by: RafCarre12 ]
 

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And to help out what this means:

The torque and horsepower is really same force, however torque is applied around an/the axis.

Torque is what get's your car going(moving), horsepower is what keeps it going (moving).


Think of HP as fuel for Torque.



Unlike some HONDA dealer tried to tell me (the physics masta
) that and I quote:

"You buy the horsepower you drive the torque" Well Honda DUDE ----> BULLSHIT!


Oh yeah...


[ July 28, 2003: Message edited by: TF242 ]
 

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The Honda guy was pretty close: Torque is measured, HP is computed (from torque measured at a specific RPM). The effects of Torque can be felt in the seat of the pants. Honda is famous for selling HP. They get it by upping the RPM. And so on.....

Karl
 
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