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Phil's motor/ free HP
Sorry about the general post, but I just deleted Phil's address.
Phil what are the differences between the MB motor and the 1B motor? According
to the German manual for the 100/200 series there is a 1B/2B (2B with auto
tranny) motor that makes 200 hp with an 8.6:1 CR , K-jetronic ignition, and
turbo with no cat. This sounds a lot like your motor. Your German is probably
better than mine so I could just copy or transcribe some of the appropriate
texts. The book I have is "So wird's gemacht". It is very general, but covers
engine types (take a deep breath everybody): HX, KG, KP, KU, KZ, MC, NF, PX,
RT, SL, WC, WH, WU/KH, 1B/2B, and 3B. I left out the diesels, but there are 5
Conspicuously absent are Phil's MB and WR. Must you Brits do everything
different? These were the motor options for Europe, except for Sweden and
Switzerland which also, or maybe only, got the JY. Oh, yeah -- 100/200's from
9/82 to 11/90, not the urQ.
BTW: The 3B motor here is listed as 162kW/220 hp. I actually had a parts guy
tell me my US-spec 3B motor was different because it is listed as 162 kW/217 hp.
All you '91 200 20v owners can send me money for your instant 3 hp upgrade. The
MC and NF owners get even more: MC in Bentley = 121 kW/157 hp. MC in Swg = 121
kW/165 hp; NF = 100/130; 100/136. See, you can get free HP.
Why might this be so? From the Handbook of Engineering Fundamentals: 1 HP =
1.341 kW or (oh no!) 0.9863 metric horsepower. "The 'horsepower' used in these
tables is equal to 550 foot-pounds per second by definition. Other definitions
are one horsepower equals 746 watts (U.S. and Great Britain) and one horsepower
equals 736 watts (continental Europe). Neither of these latter definitions is
equivalent to the first; the 'horsepowers' defined in these latter definitions
are widely used in the rating of electrical machinery."
Ferdinand Piech be damned! Our horses are bigger than theirs.
'91 200 tqw
1.62 x 10^-8 ergs/sec