### Is BHP the same as PS?

## Is BHP the same as PS?

Traditionally ‘brake horsepower’ (bhp) has been used as the definitive measurement of engine power. Most quote their engines’ power using the German term PS (pferdestarke, the literal translation of ‘horsepower’), though some use the French term CV (chevaux vapeur).

**What is PS instead of BHP?**

The difference between PS and BHP is marginal with one PS being 98.6% of a BHP. It is also referred to as metric horsepower. For example, 150 PS is equivalent to 147.9 BHP, typically you would see the BHP rounded up to 148 BHP in this example. A kilowatt of engine power equates to around 1.34BHP.

### How does PS relate to BHP?

As a rule of thumb, you can knock off one PS for every 100PS to reach a rough bhp figure. If you want to be completely accurate, multiply the PS figure by 0.9864 to reach the bhp total, or bhp by 1.0139 to get back to PS.

**Why is BHP now PS?**

This stands for the German word Pferdstarke which when translated means horse strength. This was an attempt at making hp metric. In this measurement 1 PS is the equivalent of 98.6% of 1 hp so they are very close in meaning and can be interpreted as the same thing if a rough guide to engine power is all that is needed.

## What is a decent amount of horsepower?

Typically, you can expect the average car horsepower to fall between 180 and 200 horsepower in a mainstream car. However, larger and more luxurious vehicles, like an SUV or performance sedan, will often have a base-level engine that exceeds 300 horsepower. And smaller cars can still have fewer than 100 horsepower.

**Do you know your Ps from your bhp?**

1.0 – it has a 1.0 litre engine TSI – denotes a petrol engine (as opposed to a TDIdiesel engine for example) 95PS– PS stands for PferdStarke (literally, ‘horse strength’ in German). This is basically metric horsepower as opposed to the imperial or mechanical measure of horsepower denoted by HP or BHP.

### What’s the difference between bhp, hp and PS?

Power units are always the headline figures associated with any new performance car and can provide interesting comparisons between cars across the entire spectrum of automotive production.

**What’s the difference between 1 ps and 1 horsepower?**

1 ps to horsepower = 0.98592 horsepower. 5 ps to horsepower = 4.92962 horsepower. 10 ps to horsepower = 9.85923 horsepower. 20 ps to horsepower = 19.71847 horsepower. 30 ps to horsepower = 29.5777 horsepower. 40 ps to horsepower = 39.43693 horsepower. 50 ps to horsepower = 49.29616 horsepower. 75 ps to horsepower = 73.94424 horsepower

## What’s the difference between 30 PS and 50 horsepower?

30 ps to horsepower = 29.5777 horsepower 40 ps to horsepower = 39.43693 horsepower 50 ps to horsepower = 49.29616 horsepower.

Is BHP the same as PS? Traditionally ‘brake horsepower’ (bhp) has been used as the definitive measurement of engine power. Most quote their engines’ power using the German term PS (pferdestarke, the literal translation of ‘horsepower’), though some use the French term CV (chevaux vapeur). What is PS instead of BHP? The difference between PS…