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English translation: 15 horsepower, BUT...

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08:44 Oct 24, 2000
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Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: 15CV
Car specifications, engine capacity.
keith
English translation:15 horsepower, BUT...
Explanation:
The standard for the definition of Horsepower varies depending on which Standards the specification applies to.
In USA, the engine power specifications are based on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), so a 15 HP rating based on the American SAE standard is a very small power, just about the same as a lawn mowing tractor.
However, the French use a different standard for Horsepower rating and Citroen produce the world-famous 2 CV (2 Horsepower Citroen) which is still available and is comparable to the old VW Bug.
In Germany the standard is DIN. So German cars may be rated as 150 HP (DIN) for example.


Hope this clarifies the issue a little beyond your simple question of "15 CV".

Regards.
Luis Luis
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narectificoxxxJon Zuber
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15 HP


Explanation:
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13 mins
rectifico


Explanation:
1 CV = 75 kilográmetros
1 HP (US) = 745.7 watts
1 HP (UK) = 550 foot-pounds/sec.

xxxJon Zuber
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15 horsepower, BUT...


Explanation:
The standard for the definition of Horsepower varies depending on which Standards the specification applies to.
In USA, the engine power specifications are based on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), so a 15 HP rating based on the American SAE standard is a very small power, just about the same as a lawn mowing tractor.
However, the French use a different standard for Horsepower rating and Citroen produce the world-famous 2 CV (2 Horsepower Citroen) which is still available and is comparable to the old VW Bug.
In Germany the standard is DIN. So German cars may be rated as 150 HP (DIN) for example.


Hope this clarifies the issue a little beyond your simple question of "15 CV".

Regards.
Luis Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 02:15
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 171
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