DIN or ECE? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-03-2004, 04:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Ohrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Canberra, Australia
Car:
Posts: 104
Photos:
Ohrid is an unknown quantity at this point
Hey, i am not sure as to where i should post this question, so you may move this to the appropriate forum....however.....
I was wondering, What method does BMW use to measure its power outputs for its engines? ECE or DIN or STP?
An in-depth information on this, can be found on this website
here

The way i understood it was, that:
the ECE method, power output is measured in 99 kPa of dry air and 25C (77 F).
DIN is measured in 101.3 kPa of dry air in 20C (68 F), and;
STP is measured in 103.3 kPa of dry air and 15.5C (60F).

Therefore, in my understanding, a power output measured in ECE, would be greater if measured in DIN, and even greater power figure if quoted in STP.
The reason being, for my assumption, is because, where there is lower air pressure and higher temperature, an engine would produce less power, than an area where there is higher air pressure and lower temp (cold air).

example: the figure 231hp (or 225hp) for the 330i, is that meaured in ECE, DIN or STP?

anyone could help here?
Ohrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-03-2004, 04:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Mr White G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Midlands, UK
Car:
Posts: 558
Photos:
Mr White G is an unknown quantity at this point
Shall we guess that Germany is closest to the middle temperature on average therefore it would be DIN?

I've actually never heard of this before (learn something new every day) so I'd be interested to know the real answer.
__________________
<span style='color:blue'>&quot;So my BM makes me a flash bastard? Then I guess you're just keeping it real from the seat of your nova?&quot;</span>

<span style='color:gray'>&quot;...and the home of the brave..... is bravey 130bhp from a 7 litre engine? 100bhp/litre or don't bother building it!&quot;</span>

<span style='color:red'>&quot;Aaahh the UK; where every road is jammed, under construction, poorly maintained and unfairly policed, at least we don't get over-taxed for it........ HA HA HA!&quot;</span>
Mr White G is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.