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Old 11-07-2020, 04:36 AM   #47 (permalink)
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With a higher torque you'll get more HP too, it's hard to seperate them. It's diificult to say you feel either the torque or the horses working.
My tiny 1.2 TDI has been chipped lately and has a lot more torque in the middle section, but also a lot more horsepower at a lower engine speed. For a quick insert or overtake I had to go up to 4000 rpm for getting that maximum HP. Now I already get that same value at 2300 rpm. That's a huge difference. Certainly for FE.

With such torque figures there is no need to skip gears, a lot of torque and power at low rpm gives the possibility to stay low in the revs in every gear, using the engine's sweet spot and still accelerate quickly. With a very short ratio gearbox this could be different. That's not the case with my car, the drop in engine speed is significant at every gear change.
Skoda Fabia Estate R3 1.2 CRTDI
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