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    Power is (2*pi*N*T)/1000

    where N is rev's per second and T is Torque in Newton Metres. (Answer in kW)

    therefore

    Torque = (Power*1000)/(2*pi*N) (Answer in Nm)

    hope this helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Torque is cheap,

    Or so I heard............
    It's good top Torque

    According to BT They specialise in telecommunications so for them to know about Torque then it HAS to be worth it
     
     

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    If you had one engine that prodcued a little torque high up the rev range and another that produced a lot at the bottom, so that the bhp was the same on each engine but one peaked high up and one down low - would the performance be the same around the rev range where power peaked?

    i.e. does it make a difference at a given point in the rev range how the power is being produced?
     
     

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    you want low down torque for pulling away effortlessly! no point having torque high in the rev range if you can not reach it in higher gears, you want it to get you to the higher revs in the first place,
    its got alot to do with your gearbox too!, mine changes in to the 1.5-1.7rpm range, thats where i want my torque band to be!,
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorched soul View Post
    If you had one engine that prodcued a little torque high up the rev range and another that produced a lot at the bottom, so that the bhp was the same on each engine but one peaked high up and one down low - would the performance be the same around the rev range where power peaked?

    i.e. does it make a difference at a given point in the rev range how the power is being produced?
    think about a tractor and a racing car. both can have the same BHP but are completely different.

    another saying is High speed = low torque and visa versa.

    think of it another way... Torque is how big your hammer is and power is how many times you hit the nail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    you want low down torque for pulling away effortlessly!
    yup. Steam engines have Maximum torque at Zero Rpm.
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    What I mean is, a car with 400 lbs of torque produced at 1500rpm will be very strong and would be able to tow a large weight if driven at 1500rpm, is this correct?

    Would a car producing 100lbs of torque at 6000rpm also be able to tow the same weight if driven at 6000rpm?

    (I know the relationship between the two isn't one for one, but you get the idea, basically if both engines are producing the same HP, can they still have different characteristics)

    When a car with a lot of torque is given longer gears, does it basically perform the same as a less torquey engine with shorter ratios??
     
     

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    There is an easy to understand saying that i have to say is bang on,, and it goes like this,,,,,,,

    BHP is how fast you hit the wall.
    TORQUE is how far you take the wall with you !!!
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    Racetrack: Power
    UK Roads : Torque
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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post
    Racetrack: Power
    UK Roads : Torque
    ...Which is why the 335i is better day to day than an M3.

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