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Useful Conversion Factors

Length
1" = 25.4 mm
1 mile = 1.609 344 km = 0.999 998 survey (US statute) mile
1 mile (US statute) ≅ 1.609 347 km

Weight
1 lb = 0.453 592 37 kg

Volume
1 ci = 16.387 064 cc = 0.016 387 064 L
1 cu-ft = 28.316 846 592 L
1 gal (UK) = 4.546 09 L ≅ 1.200 950 gal (US)
1 gal (US) = 3.785 411 84 L

Cargo capacity is fequently measured according to three major standards (not always specified): SAE, DIN and VDA (block method) — the SAE typically giving figures 10-25% lower than the two European standards.

Power
1 hp ≅ 0.745 699 9 kW
1 hp ≅ 1.013 869 metric hp / Pferdestarke (PS) / cavalli / chevaux (CV)
1 PS ≅ 0.735 498 8 kW

Torque
1 lb-ft ≅ 1.355 818 Nm ≅ 0.138 255 0 kg.m
1 kg-m = 9.806 65 Nm

Meaurements of power and torque are usually made to one of three standards: SAE J1349, ECE 85 or DIN 70020. The SAE standard specifies operating conditions of 99 kPa / 29.23 InHg of dry air and 25 °C / 77 F temperature. The DIN and ECE standards are calculated at higher pressure (101.3 kPa / 29.33 InHg of dry air) and lower temperature (20 °C / 68 F), resulting in increased power, and DIN 70020 does not specify the status of accessories such as the engine fan and water pump, again resulting in a slight increase in measured power. UN Economic Commission for Europe Reg. 85 has only recently been adopted by manufacturers outside the US (notably General Motors), usually with the introduction of newer, more powerful engines that hide the nominal loss of power compared to DIN 70020.

Pressure
1 psi ≅ 0.068 947 57 bar
1 atm (standard) = 1.013 25 bar

Fuel economy
1 mpg (UK) ≅ 0.354 006 2 km/L
1 mpg (US) ≅ 0.425 143 7 km/L
x L/100 km ≅ 235.215÷x mpg (US)

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