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new2bmw 09-10-2007 09:38 PM

question i should know by now
ok, i have learnt a lot about my car, for instance it has a 1.8l engine. after all this time i neglected to learn what it means. If a car has a 1.8l engine what does that mean, how many litres of what? sorry guys, guess i just look like the idiot here.

BimmerboyPH 09-10-2007 09:46 PM

Ok well someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe it means your car has a 1800 cc ( cubic capacity) motor.

new2bmw 09-10-2007 10:00 PM

i am guessing that it is a measurement of air?

Bimmer Heaven 09-10-2007 10:43 PM


Originally Posted by new2bmw (Post 1051660)
i am guessing that it is a measurement of air?

Volume of space where the cylinders are...From TDC to BDC

SamE30e 09-10-2007 11:32 PM

1800cc's of displacement. In all the cylinders there is 1.8l's of space. Basically the bigger the engine, the more fuel and air you can fit in which equals a bigger boom and more power. There is alot of other physics to it, but that is the jist of it. Some smaller displacement engines make more power then a engine that is bigger, this is where the physics and design come in.

new2bmw 09-10-2007 11:35 PM

thanks guys
i appreciate you answering. Now i know just about enough to make me dangerous lol.

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