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The official performance figures for the 156 2.0 show that it is fatser and more powerful then the 147 2.0. Why is this?

The 147 is a lighter car I assume, and why does the same engine produce less bhp in a smaller car. Has the 147 been restricted?
 

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I was always led to believe it was because of emissions restrictions which covered the 147 when it was launched but not the 156.
 

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I thought the Twin Sparks were the same? I know they changed between 150 and 155 BHP a couple of times. Are you compairing the 156 JTS to the 147 T-Spark?
 

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The 2.0 TS lost 5 bhp due to emissions. The 156 2.0 TS was introduced with 155 bhp, but later on it had the same power output as the 147 2.0 TS.

The official figures show some benefits for the 156 even thought the 147 is a bit lighter:
  • top speed: saloons have better aerodynamics than hatchback
  • 0 - 62 mph: the 147 has different gear ratios. the 156 2.0 TS can reach 62 mph in second gear, the 147 2.0 TS needs third gear to reach 62 mph
 

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It makes sense re the gear ratios I expect that would explain the difference on the dash to 62. Thanks I suspect that some cars are deliberately restricted in order not outperfom their "big brothers".
 
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