What happened to Horsepower ratings?

Briggs & Stratton Corp was accused of mislabeling small engine equipment (specifically lawnmowers) with inaccurate horsepower ratings. They decided to settle this dispute with consumers, admitting no wrong doing, to avoid negative publicity.

Many small engine manufacturers have agreed to start rating their engine by cubic centimeters of displacement (cc). This is more a measurement of torque rather than the traditional HP ratings we are use to seeing.

The link to the official settlement can be found here.

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