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Car reviews - Ford - Laser - SR 5-dr hatch

Engine

Ford logo24 Aug 2001

By BRUCE NEWTON

LASER buyers now have the choice of three engines - a 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0-litre variant - though the SR bodykit is currently only offered with the latter two. The DOHC 16-valve 1.8-litre inline four-cylinder powering the Laser SR develops 92kW at 6000rpm and 163Nm at 4000rpm. The current generation of 1.8-litre engine featured a number of improvements over its predecessor, including a revised valve angle for better fuel efficiency. Official government fuel economy figures for the SR point to 9.0 L/100km over the city cycle and 6.4 L/100km on the highway.

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Part of the reduced noise, vibration and harshness regime on the current 1.8-litre Laser/323 engine was the use of a lower block bearing support for better rigidity

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