Car reviews - Ford - Laser - SR2 5-dr hatch
20 Jul 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
AS the "2" in the name suggests, a 2.0-litre engine powers the SR2. Driving the front wheels, the transversely mounted DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder "Mazda 626" engine produces 98kW of power at 6000rpm and 178Nm of torque at 4500rpm. Engine features specific to this model include a vertical inertia charging system incorporated into the intake manifold to ensure high output over the entire engine-speed range. A knock sensor is used to improve torque and fuel efficiency, though premium unleaded petrol is called for. Official government fuel economy figures point to 9.5L/100km on the city cycle and 6.6L/100km on the highway.
Did you know?Official government fuel economy figures (achieved on a dyno) are useful for comparing vehicles, however the actual fuel consumption a driver will achieve in the real world is certain to be higher. Factors that influence fuel efficiency include driving habits, prevailing conditions, air-conditioning usage and vehicle condition
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