The intervals between the gears in the five-speed or six speed fully synchronised manual and automatic gearbox for the Skoda Laura are suitably harmonised with the characteristics of the engines on offer. This ensures less fuel consumption and more power. Skoda Laura is available with three different powered engine that are 1.8 TSI 4V 1798cc, turbocharged petrol engine delivers power of 160bhp at 4500'6200rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500-4500rpm.
While the diesel variants of Skoda Laura is powered by the 1.9 TDI 4V 1896cc, turbocharged diesel engine present in both Ambiente and Elegance models delivers power of 105bhp at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1900rpm. Another more powerful version of Skoda Laura is powered by the 2.0 TDI L and K AT powered by is 2.0L, 1968cc, 4V diesel engine with automatic transmission gearbox that delivers maximum power of 140bhp at 4000rpm with a maximum torque of 320Nm at 1750rpm.
The pick up of engine is smooth and it accelerates fast specially the diesel engine that shows bags of performance though with a bit of noise. All the variant offers acceleration of 100kph in 8.17sec and top speed of 223Km/h except 2.0 TDI A/T L&K which offers acceleration of 100kph in 11.07sec and top speed of 207Km/h.
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Skoda Laura relatively need higher maintenance than the other D-segment sedans. The cost of ownership for Skoda cars are higher than the other brands and thin service center networks is also a problem with Skoda India.