Evinrude has announced their new E-Tec and all I have to say is wow. Not because its an engineering marvel but because the design looks like something out of a cheap 1990s cartoon. I’m not being harsh on Evinrude because I dislike the company, infact I’m a big Evinrude/Johnson fan. I only say this because it hasn’t really been said by anybody else and I think somebody should.
The new E-Tec is a 3.4l motor from the 200 on up to the 300 which means customization is an option if you plan on having the motor for a while. If I had to guess I’d say this motor was designed with the new Rangers in mind to go along with their new futuristic look. Below is the press release we were given from BRP:
BRP (TSX:DOO) today revealed a new outboard engine that produces up to 75% fewer total regulated emissions, with 15% better fuel efficiency and 20% more torque than leading four-stroke engines*: G2 engines, the next generation of Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines.
“BRP’s Evinrude brand is an integral part of one of the most innovative powersports companies in the world,” said Alain Villemure, vice-president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division. “Our reputation for inventing and reinventing the playgrounds we’re in dictates that a new era in outboard engine technology and design would originate from BRP.”
The Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard engine delivers unrivaled performance with best-in-class torque and fuel efficiency and lowest total emissions. Available this fall at BRP dealers in ranges starting at 200 H.O. to 300R.A.V.E., the new E-TEC G2 engine offers the first and only customizable look, the only clean rigging and fully integrated digital controls. These innovations now allow consumers to choose the absolute perfect combination of boat and engine by selecting top and front panels, as well as accent colors that match your boat.
“This engine stands alone, in the industry and on the water,” said Chris Dawson, BRP’s vice-president and general manager of Global Sales and Consumer Experience. “Until now, achieving these levels of performance and integration was unheard of. Add to this the fact that this engine produces, by far, the fewest emissions of any outboard engine on the water, and it’s clear to see why the new Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines will change the face of boating.”
BRP’s next generation of Evinrude E-TEC engines will be backed by unmatched value with the industry’s best engine warranty, least maintenance and best-in-class fuel efficiency.BRP is the only outboard manufacturer offering 5-5-5: 5-year engine warranty**, 5-year corrosion warranty, and 500 hours with no dealer-scheduled maintenance, allowing for the most time on the water.
The company launched its first-generation Evinrude E-TEC technology in 2003 and added to the line a broad spectrum of horsepower options for any boating need. The innovative technology has delivered on more power and torque while achieving and surpassing the EPA’s clean air standards for more than 10 years. BRP’s technological breakthroughs with the Evinrude E-TEC technology have also allowed for fewer dealer visits and less engine maintenance over time, giving boaters more time on the water. G2 engines join other Evinrude E-TEC product innovations like the new Pontoon Series engines, the only ones specifically built for pontoons, providing vibration-reducing motor mounts and all the same Evinrude best-in-class performance.
BRP dealers and boat builders from around the world and members of the media were given the opportunity to find out more about this new revolution in the outboard industry as well as test-ride the new line-up during a dealer conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (US) this weekend. The integration of sustainability criteria in the organization of the conference will allow this major event to be certified as a BRP sustainable event.
BRP’s Evinrude engine line-up from 3.5 to 300 horsepower offers customers superior value across a full range of applications. Engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Become part of the online Evinrude community at www.evinrudenation.com and customize your Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine at www.ChooseYourETEC.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brpevinrude.
* Based on BRP internal tests.
**Available in select markets. (For North America, 3 years of BRP Limited Warranty plus 2 years of BRP Extended Service Terms – B.E.S.T.)