Hot off the presses and straight from the companies press release comes this information about the new Etec Gen 2. It was only a matter of time before one of the major companies offered an engine with customised colour schemes to match boats and I’m sure more than a few people will be swayed by the ability to now “pimp their engine”. It looks like they will drop around November this year starting from 200 to 300 hp but I’m sure the smaller blocks won’t be too far behind for us “slow pokes”. At a guess I would say most people will have their first chance to see a G2 in Aus on the back of Ross Canizzarro’s rig on the Bream circuit. Until then, heres what BRP has shown us so far.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 14, 2014 – BRP 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.
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 engine 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 past weekend. BRP organizers received a Silver status certification for a 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.