BRP unveiled four new additions to its Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine lineup, along with an all-new 60 H.O. model and several new accessories this past weekend at the Club Evinrude 2017 model year dealer meeting.
The company revealed new 150, 150 H.O., 175 and 200 horsepower models in its E-TEC G2 outboard series, building on the original G2 line of 200 H.O to 300 horsepower engines introduced two years ago. "We heard from consumers who appreciate the high torque, class-leading fuel economy, and features like i-Trim and power steering that make their boating experience better, and brought them into the heart of the market, which is really the 150 horsepower class,' said Evinrude Global Product Manager, Jason Eckman. "We launched the flagship, and now we're bringing that technology down the line.'
The new 150, 150 H.O., 175 and 200 horsepower models are said to deliver up to 30 percent more torque, up to 15 percent greater fuel efficiency, and up to 75 percent fewer total regulated emissions than competing four-strokes. They are also said to emit fewer regulated emissions than the original G2 product.
The new engines share most parts with the larger 200 H.O to 300 horsepower G2 models, reducing inventory requirements for servicing dealers. The new models will further be offered with a choice of a standard midsection with integral hydraulic steering, or a TRAC midsection with a traditional steering cylinder in order to reduce both cost and weight. The new engines will be offered in all current G2 colours, including new Ice Blue and Mossy Oak camouflage finishes.
In addition to the new G2 engine line up, BRP also unveiled a new 60 horsepower Evinrude H.O. model, built on the three-cylinder I3 platform used in the company's 75 to 90 horsepower E-TECs. Available in 20-inch and 25-inch shaft lengths, the new 60 will fill a void between the existing E-TEC 60 and 75 models, making it ideal for high-thrust applications such as pontoon boats.
Evinrude further announced a number of new accessories. A new line of Icon II digital controls for G2 outboards from 150 to 300 horsepower include an integrated digital-to-analog converter for use with analog gauges. The company also showed its new Evinrude E-Link virtual dashboard, which enables the display and direct control of important engine features from a mobile device. Evinrude E-Link mirrors the data shown on Evinrude's ICON Touch displays, including RPM, fuel flow, trim position, oil level, fuel levels, battery voltage and water depth. There's even a concierge page that includes links to the Evinrude "Find a Dealer' webpage, as well as a "Send Engine Data' option to forward engine data directly to a dealer or service team via email.