BRP has introduced its second generation Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines, dubbed G2. The launch is part of its Club BRP product released over the weekend in Milwaukee, US.
The new engines, available for delivery this autumn, are said to produce up to 75% fewer emissions than current four-stroke designs, while simultaneously offering 15% better fuel efficiency and 20% more torque. BRP is initially offering six models in the G2 line, including 225, 250 and 300 hp models as well as 200, 225 and 250 hp High Output editions. All use a common 3.4L V6 block with direct fuel injection, and incorporate digital shift and throttle controls along with streamlined rigging and power steering.
The most visible change to the new engine line comes in the way of interchangeable top and side panels that allow consumers to select from a choice of colours to match their boat. The engines are initially available in a choice of five side and top panel colours, with 14 different accent hues.
“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 new engines are backed with the company’s 5-5-5 warranty, providing five years of coverage against manufacturing defects, a five-year corrosion warranty, and 500 hours with no dealer-scheduled maintenance.
“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.”