STURTEVANT — BRP this weekend introduced a new outboard engine line the company says cuts emissions while improving fuel efficiency and with more torque than other four-stroke engines.
BRP introduced its G-2 line of its Evinrude E-Tec outboard engines to BRP dealers and boat builders from around the world during a dealer conference that started Thursday in Milwaukee and ends today.
All Evinrude engines are made at BRP’s Evinrude world headquarters and manufacturing plant at 10101 Science Drive. The company also has its product development, marketing and sales, customer call center and dealer training functions there.
The company said the G-2 engine is the next generation of Evinrude E-Tec outboard engines. BRP said the G-2 cuts total regulated emissions by up to 75 percent, with 15 percent better fuel efficiency and 20 percent more torque, compared with “leading four-stroke engines.”
“Until now, achieving these levels of performance and integration was unheard of,” stated Chris Dawson, BRP vice president and general manager of global sales and consumer experience.
The Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard engine will be available this fall in ranges from about 220 to 300 horsepower. It is customizable; buyers can select top and front panels and accent colors to match their boat.
BRP said its Evinrude E-Tec engines will be backed by the industry’s best engine warranty: five-year engine warranty; five-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 said the technology has surpassed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s clean-air standards for more than 10 years. BRP’s Evinrude engine lineup, from 3.5 to 300 horsepower, is sold at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide.
BRP, based in Valcourt, Quebec, has annual sales of more than $2.8 billion from 105 countries. The company employs about 7,100 people worldwide.
Its brand portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems and Rotax engines for carts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft.