Evinrude unveiled an expansion of its G2 line, as well as a new virtual dashboard at its Evinrude Club event this past weekend.
The next generation of Evinrude E-TEC G2 includes the E-TEC G2 150, 150 H.O., 175 and 200. This follows the introduction of 200 to 300-hp versions in 2014.
According to the company, the new Evinrude E-TEC G2 models deliver up to 30 percent more torque, up to 15 percent better fuel efficiency and up to 75 percent fewer total regulated emissions compared to leading four-stroke outboard engines.
“Our Evinrude E-TEC G2 technology is now the benchmark for outboard engines,” said Alain Villemure, vice-president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division. “By expanding this award-winning product line to lower horsepower models, even more consumers can benefit from the industry-leading performance of Evinrude E-TEC G2. From bass to pontoon, center console to aluminum fishing, freshwater to saltwater, the revolution is here.”
BRP also announced the release of its virtual dashboard that enables the display and direct control of important engine features from a mobile device – the Evinrude E-Link. E-Link shares critical E-TEC G2 engine data over a NMEA 2000 network via WiFi to any iOS or Android device, from anywhere on a boat. Evinrude E-Link mirrors the data shown on Evinrude’s ICON Touch displays, giving users fingertip access to vital engine and vessel information, including:
- Engine RPM, fuel flow, trim position and oil level, as well as fuel levels, battery voltage and water depth
- Two trip logs to assist boaters with fuel management by calculating distance traveled, fuel consumed, and average and maximum speed
- An Eco page that allows boaters to achieve the best possible efficiency in different operating conditions by monitoring estimated range, and instantaneous and average fuel use
- 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
“Our development teams are focused on providing our customers with added convenience, control and value,” said Villemure. “Evinrude E-Link makes managing the most advanced engines on the market, Evinrude E-TEC G2, even easier. Now boaters can have all the information they need right in the palm of their hand.”
In addition to displaying data, Evinrude E-Link gives users remote control of Evinrude’s i-Trim intelligent trim system and Dynamic Power Steering feature. The device also is capable of initiating Evinrude E-TEC G2 “one touch” auto-winterization. It is fully customizable and can be set to five different languages – English, French, Spanish, German and Italian – and display data in metric, imperial, U.S. standard and nautical units of measure.
With no required break-in period and featuring standard push-button automatic winterization, the E-TEC G2 product line is designed to be easy to own, and is covered by a five-year warranty, including corrosion with no dealer-scheduled maintenance for five years or 500 hours. E-TEC G2 engines are completely customizable and, new for this year, is now available in Mossy Oak and Ice Blue.
In addition to the new G2 engine line up, Evinrude also expanded the 2017 product year line by introducing two 60 H.O. models available in 20-inch and 25-inch configurations. The Evinrude E-TEC 60 H.O. models feature three years or 300 hours warranty with no dealer-scheduled maintenance.