BRP introduces new Rotax E-TEC 800R engine
More power and much-improved fuel economy
Story by Staff, Jan. 18, 2010Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
According to BRP, this lightweight two-stroke engine uses sophisticated electronic injectors and a powerful central computer to deliver major improvements in performance, efficiency and ease-of-use. This engine debuts in a limited build 2010 Ski-Doo MX Z X-package sled.
“This is a no compromise engine. Not only does it generate more power, but it sets new benchmarks for fuel and oil economy,” says Bob Lumley, vice-president, Sales & Marketing, Ski-Doo/Sea-Doo. “In fact, the new E-TEC 800R engine is up to 37% better than our competitors in fuel economy.”
Benefits of the 800R E-TEC engine include:
• Horsepower exceeding the PowerT.E.K. 800
• Outstanding fuel economy: 19 mpg (12.3 l/100 km)
• Great fuel range: 202 miles (325km)
• Increased oil economy: 264 miles/quart (450 km/l)
• Virtually no smoke or smell
• Lower emissions than any other 800cc snowmobile on the market
• First pull starts every time
• Super smooth, refined idle
• Significantly lighter throttle pull
• Automatic break-in function
• Automatic summerization function
BRP first introduced the E-TEC technology in its Evinrude outboard engines in 2003 and subsequently won the Clean Air Technology Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Adapted later on for Ski-Doo snowmobiles, it was first brought to the market in 2008 with the Rotax E-TEC 600 H.O. engine. Since then, it has become the industry’s best-selling 600cc engine and has won numerous industry awards.
“This introduction reflects the outstanding innovative capabilities of BRP, especially in expanding environmentally friendly technologies,” says Yves Leduc, vice- president and general manager, North America division. “Transferring technology and know-how from one product to another demonstrates the strength and capabilities of our design and engineering teams. It also extends our products’ leadership farther and faster.”
A limited number of black 2010 Ski-Doo MX Z X snowmobiles powered by the new engine will be available for purchase at North American BRP dealers.
So consumers can experience this remarkable new engine, a demo tour of the Ski-Doo MX Z X 800R E-TEC sleds will be travelling the snowbelt for the remainder of the winter (a schedule of events is available on Ski-Doo.com). Plus, a handful of Summit E-TEC 800R models will be available as demonstration units.