BRP Press Release
January 14, 2008
As you know, BRP is the undisputed leader when it comes to state-of-the-art two-stroke snowmobile engines, with SDI and PowerT.E.K.TM technologies.
Today, we’re extending our lead with the introduction of the Rotax 600 H.O. E-TEC engine. It powers a special 2009 Ski-Doo® MX Z TNT sled, available now in limited quantities.
We pioneered E-TEC direct injection two-stroke technology in our Evinrude® outboard engines, where it won the Clean Air Technology Excellence Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. This E-TEC system, developed specifically for snowmobiles, delivers several benefits:
At 21 mpg US/25 mpg CDN, the 600 H.O. E-TEC uses 15% less fuel than the current Rotax 600 H.O. semi-direct injection (SDI) engine, 78% less fuel than the Polaris 600 CFI and 92% less than the Arctic Cat 600 EFI.1
Most owners will have to add oil just once per season2, due to the added precision of the system’s electronic oil pump and sophisticated computer mapping. The 600 H.O. E-TEC uses half the oil of the SDI and Polaris 600 CFI, and just a third the oil (66% less) of the Arctic Cat 600 EFI. 3
Emissions / smoke and smell.
The 600 H.O. E-TEC is the cleanest two-stroke snowmobile engine by a wide margin, meaning there’s virtually no smoke or smell.4
Because of its two-stroke configuration, the 600 H.O. E-TEC is naturally lightweight for better handling and reducing rider fatigue. The MX Z TNT with 600 H.O. E-TEC model weighs just 415 pounds (188 kg).
Hassle-free ownership experience.
Engines with E-TEC technology start on the first pull every time; run with a super smooth idle and instant response; the platinum-tipped spark plugs are warranted for three years; and features the industry’s first automatic summerization function.
The significant improvements in fuel and oil consumption will save 600 H.O. E-TEC owners real money over a season. And the instant throttle response and near elimination of smoke and smell will make this engine a pleasure to own and ride.
We’re really excited about this new technology and hope you are, too.
Look for the New E-TEC website February 4th at www.Ski-Doo.com for more information.
Also continue to check www. Supertraxmag.com as we will have a New 2009 TNT E-TEC for evaluation this month.