BRP Introduces New Rotax E-Tec 800R Snowmobile Engine: More Horsepower And Up To 37 Percent Better F

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Valcourt, Qué.  - BRP is expanding its revolutionary E-TEC engine technology in Ski-Doo snowmobiles with the introduction of the much anticipated Rotax E-TEC 800R engine.


This lightweight two-stroke engine uses sophisticated electronic injectors and a powerful central computer to deliver stunning 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," said Bob Lumley, vice-president, sales and marketing, Ski-Doo/Sea-Doo. "In fact, the new E-TEC 800R engine is up to 37 percent 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," said 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 in the next few days.


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 Plus, a handful of Summit E-TEC 800R models will be available as demonstration units.

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