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|Author||Topic: E-TEC™ 115-HP|
posted 04-11-2004 07:32 PM ET (US)
Has Evinrude said anything [regarding plans for an] E-TEC™ engine of 115 HP or more? When might they come out?
posted 04-12-2004 12:17 AM ET (US)
The V-4 and V-6 models will come out in the 2005 model year. Now when that is—August, October, January? Dealers get a look in a few weeks, probably be some leaks after that.
posted 04-12-2004 09:54 AM ET (US)
I read in Bass & Walleye magazine that they will be introducing the bigger E-TEC™ engines in October, up to 250-HP.
posted 04-12-2004 10:03 PM ET (US)
The E-TEC™ evolution is apparently going from lower horsepower to higher horsepower. It will be interesting to see if it scales up to the 200-HP level or greater.
Mercury took the opposite tack with their Verado engine. They started at 250-HP and are scaling it down to mid-range engines later.
If the E-TEC™ engines prove to be good performers, have good durability in the field, and can hold the price down, I think they will be hugely popular. They should be very strong sellers for Bombardier. Hey, if you can make fuel efficient jet aircraft for commercial passenger service, you can probably make a 2-stroke outboard motor.
posted 04-12-2004 10:55 PM ET (US)
Do you know Positively that the 115 through 150 HP are going to be V4 and/or V6's?
As we all know, the 75 and 90 HP Evinrude's used to be V4's.... Now with the new E-Tech, these engines are In-Line 3 Cylinder.... No longer V blocks...
I have heard Rumors that the 115 through 150 are going to be In-Line 4 Cylinder but these are only rumors and/or speculation.
Other manufacturers of 4 Stroke engines have gone to the In-Line 4 Cylinder blocks and these are now up to 150 HP... The Yamaha 4 Stroke, 4 Cylinder, In-Line is a good example.. So is the Suzuki 140 HP 4 Stroke..
I hope the E-Tech is going to be an In-Line 4 Cylinder for their 115 through 150 HP line....
posted 04-13-2004 01:04 AM ET (US)
Joe you can look at the prototypes from 9.9hp to 300? at this link, picture from the Miami Show, Scream and Fly photo. That is as close as I have been. I-4, V-4, we'll just have to wait a little longer.
posted 04-13-2004 08:51 AM ET (US)
Jim, there should be little problem scaling the E-TEC up to the V6 level. Its basic operational function is similar in many respect to the current direct injection technology only with more precise control. It doesn't surprise me that they started with the lower HP and worked their way up because I believe that all manufacturers sell far more lower HP motors than they do the higher ones leading to a faster recoupment of the investment made.
Joe, the width of the bigger E-TEC outboards in the pictures taken at the Miami boat show suggest they will be V blocks. Only a guess here but I think you will see the same 60 degree V4 configurations for the 100 and 115 HP E-TECs and 60 degree V6 for the 135, 150 and 175 HP E-TECs as currently currently offered in the DI configuration. It would make sense to go that route, in my opinion, as they already have the investment in the tooling and all of the current E-TECS share the same cylinder dimensions with the V4 and small V6. Also, peel away the different cowling and fuel injection system, and the motors are essentially the same as motors that have been produced for the last 10 or 15 years so training should be easy.
The V4 has an advantage over an I4 in lower height to fish over. I think the in-line 3 cylinder E-TEC was made because the V4 75 HP DI motor was too heavy and it was overkill to have 105 cubic inches of displacement only putting out 75 HP. To my eye, the I3 E-TEC appeared to be designed with a clear target in mind, clean as 4-stroke but significantly lighter. They hit the target dead on.
posted 04-13-2004 09:52 AM ET (US)
Having seen an E-TEC on a classic 16'-7" hull recently, I was impressed with the compact, clean looking package. The inline cylinder configuration certainly lends itself nicely to twin engine configurations, with plenty of space for rigging and maintenance between the motors. If they can keep the weight down, perhaps a pair of E-TEC 115s will be the elusive "clean" twin set-up for the classic 22 hull.
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