07-14-2012 03:13 - edited 07-14-2012 03:14
I was just wondering if anyone knows if there will be brand new E-TECs next year, new models/HP range and/or technology? Theres a lot of rumors on the Internet about brand new engineered engines coming soon, to replace the current 2003 E-TEC technology, or if not replace them, improve them.
As of now there are no 2013, 2014, or any other model years of Evinrudes. BRP joined with other manufacturers and eliminated annual model changes and nomenclatures. All Evinrudes coming off the production line will have AA in the model numbers and that will stay the same until any changes are made and those motors will then be called AB models, and so on over the coming years.
Rumors are always run rampant, especially around this time of year and again around January. That is the nature of this seasonal business.
So how do we know if they have changed the engines? Just by looking at the serial number? Won't announcements of new engines be unaffected by the elimination of the model years? I mean just because the model by year dont count no more doesn't necessarily mean there wont be any new models...
07-14-2012 11:42 - edited 07-14-2012 11:47
New models introduced in the future will have a different model number sequence than the existing engines. The current motors are AA models and with any minor changes over time they may have model nomenclatures such as AB, AC, AD, etc. Brand new designs will labeled BA, CA, DA and so forth.
I have to amend my previous post as there will be no AC, AD, AE models. AF will be the next model sequence after AB so as not to be confused with engines that previously used the letters in the word INTRODUCES to designate the model year.