Myth: Four-stroke outboards are more fuel-efficient than two-strokes.
Boating Magazine recently examined the popular myth that 4-stroke outboard engines are more fuel efficient than 2-stroke engines. After analyzing data, Boating concluded that this claim is simply untrue.
Comparisons are often made between older, carbureted two-strokes and newer fuel-injected four-strokes. In those cases, the enhanced economy comes from the fuel delivery system, not from the number of revolutions in a power cycle. But that’s not the case when you compare Evinrude E-TEC’s 2-stroke outboards to the modern four-strokes.
Karl Sandstrom, product manager for BRP’s Evinrude Outboard Division, explains how Evinrude E-TEC’s 2-stroke engines can compete head-to-head and out-perform 4-stroke engines on fuel economy. He gives some great insight into the benefits of the 2-stroke.
Don’t believe us? Check out the video and Karl will walk you through a detailed comparison between the two. Or stop by Boating Magazine’s website to see the full article: http://www.
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