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2013 Ski-Doo snowmobiles: what's new


by Pascal Bastien ,

Ski-Doo’s high-powered MX Z, Summit and Renegade models are taking a plunge in the fountain of youth this year, boasting modern and menacing new lines as well as an improved chassis. The REV-XS platform, a take on the REV-XP, is the manufacturer’s new spearhead in the cross-country, deep snow and hybrid segment.

More aerodynamic, ergonomic and especially seductive than ever, the new line-up will no doubt crown BRP as the king of the industry yet again this year. The Summit model also inherits 300% stiffer running boards compared to the XP frame. Tougher and grippier, they allow you to stand directly on the edges for better off-road control.

2013 Ski-Doo MXZ TNT 800r E-TEC rear 3/4 view
2013 Ski-Doo MXZ TNT 800r E-TEC (Photo: Pascal Bastien/

Renegade rMotion
The rMotion suspension, available exclusively on select MX Z TNT models last year, now comes standard on a wider variety of sleds, including the TNT 600, the 4-TEC 1200 and the Renegade family. The new system is designed to increase lateral flexibility and features a wider range of settings.

Fans of bumpy terrain and nature lovers alike will be disappointed to learn that the MX Z TNT 4-TEC 600 ACE, with its high-end gas suspension, is no longer available in 2013. If you want to benefit from the advantages of the 600 ACE twin-cylinder, the most fuel-efficient and cleanest engine in the industry, you’ll have to settle for the MX Z Sport or Renegade Sport.

The perfect package
One of the most enticing models in Ski-Doo’s portfolio this year is without a doubt the MX Z TNT rMotion with the 800 E-TEC engine. Other than the new XS frame and aggressive looks, the high-performance off-road machine shows off with an electric starter, superior front shock absorbers, LED taillamps and a heated glove compartment.

For 2013, Ski-Doo is serving up a new version of the eDrive CVT as well. Designed to improve the performance and efficiency of the 4-TEC 1200 engine, the eDrive 2 transmission is available on all the brand’s sport models as well as the touring sleds featuring the 4-stroke, 3-cylinder mill.

2013 Ski-Doo Renegade X 600 E-TEC front 3/4 view
2013 Ski-Doo Renegade X 600 E-TEC (Photo: Pascal Bastien/