2019 Suzuki 175 HP DF175APL2 Outboard Motor
Suzuki’s DF175APL2 incorporates the Drive by Wire Suzuki Precision Control System for easy, smooth and precise throttle and shift operation. The AP model also incorporates Suzuki Select Rotation which enables the outboard to operate in either clockwise standard rotation or counter clockwise rotation. The DF175APL2 is based on an inline four cylinder DOHC powerhead with a 2,867cm³ (174.9 cu.in.) displacement. While the large displacement contributes greatly to producing exceptional acceleration and torque, it doesn’t mean that they are comparatively larger and heavier in size. On the contrary, Suzuki’s engineers have targeted this big block motor to be one of the most versatile four strokes in the 175hp class.
Features of suzuki 175
- 02 Sensor Feedback Control System
- Multi Point Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
- Suzuki Precision Control
- Suzuki Selective Rotation
- Variable Valve Timing System
- Multi-Stage Induction System
- Two-Stage Gear Reduction System
- Offset Driveshaft
- Direct Ignition
- Thrust Mount System
- Over-Rev. Limiter
- Low Oil Pressure Caution
- Fully Transistorized Ignition
- Timing Chain
- Fresh Water Flushing System
- Power Trim and Tilt
- Tilt Limit
- Speedometer Pickup of Gear Case
- Standard Color is Pearl Nebular Black – Now Available in Cool White
- Suzuki Anti-Corrosion System
- TESTED: TWIN SUZUKI 175
When it comes to performance, the twin-rig 175hp Suzuki four-stroke setup provide more than ample power on the transom of this beast. As a big-bore four-cylinder these motors have serious torque and swinging big-blade props through the high-ratio gearbox the low-down torque to wide open throttle of 6000rpm at 44kts is pretty impressive to say the least.
Top features to the DF175/PowerCat 2800 combination include: a notable quietness on the water at idle and at speed, smooth to operate, and very economical throughout the rev ranges.
For those into offshore trolling or simply cruising the broad waters, the twin 175s produce an exceptionally low fuel burn of around 8lt/h at 7kts. Crank it up to a comfortable cruise speed of 25kts and you chew a mere 34 to 38lt/h, and belting the throttles to wide open will tax you a fair 127lt/h at 6000rpm/44kts – and that’s more than acceptable for a boat of this size.
KEY MOTOR BITS
Suzuki has fine-tuned its outboards in all areas, with the 175 including features like Lean Burn, which predicts fuel needs according to operating conditions and by using real-time computer processors and sensors delivers a precise mixture of lean air to fuel, providing low economy for the size of horsepower.
The offset driveshaft helps evenly distribute weight by reducing the size of the motor. A two-stage gear-reduction system provides greater power and better holeshot acceleration. The maintenance-free timing chain is self-tensioning and saves heaps on maintenance costs down the line.
There’s also Troll Mode for precision low-rev control, as well as Suzuki Precision Control for smooth, instantaneous and responsive digital throttle operation that can be configured for twin, triple, quad and even dual stations. The Suzuki DF175s also boast multi-stage induction and selective rotation (configured for regular and counter rotation).
If saving a few dollars is on the cards, then a twin 150hp Suzuki installation will suffice on the 2800, however, the 175s are a perfect match for this boat and personally I wouldn’t worry about going to the maximum rating of twin 200
|Controls||Suzuki Precision Control|
|Power Trim & Tilt||Power Trim & Tilt|
|Gear Shift||Forward – Neutral – Reverse|
|Alternator Output||44 Amp|