2015 Club Car Precedent to be Best-in-class EFI (Electric Fuel Injected) Engine

Posted by Alex Sturwold on Dec 10, 2014

We checked out the new and sophisticated 2015 Club Car Precedent golf cart: and we were impressed!

“Club Car engineers spent a year researching major engine manufacturers’ offerings before partnering with Subaru, a world leader in building small engines with EFI,” says Rusty Risher, Marketing Manager, Golf.

This shows through in the smooth running and immediate powerband, along with the fuel efficiency results that Club Car has been reporting (one fill up per week for a golf cart used as a public golf course rental cart).

Using automotive technology, Subaru designed a 14-hp-rated, 404 cc single-cylinder overhead cam engine with EFI. Designed around a unique matrix of features, it outperforms the competition and ranks best-in class in virtually every category.

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The new engine increased horsepower by 35%, fuel efficiency by 35% and cut carbon monoxide emissions by 30% over previous Precedent golf cart engines. The greenest gas cart that Club Car has ever made! 

The new Precedent model Club Car also:

  • Delivers 23 percent more power than competitive EFI vehicles.
  • Reduces the annual cost of ownership by $160, based on fuel usage and maintenance schedules in the owners’ manuals
  • Club Car is so confident in this new engine that they have extended the warranty on both the Precedent golf cart’s engine and gas transaxle to a five year limited warranty standard, which is one to two years longer than competitive vehicles. “This gives course owners and managers an added layer of protection and cuts the total cost of ownership even more,” Risher says.

    Why EFI?

    Unlike engines with carburetors and chokes that suction fuel and can be difficult to start, EFI systems atomize fuel by forcibly pumping it through a small nozzle under high pressure. So they start right up even in frigid weather, automatically adjust for altitude and deliver power on demand. EFI systems also reduce maintenance costs, last longer and lower emissions.

    Why Club Car says its EFI is Different

    “The design of EFI engines varies considerably,” Risher says. “Ours is engineered with overhead cams that are more automotive and precise than the outdated pushrod engines in competitive vehicles.”

    The Subaru engine also:

  • Features a hemispherical head design that produces more torque and power than the straight valve engines in competitive products.
  • Offers capacitive discharge ignition for more precise ignition timing and better starting when cold
  • Improves reliability with a case-hardened steel timing chain.
  • Has a splash lubrication system that eliminates the need to buy, change and dispose of oil filters.
  • Club Car golf carts are also built on the industry’s only rustproof, corrosion-resistant aluminum frame, engineered to be stronger than steel frames. Club Car, one of the most respected names in the golf industry, is the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles in the world.

    Visit your local Club Car dealer for more information.

    Happy Carting!

    Alex Sturwold