Reliability was the key focus when designing the new Malibu Monsoon direct injection engines, with engines subject to over 5000 hours of rigorous testing before production started. The world first F.E.A.D. (Front End Accessory Drive) system is at the core of the new design’s reliability – it makes everything in the engine simpler, eliminating failure points and using glycol for cooling so that critical engine components are not compromised by raw water exposure. The Malibu Monsoon engines are exclusive to Malibu and built from the ground up in our new start of the art facility at Malibu Boats USA.
It’s not how fast you can pull a rider or skier (that’s horse power), it’s about getting the rider out of the hole quickly and consistently with a boat full of ballast and friends – and that is all about torque curve. This has been the driving factor behind the Malibu Monsoon direct injection engines. M5Di, M6Di & LT4 are tailor made by Malibu for water sports – meaning maximum power is delivered early in the torque curve to give you a boat that never bogs down. The Monsoon’s custom tailored gear ratios act as torque multipliers to deliver even more power when you need it.
Malibu’s new line of Monsoon Engines is so quiet, you can have a conversation when running full speed down the lake. Higher compression of Malibu’s direct injection engines, along with acoustic foam and cast iron manifolds that wrap around the cylinder heads all combine to make the quietest engine the tow boat industry has ever heard.
CLEAN & GREEN
Malibu Monsoon engines are also the greenest engines the tow boat industry has ever seen. They don’t just meet CARB (California Air Resources Board) five star emission standards, they exceed them. The engines are certified 5 star ultraclean with 50% lower emissions than 4 star ratings on other tow boats. The lowest emissions in the tow boat industry and best in class fuel economy is made possible thanks to direct injection technology. The drive train has been tuned to give the most power at the lowest RPMs – exactly what you need for water sports. Best in class fuel efficiency and the lowest emissions in the industry are only available on Malibu and Axis. The Malibu Monsoon LT4 is the only supercharged towboat engine with a 4 star emissions rating, The best emissions rating for a supercharged engine the towboat industry.
MALIBU MONSOON ENGINE FEATURES:
- CARB 5 Star Ultra Clear (LT4 – 4 Star)
- Cast Aluminum Block and Cylinder Heads
- Cast Aluminum Marine Oil Pan
- Dual Equal Cam Phasing – 2V
- Glycol Cooled Oil/Transmission Heat Exchangers
- Mess Free Oil Changes with Cartridge Style Oil Filter
- Reversed Fresh Air Induction
- Reversed Composite Intake Manifold
- 11:1 Compression
- Closed Cooled ½ System
- Custom Hydrophobic Flame Arrestor