While not designated as Evinrude E-TEC engines, the E-TEC technology is incorporated throughout the motor, including E-TEC injectors, the fuel system and an onboard computer. The E-TEC technology that the government depends on is available for civilian-use with the other Evinrude E-TEC engine horsepower ranges. Additional MFE innovations include special cylinder sleeve oiling, modified deflector pins and unique engine mapping systems.
The MFE boasts minimal engine noise and low exhaust emissions. The multi-fuel outboard and its boat can be launched from a submerged submarine or airdropped from a helicopter or C-130 Hercules cargo plane.