Stihl is testing it’s first ever fuel injected chainsaw. The MS 500i will have 79.2 cc displacement at a power of 5.0 kW. The saw, without the bar, is said to weigh 6.2 kG or a little over 13.5 lbs. That’s 1.2 kG (2.6 lbs) lighter then the MS 661 CM currently offered by Stihl.
Choke and half-gas are a thing of the past with this saw. The saw constantly calibrates itself and will work the same under all conditions and all heights. The saw does not require a battery due to the new electronics and new generator. Without pre-setting, the electronics are activated within milliseconds after start up.
There is no set release date for this saw, but stayed turned for more information.