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Latest Update: Release Date New Stihl MS 500i Fuel Injection Chainsaw

UPDATE: Friday 3rd May 2019 : In stock and ready now!

The Stihl 500i Range!

£1,100.00 £814.00 ex.VAT £976.80 Inc.VAT
£1,120.00 £830.00 ex.VAT £996.00 Inc.VAT
£1,165.83 ex.VAT £1,399.00 Inc.VAT


The Waiting Game: The Stihl MS 500i Fuel Injection Chainsaw by Stihl is being released next year January / Feburary 2019.


The Stihl MS 500i – The Worlds First Fuel Injection Chainsaw

Yes, it is finally here. The moment tree surgeons, arborists and forestry folk alike have been waiting for … the Stihl ms 500i and who better to build the the worlds first fuel-injected chainsaw than Stihl.

The much anticipated ms 500i is somewhat gathering a large hype and anticipation within the arborist world. From tree sports enthusiasts to commercial tree surgeons. The teasing pictures and video demonstrations from Stil themselves have left the mouth-watering for most which now renders the Stihl ms 500i as the most anticipated chainsaw of 2019 and is certainly one that is not to be missed.

Pre Order Stihl ms500i Today

Here at mowers2go, we have been interested to understand more about this chainsaw and of course to report to our customers and follows on social media, just when this machine is going to be available to purchase.

Stihl certainly are not giving too much away, however, as a Stihl main dealer here in Norwich, Norfolk, UK. We are able to take pre orders for the new stihl ms 500i as from today!

Please click here to pre order the stihl ms 500i chainsaw.

Here are pictures release by stihl of the new ms 500i chainsaw.

What is the release date of the new Stihl ms 500i?

Having spoken directly with the guys at Stihl, we understand that we are able to begin shipping the ms 500i from spring 2019 and are able to take pre-orders from January to February of 2019. This is not an official release date but more so a word of mouth suggestion of probability. Of course, at the time of writing this (31st October 2018), we still await the exact release date for confirmation.

What we can now dive into is what we do know right now. The reasons why this machine is massively hyped, what is the price, what are the specs and what are the new features.

On a google search we can see that some of the most popular searches regarding this machine are:

  • new stihl ms 500i
  • ms500i price
  • ms500i specs
  • ms 500i specs
  • stihl 500i chainsaw specs
  • ms500i release date
  • stihl ms 500i test

So let’s try and answer some of these queries.

What is the price of the new stihl ms500i?

The price of the stihl ms 500i is said to be around

What bar lengths is the ms 500i available in?

Stihl’s websites states that the following bar lengths will be available upon its release.

  • MS 500i, RS, Bar length 50 cm
  • MS 500i, RS, Bar length 63 cm
  • MS 500i, RS, Bar length 71 cm

A word from Stihl about the ms 500i.

Stihl say that the ms500i is going to be the first ever chainsaw with STIHL Injection Technology. They boost that the best power-to-weight ratio is the best on the market and that it is very easy to operate.

Although it is not limited to, but ideally best suited for use on large timbers. The machine is lightweight and yet boosts outstanding acceleration.

The key features which are important to buyers would be.
  • The worlds first fuel injection chainsaw
  • Super light weight
  • Power to weight ratio
  • Contract tree surgeons, forestry guys & arborists will be impressed by this machine

Technical specifications

Displacement 79,2 cm³
Sound pressure level 1) 106 dB(A)
Power output 5/6,8 kW/bhp
Vibration level left/right 2) 4,2/4 m/s²
Sound power level 1) 119 dB(A)
Weight 3) 6,2 kg
Power-to-weight ratio 1,2 kg/kW
Saw chain pitch 3/8″

1) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
3) Without fuel, without bar and chain