MERCURY Marine is excited to introduce its all-new V6 FourStroke outboard family and the expansion of its SeaPro commercial line.
Just unveiled at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show, the new engines include 175hp, 200hp and 225hp FourStroke outboards and a V6 200hp SeaPro commercial outboard.
Precision engineered from skeg to cowl, all four outboards are built on Mercury’s new 3.4-litre V6 platform, which is designed to be powerful, light, compact and fuel efficient.
It employs a large-displacement, naturally aspirated powerhead and proven midsection and drive-system designs. Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer said the new platform will position Mercury to advance product leadership in the 175-225hp outboard category and deliver across the board on consumer needs. “These new outboards address applications across recreational and commercial sectors, strengthen our core product line-up by building on the success of our recent programs and delivering on the requirements of our global customers.”
Additionally, the 3.4-litre V6 outboards are exceptionally versatile, offering the option of mechanical or digital controls, hydraulic or power steering and black or white cowls on FourStroke-branded products, as well as a variety of accent panel colours. This versatility makes the new V6 an ideal engine for repower applications. “These outboards set a new benchmark in the marine industry,” John said.
“They are the quietest, lightest, smoothest, quickest and most fuel-efficient engines we have produced in this range.”
The new FourStroke engine not only provides large displacement at 200hp but is also exceptionally lightweight at 215kg – the lightest in its class by more than 4.5kg.
Lean and mean, the 3.4-litre V6 FourStroke platform boasts Mercury’s best acceleration and 20 percent more torque than the closest four-cylinder competitor at cruise.
Fuel efficiency is also unmatched – calibrated to maximise fuel economy at cruise, the new platform yields an advantage of up to 15 percent compared to the closest four-cylinder competitor.
Other innovations that further differentiate the 3.4-litre V6 are:
- A top cowl service door that provides easy oil check and fill (if needed), making routine maintenance easier than ever before;
- Idle charge battery-management capability that protects against battery drain while operating multiple electronic devices, and best-in-class net charging output of 20A at 650rpm; and
- Adaptive Speed Control that maintains rpm regardless of load or condition changes, improving the driving experience.
Mercury Marine vice president North and Central America and Asia Pacific Randy Caruana said, “Based on what I’m hearing from our customers, we feel like we hit a home run with the new V6 FourStroke outboard line-up.” “What a great addition to the portfolio. “These engines are light and quiet – to have a V6 that’s lighter than a four cylinder is just incredible.”