New V-6 FourStroke Out­board Line-up

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Mer­cury Ma­rine, the world leader in ma­rine propul­sion and technology, is pleased to in­tro­duce its new V-6 FourStroke out­board fam­ily and the ex­pan­sion of its SeaPro com­mer­cial line at the 2018 Mi­ami In­ter­na­tional Boat Show. The new en­gine fam­ily, which builds on the suc­cess of Mer­cury’s 75 to 150HP FourStroke out­boards, fea­tures 175HP, 200HP and 225HP FourStroke out­boards and a V-6 200HP SeaPro com­mer­cial out­board.

The new Mer­cury FourStroke and SeaPro out­boards are built on Mer­cury’s new 3.4-liter V-6 plat­form, which is de­signed to be pow­er­ful, light, com­pact and fuel-efficient. The new V-6 en­gines are pre­ci­sion en­gi­neered from skeg to cowl.

“This new plat­form will po­si­tion Mer­cury to ad­vance prod­uct lead­er­ship in the 175 to 225HP out­board cat­e­gory, and de­liver across the board on con­sumer needs,” said John Pfeifer, Mer­cury Ma­rine pres­i­dent. “These new out­boards ad­dress applications across re­cre­ational and com­mer­cial applications; strengthen our core prod­uct lineup by building off the suc­cess of our re­cent pro­grams and de­liv­er­ing on the re­quire­ments of our global cus­tomers.”

The 3.4l V-6 em­ploys a large-dis­place­ment, nat­u­rally as­pi­rated power head and proven mid-sec­tion and drivesys­tem de­signs. Ad­di­tion­ally, the 3.4l V-6 out­boards are ex­cep­tion­ally ver­sa­tile, of­fer­ing the op­tion of hy­draulic or power steer­ing, black or white cowls, a sig­nif­i­cantly lower boat well in­tru­sion than cur­rent prod­uct, in ad­di­tion they of­fer dig­i­tal con­trols, Ana­logue or dig­i­tal in­stru­ments as well as a va­ri­ety of accent panel colours. This ver­sa­til­ity makes the new V-6 an ideal en­gine for re­power applications.

“These out­boards set a new bench­mark in the ma­rine in­dus­try,” said Pfeifer. “They are the qui­etest, light­est, smoothest, quick­est and most fuel-efficient en­gines we have pro­duced in this range.”

For a large dis­place­ment FourStroke en­gine the new V6 is ex­cep­tion­ally light weight at only 215kg - the light­est weight in its class. Lean and mean, the 3.4l V-6 FourStroke boasts Mer­cury’s best ac­cel­er­a­tion and twenty per­cent more torque than the clos­est four-cylin­der com­peti­tor at cruise. Fuel ef­fi­ciency is also un­matched – the new 3.4l V-6 FourStroke is cal­i­brated to max­i­mize fuel econ­omy at cruise, yield­ing an ad­van­tage of up to a fif­teen per­cent com­pared to the clos­est four-cylin­der com­peti­tor.

Other in­no­va­tions that fur­ther dif­fer­en­ti­ate the 3.4l V-6 are:

A top cowl ser­vice door that pro­vides easy oil check and fill (if needed) with­out re­mov­ing the cowl, mak­ing rou­tine main­te­nance eas­ier than ever be­fore;

Idle charge bat­tery-man­age­ment ca­pa­bil­ity that pro­tects against con­sumers drain­ing bat­ter­ies while op­er­at­ing mul­ti­ple elec­tronic de­vices, and best-in-class net charg­ing out­put of 20 Amp at 650 RPM;

Adap­tive Speed Con­trol that main­tains RPM re­gard­less of load or con­di­tion changes, im­prov­ing the driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence;

“This is a great ad­di­tion to the port­fo­lio,” said Mar­tin Bass, EMEA Mer­cury Ma­rine pres­i­dent. “These en­gines are light and quiet - to have a V-6 that’s lighter than a four­cylin­der is just in­cred­i­ble.”

V-6 line-up of Mer­cury FourStrokes (175 to 225HP)

Mer­cury’s 3.4l, 200HP FourStroke em­ploys a large dis­place­ment in the 200HP class. At 215kg the en­gine is the light­est in its class, and is 16kg lighter than cur­rent prod­uct in this range. With its per­for­mance-in­spired dual over­head cam (quad cam) and four-valve de­sign, the en­gine will reach higher speeds, faster. In ad­di­tion, this out­board is the only one of its kind that main­tains rpm re­gard­less of load or con­di­tion changes and pro­vides a “sportier” feel to the driv­ers.

Su­pe­rior Fuel Econ­omy

In ad­di­tion, the new en­gines pro­vide fuel sav­ings to the con­sumer. At cruise and at wide open throt­tle, the new fourstroke out­boards take ad­van­tage of Mer­cury’s pro­pri­etary “Ad­vanced Range Op­ti­miza­tion” (ARO) cal­i­bra­tion to gen­er­ate greater fuel ef­fi­ciency than the en­gine it is re­plac­ing and the clos­est four-cylin­der com­peti­tor.

Ad­di­tional Colour Op­tions

In ad­di­tion to Mer­cury’s leg­endary black en­gines, this new line-up of­fers white en­gines for the 200HP and 225HP out­boards. For the first time, Mer­cury will also of­fer four accent panel colours plus ready-for-paint pan­els, which al­low for per­son­al­iza­tion.

Noise, vi­bra­tion and harsh­ness (NVH)

The new 3.4l V-6 boasts ex­cel­lent NVH qual­ity, and rep­re­sents ad­vance­ment from cur­rent prod­ucts. Key NVH-en­hanc­ing fea­tures in­clude:

The V-6 de­sign is nat­u­rally bal­anced.

Multi-cham­ber air-in­take qui­ets in­duc­tion noise.

Fuel in­jec­tor cov­ers re­duce high-fre­quency noise.

Spe­cific cowl fea­tures pre­vent noise from reach­ing the op­er­a­tor.

200HP V-6 SeaPro

The Mer­cury SeaPro 200HP 3.4l V-6 four-stroke out­board em­ploys a large dis­place­ment. At a very low weight. Like all Mer­cury SeaPro out­board en­gines, the 3.4l V-6 four-stroke is built for dura­bil­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity and is cal­i­brated for com­mer­cial us­age.

Like the 3.4l V-6 175-225HP FourStroke out­boards, the new 200HP V-6 SeaPro out­board fea­tures “Ad­vanced Range Op­ti­miza­tion” (ARO) cal­i­bra­tion, which was de­vel­oped by Mer­cury en­gi­neers to op­ti­mize cruise fuel econ­omy. The ECU will ad­just fu­elling au­to­mat­i­cally when con­di­tions are right. It does this so seam­lessly that the op­er­a­tor won’t feel or hear it. ARO al­lows for op­ti­mal fuel ef­fi­ciency, giv­ing con­sumers the con­fi­dence to stay out on the wa­ter longer.

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