Mercury Introduces New Outboard Power

The V-6 family grows with the addition of new 175-, 200- and 225-hp outboard motors

The new engines are designed for today's larger and heavier outboard-powered boats.Courtesy Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine has introduced a new V-6 four-stroke outboard lineup. The new engine family features 175-, 200- and 225 hp four-stroke outboards and a V-6 200 hp SeaPro commercial outboard. The engines are built on the new 3.4-liter V-6 platform, which is designed to be powerful, light, compact and fuel-efficient.

The new engines can be serviced from the top of the cowling.Courtesy Mercury Marine

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 225 hp outboard category, and deliver across the board on consumer needs,” says Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer.

Among the engine's many notable features is idle charge battery-management that that protects against drained batteries while operating multiple electronic devices at low rpm.Courtesy Mercury Marine

The 3.4-liter V-6 employs a large displacement, naturally aspirated powerhead and proven mid-section and drive-system designs. Additionally, the 3.4L V-6 outboards are exceptionally versatile, offering the option of mechanical or digital controls, hydraulic or power steering, and black or white cowls on four-stroke-branded products, as well as a variety of accent panel colors. “These outboards set a new benchmark in the marine industry,” says Pfeifer. “They are the quietest, lightest, smoothest, quickest and most fuel-efficient engines we have produced in this range.”

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 amps at 650 rpm, and adaptive speed control that maintains rpm regardless of load or condition changes, improving the driving experience.