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Mercury launches new diesel in Sydney

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Mercury launches new diesel in Sydney

7 August 2018

Will Sangster, Mercury Marine general manager ANZP, and Reinhard Burk, Mercury’s senior director for global inboard and sterndrive categories, at the Sydney International Boat Show for the launch of the new Diesel 3.0L engine.

Third major engine launch for US manufacturer in 2018 held at the Sydney boat show.

Mercury Marine used the Sydney International Boat Show to stage the global launch of its new Mercury Diesel 3.0L engine, its third major engine launch of 2018.

The new engine, billed as a replacement for the V6 TDI diesel model, is available in five versions: 230hp and 270hp (inboard and sterndrive) and 150hp, sterndrive only. The latter is aimed at the light-duty commercial applications, in particular the Venice water taxis which require a specific horsepower ratio. It may also be available as an inboard version at a later date if there is demand for it.

Features of the new engine include common rail fuel injection, water-cooled variable geometry turbocharger, compliance with the US EPA Tier 3 emission standards, and compatibility with the Mercury's SmartCraft protocol. The engines can also integrate with Mercury's Joystick Piloting for Inboards (JPI) and Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives (JPS).

Reinhard Burk, Mercury’s senior director for global inboard and sterndrive categories, was in Sydney to launch the engine on the opening day of the boat show. He said the engine had been developed to offer 'best in class' performance across four key attributes: acceleration, simple installation and rigging, reduced noise, vibration and harshness, and an intuitive and easy maintenance schedule with reduced cost of ownership.

“There is certainly customer demand for diesel power in this key horsepower range,” he said “So we are excited to offer these new engines.

“Mercury already has a class-leading diesel portfolio and these engines add to that with their impressive low-end torque and exceptional durability.”

Mercury is offering the new models with a factory-backed limited three-year recreational warranty with an additional two years on selected major components. There is also a light commercial warranty of one year or 1,500 hours, which ever happens first.

Mercury Marine held on-water demonstrations of the new engine during the show, using a Northbank 750HT fitted with the new 270hp 3.0L engine and Bravo 3X drive. Check out the video shot by Fishing World editor Scott Thomas at the show.

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