MERCURY MARINE UNVEILS NEW LINEUP OF FOURSTROKE OUTBOARDS
Brunswick Marine in EMEA is proud to introduce its new 80, 100 and 115hp
FourStroke outboards, which offer the ultimate combination of power and thrust,
unsurpassed fuel economy, extreme reliability and smooth, quiet operation - all in a
lightweight, compact package.
Despite their low profile and lowest weight in the industry in this HP segment, the
New engines feature a 2.1-liter, four-cylinder, eight-valve, single-overhead-cam
design that delivers more torque and horsepower than competing engines. The
result is unmatched performance, reliability, handling and efficiency.
The new Mercury FourStroke engines are built with the same architecture as the
extraordinarily reliable and extremely popular Mercury 150 FourStroke to ensure
they start and run consistently and last longer no matter what conditions they face.
An all-new world-class, hydro dynamically designed standard gearcase with a 2.07:1
gear ratio decreases drag to improve efficiency and performance, thus consuming
less fuel and increasing operating range.
Whether you seek improved overall performance and docking maneuverability for
heavier boats, added thrust and holding power for low planning speeds or overall
holding in rough waters, the new robust Mercury Command Thrust gearcase delivers
unequalled control and power for heavier boats or boats that tend to operate with
more hull surface remaining in contact with the water.
The Command Thrust models use the same bigger gearcase housing as the
Mercury 150 FourStroke, but with an all-new 2.38:1gear ratio.
It's the first true oversized gearcase in the industry for outboards in this horsepower
range. heavy boats and boats with less efficient hull's benefit from the gearcase's
ability to quickly lift a hull out of the water, resulting in greater acceleration and
superior ability to hold plane at slower speeds.
There's even a 115hp Command Thrust model with left-hand rotation for improved
handling and docking in dual-engine installations. With Command Thrust you not
only experience the benefit of a larger, heavy-duty gearcase, but also the broad
range of larger-diameter class of V6 propellers that go with it, such as Mercury's
popular Enertia series.
Better Boating Experience
This new engine lineup was engineered and manufactured to provide the smoothest,
quietest ride. A tightly sealed top cowl and idle relief muffler system lessen highfrequency
exhaust noise. A top-mounted throttle body fine-tunes intake noise, while
the exclusive Focused Mount System greatly reduces vibration. Even the trim pump
is designed to run significantly quieter, and a new clutch system reduces shock while
shifting into gear. All of these features deliver a smoother, quieter, more pleasant
These new Fourstroke outboards also feature Mercury's industry-leading anticorrosion
protection that includes Mercury's exclusive XK360 low-copper alloy,
liberal use of stainless steel components and the MercFusion paint process, which is
engineered specifically for the harshest marine environments. Mercury backs up its
world-class corrosion protection with an industry-exclusive three-year factory-backed
Maintenance-Free Valve Train
These new outboards are also the industry's easiest to maintain, with an industryexclusive
lifetime maintenance-free valve train, no-mess oil-change system, notools-
required fuel filter, color-coded maintenance locators and an up-front
freshwater valve flush system.
POWERFUL, PROVEN AND PURPOSE-BUILT
Mercury Marine launches all-new MerCruiser 4.5L V-6 sterndrive unit
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Engineered with innovative new features and state-of-the-art
technology, the new Mercury MerCruiser 4.5L V-6 250hp sterndrive was designed and is
manufactured at Mercury Marine's world headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
"We are proud to introduce the next generation of sterndrive technology with this groundbreaking
new engine," said Mercury Marine President John Pfeifer. "This is a great power
source that provides features, benefits and technology that make boating more enjoyable
and worry-free. This engine was purpose-built for marine use and it delivers Mercury's
proven performance, durability and ease of service."
The MerCruiser 4.5L establishes new standards for acceleration and overall performance,
thanks to design innovations such as a long runner scrolled intake manifold and high
displacement, which produces an outstanding power-to-weight ratio. This V-6 engine weighs
59 Kg less than a 5.0L V-8 small block, yet provides similar performance.
The 4.5L is a true "number one the water", providing maximum fuel efficiency and
exceptionally quiet operation. Its newly designed rear-facing throttle body, anti-whistle
throttle plate, engine cover and mounts, lightweight flywheel, fuel supply module, and
structural oil pan all work together to deliver superior idle and smoothness and low noise and
vibration for a better boating experience.
The MerCruiser 4.5L is a technology-rich platform that delivers the world's first V-6
sterndrive that's compatible with SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) for immediate
throttle response and smooth shifting throughout the rpm band. An option for the 4.5L V-6
with DTS is Joystick Piloting, providing the ultimate in docking experience and
The 4.5L V-6 also offers Adaptive Speed Control (ASC), which automatically maintains the
set rpm point regardless of load or condition changes, such as tight turns, tow sports and
lower speeds on plane. The result is increased throttle response and a "sportier" feel for the
driver, who no longer has to make continual throttle-control adjustments.
Mercury Marine built the ultimate anti-corrosion protection system into the 4.5L V-6, using
durable cast-iron componentry wherever the engine encounters seawater, and corrosionresistant
aluminum and composites everywhere else. Digital rather than analog sensors are
used throughout. As with all MerCruiser engines, the 4.5L sterndrive comes with a standard
three-year corrosion warranty, plus Mercury's limited manufacturer's warranty of up to two
Mercury paid particular attention to ease of maintenance when designing the MerCruiser
4.5L V-6, eliminating the need for the traditional 20-hour service. This unit features a
maintenance center near the top-front section of the engine, ensuring that consumer touchpoints
- including oil filter and fill - are easily identifiable and accessible. Additionally, the
valve train is maintenance-free for the life of the engine. The 4.5L V-6 also boasts a "seasonextending"
drain system that can keep you boating during the transition times between
Available in single or twin installations and compatible with Mercury's full series of Alpha and
Bravo Drives, the MerCruiser 4.5L offers ultimate flexibility to OEMs, marine dealers and
consumers in creating the ideal propulsion package for a wide range of boats from
runabouts to cruisers. The engine's smaller size leaves extra space for additional options by