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Mercury introduces new diesel engines

Mercury’s new diesel is available in three horsepower ratings.

Mercury’s new diesel is available in three horsepower ratings.

Mercury today unveiled at the Sydney Boat Show a line of 3.0-liter diesels for sterndrive, traditional inboard and waterjet applications. The engine is available in 150-, 230- and 270-hp ratings. It was developed and tested over the past three years with a focus on acceleration, reliability, ease of installation and maintenance, and mitigation of noise and vibration.

“There is an active segment of the boating market that requires the impressive low-end torque and exceptional durability of our diesel engines, and these new engines enhance our already class-leading portfolio of diesel propulsion systems,” Kris Neff, Mercury Marine vice president of global category management and strategic planning, said in a statement.

The diesels comply with Tier 3 emissions standards and are compatible with Mercury’s SmartCraft technology, which provides engine information, maintenance alerts and troubleshooting guidance. The engines also integrate with Mercury’s Joystick Piloting.

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