Mercury V-6 boasts large displacement

Mercury V-6 FourStroke The Mercury V-6 FourStroke comes with mechanical or digital controls, hydraulic or power steering. Credit: Rebecca Jeffrey
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Barrus has launched Mercury’s new V-6 FourStroke engine with 175hp, 200hp and 225hp models.

The 3.4l V-6 naturally aspirated engine features Mercury’s best acceleration and is calibrated to maximise fuel economy at cruise.

“This engine is incredibly high torque. It’s a massive increase on capacity from its 1.7l predecessor. It’s also the lightest in the market at 215 kilos," said Ben Allen, general manager for the marine leisure division at Barrus.

“It’s got advance range optimisation, constantly monitoring the demand on the prop rather than demand on the lever. It maintains speed rather than RPM. This is really helping to get the best side of the fuel economy. We’re seeing about 20% saving on its predecessor.”

Less vibration

There is the option of mechanical or digital controls, hydraulic or power steering and a customisable panel.

The V-6 is also quieter with 50% less vibration than previously.

“This has been in development for five years. It’s generations ahead of its predecessor having been through 30,000 hours of testing,” added Ben.

Gen 2 Fast PIRS

Barrus has also introduced its Gen 2 Fast PIRS (Post Immersion Restart System). As with previous Fast PITS versions, Gen 2 drains the fuel system but instead of using a single lever to control the system, valves are operated independently. The cylinder head valve design is more durable and cost-effective to produce and is fail-save in operation.

Also launched is the Capsize PIRS – four stroke, developed for Mercury and Mariner four-stroke engines. Capsize PIRS is fully automatic and integrated within the engine’s electronic control unit. The system ensures no water can enter the internals of the engine and is operated without removing the engine cover.

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