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#12629339 - 02/15/18 10:22 AM New Mercury four strokes
Allison1 Offline
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https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us//outboard-motors/Fourstroke-V6-Outboard-Motor

I posted this in the motor section but thought I'd put it here too since it would get more interest here.
The new 175/200/225 Mercury will be 3.4 liters and lighter than the 3 liter 2 strokes at 475 pounds.

I am considering putting one on my boat.



Edited by Allison1 (02/15/18 10:25 AM)

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#12629349 - 02/15/18 10:29 AM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: Allison1]
Brent S Online   content
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Plans for a 250? Wonder if they will phase out the Verado or if it has a use somewhere.
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#12629372 - 02/15/18 10:42 AM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: Allison1]
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#12629373 - 02/15/18 10:43 AM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: Allison1]
Allison1 Offline
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I've been hearing talk that the small Verado's may be going bye bye and the new line will be 250 through 400 hp.

That is all guessing but by guys who guessed pretty close on this newest addition. Mercury says this is just the first step.
Yamaha makes a 250 with a 3.3 liter so its possible.

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#12629383 - 02/15/18 10:50 AM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: Allison1]
bassfshin24 Offline
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Registered: 03/21/13
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Loc: Shoreview, MN
Man I didnt think they could make an uglier motor than the G2 but Merc went ahead and did it. Good lord it's hideous

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#12629395 - 02/15/18 10:54 AM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: bassfshin24]
fouzman Offline
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Originally Posted By: bassfshin24
Man I didnt think they could make an uglier motor than the G2 but Merc went ahead and did it. Good lord it's hideous


+1. Looks just like a G2.
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#12629408 - 02/15/18 11:02 AM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: Allison1]
bassfshin24 Offline
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I feel like they could have had such a good opportunity to gain some ground in the 4 stroke market on the SHO but they did not do that. So disappointed with this

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#12629435 - 02/15/18 11:15 AM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: bassfshin24]
96speed Offline
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Originally Posted By: bassfshin24
Man I didnt think they could make an uglier motor than the G2 but Merc went ahead and did it. Good lord it's hideous


Exactly what my first thoughts were. These new motors look like someone said "Let's make them different!" They succeeded. Must be designed by the same people that came up with the Pontiac Aztec.
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#12629449 - 02/15/18 11:26 AM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: fouzman]
SAKS Offline
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They better hope it only looks like a G2. Have not heard good things about the G2. Me and a tour pro got to talking about motors and he said stay away from that Evinrude. Usually wait for a second generation of new motors so that they can get the bugs worked out. If you are in the market for a new motor you might want to give it a while to see the data on these things after being on the water. The Optimax wasn’t a great motor motor at first but look how that turned out once they got it right.

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#12629457 - 02/15/18 11:34 AM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: Allison1]
Legend LE-195 Offline
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I got the impression they would release a 250 version of the new 4 stroke 150 pro xs they revealed today, I don't think these are really for the "bass boat market"

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#12629525 - 02/15/18 12:04 PM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: Allison1]
Insurance man Offline
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Loc: Texas
They released the 150 Pro XS and the 250 will be right behind it.

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#12629684 - 02/15/18 01:27 PM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: Allison1]
i-Fish Offline
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I like the look personally. Also like the look of the Evinrude. Has an aggressive design to it.
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#12629701 - 02/15/18 01:34 PM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: Allison1]
moto382 Offline
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They look bada$$!!! I’ll be looking to upgrade to a 175 soon....
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#12629707 - 02/15/18 01:42 PM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: SAKS]
BThomas Offline
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Registered: 02/15/09
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Loc: Rockwall,Tx
Originally Posted By: SAKS
They better hope it only looks like a G2. Have not heard good things about the G2. Me and a tour pro got to talking about motors and he said stay away from that Evinrude. Usually wait for a second generation of new motors so that they can get the bugs worked out. If you are in the market for a new motor you might want to give it a while to see the data on these things after being on the water. The Optimax wasn’t a great motor motor at first but look how that turned out once they got it right.


Everyone I have spoken with about the G2's love them. Yes, there was some hiccups early. I have spoke with fresh and saltwater guys. Some are saying they are the best engine they have ever had.

I can say this about Evinrude. Coming from a mercury to an 2013 ETEC. The ETEC is a "great" motor.

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#12629728 - 02/15/18 01:53 PM Re: New Mercury four strokes [Re: Insurance man]
Legend LE-195 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Insurance man
They released the 150 Pro XS and the 250 will be right behind it.
So these three will be sandwiched between the 115, 150 and 250?, kinda odd, not much continuity there.

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