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will mercury unveil new high hp engines at MBS?

Old 02-10-2019, 05:14 AM
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well it seems that the rumor mill has ground to a halt and with only a week till MBS I thought i would fire it back up! Surely someones brothers neighbor in the business has some info? Lets hear everyones final guess on HP and configuration. Ill stick with an NA V10 at 450 hp. What say you?
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:19 AM
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They can’t produce the engines that are “available” now in a timely manner. It wouldn’t be wise to release anything new at this point. Current estimates put production catching up with the current demand sometime in the first quarter of 2020.

As exciting as a new engine may be, releasing it now would really stress the relationships between Mercury, boat builders, dealers, and end users.
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My guess is nothing new at the show other than the mainline 400 I6. Probably a TT V8 to be announced later this year.
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My guess is nothing new at the show other than the mainline 400 I6. Probably a TT V8 to be announced later this year.
What do you mean? "TT V8

I think there will be a bigger V8 at some point. I just can't see any reason for a V10 or V12.
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
They can’t produce the engines that are “available” now in a timely manner. It wouldn’t be wise to release anything new at this point. Current estimates put production catching up with the current demand sometime in the first quarter of 2020.

As exciting as a new engine may be, releasing it now would really stress the relationships between Mercury, boat builders, dealers, and end users.
I must not be keeping up with current events. I thought it was Yamaha that was constrained and not shipping motors until sometime in late 2019. Now it's Mercury too (or instead...)?

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Old 02-10-2019, 05:52 PM
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What do you mean? "TT V8
Twin Turbo V8. The new 4.6L V8s are a hot-vee design, which is often done (not always) to allow for the addition of turbos inside the V. No additional space is required, packaging is neat, and turbos are close to the exhaust valves to minimize lag and maximize efficiency. Cooling becomes the engineering hurdle, but I have confidence the wizards of Wisconsin will get that figured out, too.
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Twin Turbo V8. The new 4.6L V8s are a hot-vee design, which is often done (not always) to allow for the addition of turbos inside the V. No additional space is required, packaging is neat, and turbos are close to the exhaust valves to minimize lag and maximize efficiency. Cooling becomes the engineering hurdle, but I have confidence the wizards of Wisconsin will get that figured out, too.
Dude all v outboard motors have that configuration.
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What do you mean? "TT V8

I think there will be a bigger V8 at some point. I just can't see any reason for a V10 or V12.
The reason Capt ............. might well be that the V8s are already quite tall, height is undesirable because it makes engines less desirable for fishing and impair visibility, I just can not understand why not keep the sucessful formula of the simple V8s in use simply making higher capacity blocks ........., the formula that has managed to make their shops so busy that they can not keep up with demand ............ to hell with turbos ( which has brought so many nighmares) and any other configuartion ........... this one seems to be work and very likely is the optimal compromise ..... my advise would be be wise and stick to what works, by the way I ordered a couple of 300 R last friday and I should recieve them in october for my new in the build sled, the only thing that pisses me is that they do not offer them in white, and I wonder if Mr Davidwade would be so kind as to let me know which kind of paint does factory use, because as far as I know Polyurethane paints will blister when permananently submerged and the engine bracket at least partially will unavoidably be permanently submerged at least here in Europe where boats stay floating in marinas ..........
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
They can’t produce the engines that are “available” now in a timely manner. It wouldn’t be wise to release anything new at this point. Current estimates put production catching up with the current demand sometime in the first quarter of 2020.

As exciting as a new engine may be, releasing it now would really stress the relationships between Mercury, boat builders, dealers, and end users.
My understanding has always been, schooled by those in the know down here, is that with the release of the new 6 and 8 cylinder engines, one of the huge USA boat building conglomerates did a deal to take something like 95% of first year production, leading to the obvious shortage for reporters.

i think/hope we will see a V10. Even a V12 based off the same architecture will be barely taller than a Verado straight 6. Maybe not so soon though.
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