Mercury Marine TDi Diesel Engines

Mercury TDi diesel range available with ‘Skyhook’ and joystick review

Mercury’s new V6 and V8 TDi diesel engines clearly show their Volkswagen heritage.

The TDi 4.2 litre V8 is lightweight, quiet and fuel efficient.

The TDi engines have been designed for exceptional reliability and are suitable for both sterndrive and inboard applications.

The TDi 4.2 litre V8 now comes with two new horsepower ratings

The TDi 4.2 litre V8 now comes with two new horsepower ratings 335hp and a whopping 370hp, producing 782Nm of torque. The TDi 3.0 litre V6 has 230hp and 260hp versions.

Issue 100 Mercury Marine TDI Diesel Engines

The TDi diesel engines are fully-compatible with Mercury’s SmartCraft and Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) technologies.

The SmartCraft suite monitors oil pressure, coolant temperature, voltage, total run time, sea water pressure and fuel burn, and also provides a comprehensive diagnostic display that can identify an issue before it becomes serious.

The optional DTS technology enables new features, such as a cruise control interface when coupled with the new Vessel View 4 or Vessel View 7 screens.

With DTS as a base, the Axius joystick control system is now available for the V6 and V8 models in twin installations.

With this system, you can touch a button and the Skyhook virtual anchor technology will link with your GPS, and independently manoeuvre your engines to keep you in position – wherever you are.

Jigging, livebaiting, bottom fishing and casting to reef edges just became a whole lot easier – as does idling at a dock without tying up.

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