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ENGINE DETAILS

Mercury engineers strategically trimmed weight to produce some of the lightest engines in the class—by up to 30 pounds—and the powerhead configuration has been optimized to minimize size. Ideal for commercial fishing vessels, commercial workboats and law-enforcement boats.

SPECIFICATIONS - 225

HP / kW
  • 225/168
Engine type
  • V-8
MidSection
  • Conventional MidSection
Displacement (CID/CC)
  • 279 CID
Displacement (L)
  • 4.6L
Cylinder Configuration
  • V-8 [64 degree] with Dual Overhead Cam [DOHC] and 32-valves
Full throttle RPM
  • 4800-5600
Air induction
  • Performance-Tuned Long-Runner Intake Manifold
Fuel induction system
  • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Computer Controlled with Advanced Range Optimization
Alternator amp / Watt
  • 85-amp (1071 Watt) with Idle Charge
Recommended fuel
  • Unleaded Regular 87 Octane Minimum (R+M/2) or 90 RON 10% Ethanol Maximum
Recommended oil
  • NMMA Certified FCW SAE 25W-40 (Optional 10W-30 for Cold Conditions)
Engine protection operator warning system
  • SmartCraft Engine Guardian
Compatible with SmartCraft digital technology
  • Yes
Starting
  • Electric Start with SmartStart Protection
Controls
  • Remote Mechanical or Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS)
Steering
  • Big Tiller (optional)
  • Hydraulic (standard)
  • Power (optional)
Shaft length
  • 20" / 508 mm
  • 25" / 635 mm
  • 30" / 762 mm
Gearcase ratio
  • 1.75:1
Dry weight *Lightest model available
  • 527 lbs / 239 kgs
CARB star rating
  • 3
Bore and stroke
  • 3.6 in x 3.4 in / 92 mm x 86 mm
Ignition
  • SmartCraft PCM 112 Digital Inductive
Cooling system
  • Water-cooled with thermostat
Gear shift
  • F-N-R
Gearcase options
  • 5.44"
Trim system
  • Power trim and tilt
Exhaust system
  • Through prop
Counter Rotation
  • Available
Color
  • Phantom Black
Lubrication system
  • Integrated wet sump
Oil Capacity
  • 7.0 Quarts / 6.6 Liters
Maximum Trim Range
  • 20° (-6° to 14°)
Maximum Tilt Range
  • 73° (-6° to 67°)