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Old 02-19-2020, 07:17 PM
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Whats the deal on merc building diésel outboard? Thanks for any info guys. Rm
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Yes, it was on display in Miami but I didn't get the specs. I think I saw something about 3 liter.
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Yes, it was on display in Miami but I didn't get the specs. I think I saw something about 3 liter.
Greg, do you have any pictures of the diesel outboard? I would be curious on the specs. 10 years ago I built a prototype 250hp diesel outboard. Had Mercury and the Military fly down a couple times for Sea Trials......... Now it sits in my garage as a decoration.
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Greg, do you have any pictures of the diesel outboard? I would be curious on the specs. 10 years ago I built a prototype 250hp diesel outboard. Had Mercury and the Military fly down a couple times for Sea Trials......... Now it sits in my garage as a decoration.
post up some pics of that bad boy. What rpm does it turn. What kind of fuel mileage and life expectancy?
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That seems like it'd be way bigger news than it seemingly is not. Turbo diesel outboard could be a serious game changer no?
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I asked the Rep to remove the hood, but didn't want to..

I believe this has been around for years serving the govt

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BMW Diesel Engine

https://www.oxe-diesel.com

Oxe purchases Diesel engines from BMW
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The Mercury Racing 175 HP diesel is 90% a 300XS Optimax. It's been used by the U.S. Government, Military and it strategic partners due to gasoline-powered engines safety issues since 2015. Being Swedish-American I don't have the U.S. Developed Vetting Security Clearance to be privy of any recent Mercury diesel outboard project. The Swedish Oxe Marine diesel outboards are at the moment getting the most commercial market buzz and their gearbox design and well-proven automobile derived diesel engines are an advantage. The 300 HP BMW N57 3.0 liter, 6 cyl. twin turbo motor will be their make it or brake it product. It debuted at the Sept. 2019 Genoa Boat Show. They're planning to produce 1,000 of them this year, 2,000 examples in 2021 and 3,000 in 2022. The couple of fellows I know who have tried the OXE 300 are very impressed. With tougher and tougher emission regulations these motors have a serious edge over their gasoline fuel competition.



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