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FourStroke
40-60 hp

Held to a Higher Standard

Enhanced fuel injection for boosted efficiency

  • Engine type Inline 4
  • Full throttle RPM 5500-6000
  • Steering Big Tiller Compatible, Remote, Tiller Kit
  • Dry weight *Lightest model available 112 kg

The specifications displayed here may not be indicative of the entire engine family; click on the “See All Models and Specs” link to view the specs in detail.

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Smooth and Strong Performance.

Smooth and Strong Performance.

A compact, single-overhead-cam design and long piston stroke give Mercury 40 - 60hp FourStroke outboards more low-end torque for excellent acceleration, even when pushing a heavy load.

The high-displacement, long-stroke, four-cylinder, single-overhead cam design provides optimum power and a smooth ride with Command Thrust models.

Thumbscrew Clamp Bracket.

Thumbscrew Clamp Bracket.

The 40hp manual start, long shaft (20" / 508mm), tiller steer model is also available with a thumbscrew mounting bracket. This bracket reduces the time and effort needed to install or remove the outboard from a boat's transom.

The Big Tiller.

The Big Tiller.

The optional center-mounted Big Tiller offers optimal control. A longer tiller grip incorporates a convenient power trim switch, the shift lever is close at hand, and an optional digital troll control adjusts engine speed as low as 700 rpm in 10-rpm increments.

VesselView Mobile.

VesselView Mobile.

Now you can have the power of SmartCraft on your mobile device (iOS or Android) with all the digital data your SmartCraft engine supports - plus new features such as Maintenance Reminders, Mapping, Performance Summary and Fault Code Diagnostic information. Connect with your engine and be in the know.

  • Connects the SmartCraft data network to your iOS or Android mobile device via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0)*
  • See SmartCraft engine parameters: fuel flow, water temperature, battery voltage, RPM, engine hours*
  • Get fault code diagnostic information so you know and understand if that fault is something to be addressed when you return back to the dock or it is something more significant*
  • Get mapping information for your body of water: location, record a moment on the water, fuel & restaurant locations and more
  • Dealer Locator and Primary Dealer selector
  • Checklists associated with your boating lifestyle
  • Maintenance reminders and historical maintenance information logs*
  • Compatible with all Mercury SmartCraft-capable engines built since 2003 (40 HP and up)
*VesselView Module required; available for purchase at Mercury Marine dealers, from the VesselView Mobile app or here
Android® is a registered trademark of Google®, Inc., Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., iOS® is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems®, Inc. (used under license by Apple®, Inc.), SmartCraft® and VesselView® are registered trademarks of Brunswick® Corporation.
Turnkey starts / fuel efficiency.

Turnkey starts / fuel efficiency.

Mercury Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) delivers reliable turnkey starts, improved fuel efficiency, instant throttle response and protection against low-quality-fuel problems.

Electrical support.

Electrical support.

An 18-amp high-output alternator keeps batteries charged and fishing electronics humming.

More Control, Hole Shot and Mid-Range Power.

More Control, Hole Shot and Mid-Range Power.

Increased thrust is delivered by a 2.33:1 gear ratio with 44% larger gears. The desmodromic shifting is ultra-smooth.

A gearcase that sits deeper in the water, a bigger prop with 20% more blade surface, and lower gear ratio provide unmatched thrust, maneuverability and boat lift.

Value

Value

The 60 hp Command Thrust matches the acceleration and fuel efficiency of our competitor’s more expensive 70 hp outboard model.

Specifications

FourStroke: 40-60 hp

  • HP / kW
    • 60 / 44.1
    Engine type
    • Inline 4
    Displacement (CID/CC)
    • 60.8 / 995
    Full throttle RPM
    • 5500-6000
    Fuel induction system
    • 2 valves per cylinder, single overhead cam (SOHC)
    Alternator amp / Watt
    • 18 amp / 226 watt
    Recommended fuel
    • Unleaded 90RON minimum
    Recommended oil
    • Mercury FourStroke 25W40 Marine Oil
    Engine protection operator warning system
    • SmartCraft Engine Guardian
    Compatible with SmartCraft digital technology
    • Yes
    Starting
    • Electric (turn-key)
    Steering
    • Big Tiller Compatible
    • Remote
    • Tiller Kit
    Shaft length
    • 20" / 508 mm
    Gearcase ratio
    • 1.83:1
    Dry weight *Lightest model available
    • 112 kg
    CARB star rating
    • 3
    Bore and stroke
    • 2.56 x 2.95" / 65 x 75 mm
    Ignition
    • ECM 70
    Fuel system
    • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
    Cooling system
    • Water-cooled with thermostat
    Gear shift
    • F-N-R
    Gearcase options
    • Standard
    Trim system
    • Power Trim
    Exhaust system
    • Through prop
    Shallow water trim range (degrees)
    • 20
    Remote fuel tank (optional)
    • Yes
    Color
    • Phantom Black
    Lubrication system
    • Wet sump
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  • HP / kW
    • 60 / 44.1
    Engine type
    • Inline 4
    Displacement (CID/CC)
    • 60.8 / 995
    Full throttle RPM
    • 5500-6000
    Fuel induction system
    • 2 valves per cylinder, single overhead cam (SOHC)
    Alternator amp / Watt
    • 18 amp / 226 watt
    Recommended fuel
    • Unleaded 90RON minimum
    Recommended oil
    • Mercury FourStroke 25W40 Marine Oil
    Engine protection operator warning system
    • SmartCraft Engine Guardian
    Compatible with SmartCraft digital technology
    • Yes
    Starting
    • Electric (turn-key)
    Steering
    • Big Tiller Compatible
    • Remote
    • Tiller Kit
    Shaft length
    • 20" / 508 mm
    Gearcase ratio
    • 2.33:1
    Dry weight *Lightest model available
    • 118 kg
    CARB star rating
    • 3
    Bore and stroke
    • 2.56 x 2.95" / 65 x 75 mm
    Ignition
    • ECM 07 Digital Inductive
    Fuel system
    • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
    Cooling system
    • Water-cooled with thermostat
    Gear shift
    • F-N-R
    Gearcase options
    • Command Thrust
    Trim system
    • Power Trim
    Exhaust system
    • Through prop
    Shallow water trim range (degrees)
    • 20
    Remote fuel tank (optional)
    • Yes
    Color
    • Phantom Black
    Lubrication system
    • Wet sump
    Print Compare With Other Products
  • HP / kW
    • 50 / 37
    Engine type
    • Inline 4
    Displacement (CID/CC)
    • 60.8 / 995
    Full throttle RPM
    • 5500-6000
    Fuel induction system
    • 2 valves per cylinder, single overhead cam (SOHC)
    Alternator amp / Watt
    • 18 amp / 226 watt
    Recommended fuel
    • Unleaded 90RON minimum
    Recommended oil
    • Mercury FourStroke 25W40 Marine Oil
    Engine protection operator warning system
    • SmartCraft Engine Guardian
    Compatible with SmartCraft digital technology
    • Yes
    Starting
    • Electric (turn-key)
    Steering
    • Big Tiller Compatible
    • Remote
    • Tiller Kit
    Shaft length
    • 20" / 508 mm
    Gearcase ratio
    • 1.83:1
    Dry weight *Lightest model available
    • 112 kg
    CARB star rating
    • 3
    Bore and stroke
    • 2.56 x 2.95" / 65 x 75 mm
    Ignition
    • ECM 70
    Fuel system
    • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
    Cooling system
    • Water-cooled with thermostat
    Gear shift
    • F-N-R
    Gearcase options
    • Standard
    Trim system
    • Power Trim
    Exhaust system
    • Through prop
    Shallow water trim range (degrees)
    • 20
    Remote fuel tank (optional)
    • Yes
    Color
    • Phantom Black
    Lubrication system
    • Wet sump
    Print Compare With Other Products
  • HP / kW
    • 40 / 30
    Engine type
    • Inline 4
    Displacement (CID/CC)
    • 60.8 / 995
    Full throttle RPM
    • 5500-6000
    Fuel induction system
    • 2 valves per cylinder, single overhead cam (SOHC)
    Alternator amp / Watt
    • 18 amp / 226 watt
    Recommended fuel
    • Unleaded 90RON minimum
    Recommended oil
    • Mercury FourStroke Oil 10W-30
    Engine protection operator warning system
    • SmartCraft Engine Guardian
    Compatible with SmartCraft digital technology
    • Yes
    Starting
    • Electric (turn-key)
    Steering
    • Big Tiller Compatible
    Shaft length
    • 20" / 508 mm
    Gearcase ratio
    • 2.33:1
    Dry weight *Lightest model available
    • 112 kg
    CARB star rating
    • 3
    Bore and stroke
    • 2.56 x 2.95" / 65 x 75 mm
    Ignition
    • ECM 07 Digital Inductive
    Fuel system
    • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
    Cooling system
    • Water-cooled with thermostat
    Gear shift
    • F-N-R
    Gearcase options
    • Standard
    Trim system
    • Power Trim
    Exhaust system
    • Through prop
    Shallow water trim range (degrees)
    • 20
    Remote fuel tank (optional)
    • Yes
    Color
    • Phantom Black
    Lubrication system
    • Wet sump
    Print Compare With Other Products
  • HP / kW
    • 40 / 30
    Engine type
    • Inline 3
    Displacement (CID/CC)
    • 45.6 / 747
    Full throttle RPM
    • 5500-6000
    Fuel induction system
    • 2 valves per cylinder, single overhead cam (SOHC)
    Alternator amp / Watt
    • 18 amp / 226 watt
    Recommended fuel
    • 87% octane / up to 10% ethanol
    Recommended oil
    • Mercury FourStroke 25W40 Marine Oil
    Engine protection operator warning system
    • Low oil pressure
    • Over-rev
    • Overheat
    Compatible with SmartCraft digital technology
    • Yes
    Starting
    • Electric (turn-key)
    Steering
    • Big Tiller Compatible
    • Remote
    • Tiller Kit
    Shaft length
    • 15" / 381 mm
    • 20" / 508 mm
    Gearcase ratio
    • 2.00:1
    Dry weight *Lightest model available
    • 216 lbs / 98 kg
    CARB star rating
    • 3
    Bore and stroke
    • 2.56 x 2.95" / 65 x 75 mm
    Ignition
    • ECM 70
    Fuel system
    • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
    Cooling system
    • Water-cooled with thermostat
    Gear shift
    • F-N-R
    Gearcase options
    • Standard
    Trim system
    • Gas assist
    • Power Tilt
    • Power Trim
    Exhaust system
    • Through prop
    Shallow water trim range (degrees)
    • 20
    Remote fuel tank (optional)
    • Yes
    Color
    • Phantom Black
    Lubrication system
    • Wet sump
    Print Compare With Other Products
  • HP / kW
    • 40 / 30
    Engine type
    • Inline 4
    Displacement (CID/CC)
    • 45.6 / 747
    Full throttle RPM
    • 5500-6000
    Fuel induction system
    • 2 valves per cylinder, single overhead cam (SOHC)
    Alternator amp / Watt
    • 18 amp / 226 watt
    Recommended fuel
    • Unleaded 90RON minimum
    Recommended oil
    • Mercury FourStroke 25W40 Marine Oil
    Engine protection operator warning system
    • Low oil pressure
    • Over-rev
    • Overheat
    Compatible with SmartCraft digital technology
    • Yes
    Starting
    • Electric (turn-key)
    Steering
    • Big Tiller Compatible
    • Remote
    • Tiller Kit
    Shaft length
    • 15" / 381 mm
    • 20" / 508 mm
    Gearcase ratio
    • 2.00:1
    Dry weight *Lightest model available
    • 112 kg
    CARB star rating
    • 3
    Bore and stroke
    • 2.56 x 2.95" / 65 x 75 mm
    Ignition
    • ECM 70
    Fuel system
    • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
    Cooling system
    • Water-cooled with thermostat
    Gear shift
    • F-N-R
    Gearcase options
    • Standard
    Trim system
    • Gas assist
    • Power Tilt
    • Power Trim
    Exhaust system
    • Through prop
    Shallow water trim range (degrees)
    • 20
    Remote fuel tank (optional)
    • Yes
    Color
    • Phantom Black
    Print Compare With Other Products
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