Mercury® Diesel
2.8L (220hp)

Compact and Durable

Provides added power for mid-range vessels in either twin or single configurations.

  • Power mhp / kW 220 / 160
  • Maximum RPM (WOT) 3800
  • Engine type Inline 4
  • Displacement (L) 2.8
  • Weight (engine only) 794 lbs / 360 kg

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Quiet Ride.

Quiet Ride.

The high-pressure common-rail fuel-injection system not only ensures fuel economy, it also minimizes Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH), along with smoke and odor – the undesirable factors many boaters associate with yesterday’s diesels.

Repower Reasons.

Repower Reasons.

The lightweight, compact design of these diesel engines makes them ideal drop-in replacement power packages for many older, fuel-guzzling gasoline engines. Mercury’s full range of drives offers outstanding versatility to owners of sterndrive-powered boats.

Peak Performance.

Peak Performance.

Impressive acceleration and quick throttle response are delivered by the proven common-rail fuel system, which incorporates a turbocharger and seawater after-cooler. These engines combine smooth performance with key diesel advantages, such as high torque and optimum fuel economy.

Intuitive Design.

Intuitive Design.

A sophisticated Control Module and Mercury SmartCraft compatibility provide complete control over key engine functions. SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) offers smooth shifting, immediate throttle response and high-tech digital controls.



Mercury diesels feature state-of-the-art anti-corrosion, including a thermostatically controlled closed water-cooled system. Water-cooled engine oil, gear oil and steering fluid decrease engine-room temperatures, extending engine life. The SeaCore® system is available for the ultimate in saltwater protection.


Mercury® Diesel: 2.8L (220hp)

  • Power mhp / kW
    • 220 / 160
    Maximum RPM (WOT)
    • 3800
    Engine type
    • Inline 4
    Displacement (L)
    • 2.8
    Weight (engine only)
    • 794 lbs / 360 kg
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