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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 247 lbs / 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.

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.

Calculate your fuel savings

Calculate your fuel savings

The Mercury Fuel Savings Calculator will allow you to easily calculate the possible fuel savings of a Mercury FourStroke outboard!

Choose how you use your boat, select the TwoStroke and FourStroke horsepower - and our tool will show your potential fuel savings. If you're looking to upgrade or add more power, you can even choose different FourStroke and TwoStroke horsepower options!

Calculate your fuel savings

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 / 45
    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
    • 87 octane
    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
    • 247 lbs / 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 / 45
    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
    • 87 octane
    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
    • 260 lbs / 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
    • 87 octane
    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
    • Remote
    Shaft length
    • 20" / 508 mm
    Gearcase ratio
    • 1.83:1
    Dry weight *Lightest model available
    • 247 lbs / 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 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
    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
    • Remote
    Shaft length
    • 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
    • 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
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