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Mercury® Diesel
3.0L (150-270hp)

Powerful and Compact

Redefining the standard in a powerful, compact and easy-to-service package

  • Power mhp / kW 270
  • Maximum RPM (WOT) 4200
  • Engine type V6
  • Displacement (L) 3.0L
  • Air Handling Turbocharged and Aftercooled
  • Weight (engine only) 358 Kg (789 lbs)

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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Easy-to-Maintain.

Easy-to-Maintain.

Mercury Diesel’s 3.0L engine simplifies maintenance by locating service points at the front of the engine. The oil, coolant, fuse box, seawater strainer, drive lube (sterndrive only) and power steering fluid (sterndrive only) service points are located at the front of the engine next to Mercury’s color-coded maintenance schedule to provide easy-to-understand service guidelines and easy-to-reach access.

Redefining the Standard.

Redefining the Standard.

The new Mercury Diesel 3.0L common-rail high-speed engine delivers exceptional performance and offers substantial improvements in acceleration and top speed – all made possible by a new water-cooled variable geometry turbocharger design (VGT). This matched system, plus a state-of-the-art engine control system, provides reduced time to plane and outstanding overall performance.

Reliability + Performance.

Reliability + Performance.

Enjoying your time on the water is more easily achieved with an engine that performs day in and day out. Mercury Diesel’s 3.0L engine is assembled in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that employs the latest in quality practices and control, ensuring ultimate confidence in reliability. Combine the reliability and performance of the Mercury Diesel 3.0L with Mercury’s proprietary SmartCraft system and a full suite of accessories that contribute to an unsurpassed boating experience.

Quiet Performer.

Quiet Performer.

The Mercury Diesel 3.0L delivers exhilarating performance while minimizing noise and vibration, while the air filter doubles as a silencer that removes the turbo whine historically associated with diesel engines. The motor mounts are designed to minimize vibration. Having a conversation while cruising has never been easier.

Pilotage par manette pour en-bords

Joystick Piloting for Inboards.

The only joystick piloting system that’s compatible with gasoline or diesel inboard and tow sport engines.

The only joystick piloting system for single-inboard boats.

Many features available to make your tow sport adventures even more amazing - click here to find out more!

Korrosionsbeständigkeit.

Corrosion-Resistance.

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.

Specifications

Mercury® Diesel: 3.0L (150-270hp)

  • Power mhp / kW
    • 270
    Bore and stroke
    • 3.27 x 6.62" / 83 x 92 mm
    Maximum RPM (WOT)
    • 4200
    Engine type
    • V6
    Displacement (L)
    • 3.0L
    Dry Weight (engine only)
    • 358 Kg (789 lbs)
    Dimensions (L x W x H)
    • 36.7 x 33.4 x 32.0" / 847 x 849 x 813 mm
    Peak Torque
    • 594 Nm @ 2200 rpm
    Air Handling
    • Turbocharged and Aftercooled
    Fuel System
    • High pressure common rail
    Rotation
    • Counter clockwise facing flywheel
    Compression Ratio
    • 16.5:1
    Fuel Pre-filtration requirement
    • Not required
    Fuel lift pump
    • On engine
    High pressure fuel pump
    • Bosch CP 4.2 w/ integrated gear lift pump
    Valves per Cylinder
    • 4
    Pistons
    • Oil jet cooled
    Fuel injectors
    • Bosch CRS 2.20 (Solenoid)
    Glow Plugs
    • Standard equipment with Bosch glow plug control unit (GCU)
    Air inlet (Starboard Rear)
    • Filtered and silenced
    Turbocharger
    • Honeywell VGT
    Engine and turbocharger cooling
    • Closed cooled
    Coolers
    • Aftercooler, Engine Coolant, Engine Oil, Power Steering / Gear Oil and Fuel - All are tube and shell
    Seawater pump inlet size
    • 38 mm (1.5 in)
    Oil sump volume
    • 8.5 L
    Dipstick range
    • 1.0 L
    Oil maintenance interval
    • 200 hours or annually
    Coolant Volume
    • 12 L
    Flywheel size
    • 290 mm (11.42 in) SAE 8
    Electrical system
    • 12 V, 110 A w/ conveniently located battery power and ground studs
    MerCathode (Sterndrive only)
    • Engine mounted
    Engine Stop
    • ECU Controlled
    Engine Control Unit (ECU)
    • Bosch EDC17
    Sensors
    • Crank & cam position, intake manifold pressure/temp, compressor outlet temp, exhaust gas temp, fuel temp, rail pressure, water in fuel (WIF), oil pressure/temp, coolant temp, seawater pressure/temp, atmospheric pressure
    Throttle and shift
    • Mercury DTS or Mechanical Cable
    Helm and gauge compatibility
    • Mercury SmartCraft
    Mercury Joystick Piloting
    • Compatible with Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives (Axius)
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo One X
    • 1.36, 1.5, 1.65
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo One X SeaCore
    • 1.36, 1.50, 1.65
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo One XR
    • 1.35, 1.50
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Two X
    • 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Two X SeaCore
    • 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Two XR
    • 1.65
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three X
    • 1.36, 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three X SeaCore
    • 1.36, 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three XR
    • 1.65, 1.81, 2.00
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three XR SeaCore
    • 1.65, 1.81
    Weight (engine only)
    • 358 Kg (789 lbs)
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  • Power mhp / kW
    • 270
    Bore and stroke
    • 3.27 x 6.62" / 83 x 92 mm
    Maximum RPM (WOT)
    • 4200
    Engine type
    • V6
    Displacement (L)
    • 3.0L
    Dry Weight (engine only)
    • 348 Kg (767 lbs)
    Dimensions (L x W x H)
    • 36.6 x 33.5 x 30.0" / 931 x 851 x 784 mm
    Peak Torque
    • 594 Nm @ 2200 rpm
    Air Handling
    • Turbocharged and Aftercooled
    Fuel System
    • High pressure common rail
    Rotation
    • Counter clockwise facing flywheel
    Compression Ratio
    • 16.5:1
    Fuel Pre-filtration requirement
    • Not required
    Fuel lift pump
    • On engine
    High pressure fuel pump
    • Bosch CP 4.2 w/ integrated gear lift pump
    Valves per Cylinder
    • 4
    Pistons
    • Oil jet cooled
    Fuel injectors
    • Bosch CRS 2.20 (Solenoid)
    Glow Plugs
    • Standard equipment with Bosch glow plug control unit (GCU)
    Air inlet (Starboard Rear)
    • Filtered and silenced
    Turbocharger
    • Honeywell VGT
    Engine and turbocharger cooling
    • Closed cooled
    Coolers
    • Aftercooler, Engine Coolant, Engine Oil, Power Steering / Gear Oil and Fuel - All are tube and shell
    Seawater pump inlet size
    • 38 mm (1.5 in)
    Oil sump volume
    • 8.5 L
    Dipstick range
    • 1.0 L
    Oil maintenance interval
    • 200 hours or annually
    Coolant Volume
    • 12 L
    Flywheel size
    • 290 mm (11.42 in) SAE 8
    Electrical system
    • 12 V, 110 A w/ conveniently located battery power and ground studs
    MerCathode (Sterndrive only)
    • Engine mounted
    Engine Stop
    • ECU Controlled
    Engine Control Unit (ECU)
    • Bosch EDC17
    Sensors
    • Crank & cam position, intake manifold pressure/temp, compressor outlet temp, exhaust gas temp, fuel temp, rail pressure, water in fuel (WIF), oil pressure/temp, coolant temp, seawater pressure/temp, atmospheric pressure
    Throttle and shift
    • Mercury DTS or Mechanical Cable
    Helm and gauge compatibility
    • Mercury SmartCraft
    Mercury Joystick Piloting
    • Compatible with Joystick Piloting for Inboards
    Inboard: ZF 63A
    • 1.21, 1.56, 2.03, 2.52, 2.68
    Inboard: ZF 63
    • 1.25, 1.75, 2.78
    Inboard: ZF 68IV
    • 1.29, 1.56, 1.99
    Inboard: ZF 45C
    • 1
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  • Power mhp / kW
    • 230
    Bore and stroke
    • 3.27 x 6.62" / 83 x 92 mm
    Maximum RPM (WOT)
    • 4200
    Engine type
    • V6
    Displacement (L)
    • 3.0L
    Dry Weight (engine only)
    • 348 Kg (767 lbs)
    Dimensions (L x W x H)
    • 36.6 x 33.5 x 30.0" / 931 x 851 x 784 mm
    Peak Torque
    • 503 Nm @ 2200 rpm
    Air Handling
    • Turbocharged and Aftercooled
    Fuel System
    • High pressure common rail
    Rotation
    • Counter clockwise facing flywheel
    Compression Ratio
    • 16.5:1
    Fuel Pre-filtration requirement
    • Not required
    Fuel lift pump
    • On engine
    High pressure fuel pump
    • Bosch CP 4.2 w/ integrated gear lift pump
    Valves per Cylinder
    • 4
    Pistons
    • Oil jet cooled
    Fuel injectors
    • Bosch CRS 2.20 (Solenoid)
    Glow Plugs
    • Standard equipment with Bosch glow plug control unit (GCU)
    Air inlet (Starboard Rear)
    • Filtered and silenced
    Turbocharger
    • Honeywell VGT
    Engine and turbocharger cooling
    • Closed cooled
    Coolers
    • Aftercooler, Engine Coolant, Engine Oil, Power Steering / Gear Oil and Fuel - All are tube and shell
    Seawater pump inlet size
    • 38 mm (1.5 in)
    Oil sump volume
    • 8.5 L
    Dipstick range
    • 1.0 L
    Oil maintenance interval
    • 200 hours or annually
    Coolant Volume
    • 12 L
    Flywheel size
    • 290 mm (11.42 in) SAE 8
    Electrical system
    • 12 V, 110 A w/ conveniently located battery power and ground studs
    Engine Stop
    • ECU Controlled
    Engine Control Unit (ECU)
    • Bosch EDC17
    Sensors
    • Crank & cam position, intake manifold pressure/temp, compressor outlet temp, exhaust gas temp, fuel temp, rail pressure, water in fuel (WIF), oil pressure/temp, coolant temp, seawater pressure/temp, atmospheric pressure
    Throttle and shift
    • Mercury DTS or Mechanical Cable
    Helm and gauge compatibility
    • Mercury SmartCraft
    Mercury Joystick Piloting
    • Compatible with Joystick Piloting for Inboards
    Inboard: ZF 63A
    • 1.21, 1.56, 2.03, 2.52, 2.68
    Inboard: ZF 63
    • 1.25, 1.75, 2.78
    Inboard: ZF 68IV
    • 1.29, 1.56, 1.99
    Inboard: ZF 45C
    • 1
    Print Compare With Other Products
  • Power mhp / kW
    • 230
    Bore and stroke
    • 3.27 x 6.62" / 83 x 92 mm
    Maximum RPM (WOT)
    • 4200
    Engine type
    • V6
    Displacement (L)
    • 3.0L
    Dry Weight (engine only)
    • 358 Kg (789 lbs)
    Dimensions (L x W x H)
    • 36.7 x 33.4 x 32.0" / 847 x 849 x 813 mm
    Peak Torque
    • 503 Nm @ 2200 rpm
    Air Handling
    • Turbocharged and Aftercooled
    Fuel System
    • High pressure common rail
    Rotation
    • Counter clockwise facing flywheel
    Compression Ratio
    • 16.5:1
    Fuel Pre-filtration requirement
    • Not required
    Fuel lift pump
    • On engine
    High pressure fuel pump
    • Bosch CP 4.2 w/ integrated gear lift pump
    Valves per Cylinder
    • 4
    Pistons
    • Oil jet cooled
    Fuel injectors
    • Bosch CRS 2.20 (Solenoid)
    Glow Plugs
    • Standard equipment with Bosch glow plug control unit (GCU)
    Air inlet (Starboard Rear)
    • Filtered and silenced
    Turbocharger
    • Honeywell VGT
    Engine and turbocharger cooling
    • Closed cooled
    Coolers
    • Aftercooler, Engine Coolant, Engine Oil, Power Steering / Gear Oil and Fuel - All are tube and shell
    Seawater pump inlet size
    • 38 mm (1.5 in)
    Oil sump volume
    • 8.5 L
    Dipstick range
    • 1.0 L
    Oil maintenance interval
    • 200 hours or annually
    Coolant Volume
    • 12 L
    Flywheel size
    • 290 mm (11.42 in) SAE 8
    Electrical system
    • 12 V, 110 A w/ conveniently located battery power and ground studs
    MerCathode (Sterndrive only)
    • Engine mounted
    Engine Stop
    • ECU Controlled
    Engine Control Unit (ECU)
    • Bosch EDC17
    Sensors
    • Crank & cam position, intake manifold pressure/temp, compressor outlet temp, exhaust gas temp, fuel temp, rail pressure, water in fuel (WIF), oil pressure/temp, coolant temp, seawater pressure/temp, atmospheric pressure
    Throttle and shift
    • Mercury DTS or Mechanical Cable
    Helm and gauge compatibility
    • Mercury SmartCraft
    Mercury Joystick Piloting
    • Compatible with Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives (Axius)
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo One X
    • 1.36, 1.5, 1.65
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo One X SeaCore
    • 1.36, 1.50, 1.65
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo One XR
    • 1.35, 1.50
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Two X
    • 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00, 2.20
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Two X SeaCore
    • 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00, 2.20
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Two XR
    • 1.65
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three X
    • 1.36, 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00, 2.20
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three X SeaCore
    • 1.36, 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00, 2.20
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three XR
    • 1.65, 1.81, 2.00
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three XR SeaCore
    • 1.65, 1.81
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  • Power mhp / kW
    • 150
    Bore and stroke
    • 3.27 x 6.62" / 83 x 92 mm
    Maximum RPM (WOT)
    • 3000
    Engine type
    • V6
    Displacement (L)
    • 3.0L
    Dry Weight (engine only)
    • 358 Kg (789 lbs)
    Dimensions (L x W x H)
    • 36.7 x 33.4 x 32.0" / 847 x 849 x 813 mm
    Peak Torque
    • 493 Nm @ 2000 rpm
    Air Handling
    • Turbocharged and Aftercooled
    Fuel System
    • High pressure common rail
    Rotation
    • Counter clockwise facing flywheel
    Compression Ratio
    • 16.5:1
    Fuel Pre-filtration requirement
    • Not required
    Fuel lift pump
    • On engine
    High pressure fuel pump
    • Bosch CP 4.2 w/ integrated gear lift pump
    Valves per Cylinder
    • 4
    Pistons
    • Oil jet cooled
    Fuel injectors
    • Bosch CRS 2.20 (Solenoid)
    Glow Plugs
    • Standard equipment with Bosch glow plug control unit (GCU)
    Air inlet (Starboard Rear)
    • Filtered and silenced
    Turbocharger
    • Honeywell VGT
    Engine and turbocharger cooling
    • Closed cooled
    Coolers
    • Aftercooler, Engine Coolant, Engine Oil, Power Steering / Gear Oil and Fuel - All are tube and shell
    Seawater pump inlet size
    • 38 mm (1.5 in)
    Oil sump volume
    • 8.5 L
    Dipstick range
    • 1.0 L
    Oil maintenance interval
    • 200 hours or annually
    Coolant Volume
    • 12 L
    Flywheel size
    • 290 mm (11.42 in) SAE 8
    Electrical system
    • 12 V, 110 A w/ conveniently located battery power and ground studs
    MerCathode (Sterndrive only)
    • Engine mounted
    Engine Stop
    • ECU Controlled
    Engine Control Unit (ECU)
    • Bosch EDC17
    Sensors
    • Crank & cam position, intake manifold pressure/temp, compressor outlet temp, exhaust gas temp, fuel temp, rail pressure, water in fuel (WIF), oil pressure/temp, coolant temp, seawater pressure/temp, atmospheric pressure
    Throttle and shift
    • Mercury DTS or Mechanical Cable
    Helm and gauge compatibility
    • Mercury SmartCraft
    Mercury Joystick Piloting
    • Compatible with Joystick Piloting for Sterndrives (Axius)
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo One X
    • 1.36, 1.5, 1.65
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo One X SeaCore
    • 1.36, 1.50, 1.65
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo One XR
    • 1.35, 1.50
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Two X
    • 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00, 2.20
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Two X SeaCore
    • 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00, 2.20
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Two XR
    • 1.65
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three X
    • 1.36, 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00, 2.20
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three X SeaCore
    • 1.36, 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00, 2.20
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three XR
    • 1.65, 1.81, 2.00
    Sterndrive: Mercury Bravo Three XR SeaCore
    • 1.65, 1.81
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