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A Factual Report From Mercury Marine

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Performance Summary

Best Fuel Economy (MPG@RPM) Best Fuel Economy (L/100km@RPM) Best Fuel Economy (L/nm@RPM)
  • 2.6 @ 33
  • 90.5 @ 33
  • 0.6 @ 33
Top Speed (MPH@RPM) Top Speed (KPH@RPM) Top Speed (kts@RPM)
  • 62.9 @ 4940
  • 101.2 @ 4940
  • 54.7 @ 4940
Acceleration 0 - 20 MPH (seconds)
  • 5.87
Acceleration 0 - 30 MPH (seconds)
  • 8.38
RPM Range Speed (MPH / kts) Speed (KPH / kts) Fuel (GPH) Fuel (LPH) Fuel (MPG) Fuel (L/100km)
1000 5.5 / 4.8 8.9 / 4.8 2.4 9.1 2.3 102.3
2000 10.1 / 8.8 16.3 / 8.8 7.5 28.4 1.3 180.9
3000 33.4 / 29.0 53.8 / 29.0 12.8 48.5 2.6 90.5
3500 40.0 / 34.8 64.4 / 34.8 17.5 66.2 2.3 102.3
4000 47.7 / 41.5 76.8 / 41.5 24.0 90.8 2.0 117.6
4500 55.0 / 47.8 88.5 / 47.8 32.6 123.4 1.7 138.4
4940 62.9 / 54.7 101.2 / 54.7 37.6 142.3 1.7 138.4

Performance Curve

GPH MPH MPG
LPH KPH L/100km

Test Conditions

Test Date
  • 2012-11-02
Test Conductor
  • N/A
Air Temperature
  • 74 °F
  • 23 °C
Wind Velocity
  • 5 - 8 MPH
  • 8 - 13 KPH
  • 4 - 7 kts
Water Type
  • Salt
Fuel Level at Testing
  • 38 gallons
  • 144 liters
Boat Weight as Tested
  • 5100 lbs
  • 2313 kg

Engine Specifications

Engine
  • 8.2 MAG H.O. ECT Mercury® MerCruiser®

Boat Specifications

Manufacturer
  • Baja
Website
Boat Model
  • 278 Performance
Boat Type
  • Race
Material
  • Fiberglass
Length
  • 29 ft 2 in
  • 8.9 m
Beam
  • 8 ft 6 in
  • 2.6 m
Max HP Capacity
  • 525
Fuel Tank Capacity
  • 101.0 gallons
  • 382 liters
Steering Type
  • Cable / Power Assist
Dry Boat Weight
  • 2100 pounds
  • 952.5 kg
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