REPOWER - Mercury Plus Series expanded
Three engines added to Mercury’s remanufactured range
Mercury Marine has added three more options to its range of Plus Series remanufactured engines, the 300hp 350 MPI Alpha, 275hp 357 Alpha 4V and the 225hp 4.3L Alpha 4V.
Mercury says these engines provide an easy and economical option for owners to re-power their boats at a fraction of the cost of buying new. And all are designed to work Alpha One sterndrive unit, which Mercury claims is the most popular sterndrive in the world.
"For thousands of boat owners around Australia, these engines are the ideal option," said Peter Massina, Mercury Marine’s remanufacturing sales manager. "They know their engine is getting old and tired but they are hesitant about the cost of a new motor — so a remanufactured engine is the answer."
Mercury said there’s a world of difference between a remanufactured engine and buying secondhand, such as:
* Mercury remanufacturing takes place in a state-of-the-art facility by expert marine technicians.
* Plus Series engines meet all current standards.
* Only the engine is remanufactured.
* All the ancillary equipment — fuel system, ignition system, the drive, transom and manifold — are brand new.
"And on top of all that, the engines are covered by a 12-month warranty," said Massina. "If you want to get your boat back performing the way it should, and save money, then these engines are what you want."
300hp 350 MPI Alpha
Ideal to replace 5.0L, 5.7L, 5.0 MPI and 5.7 EFI engines, the fuel-injected small block 350 MPI Alpha is back by popular demand says Mercury, "thanks to its fantastic response, great acceleration and proven durability".
275hp 357 Alpha 4V
A perfect replacement for a 4.3L, 5.0L, or 5.7L engine, the 357 Alpha 4V, with an electric choke carburettor and knock control, provides great torque punch as well as high-end performance.
22hp 4.3L Alpha 4V
Great for 4.3L and 5.0L-powered runabouts, Mercury says the 4.3L Alpha 4V delivers more power than a 5.0L V8 but being lighter and smaller provides excellent V6 fuel economy.
350 MPI Alpha: $18,456 (standard package); $11,703 (bobtail)
357 Alpha 4V: $16,312 (standard package); $9774 (bobtail)
4.3 Alpha 4V: $14,832 (standard package); $8938 (bobtail)
* Components from Mercury Remanufacturing are factory rebuilt to original OEM marine performance specifications and are covered by a 12 month parts and labour warranty.
Photos: 350 MPI Alpha; 357 Alpha 4V; 4.3 Alpha 4V.
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