In its 80th anniversary Mercury Marine launches an LPG/propane outboard that recharges with the same gas that is used for barbecues. This is a four-stroke engine with 5 horsepower and a 123cc displacement.
- Less polluting: combustion of this gas pollutes 30% less than petrol
- Safe: as standard, it has an automatic propane shut-off valve on the engine and in the fuel pipe connector.
- Easily rechargeable: uses the same propane as the barbecues
At 27.2 kilograms, the Mercury 5hp LPG is not particularly light when you consider that it is a 5 horsepower engine, but this does not mean that it is still easily transportable and comfortable. It can be used on any type of boat or rib in the same way.
Starting is facilitated by the manual starter, which enhances the fuel-air ratio for fast and reliable starts, especially when the engine is cold. Automatic decompression reduces traction force when using the starter rope. Four-stroke 5hp propane propane has an easy-to-reach gear lever on the engine and has six tilt positions with shallow water driving to set the outboard where you need it.
This outboard engine will make its official debut in Toronto and Europe at the Dusseldorf 2019 Boat Show, which will start on 19 January.
Mercury is now a division of Brunswick Corporation, which since 2008 has invested more than a billion dollars worldwide in what has been the brand’s key points since its inception: innovation, research and development. In 2018 Mercury launched 19 new four-stroke outboard engines covering the 175-300hp, V6 and V8 ranges. It will be an important anniversary for Mercury, which will be celebrated throughout the 2019 exhibition season with the presentation of further novelties.