Mercury Marine Starts Production On Second Generation 8.2L Engine

Mercury Marine announced it has begin production of a second-generation 8.2L engine, scheduled to reach dealerships by mid-August.

Available in sterndrive and inboard configurations, the second-generation engine offers factory-applied options such as DTS (Digital Throttle and Shift), SeaCore, and Axius.

Improved technologies in the 8.2L result in an engine that is said to be quieter at cruising speed, easier to maintain, and easier to install. For example, relocated fluid reservoirs are more visible and more accessible than in the predecessor, making topping off fluids simpler. The improved exhaust, an induction air silencer, and improved installation equipment for OEMs are additional key attributes.