OptiMax 300XS

PEAK PERFORMANCE, LOW EMISSIONS

Mercury Racing is all about passion for perfection and the pursuit of peak performance, the  Mercury Racing  300 XS is no exception. The heart of this beast is 3.2 liter V-6 powerhead featuring a stroked and precision-balanced crankshaft, maximized for power and performance.  Mercury’s most powerful low emissions 2-stroke is at home winging anglers to their favorite fishing hot spot or pulling the kids on the tube. With multiple shaft lengths, gearcase styles, and gear ratios, the versatile engine is fit for virtually any application.

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PEAK PERFORMANCE, LOW EMISSIONS

Mercury Racing is all about passion for perfection and the pursuit of peak performance, the  Mercury Racing  300 XS is no exception. The heart of this beast is 3.2 liter V-6 powerhead featuring a stroked and precision-balanced crankshaft, maximized for power and performance.  Mercury’s most powerful low emissions 2-stroke is at home winging anglers to their favorite fishing hot spot or pulling the kids on the tube. With multiple shaft lengths, gearcase styles, and gear ratios, the versatile engine is fit for virtually any application.

  • Power to Weight

    The 3.2 Liter V-6 powerhead features a stroked and balanced crankshaft for an honest 300+ h.p.

     

  • Efficient

    Two stage direction fuel injection technology burns fuel more completely for an average of 15% improved fuel economy compared to competitive engines.

     

  • Versatile

    multiple shaft lengths and gearcase options fit for virtually any application.

     

  • Warranty

    With the world’s most powerful production 2-stroke behind you so are your worries; the 300 XS is backed by a 2-year factory and 3-year limited corrosion warranty.

     

  • Low Emissions

    Precise fuel combustion results in smoke-free emissions and clean environment for future generations to enjoy.

     

  • Power Supply

    Powerful 60-amp alternator provides plenty of juice to power onboard electronics and pump out your favorite tunes.

Specifications

  • Propshaft Rated Horsepower (HP / kW)300 (224kW)
  • Full Throttle RPM Range:5400-5800 (20" models 5400-6100)*
  • CylindersV-6 (60 degree vee)
  • Displacement193 cu. in. (3160cc)
  • Bore & Stroke in/mm3.63 x 3.11/ 92 x 79 mm
  • Fuel Induction System2-Stage Direct Fuel Injection
  • Ignition SystemPCM Digital Inductive
  • Charging System60-amp (756 watt) w/Voltage Regulator
  • Gear Ratio1.62:1, 1.75:1 (SM), 1.75:1 (TM) or 1.75:1 (4.8 HD)
  • Lubrication SystemElectronic Multipoint
  • Recommended OilMercury Racing 2-Stroke Oil
  • Fuel Requirements91 Octane Minimum (R+M)/2 (96 RON)
  • RotationRight or Left-Hand (4.8 HD), (SM) Right-hand (TM)
  • Shaft Length (inches)20/25/30
  • Shaft Length (mm)508/635/762
  • Weight (lbs / kg)(L) 505 lbs. (229 kg) (XL) 517 lbs. (235 kg) (XXL) 534 lbs. (242 kg)
  • Warranty2-year limited for recreational boating, 3-year limited corrosion, up to 3 years of Mercury Product Protection (MPP) available

The heart of the new 300XS “Stroker” is a 3.2 Liter V-6 powerhead featuring a stroked and precision-balanced crankshaft for maximum power and performance. A dampener ensures smooth running throughout the engine operating range. New pistons feature an updated profile and a composite coating for improved wear life. Piston ring life is doubled thanks to a composite chrome coating.

The exhaust port, combustion chamber and fuel induction designs are direct descendants from our Formula 1 tunnel boat race engine. Airflow through the reed block fuel induction system is enhanced due an enhanced air box design along with thinner reed material and the unique reed shape developed for Formula 1 racing.

As with the complete line of Mercury Racing OptiMax XS outboards, the 300XS comes with a heavy-duty direct fuel injection air compressor featuring robust maxi-coated mounting brackets and hardware for enhanced compressor durability and reliability.

  • 3.2 Liter V-6 Powerhead features stroked and balanced crankshaft for maximum displacement and performance
  • Extensive R & D result in Formula 1 race based exhaust porting and reed block fuel induction design for top power
  • New combustion chamber design results in engine producing peak power longer at upper end of operating RPM range
  • A unique two-stage direct-injection system atomizes fuel into small, uniform particles, resulting with a complete and instantaneous combustion.
  • Fuel/air mixture is injected into the combustion chamber at 95 psi (15 psi higher fuel/air differential than standard DFI or OptiMax product) for enhanced high rpm running quality.
  • New PCM microprocessor features a 14-pin Deutsch connector harness which incorporates engine ignition and SmartCraft CAN (controller area network) wiring in one connector
  • The SmartCraft Engine Guardian system monitors engine functions for early indications of problems that could lead to engine damage.
  • The 60-amp, belt-driven alternator is the most powerful in its class.
  • Electronic multipoint lubrication system delivers precise amounts of oil where and when it’s needed.
  • Acoustically tuned foam cowling wrap and new exhaust bucket design results with quieter engine sound throughout the operating range.
  • Through hull Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) is further reduced on 25″ and 30″ models thanks to the used of softer upper and lower engine mounts.
  • A new exhaust system, along with a foam lined cowl and attenuator for the compressor greatly reduces the operating Dba.
  • 20″, 25″ and 30″ shaft lengths and multiple gearcase options for virtually any application.

 

Technical Contact

If you have a question that’s not answered in our FAQs or you need additional information, please contact us at the phone numbers listed below.

Mercury Racing Technical Services Hours
Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Central Time)

Outboard & Sterndrive Consumer Affairs
(920) 924-2088
(Calls may be recorded for quality purposes)

Mercury Racing Product Technical Publications
Service manuals, parts manuals; operation, maintenance, and warranty manuals.
(920) 929-5110
FAX: 920-929-4894

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