The 1100 pumps out 1,100 lb-ft of torque from 2500 to 5250 rpm and delivers 1,100 horsepower at its 6,500 rpm red line. All of this power and torque comes from 89 posted octane (R+M)/2, (95 RON, global) pump gas. Competitive engines with like power ratings require a minimum 91 posted octane. Like the 1350, the 1100 complies with EPA and CARB exhaust gas emissions limits.


The long flat torque curve of the engine combined with Digital Throttle and Shift allows the 1100 to rocket you to speed with the smoothness and ease of a high-end luxury vehicle throughout the full RPM range


The 1100 is designed to perform on 89 octane fuel so you can save money on your fuel bill the next time you fill up the tank



Design and validated to pass US and EU emission standards, the 1100 can be enjoyed throughout the world


We're so confident in our 1100 that we back it with a 1 year warranty, which is unheard of in the high performance marine market




The combustion system provides fuel efficiency rewards of 20 to 30% over similarly rated engines


Compatible with


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Rated Power at Transmission 1100 (820 kW)
Full Throttle RPM Range 6000-6500
Displacement Liter/CID 9.0/552
Bore (in/mm) 4.57/116
Stroke (in/mm) 4.21/107
Compression Ratio 7.8:1
Cylinder Arrangement V-8
Alternator (amp/watt) 105/1481
Controller Distributorless
Fuel System Sequential Fuel Injection
Fuel Requirements 89 Octane Minimum (R + M)/2, (95 RON) Global Calibration
Transmission Mercury Racinq Dry-Sump Hydraulic
Drive Unit Dry-Sump NXT6 SSM, M8
Gear Ratio Application dependent (contact Mercury Racing for additional information)
Length (in/mm) 26.69/678 (from back of block)
Width (in/mm) 34/864
Height (in/mm) 29/737 (from crankshaft centerline)
Weight (lbs/kg) 1720/782
Warranty 1-year limited for recreational boating
  • 9.0L – 90 degree DOHC V-8
  • Aluminum block and heads for reduced weight
  • Designed/Developed/Produced by Mercury Racing
  • Durable NiCom® coated aluminum cylinder bores
  • NiCom coating improves heat transfer and durability
  • Quad cam, four valve (QC4v) design optimizes power and torque throughout the engine operating RPM range
  • Intake and exhaust port flow is significantly improved over conventional 2-valve heads
  • Overhead cam design extends the operating rpm range
  • Fuel efficiency rewards of 20 to 30% vs. similarly rated engines
  • Improved durability
  • Twin, water cooled turbochargers yield better performance, fuel economy and sound quality and reduce noise
  • Electronic turbo-compressor management delivers a broad "mesa shaped" torque curve under all operating conditions
  • Integral exhaust system designed and developed specifically for QC4v
  • Pulse separated exhaust tuning (from Mercury Racing's expertise in high performance 2-stroke engines) improves low RPM turbocharger response
  • Closed Cooled
  • Enhanced corrosion resistance and improved engine cooling
  • Same corrosion protection level as Racing's robust 8.2L products
  • Higher level of integration
  • A "clean sheet" design provided the opportunity to optimize accessory and marinization design and layout
  • Designed for ease of OEM installation
  • Dressed to Thrill
  • Optional turbo inlet and front cover kit for those who prefer style over the look of technology
  • Multiple engine and drive color options
  • Closed cooling
  • The charge cooler is made of a military specification alloy for excellent corrosion resistance
  • Propulsion Control Module (PCM) microprocessor with Mercury Racing developed software
  • Digital Throttle and Shift
  • Single-turn "SmartStart"
  • Automatic throttle synchronization
  • "Shadow mode" (where two levers control three or four engines)
  • Engine Guardian: real-time, self-protection engine fault diagnostics and messaging
  • Sequential fuel and spark
  • Provides excellent fuel economy and run quality
  • 105 amp charging system (50% more output compared to competitive models) – ample power supply for today's advanced marine electronics
  • Meets EPA, CARB and EU RCD emissions requirements.
  • All new hydraulic transmission to handle the 1100's high torque
    • 35% more friction surface
    • Improved design and materials
  • Dry-sump NXT1 SSM with gear ratios from 1.15:1 to 1.42:1
    • Features the legendary Six drive with the new M Series transom plate
    • For lighter, very fast boats
  • Dry-sump M8 drive with 1.5:1 or 1.7:1 gear ratio
    • For richly appointed, very fast boats
  • M8 drive combines best features of the dry-sump NXT1 and Six drives
  • Surface piercing gearcase, packed with heavy-duty components, is designed specifically to handle the 1 higher torque
  • Delivers 35% more capacity than the legendary Six drive
  • Two inches shorter resulting in an overall lower center of gravity for improved handling and overall boat performance
  • Features twin pinion gear shaft design (first patented by Mercury for outboard racing back in the 1950s)
  • Innovative design splits the torque load for a high power capacity while maintaining a slim gear housing shape for hydrodynamic efficiency
  • Dry-sumped for maximum power-output
  • An active anode enhances corrosion resistance by adjusting its current to the protection need
  • New Pro Finish 5 & 6-blade CNC sterndrive propellers are designed with stamina for the 1350's massive torque and surface piercing impact
  • The props are backed with a 1-year factory warranty when used on Mercury Racing engine packages
  • Suitable for: Catamaran Race, Catamaran Sport/Poker Runner, Sport Cruiser, Vee-Bottom Race, Vee-Bottom Sport/Poker Runner




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