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Old 06 July 2018, 07:20   #1
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Merc Verado L4 200 or new V6 200

New engine to get - Clearly the new Merc 200hp 3.4L 4s is nice on paper, and reviews are impressive, but thereís a wait until October.

Anyone had a Verado 4cyl 200hp - Iím interested to know what itíd be like compared to a 175hp Opti 2.5L V6 2S
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I've gone from an opti 175 to a verado 175... Can't beat the opti really... The verado is quiet, a bit better on fuel but doesn't have the grunt of the opti one bit
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I'd wait and get the new verado - getting great reviews, opti's are soooo last year
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I'd wait and get the new verado - getting great reviews, opti's are soooo last year
Can't beat the punch of an opti though
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To say the above you've obviously run and experienced a new V6 merc first hand?
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To say the above you've obviously run and experienced a new V6 merc first hand?
Unfortunately not, else I d probably want one!
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Merc Verado L4 200 or new V6 200

Interesting you went from opti to verado and found it coming up sightly short. A Merc dealer assured us it would be quicker, but we decided to wait and have ordered the new 3.4L 4s for October - just none available.

The verado is only 1.7L and even with a supercharger canít match the optimax torque wise I donít think. Opti was designed in 1996, Verado 2004, this new engine 2017. Its had rave reviews and despite being a 4S 3.4L V6 itís lighter than the Verado and only about 10kg heavier than the 2.5L V6 2S (175/150) optimax!

Itís relaxing he option and Verado next year. Though the larger Veradoís are being kept... for now.
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Actually last millennium! Released in 1996 I think! Ooooold tech.
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If you believe the rumours the verado is nearing end of production. Mercury do not make the supercharger itself so the new v6 and v8s will likely replace them. There are a couple of people saying the 300hp plus models will be v10's and apparently are being tested at the mercury lake X I think it is called......can't see a v10 myself but would be epic if so...tower of power, well 2 towers

Yamaha just released a 425hp but it is over 1000lbs...gulp.
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If you believe the rumours the verado is nearing end of production. Mercury do not make the supercharger itself so the new v6 and v8s will likely replace them. There are a couple of people saying the 300hp plus models will be v10's and apparently are being tested at the mercury lake X I think it is called......can't see a v10 myself but would be epic if so...tower of power, well 2 towers

Yamaha just released a 425hp but it is over 1000lbs...gulp.
Yep, seen that , itís a heavy old lump to be hung off your transom
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