Based off the quad cam four valve (QC4v) engine platform, the 1,100 horsepower engine shares all of the creature comforts of its game changing sibling; the 1350.
Compared to the 1075 SCi, it has a little more power and a lot more torque. In fact – big torque and power runs in the family. The 1100 pumps out 1,100 lb-ft of torque from 2500 to 5250 rpm (more than the 1200 SCi!) – 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. The 1075 SCi and 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.
• Advanced Electronics: 105 amp charging system (50% more output compared to competitive models) - ample power supply for today's advanced marine electronics
• Advanced Electronics: Digital Throttle and Shift; Single-turn "SmartStart"; Automatic throttle synchronization; "Shadow mode" (where two levers control three or four engines)
• Advanced Electronics: Engine Guardian: real-time, self-protection engine fault diagnostics and messaging
• Advanced Electronics: Propulsion Control Module (PCM) microprocessor with Mercury Racing developed software
• Advanced Electronics: Sequential fuel and spark; Provides excellent fuel economy and run quality
• Birthmarks: At first glance, one may not notice the subtle differences between the 1350 and the 1100. The most noticeable physical difference is the use of foam air intake filters in place of the carbon fiber turbo inlets that come standard on the 1350. Another styling/functional queue: A single throttle body and an adjacent idle balance tube replace the dual throttle bodies of a 1350. The throttle body, fuel regulator and intake runners, hidden behind a carbon fiber front cover on the 1350, are in full view on the 1100 – a technological birthmark of the younger QC4v sibling. A carbon fiber top cover helps protect the electronics and provide a place for the Mercury Racing M logo, power decals and wiring reference (underside).
• Corrosion: Closed cooling; The charge cooler is made of a military specification alloy for excellent corrosion resistance
• Engine: 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
• Engine: Closed Cooled; Enhanced corrosion resistance and improved engine cooling; Same corrosion protection level as Racing's robust 8.2L products
• Engine: 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
• Engine: Electronic turbo-compressor management delivers a broad "mesa shaped" torque curve under all operating conditions
• Engine: 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
• Engine: 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
• Engine: 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
• Good Genes and Manners: The 1100's fuel calibration is new due to configuration differences, but function is very similar. It shifts just as sweetly and throttles just as effortlessly as the 1350. Both engines feature an integrated, water-cooled twin turbo exhaust system. The digitally modulated boost control is employed to handle the engines' massive, flat torque line. And both are drive-by- wire. The 1100 and 1350 share the same electronically shifted transmission. The 1100 comes standard with the dry-sump NXT1 SSM drive with gear ratios from 1.15.1 to 1.42:1. The M8 drive, standard on the 1350, is required when the application calls for 1.5:1 or 1.7: 1 gear ratios. With 10 color options available and four different components that can be painted — Induction & Exhaust, Base Engine, Transom, and Drive —owners can mix and match to create literally thousands of different custom color combinations. The 1100 is backed with a one year limited warranty for recreational boating.
• Propulsion System: All new hydraulic transmission to handle the 1100's high torque; 35% more friction surface; Improved design and materials
• Propulsion System: Dry-sump M8 drive with 1.5:1 or 1.7:1 gear ratio; For richly appointed, very fast boats
• Propulsion System: 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
• Propulsion System: 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
• Propulsion System: 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
• Regulatory: Meets future EPA and CARB exhaust emissions regulations
• Warranty/Service: 1-year limited for recreational boating
• Warranty/Service: Backed by the Mercury Racing's Total Engine Application Management (T.E.A.M.) accreditation process; Factory approved integration process for Mercury Racing sterndrive marine propulsion systems; Requires training of the entire OEM boat builder and dealer staff involved with the installation of the Mercury Racing propulsion system; Result: quicker installation and reduced warranty claims with the aim of greater customer satisfaction
• Warranty/Service: Convenient winterization
• Warranty/Service: Maintenance is less frequent when compared to competitive product; Twice as long between oil changes; Three times as long between valve adjustments and rebuilds; Easy access to maintenance points
• Warranty/Service: Supported by the world's largest marine service network of dealers.