MerCruiser MX 6.2 Black Scorpion Ski Inboard

MerCruiser's MX 6.2 Black Scorpion Ski Inboard delivers a wicked sting

20th December 2001.
By Staff

The MX 6.2 Black Scorpion Ski Inboard from MerCruiser delivers 340 horsepower.

The MX 6.2 Black Scorpion Ski Inboard from MerCruiser delivers 340 horsepower.

MerCruiser created instant buzz when it introduced the Black Scorpion engine in late 1995. Rated at 315 horsepower, the small-block inboard delivered gobs of torque and pushed a 20-foot-long tournament ski boat more than 50 mph. That made it a dream choice for barefooters, who run at higher speeds, and anyone in a hurry.

The MX 6.2 Black Scorpion Ski Inboard, the latest version of the motor, builds on that legacy in a big way — it’s rated at 340 horsepower. The 377-cubic-inch V-8 motor has a bore and stroke of 4.00/3.75 and a compression ratio of 9.0:1. Full-throttle operating range for the engine, which boasts a Tunnel Ram intake system, is 4,800 to 5,200 rpm.

Internal component highlights include a forged-steel crankshaft and a billet-steel camshaft. A built-in flush system, a remote oil filter for unobstructed access and constant-tension hose clamps make routine maintenance easier.

The engine weighs 885 pounds. It is offered with a direct (1:1) Velvet 71 drive.

For more information

MerCruiser
3003 North Perkins Road
Stillwater, OK 74075
(405) 377-1200


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