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Mercury Marine 225CXL FourStroke
Mercury Marine 225CXL FourStroke

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Mercury Marine
Mercury Marine
Model
225CXL FourStroke
225CXL FourStroke
Model Code
12250049A
12250049A
Color
Warm Fusion White
Warm Fusion White

Electrical

Alternator
85- A (1,071 W) with Idle Charge
85- A (1,071 W) with Idle Charge

Engine

Engine Type
V6 [64 degree] with Dual Overhead Cam [DOHC] and 24-valves
V6 [64 degree] with Dual Overhead Cam [DOHC] and 24-valves
Ignition
SmartCraft PCM 112 Digital Inductive
SmartCraft PCM 112 Digital Inductive
Starting
Electric Start with SmartStart Protection
Electric Start with SmartStart Protection
Exhaust
Through prop
Through prop

Measurements

Power
225 Horsepower
225 Horsepower
Displacement
3,424.9 Cubic Centimeter
3,424.9 Cubic Centimeter
Bore x Stroke
3.6 x 3.4 in. (92 x 86 mm)
3.6 x 3.4 in. (92 x 86 mm)
Shaft Length
25"
25"
Dry Weight
475 lbs
475 lbs

Operational

Steering

Big Tiller (optional)

Hydraulic (standard)

Power (optional)

Big Tiller (optional)

Hydraulic (standard)

Power (optional)

Fuel Type
Unleaded
Unleaded
Full Throttle RPM Range
5,200 - 6,000
5,200 - 6,000
Fuel Induction

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Computer Controlled with Advanced Range Optimization

Performance-Tuned Long-Runner Intake Manifold

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Computer Controlled with Advanced Range Optimization

Performance-Tuned Long-Runner Intake Manifold

Lubrication
Integrated wet sump
Integrated wet sump
Cooling
Water-cooled with thermostat
Water-cooled with thermostat
Gear Ratio
1.85:1
1.85:1
Gear Shift

F-N-R

Gearcase options - 4.8 in.

F-N-R

Gearcase options - 4.8 in.

Trim System

Power trim and tilt

Max. Trim Range - 20° (-6° to 14°)

Max. Tilt Range - 73° (-6° to 67°)

Power trim and tilt

Max. Trim Range - 20° (-6° to 14°)

Max. Tilt Range - 73° (-6° to 67°)

Instrumentation

SmartCraft Engine Guardian

Remote Mechanical

SmartCraft Engine Guardian

Remote Mechanical

Propeller
Counter Rotation
Counter Rotation

Other

Additional Colors

Phamton Black

Pearl Fusion White

Phantom Black

Warm Fusion White

Phamton Black

Pearl Fusion White

Phantom Black

Warm Fusion White

Features

Features

  • SMARTCRAFT. BOATING WITH A HIGHER IQ: SmartCraft® is a full suite of digital technologies, fully integrated and totally coordinated. Gauges, sensors, vessel systems, computer-controlled features – one total package, one high level of control. Make your boating experience easier, safer and a lot more enjoyable.
  • ACTIVE TRIM: Active Trim makes boating easier and more enjoyable by automatically trimming outboard engines. Active Trim simplifies boat operation while improving engine performance and decreasing fuel costs.
  • VESSELVIEW MOBILE: VesselView Mobile allows boaters to use a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) to connect with their Mercury outboard engine(s). The plug-and-play module connects via Bluetooth, providing quick, convenient access to your engine’s data.
  • VESSELVIEW LINK: VesselView Link integrates your existing multi-function display with your Mercury engine(s) to place information and control at your fingertips. Its user interface is easy to navigate, and it integrates chart-plotter, sonar, radar and more into one display.
  • BIG TILLER: Big Tiller offers optimal control for 175 - 300hp FourStroke outboards. It incorporates a convenient power trim switch, close-at-hand shift lever and an optional digital troll control that adjusts engine speed in 10-rpm increments.

FourStroke Advantage

  • GO FARTHER: Advanced Range Optimization by Mercury Marine uses closed-loop fuel control to precisely adjust the fuel mixture and deliver the best possible efficiency.
  • KEEP IT STEADY: Adaptive Speed Control maintains engine speed (rpm) regardless of load or condition changes – such as rough water, tight turns, tow sports and lower speeds on plane – without having to frequently adjust throttle position, a first for the outboard industry.
  • LIGHTER BY DESIGN: Ounce by ounce, Mercury engineers cut pounds from the FourStroke outboards, ensuring each engine is the lightest in its respective class.
  • SMART CHARGING: Idle Charge battery-management prevents boaters from draining their batteries while operating multiple electronic devices. When battery voltage is reduced, the engine will automatically increase idle rpm to boost alternator output and recharge low batteries to the proper level.

FourStroke Performance Data

  • QUICK ACCELERATION: The high-displacement, quad-cam design of the V8 and V6 FourStroke powerheads generates plenty of torque, especially at mid-range.
  • SUPERIOR FUEL ECONOMY: Advanced Range Optimization improves cruise-speed fuel efficiency by automatically adjusting fuel delivery so seamlessly the operator won’t feel or hear it.
  • LIGHT AND COMPACT: Mercury V8 and V6 FourStroke outboards are the lightest in their respective class by at least 10 pounds and mount on 26-inch centers for broader fitment.

Intuitive, Innovative Features

  • ADAPTIVE SPEED CONTROL: Adaptive Speed Control maintains a desired rpm regardless of changes in load or conditions without adjustments to the throttle lever position – a first for the outboard industry.
  • SMOOTH AND QUIET: The V8 and V6 FourStroke engines are quieter and smoother than the leading competitor.
  • EASY TO MAINTAIN: The exclusive Top Cowl Service Door simplifies routine maintenance, letting you check or add engine oil without removing the top cowl. An hour-based maintenance schedule decal is located under the cowl, providing a quick overview of routine maintenance.
  • INDUSTRY-EXCLUSIVE BATTERY MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY: When battery voltage is low, engines will automatically increase idle rpm to boost alternator output and charge batteries to the proper level, protecting batteries from draining while trolling and operating electronic devices.
  • AMPLE CHARGING OUTPUT: FourStroke models feature a robust alternator that delivers 20 amps net of charging power at idle and 30 amps total at wide-open throttle.

Features

  • SMARTCRAFT. BOATING WITH A HIGHER IQ: SmartCraft® is a full suite of digital technologies, fully integrated and totally coordinated. Gauges, sensors, vessel systems, computer-controlled features – one total package, one high level of control. Make your boating experience easier, safer and a lot more enjoyable.
  • ACTIVE TRIM: Active Trim makes boating easier and more enjoyable by automatically trimming outboard engines. Active Trim simplifies boat operation while improving engine performance and decreasing fuel costs.
  • VESSELVIEW MOBILE: VesselView Mobile allows boaters to use a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) to connect with their Mercury outboard engine(s). The plug-and-play module connects via Bluetooth, providing quick, convenient access to your engine’s data.
  • VESSELVIEW LINK: VesselView Link integrates your existing multi-function display with your Mercury engine(s) to place information and control at your fingertips. Its user interface is easy to navigate, and it integrates chart-plotter, sonar, radar and more into one display.
  • BIG TILLER: Big Tiller offers optimal control for 175 - 300hp FourStroke outboards. It incorporates a convenient power trim switch, close-at-hand shift lever and an optional digital troll control that adjusts engine speed in 10-rpm increments.

FourStroke Advantage

  • GO FARTHER: Advanced Range Optimization by Mercury Marine uses closed-loop fuel control to precisely adjust the fuel mixture and deliver the best possible efficiency.
  • KEEP IT STEADY: Adaptive Speed Control maintains engine speed (rpm) regardless of load or condition changes – such as rough water, tight turns, tow sports and lower speeds on plane – without having to frequently adjust throttle position, a first for the outboard industry.
  • LIGHTER BY DESIGN: Ounce by ounce, Mercury engineers cut pounds from the FourStroke outboards, ensuring each engine is the lightest in its respective class.
  • SMART CHARGING: Idle Charge battery-management prevents boaters from draining their batteries while operating multiple electronic devices. When battery voltage is reduced, the engine will automatically increase idle rpm to boost alternator output and recharge low batteries to the proper level.

FourStroke Performance Data

  • QUICK ACCELERATION: The high-displacement, quad-cam design of the V8 and V6 FourStroke powerheads generates plenty of torque, especially at mid-range.
  • SUPERIOR FUEL ECONOMY: Advanced Range Optimization improves cruise-speed fuel efficiency by automatically adjusting fuel delivery so seamlessly the operator won’t feel or hear it.
  • LIGHT AND COMPACT: Mercury V8 and V6 FourStroke outboards are the lightest in their respective class by at least 10 pounds and mount on 26-inch centers for broader fitment.

Intuitive, Innovative Features

  • ADAPTIVE SPEED CONTROL: Adaptive Speed Control maintains a desired rpm regardless of changes in load or conditions without adjustments to the throttle lever position – a first for the outboard industry.
  • SMOOTH AND QUIET: The V8 and V6 FourStroke engines are quieter and smoother than the leading competitor.
  • EASY TO MAINTAIN: The exclusive Top Cowl Service Door simplifies routine maintenance, letting you check or add engine oil without removing the top cowl. An hour-based maintenance schedule decal is located under the cowl, providing a quick overview of routine maintenance.
  • INDUSTRY-EXCLUSIVE BATTERY MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY: When battery voltage is low, engines will automatically increase idle rpm to boost alternator output and charge batteries to the proper level, protecting batteries from draining while trolling and operating electronic devices.
  • AMPLE CHARGING OUTPUT: FourStroke models feature a robust alternator that delivers 20 amps net of charging power at idle and 30 amps total at wide-open throttle.