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Mercury Marine 250XL Pro XS DTS Pro Black
Mercury Marine 250XL Pro XS DTS Pro Black

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Mercury Marine
Mercury Marine
Model
250XL Pro XS DTS Pro Black
250XL Pro XS DTS Pro Black
Model Code
12500097A
12500097A
Color
Phantom Black
Phantom Black

Electrical

Alternator
85A, 1,071W with Idle charge
85A, 1,071W with Idle charge

Engine

Engine Type
V8 [64 degree] with Dual Overhead Cam [DOHC] and 32-valves
V8 [64 degree] with Dual Overhead Cam [DOHC] and 32-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
250 Horsepower
250 Horsepower
Displacement
4,571.99 Cubic Centimeter
4,571.99 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
505 lbs
505 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
5,600 - 6,200
5,600 - 6,200
Fuel Induction
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Computer Controlled with Advanced Range Optimization
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Computer Controlled with Advanced Range Optimization
Lubrication
Integrated wet sump
Integrated wet sump
Cooling

Water-cooled with thermostat

Air Induction - Performance-Tuned Long-Runner Intake Manifold

Water-cooled with thermostat

Air Induction - Performance-Tuned Long-Runner Intake Manifold

Gear Ratio
1.75:1
1.75:1
Gear Shift

F-N-R

Gearcsase options - 5.44 in.

F-N-R

Gearcsase options - 5.44 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

Digital Throttle and Shift (DTS)

SmartCraft Engine Guardian

Digital Throttle and Shift (DTS)

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 an existing multi-function display with Mercury engine(s) to place information and control at the driver’s fingertips. Its user interface is easy to navigate, and it integrates chart-plotter, sonar, radar and more into one display.
  • DTS HOT FOOT: A Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) Hot Foot pedal allows you to keep both hands on the wheel during high-speed runs. DTS provides precise handling, seamlessly connects with compatible displays and delivers instant response and total control with no hesitation.

Intuitive, Innovative Features

  • TORQUEMASTER GEARCASE: The lightweight TorqueMaster gearcase (featured on select V8 models) has a 1.75:1 gear ratio and a robust 1.25-inch-diameter prop shaft designed for semi-surfacing, high-speed applications.
  • 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.
  • PERFORMANCE-TUNED EXHAUST: Exhaust tone has been fine-tuned to provide a brawny performance-inspired sound quality that’s unmistakable on the water yet quieter than competing high-output engines.
  • TRANSIENT SPARK TECHNOLOGY: Transient Spark Technology electronically adjusts the ignition timing of the engine as needed. This subtle, automatic change produces additional torque for faster hole shot and acceleration.
  • EXTRA CHARGING POWER: A powerful alternator provides net charging output of 20 amps at idle and 85 amps at wide open throttle. Idle Charge battery-management technology automatically increases idle rpm to boost alternator output and recharge low batteries.

Pro XS Advantage

  • ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE: No outboard gets from zero to wide-open quicker than a Mercury Pro XS with 4.6L V8 and 3.4L V6 muscle. This is performance that will rocket your rig out of the hole and to the next hot spot in an instant.
  • TOURNAMENT-WINNING TORQUE: More displacement delivers more torque and Transient Spark technology optimizes spark timing to boost that torque during hole shot.
  • SQUEEZING SPEED FROM FUEL: Mercury V8 and V6 Pro XS models transform every drop of fuel into performance to deliver excellent economy at cruising speed and wide-open throttle.
  • SMART CHARGING: A powerful alternator provides net charging output of 20 amps at idle and 85 amps at wide open throttle. Idle Charge battery-management technology automatically increases idle rpm to boost alternator output and recharge low batteries.

Pro XS Performance Data

  • UNMATCHED POWER AND SPEED: The V8 and V6 Pro XS outboards perform like no other, with a dual overhead cam design that delivers instantaneous throttle response and immediate power.
  • 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.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT: 4.6L V8 and 3.4L V6 Pro XS outboards offer a combination of ample torque and less weight – ideal for heavier loaded boats.

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 an existing multi-function display with Mercury engine(s) to place information and control at the driver’s fingertips. Its user interface is easy to navigate, and it integrates chart-plotter, sonar, radar and more into one display.
  • DTS HOT FOOT: A Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) Hot Foot pedal allows you to keep both hands on the wheel during high-speed runs. DTS provides precise handling, seamlessly connects with compatible displays and delivers instant response and total control with no hesitation.

Intuitive, Innovative Features

  • TORQUEMASTER GEARCASE: The lightweight TorqueMaster gearcase (featured on select V8 models) has a 1.75:1 gear ratio and a robust 1.25-inch-diameter prop shaft designed for semi-surfacing, high-speed applications.
  • 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.
  • PERFORMANCE-TUNED EXHAUST: Exhaust tone has been fine-tuned to provide a brawny performance-inspired sound quality that’s unmistakable on the water yet quieter than competing high-output engines.
  • TRANSIENT SPARK TECHNOLOGY: Transient Spark Technology electronically adjusts the ignition timing of the engine as needed. This subtle, automatic change produces additional torque for faster hole shot and acceleration.
  • EXTRA CHARGING POWER: A powerful alternator provides net charging output of 20 amps at idle and 85 amps at wide open throttle. Idle Charge battery-management technology automatically increases idle rpm to boost alternator output and recharge low batteries.

Pro XS Advantage

  • ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE: No outboard gets from zero to wide-open quicker than a Mercury Pro XS with 4.6L V8 and 3.4L V6 muscle. This is performance that will rocket your rig out of the hole and to the next hot spot in an instant.
  • TOURNAMENT-WINNING TORQUE: More displacement delivers more torque and Transient Spark technology optimizes spark timing to boost that torque during hole shot.
  • SQUEEZING SPEED FROM FUEL: Mercury V8 and V6 Pro XS models transform every drop of fuel into performance to deliver excellent economy at cruising speed and wide-open throttle.
  • SMART CHARGING: A powerful alternator provides net charging output of 20 amps at idle and 85 amps at wide open throttle. Idle Charge battery-management technology automatically increases idle rpm to boost alternator output and recharge low batteries.

Pro XS Performance Data

  • UNMATCHED POWER AND SPEED: The V8 and V6 Pro XS outboards perform like no other, with a dual overhead cam design that delivers instantaneous throttle response and immediate power.
  • 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.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT: 4.6L V8 and 3.4L V6 Pro XS outboards offer a combination of ample torque and less weight – ideal for heavier loaded boats.