Mercury M8 Drive


  • Combines best features of the dry-sump NXT¹ & Six drives. Dry-sumped for maximum power-output. Delivers 35% more power capacity than the legendary Six drive.
  • All-new surface piercing gearcase, packed with heavy-duty components, is designed specifically to handle the 1350's higher torque.
  • New 5 & 6-blade CNC sterndrive propellers are designed with stamina to allow the engine to endure in both treacherous and ideal offshore conditions.
  • Two inches shorter resulting in an overall lower center of gravity for improved handling and overall boat performance.
  • All new dry sump hydraulic transmission to handle the 1350's massive torque.
  • While the lower drive cavity is bathed in oil, a unique propshaft driven oil pump sprays the upper drive gears. This reduces internal friction, increasing performance.



Max. Power Cap. 1350 hp Input torque rating of 1300 ft. lbs.
Lower Unit Design Dry Sump Drive & Transmission
Max. Prop Diameter 18 inches
Available Gear Ratios 1.69:1, 1.53:1, 1.40:1, 1.30:1
Proshaft Rotation Left Hand & Right Hand Rotation
Drive Weight (lbs./kg.) 280/127



Horse Power (hp)
  • 1350

Engine 1

Horse Power 1350