MerCruiser to power new Mustang 2850 Sports Cruiser

MeCruiser to Power New Mustang 2850 Sports Cruiser

Mustang has announced that its new Sports Cruiser will be powered by Mercury’s 350 MAG DTS SeaCore engine.

The 2850 Sports Cruiser updates Mustang’s 2800 model, and features an increased beam, cockpit galley for outdoor entertaining, increased cabin space with full standing head room, separate shower, toilet, and sleeping room for up to five adults.

It will be powered by a MerCruiser 5.7lt 350 MAG engine, delivering 300hp through a Bravo 3 twin propeller drive.

“Mustang has selected a great engine,” said David Meehan, director — MerCruiser Australia, New Zealand, Pacific. “The 2850 is just under eight metres long so the 350 MAG will deliver plenty of power,” he said.

“There’s a lot of torque as well for get up and go, and the 350 MAG is a tried and true performer so it has excellent reliability and long life.”

Owners have the option of bigger engines in the form of a MerCruiser 320hp 377 MAG or a 425hp 496 MAG H.O.

The 2850 is also fitted with MerCruiser Digital Throttle & Shift controls as standard. These controls, said Mercury, are usually an option in similarly sized boats. SmartCraft digital instrumentation is also standard, providing drivers with real-time information on engine functions like fuel flow, fuel range, fuel used, and engine rev range. Mercury said this automatically monitors for early indications of engine problems and instantly takes corrective action if necessary.

The engine is protected with SeaCore corrosion protection. This is said to protect engines all the way to the core with industrial hardcoat anodizing, a closed-cooling system, and widespread use of stainless steel components.

These engines, said Mercury, come with a four-year corrosion warranty