South Florida Intercoastal

Member News: ZF Marine

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Mar 30, 2021 Tue

ZF Marine presents its new 2-speed transmission, an industry-first, as part of the new V12 Verado Outboard engine developed by Mercury Marine. After four years of partnership and collaboration, the new engine was recently officially launched.

As a result of a 4-years collaboration with Mercury Marine, ZF is now presenting the industry first 2-speed transmission for outboards. Production already started at ZF’s factory in Padua, the marine production facility for pleasure craft applications.

The result of the partnership is the powerful 7.6 V12 600hp Verado engine, first in the industry, and already expected to be a “game changer” in the marine market. It includes several innovative solutions, including the first automatic 2-speed hydraulic transmission. The maximum torque design is 724 Nm, maximum 7,000 RPM and its weight is just 55 kgs.