Mercruiser Bravo Three X Diesel

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Efficient. Maneuverable. Unbeatable.
Single or twin applications up to 65 mph for gas engines up to 525 hp

The twin-prop design says it all. Whether in a single-unit or twin-unit application, the Bravo Three is an efficient drive built without compromise. More than an upgrade from the Alpha drive, it has a mystique all its own. Perhaps it’s the best-in-class shifting or its counterrotating propeller design – enabling agile handling in reverse for precision maneuverability.

  • Precision shimmed near-net forged helical steel gears for quiet operation and durability
  • XK 360 low copper alloy for corrosion resistance
  • Tri-Paint System (Irridite, EDP & Powder Paint) creates a tough, durable corrosion resistant barrier
  • Armored trim lines protect hydraulic system from debris
  • Flow-Torq II Propeller Hub – The “Weekend Saver” protects the entire drive from damage, not just the lower unit


  • Bravo One's performance torpedo & Dual Water Pick-ups that allow high X-Dimensions make it the industry leader for performance applications
  • Large propellers on Bravo Two maximize lift and thrust for large boats under 55 mph
  • Twin props & large rudder area with Bravo Three allows uncompromised handling for single-engine boats up to 65 mph
  • Trim limit switch trims drive angle for maximum performance every time
  • Through-Prop exhaust maximizes power and reduces noise levels


  • Drive Lube Monitor – Alarm warns if drive lube is low. Engine mounting allows easy inspection and fill without the cost to pull a boat from the water.
  • Permalube ® U-Joint – Virtually No Maintenance Required
  • Maintenance Free Hinge Pins – No added cost to pull a boat from the water
  • Greaseable Drive Coupler – No added cost to pull a boat from the water
  • Greaseable Gimbal Bearing – Do not need to remove the drive for service


  • Power Trim XD ® Automatically Returns the Drive to the Water to Maintain Full Control of Boat in Case of an Emergency
  • MerCathode® monitors the galvanic potential of the drive and counteracts corrosion with a metered electrical charge providing continuous cathodic protection
  • Engine Guardian System® with MPI engines protects the drive from damage from low lubricant levels


  • Maximum Power Capacity 320 HP (246 KW) - Application Specific, Consult Your CMD Distributor
  • Lower Unit Design Large Rudder Area Twin Prop
  • Max. Propeller Diameter 2 X 16"
  • Water Inlet Location Strut
  • Clutch Type High-Strength Smooth-Shift Cone Clutch with F-N-R
  • Available Gear Ratios 1.36, 1.50, 1.65, 1.81, 2.00, 2.20, 2.43:1
  • Counter-Rotation Twin Prop
  • Upper Unit Gear Set Precision Shimmed Assembly with Near-Net Forged Helical Gears, Steel Chimney Bearing Supports, Reinforced Ribbed Top Cap
  • Lower Unit Gear Set Precision Shimmed Assembly Forged Bevel Gears with Twin Counter Rotating Propshafts for Bravo Three
  • Propshaft Material Heat-Treated Stainless Steel
  • Standard Exhaust Outlet Low-Restriction Through Propeller
  • Required Propeller Hub Type None for Bravo Three
  • Recommended Lubricant Mercury High-Performance Gear Lube
  • Monitoring System Drive Lube Monitor w/Audio Warning
  • Corrosion Warranty 3-Year, Limited
  • Housing Construction XK 360 Low-copper Alloy Machined for Large Bearings
  • Corrosion Protection Tri-Paint, Anodes & MerCathode® Electronic Corrosion Prevention
  • Anode Type Ultra-Pure Aluminum Anodes or Magnesium Anode Kit
  • Speedometer Pick-up Integrated Into Lower Housing
  • Steering System Single Cylinder Power Steering with Anti-Feedback
  • Steering Range 56° Range Stop to Stop
  • U-Joint Type Heavy Duty Permalube® Virtually Maintenance-Free
  • Power Trim System Twin-Cylinder Hydraulic Featuring Power Trim XD® Kick-up Return
  • Typical Trim Range -2° to 14°
  • Trim Limit Switch Adjustable Limit Analog or Digital - Engine Dependant
  • Trailer Limit 51°
  • Trim Hinge Pin Design Permanently Lubricated - No Maintenance Required
  • Hydraulic Trim Lines Stainless Steel Braided Armor
  • Drive Coupler Greaseable From Inside Boat
  • Drive Weight 151 lbs. (68 kg)