1985→1986 Maserati Biturbo II S


1985→1986 Maserati Biturbo II S

1985→1986 Maserati Biturbo II S

PThe second series of the Biturbo S was introduced in 1985, with some minor upgrades, and was therefore known as the Biturbo S II.

A slight increase in power output improved the acceleration figures, whilst the more voluminous fuel tank allowed for a greater travel autonomy. 1038 cars were produced, combining the 1st and 2nd series.

2.5

Introduced in 1984, the export version of the Biturbo S was fitted with the upgraded 2.5-litre unit instead of the 2.0-litre engine available only in Italy. It was sometimes referred to as Biturbo ES, where the “E” simply meant “Export”.

Other than the modifications linked to the engine upgrade, the Biturbo ES was similar to the Biturbo S, with two-tone paint and blacked-out chrome trim. The power output was 196 hp, 16 hp more than the Biturbo but 9 hp less than the Italian 2-litre Biturbo S, because of the catalyser fitted to match American regulations.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1985 – 1986
built atItaly
body stylistPierangelo Andreani
engine90° V6
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationTwin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignitionElectronic Ignition
valvetrainDOHC 3 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed1 Weber 36 DCNVH 16/100 Carburetor
bore82 mm / 3.2 in
stroke63 mm / 2.48 in
compression7.8:1
power156.6 kw / 210 bhp @ 6500 rpm
bhp/weight188.85 bhp per tonne
torque253.5 nm / 187 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
front tires205/55 VR 14, Pirelli P7
rear tires205/55 VR 14, Pirelli P7
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDiscs
front wheelsF 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14 x 6.5 in
rear wheelsR 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14 x 6.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionSemi-Trailing Arms w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1112 kg / 2450 lbs
wheelbase2514 mm / 99.0 in
front track1420 mm / 55.9 in
rear track1431 mm / 56.3 in
length4153 mm / 163.5 in
width1714 mm / 67.5 in
height1305 mm / 51.4 in
transmissionZF 5-Speed Manual
0 – 60 mph~6.2 seconds
fuel capacity82 litres or 21.65 gal.