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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1985 – 1986
built at Italy
body stylist Pierangelo Andreani
engine 90° V6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignition Electronic Ignition
valvetrain DOHC 3 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed 1 Weber 36 DCNVH 16/100 Carburetor
bore 82 mm / 3.2 in
stroke 63 mm / 2.48 in
compression 7.8:1
power 156.6 kw / 210 bhp @ 6500 rpm
bhp/weight 188.85 bhp per tonne
torque 253.5 nm / 187 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires 205/55 VR 14, Pirelli P7
rear tires 205/55 VR 14, Pirelli P7
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Discs
front wheels F 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14 x 6.5 in
rear wheels R 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14 x 6.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Semi-Trailing Arms w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1112 kg / 2450 lbs
wheelbase 2514 mm / 99.0 in
front track 1420 mm / 55.9 in
rear track 1431 mm / 56.3 in
length 4153 mm / 163.5 in
width 1714 mm / 67.5 in
height 1305 mm / 51.4 in
transmission ZF 5-Speed Manual
0 – 60 mph ~6.2 seconds
fuel capacity 82 litres or 21.65 gal.