1988→1992 Maserati 422


1988→1992 Maserati 422

Maserati 422

The 422 was introduced in 1988 in replacement of the Maserati 420. In fact, it replaced all previous versions of the 420 family at one fell swoop, including the 420Si which gave it its mechanicals.

The model name can be interpreted as follows: the 4 stands for four doors, the first 2 designates the use of a 2.0-litre engine, whilst the second 2 refers to double overhead camshafts, but also indicates that this was the second series of the model.

The car was lightly restyled, mainly with a rounder front grille chrome surround, new rearview mirrors and 5-bolt alloy wheels.

Logically, the performances were in line with those of the 420Si.
Production reached 978 units in four years.

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Maserati 422 In Detail

tags Maserati Biturbo
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1988 – 1992
predeccesor 1985 Maserati 420
engine 90° V6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignition Electronic Ignition
valvetrain DOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl
displacement 1996 cc / 121.8 in³
bore 82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 63 mm / 2.48 in
compression 7.8:1
power 164.1 kw / 220 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output 110.22 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 170.02 bhp per tonne
torque 262.35 nm / 193.5 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires 205/55R15
rear tires 205/55R15
front brakes Ventilated Discs
rear brakes Ventilated Discs
front wheels F 38.1 x 16.5 cm / 15 x 6.5 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 16.5 cm / 15 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 1294 kg / 2850 lbs
wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1442 mm / 56.8 in
rear track 1453 mm / 57.2 in
length 4400 mm / 173.2 in
width 1730 mm / 68.1 in
height 1310 mm / 51.6 in
transmission 5-speed Manual
top speed ~225 kph / 139.8 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.2 seconds