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

tagsMaserati Biturbo
submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1988 – 1992
predeccesor1985 Maserati 420
engine90° V6
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationTwin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignitionElectronic Ignition
valvetrainDOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl
displacement1996 cc / 121.8 in³
bore82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke63 mm / 2.48 in
power164.1 kw / 220 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output110.22 bhp per litre
bhp/weight170.02 bhp per tonne
torque262.35 nm / 193.5 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
front tires205/55R15
rear tires205/55R15
front brakesVentilated Discs
rear brakesVentilated Discs
front wheelsF 38.1 x 16.5 cm / 15 x 6.5 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 16.5 cm / 15 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 weight1294 kg / 2850 lbs
wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track1442 mm / 56.8 in
rear track1453 mm / 57.2 in
length4400 mm / 173.2 in
width1730 mm / 68.1 in
height1310 mm / 51.6 in
transmission5-speed Manual
top speed~225 kph / 139.8 mph
0 – 60 mph~6.2 seconds