1988→1993 Maserati 222 E


1988→1993 Maserati 222 E

Maserati 222 E

Introduced in 1988 as the replacement/upgrade for the Maserati Biturbo E, the Maserati 222 E was facelifted by the now freelance Marcello Gandini with a rounder nose, new wing mirrors and a rear spoiler. All these modifications helped improve the aerodynamics of the car. Externally, only the front fog lights distinguished it from the 222.

See Also: All Maserati 222 Models | All Maserati Cars

The Maserati 222 name indicated the 2 door body style, 2-litre engine displacement and 2nd step of the Biturbo evolution. As always the E was synonymous with Export model, hence the 2.8-litre engine instead of the 2.0-litre available for the Italian market.

The interior was dressed mostly in leather and briarwood trim, seats were leather as standard. The ergonomics had been revised, and the steering column was fully adjustable. Included in the base spec were the automatic air-conditioning system and central locking. The rear boot lid could be opened electrically from a switch on the dashboard, while the classic Maserati central watch now had its own full illumination.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1988 – 1993
built atItaly
body stylistMarcello Gandini
production722
engine90° V6
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationTwin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignitionElectronic Ignition
valvetrainDOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed1 Weber 36 DCNVH 16/100 Carburetor
displacement2790 cc / 170.3 in³
bore94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke67 mm / 2.64 in
compression7.4:1
power167.8 kw / 225.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output80.65 bhp per litre
torque363.36 nm / 268.0 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
front tires205/50VR15
rear tires205/50VR15
front brakesDiscs
front wheelsF 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 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
wheelbase2514 mm / 99.0 in
front track1458 mm / 57.4 in
rear track1454 mm / 57.2 in
length4153 mm / 163.5 in
width1714 mm / 67.5 in
height1255 mm / 49.4 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
top speed~230.1 kph / 143.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~6.1 seconds