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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.

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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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1988 – 1993
built at Italy
body stylist Marcello Gandini
production 722
engine 90° V6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignition Electronic Ignition
valvetrain DOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed 1 Weber 36 DCNVH 16/100 Carburetor
displacement 2790 cc / 170.3 in³
bore 94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 67 mm / 2.64 in
compression 7.4:1
power 167.8 kw / 225.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 80.65 bhp per litre
torque 363.36 nm / 268.0 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires 205/50VR15
rear tires 205/50VR15
front brakes Discs
front wheels F 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 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
wheelbase 2514 mm / 99.0 in
front track 1458 mm / 57.4 in
rear track 1454 mm / 57.2 in
length 4153 mm / 163.5 in
width 1714 mm / 67.5 in
height 1255 mm / 49.4 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
top speed ~230.1 kph / 143.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.1 seconds