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1990→1992 Maserati 4.24v

1990→1992 Maserati 4.24v

Maserati 4.24v

As early as 1983, Maserati introduced a four-door branch in the Maserati Biturbo family tree, which followed a parallel evolution to the coupé and Spyder, without interfering with the more upmarket Quattroporte range.

Thus in 1990, the 4.24v. mirrored the 2.24v. as a saloon alternative, exploiting the latest 4-valve per cylinder, 4 overhead camshafts evolution of the V6 engine.

Styling-wise, blacked-out chrome trim, specific bumpers and rocker panels along with a very discreet spoiler on the boot conferred a very sporty yet refined allure to this high-performance saloon.

The independent suspension featured active electronic control on all four wheels, whilst the interior’s plush mix of leather and wood trim conveyed a feeling of exclusivity. 384 cars were sold between 1990 and 1992, before it was replaced with the second series.

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All Maserati models introduced from the Biturbo’s inception in 1981 until 1997 were based on the original Biturbo architecture. Among them the coupés as the 2.24v. and the Racing, saloons as the 420, 425 and 430, the convertible Spyder, the Karif, the 228, the later grand tourers like Shamal and Ghibli II, as well as the Maserati Barchetta which used an ultimate version of the biturbo V6 engine.

Maserati 4.24v In Detail

tags Maserati Biturbo
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1990 – 1992
built at Italy
production 874
engine 90° V6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignition Electronic Ignition
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 1996 cc / 121.8 in³
bore 82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 63 mm / 2.48 in
compression 7.6:1
power 182.7 kw / 245.0 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 122.75 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 178.83 bhp per tonne
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 205/45ZR16
rear tires 205/50ZR16
front brakes Ventilated Discs
rear brakes Ventilated Discs
front wheels F 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
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 1370 kg / 3020 lbs
wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1458 mm / 57.4 in
rear track 1460 mm / 57.5 in
length 4400 mm / 173.2 in
width 1730 mm / 68.1 in
height 1370 mm / 53.9 in
transmission ZF 5-Speed Manual
final drive 3.73:1
top speed ~230 kph / 142.9 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.1 seconds
fuel capacity 80 litres or 21.12 gal.