1998→1990 Maserati 222


1998→1990 Maserati 222

Maserati 222

Introduced in 1988 at the Turin Motor Show as the replacement/upgrade for the Biturbo, the Maserati 222 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.

The 222 name indicated the 2 door body style, 2-litre engine displacement and 2nd step of the Biturbo evolution.

The interior materials were a mix of velvet cloth, leather and wood trim. The seats’ ergonomics had been revised, and leather seats were available as an option. Included in the base spec were the air con 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.

1998→1990 Maserati 222

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1998 – 1990
built at Italy
body stylist Marcello Gandini
predeccesor 1985 Maserati Biturbo II
engine 90° V6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignition Electronic Ignition
valvetrain DOHC 3 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed 1 Weber 36 DCNVH 16/100 Carburetor
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 / 220.1 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output 110.27 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 182.96 bhp per tonne
torque 261.67 nm / 193.0 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires 205/55VR14
rear tires 205/55VR14
front brakes Discs
front wheels F 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14.0 x 6.5 in
rear wheels R 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14.0 x 6.5 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 1203 kg / 2650 lbs
wheelbase 2514 mm / 99.0 in
front track 1442 mm / 56.8 in
rear track 1450 mm / 57.1 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 ~225 kph / 139.8 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.1 seconds
fuel capacity 80 litres or 21.12 gal.