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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1998 – 1990
built atItaly
body stylistMarcello Gandini
predeccesor1985 Maserati Biturbo II
engine90° V6
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationTwin IHI Water-Cooled Turbos
ignitionElectronic Ignition
valvetrainDOHC 3 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed1 Weber 36 DCNVH 16/100 Carburetor
displacement1996 cc / 121.8 in³
bore82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke63 mm / 2.48 in
compression7.8:1
power164.1 kw / 220.1 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output110.27 bhp per litre
bhp/weight182.96 bhp per tonne
torque261.67 nm / 193.0 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
front tires205/55VR14
rear tires205/55VR14
front brakesDiscs
front wheelsF 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14.0 x 6.5 in
rear wheelsR 35.6 x 16.5 cm / 14.0 x 6.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionSemi-Trailing Arms w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1203 kg / 2650 lbs
wheelbase2514 mm / 99.0 in
front track1442 mm / 56.8 in
rear track1450 mm / 57.1 in
length4153 mm / 163.5 in
width1714 mm / 67.5 in
height1255 mm / 49.4 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
top speed~225 kph / 139.8 mph
0 – 60 mph~6.1 seconds
fuel capacity80 litres or 21.12 gal.