4.24v. - 1990 to 1992

Maserati 4.24V

As early as 1983, Maserati introduced a four-door branch in the 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.

Technical data

0-60 mph 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 sec.
Bodywork four-door saloon seating five
Bore and stroke 82x63 mm
Brakes discs all round (ventilated front discs with floating calipers), ATE dual circuit, servo-assisted, additional drums on rear wheels for emergency and parking
Brakes front
Brakes rear
Chassis monocoque steel construction
Compression ratio 7.6:1
Cooling system water-cooled, centrifugal pump
Displacements (unitary)
Dry weight 3,020 lbs (1,370 kg)
Engine 90° V6
Engine weight
First race
Front Tyres
Front suspension MacPherson struts, dual-rate telescopic dampers, coil springs, anti-roll bar, 4-position electronic adaptive damping
Front track 57.40 in. (1458 mm)
Fuel & lubricant
Fuel feed two IHI water-cooled turbos, two air-to-air intercoolers, constant overboost
Fuel tank 17.58 Imp. gal. (80 litres)
Gear ratios
Height 53.93 in. (1,370 mm)
Ignition electronic ignition and injection
Kerb weight
Length 173.23 in. (4,400 mm)
Lubrication full-flow filter lubrication
Maximum power 245 bhp at 6,200 rpm
Maximum torque 30.2 kgm (219 lbs/ft) at 5,000 rpm
Model 4.24v.
One mile 0 to 1000m. in 26.3 sec.
Production dates 1990-1992
Production start 1990
Quarter mile
Rear Tyres
Rear suspension semi-trailing rear arms mounted on a rear subframe, coil springs, dual-rate pressurised telescopic dampers, 4-position electronic adaptive damping
Rear track 57.48 in. (1460 mm)
Steering hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Timing gear four valves per cylinder (two intake, two exhaust), twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank
Top speed over 143 mph (230 km/h)
Total displacement 1,996 cc
Transmission 5-speed ZF + reverse, rear-wheel drive, Ranger differential
Tyres fr/rear 205/45 ZR 16 or 205/50 ZR 16
Weight distribution
Wheelbase 102.36 in. (2,600 mm)
Wheels alloy, 7" J x 16"
Width 68.11 in. (1,730 mm)