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 mph0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 sec.
Bodyworkfour-door saloon seating five
Bore and stroke82x63 mm
Brakesdiscs 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
Chassismonocoque steel construction
Compression ratio7.6:1
Cooling systemwater-cooled, centrifugal pump
Displacements (unitary)
Dry weight3,020 lbs (1,370 kg)
Engine90° V6
Engine weight
First race
Front Tyres
Front suspensionMacPherson struts, dual-rate telescopic dampers, coil springs, anti-roll bar, 4-position electronic adaptive damping
Front track57.40 in. (1458 mm)
Fuel & lubricant
Fuel feedtwo IHI water-cooled turbos, two air-to-air intercoolers, constant overboost
Fuel tank17.58 Imp. gal. (80 litres)
Gear ratios
Height53.93 in. (1,370 mm)
Ignitionelectronic ignition and injection
Kerb weight
Length173.23 in. (4,400 mm)
Lubricationfull-flow filter lubrication
Maximum power245 bhp at 6,200 rpm
Maximum torque30.2 kgm (219 lbs/ft) at 5,000 rpm
One mile0 to 1000m. in 26.3 sec.
Production dates1990-1992
Production start1990
Quarter mile
Rear Tyres
Rear suspensionsemi-trailing rear arms mounted on a rear subframe, coil springs, dual-rate pressurised telescopic dampers, 4-position electronic adaptive damping
Rear track57.48 in. (1460 mm)
Steeringhydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Timing gearfour valves per cylinder (two intake, two exhaust), twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank
Top speedover 143 mph (230 km/h)
Total displacement1,996 cc
Transmission5-speed ZF + reverse, rear-wheel drive, Ranger differential
Tyresfr/rear 205/45 ZR 16 or 205/50 ZR 16
Weight distribution
Wheelbase102.36 in. (2,600 mm)
Wheelsalloy, 7" J x 16"
Width68.11 in. (1,730 mm)