Maserati Quattroporte 2.0i V6 Evo
1998 to 2001
The development of the Maserati Quattroporte Serie IV, officially known as Evoluzione, went on sale in 1998, following Ferrari S.p.A.’s acquisition of 50% of the Maserati parcel of shares from Fiat. Maserati’s sports saloon, which first went on sale in 1994, underwent a major overhaul involving the improvement of approximately 400 aesthetic and mechanical components.
The greatest outcome was the overall perception of quality, an essential element for such a prestigious car: the instrument panel acquired a leather and briarwood trim, whilst the entire interior was enhanced by higher-quality materials and improved fit and finish. “Evo’s” bodywork did not undergo any dramatic modifications in relation to the 1994-1998 series, although a lot of work was done on the plastic components and on the general level of assembly.
The smallest engine size in the Evo remained the classic 1996cc V6 (AM 573 type). On the Quattroporte it was equipped with two camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder and a twin-turbo with a twin intercooler system. In spite of its relatively small size the engine nevertheless delivered exceptional power to weight performance and the Quattroporte 2.0i V6Evo, like the 2800 and 3200cc versions, remained in production until May 2001, by which time a total of 200 cars had been produced, as well as the 587 cars of the ’94 version.
|Model||Quattroporte IV (V6 2.0 Evo)|
|Years of activity||1998-2001|
|Timing gear||four valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank|