4CM 2000 - 1933

Maserati 4CM 2000

Just one of this car was ever built. Completed in 1933, it had a new 4-cylinder engine that offered considerable torque well distributed throughout the rev range. The steering box was mounted on the side of the engine and the driver's seat was thus slightly off-set. The 4CM 2000 made its debut in the Coppa Ciano in 1933 with Giuseppe Campari at the wheel. He made the very most of its excellent road-holding and acceleration, but the car was not so lucky in Nice. It was then sold to Ippolito Berrone who raced it successfully in several minor European events.

It is now on display in the Montague Museum in Beaulieu. There have been many rumours of the existence of a second 4 CM 2000, and the Maserati archives do indicate that another one was built, albeit with a 2,500 cc engine.

Technical data

0-60 mph
Bodyworkaluminium-bodied single seater
Bore and stroke80x98 mm
Brakeshydraulic drum brakes on the wheels
Brakes front
Brakes rear
Chassisladder frame, with two longitudinal steel girders and cross members
Compression ratio5.8:1
Cooling systemwater-cooled, centrifugal pump
Displacements (unitary)
Dry weight1,278 lbs (580 kg)
Enginein-line vertical 4
Engine weight
First race
Front Tyres
Front suspensionleaf springs and friction dampers
Front track
Fuel & lubricant
Fuel feedRoots supercharger, a single Weber carburettor mounted ahead of the supercharger
Fuel tank25.30 Imp. gall. (115 litres)
Gear ratios
Height53.15 in. (1,350 mm)
Ignitionsingle-plug, Scintilla magneto
Kerb weight
Length144.88 in. (3,680 mm)
Lubricationdual oil pumps (pressure and scavenge)
Maximum power165 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque
Model4CM 2000
One mile
Production dates1933
Production start1933
Quarter mile
Rear Tyres
Rear suspensionleaf springs and friction dampers
Rear track
Steeringworm and sector
Timing geartwo valves per cylinder set in a 90°V, twin overhead camshafts
Top speed133.5 mph (215 km/h)
Total displacement1,970.4 cc
Transmission4-speed + reverse
Tyresfront 5.25x17; rear 6.00x16; Pirelli
Weight distribution
Wheelbase94.49 in. (2,400 mm)
Wheelswire wheels, 4.00x17-4.00x16
Width58.27 in. (1,480 mm)