Maserati Biturbo (1981-1994) Buyer’s guide: Nothing for Bausparer

The Maserati Biturbo, there are 32 variants Karif, Ghibli and Shamal counted. Since it is difficult to find the right one. Particularly risky are the 2.5-liter petrol models, the 228 remains in the sum of first choice.

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Body check

Even the C-pillars formerly rust Maserati Biturbo, until 1986, the improved corrosion protection. Be sure you should, treat and stainless Italy imports that dominate the market, a vacuum sealing. Cars that has the Gilb already under control, falling on by innocent-looking paint blistering. Hit the edges of the front fenders, door shelves and the rear wheel arches are.

Ensure verstopfe holes for water operations. Moisture inside the turbo Maserati is an indication of dried and shrunk rubber seals. The elegant decor takes sunlight particularly bad. Wood, leather and brown suede cushion of the first series will see from very worn. Replacement is expensive and even used hardly available.

Technical checks

The injection-three-valve Maserati Biturbo 228 and the four-valve unit with two overhead camshafts per cylinder bank are considered best recommendation. The-power ratio of 80.5 hp makes the 228 particularly suitable for everyday use, the timing belt should be changed every 40,000 km, a fully stamped maintenance booklet pays off. Because in addition to careful treatment as gently warm and cold down the capricious high-performance engines need their prescribed maintenance.

Structurally, the 90-degree V-6 aluminum engine of the Maserati Biturbo are designed for high mileage and brand-typical robust. A small consolation: The Ferrari eight-cylinder, see also Lancia 832, are significantly more expensive to maintain.

Prices

According classic-tax around 9900 Euros are due for a Maserati Biturbo in 2 state. Moderate copies are available for around 2,900 euros.

When introducing 1983 (Maserati Biturbo)
49,500
At the end of production in 1993 (Maserati 228)
106520

spare Parts

Typical of the small series cars exclusive brands the high prices of spare parts, the Maserati Biturbo and his relatives is no exception. So costs about 800 euros a front fender, 300 Euro are required for a simple Motordichtsatz. Membership in the Biturbo Club is a prerequisite to obtain these exotics economical.

weaknesses

  1. Oil supply Camshaft
  2. toothed belt drive
  3. Turbocharger of the first series to 1985
  4. Weber carburetor adjustment
  5. Loss of oil on the steering gear
  6. Electrical and electronic defects
  7. Rust on fenders front
  8. Windscreen frame
  9. Sills and door bottoms
  10. Wheel arches and end points
Maserati Biturbo 228 graphics

ratings

everyday practicality
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Conclusion

The Maserati Biturbo, there are 32 variants Karif, Ghibli and Shamal counted. Since it is difficult to find the right one. Particularly risky are the 2.5-liter petrol models, the 228 remains in the sum of first choice.