1997 Maserati Quattroporte

Ottocilindri 3.2 V8

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1/1997
  • Mileage 
    103 575 km / 64 359 mi
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
    Immobilizer
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior brand colour 
    beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    247 kW / 336 PS / 332 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol
  • Fuel consumption combined 
    17 L/100km / 11 L/100miles
  • Carbon dioxide emissions combined 
    413 G/100km / 257 G/100miles
  • CO2 efficiency class 
    G

Description

The fourth generation of the Quattroporte (Tipo AM337) was manufactured from 1994 to 2001. It was built on an evolved and stretched version of the Biturbo saloons' architecture, and used twin-turbocharged V6 and the new AM578 V8 engines. For this reason, the car retained very compact exterior dimensions, and is smaller than any of its predecessors and successors. As the designer's signature angular rear wheel arches gave away, the wedge-shaped aerodynamic (0.31 Cd) body was the work of Marcello Gandini.

History
the distinctive oval shaped Maserati clock on an earlier Quattroporte IV
The world première of the fourth generation Quattroporte took place at the April 1994 Turin Motor Show and the car went on sale towards the end of the year. Initially the Quattroporte was powered by twin-turbocharged, 24-valve V6 engines from the Maserati Ghibli. For export markets there was a 2.8-litre unit, generating a maximum power output of 284 PS (209 kW; 280 hp) and attaining a claimed top speed of 255 km/h (158 mph). As local taxation strongly penalized cars over two-litre in displacement, Italian buyers were offered a 2.0 L version, which developed a little more power (287 PS or 211 kW) but less torque than the 2.8; on the home market, the 2.8 was not offered until a year after its introduction. The cabin was fully upholstered in Connolly leather and trimmed in elm burr veneer.

After having been displayed in December 1995 at the Bologna Motor Show, a 3.2-litre twin-turbocharged V8 Quattroporte was added to the range in 1996: new AM578 engine, an evolution of the Shamal V8, generated a maximum power output of 336 PS (247 kW; 331 hp). The top speed was claimed to be 270 km/h (168 mph). At the same time, some minor updates were introduced on all models: new eight-spoke alloy wheels and aerodynamic wing mirrors, and seicilindri or ottocilindri (Italian for "six" and "eight-cylinders" and) badges on the front wings, denoting which engine was under the bonnet. As standard, all the three engines were mated to a Getrag 6-speed manual transmission, while 4-speed automatic transmissions were available on request with the 2.8 and 3.2 engines respectively—4HP22 by ZF and a computer-controlled one by Australian firm BTR.

Options fitted to this car:
Alarm System, Adjustable lumbar support seat, Adjustable seat belt height, Adjustable steering column, Air conditioning, Alloy wheels, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Belt tensioner, Center front armrest, Central locking, Climate control, Driver airbag, Electrically adjustable front seats, Front electric windows, Front fog lights, Heated exterior mirrors, Immobilizer, Leather seats, Leather steering wheel, Power side-view mirror, Rear electric windows, Rear fog lights, Rear headrests, Servo-assisted steering, Tinted glass.

This particular example was delivered new on the 17th of January 1997 and registered on the 18th of May 1998 in the Netherlands.
Finished in Green Metallic over a Beige leather interior, showing 103,575 km on the odometer, this car has been well looked after and maintained.