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Maserati Quattroporte

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Maserati Quattroporte

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4136 cm3 / 252.4 cu in / 252.4 cu in, 201.3 kW / 269.9 hp / 269.9 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 392.0 N·m / 289.1 lb·ft / 289.1 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MaseratiIssued from1979
ModelQuattroporteIssued until
SerieQuattroporteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMaseratiCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerItaldesignCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4980 mm / 196.1 in / 196.1 inTotal (curb) weight1780 kg / 3924 lb / 3924 lb
Width1788 mm / 70.4 in / 70.4 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2800 mm / 110.2 in / 110.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.05 m2 / 22.1 sq ft / 22.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMaseratiValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionlight alloy block & headBore88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply4 We 42 DCNF carbsEngine displacement4136 cm3 / 252.4 cu in / 252.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity517.00 cm3/cylinder / 31.549 cu in/cylinder / 31.549 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power201.3 kW / 269.9 hp / 269.9 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque392.0 N·m / 289.1 lb·ft / 289.1 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.7 kW/l / 1.070 bhp/cu in / 1.070 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque94.8 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.89
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio151.7 kW/ton / 114.9 bhp/ton / 114.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5Turning circle11.5 m / 37.7 ft / 37.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.0Wheels rear7.0
Tyres frontMichelin XDX 215/70 VR 15Tyres rearMichelin XDX 215/70 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Maserati Quattroporte

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