1992 / 1998
There was also an ‘Export’ version, powered by the 2.8 litre engine. Based on the 222 4v and 430 4v, it was less powerful but more torquey than the Italian block. It’s not a new feature, but one that has existed since the Biturbo’s inception. The reason is simple: to make each engine more interesting. Yes, not only is the little tyke slightly more powerful, but above all, it is much more aggressive at the revs. It grips 7,000 rpm like a politician gripping a ministerial post. Those accustomed to big engines or torquey fuel oils will prefer the 2790 cm3 for its outpouring of Nm from idle. From 1994 onwards, the Serie II benefited from a number of new features. There were telescopic arms at the rear for better handling when exiting bends. But the main change was the introduction of ABS, until then reserved for the extremely rare 4.18v saloon. It should be noted that a GT version appeared at the end of the production run, benefiting from the latest developments in special wheels and an axle taken from the 456.