Maserati Merak




Maserati Merak

Year of production 1972 - 1983

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maserati_Merak

Category: Sport cars

The Maserati Merak (Tipo AM122) is a mid-engined2+2sports car produced by Maserati between 1972 and 1983. The Merak was closely related to the Maserati Bora, sharing part of its structure and body panels, but was powered by a 3.0 L V6 in place of the latter's 4.7 L V8. The extra cabin space gained by fitting a smaller and compact powertrain was used to carve out a second row of seats - suitable for children or very small adults - making the Merak not just a less expensive alternative to the Bora but also a 2+2.

The Merak used a steel monocoque construction paired to a rear tubular subframe supporting the powertrain and rear suspension. This was of unequal length A-arms type all around, with coaxial coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers. The braking system consisted of discs on both axles, the front ones vented. Wheels were cast light alloy Campagnolo 7½J x 15", fitted with Michelin XWX tyres measuring 185/70 at the front and 205/70 at the rear. The compact spare tire was stored in the engine compartment, above the transmission.

The Merak's V6 engine descended from the 2.7 L Tipo C.114 originally designed by Giulio Alfieri in 1967 for use in the Citroën SM, that was bored out to 91.6 mm (piston stroke remained 75 mm) to displace 3 litres (2,965 cc). It was a chain-driven double overhead camshaft, 12-valve unit featuring an unusual 90° angle between the cylinder banks. The lubrication system used a wet sump and an oil cooler. This V6 did not end its days on the Merak: it was later modified and made into the first ever production twin-turbocharged engine in the Biturbo, ending its career in the 1990s Ghibli after reaching the highest specific output of any production engine at the time. The powerplant was mounted longitudinally behind the passenger compartment, and joined through a single-plate dry clutch to a 5-speed, all syncromesh Citroën transaxlegearbox and a limited-slip differential.

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Model Year Document Language Size Pages
Merak SS 1977 merak am122 am122a.pdf English 8.5 MB 98
Merak maserati merak parts catalogue.pdf English 11.9 MB 88
Merak sm wiring layout.pdf English 121 KB 1
Merak sm spare parts 2.pdf English 13.7 MB 382
Merak sm spare parts 1.pdf English 11.9 MB 378
Merak sm engine rebuild.pdf English 4.7 MB 30
Merak merak parts manual.PDF English 3.9 MB 88
Merak mum merakam122a80.pdf English 7.3 MB 86

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Merak SS 1975 1975 merak ss brochure.pdf English 6.95 MB 8
Merak 1975 merakss 1975.pdf English 309 KB 1
Merak SS maserati merak brochure.PDF English 1.39 MB 2
Merak SS merakss us.pdf English 425 KB 2
Merak SS merakeuro.pdf English 503 KB 2
Merak bora indy 4900 merak brochure.pdf English 2.12 MB 8
Merak dep merak sd 094 3m feb74.pdf English 1.8 MB 11

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1980 Maserati Merak 2000 GT 2.0 (122 cui)

Fuel gasoline. 4-speed Manual transmission. Engine 2 000 ccm (122 cui), 6-cylinder.

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