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Baby Maserati Quattroporte coming in the fall of 2011

You knew already that Maserati prepares a new model placed below the Quattroporte . But while previous rumors suggested this new model won’t arrive until 2014, Inside Line now reports that the official debut will actually be made in the fall of 2011. The new "baby Quattroporte" will take on models like BMW M5 , Jaguar XFR and Mercedes E-Class AMG .

The car will be designed in-house by Fiat Centro Stile under the leadership of Fiat chief Lorenzo Ramaciotti. There was already reported that the new model will be offered in two different versions.

The first will be an entry level model priced at around $68,000 and powered by a V8 engine. The second version will be a more powerful one that will be about 20% more expensive. While Maserati has offered no details on the platform that will be used for the new model, it is believed it will combine elements from both the next-generation Quattroporte, as well as the replacements for the current GranTurismo and GranCabrio .

Source: Inside Line



7 comments:

I would say that Maserati is the best sister company of the Ferrari. I do love to see a cabrio version of this car. BTW, aaron_lexus what makes you say that insult to the German manufacturer?

Maserati is already a "bargain" exotic car brand, making the cheapest cars that are considered exotic. Maserati under $100,000 will destroy their exclusivity. Mercedes used to be the luxury cars only the ultra rich could afford, now anybody who wants a Mercedes can get a used c class for less than a Camry.

These cars still depreciate faster than their German rivals. I hope they improve the weak links to correct this situation: fit and construction, interior trim quality and ergonomics, long-term reliability, service costs and parts availability.

The only way you are going to make a 458 look seriously hot is to completely redesign it. This Ferrari is the worst looking Ferrari that has ever been built.

i love that midnight blue with tobacco interior color combo with the contrasting blue piping. wow! what a nice and unique option to the otherwise pedestrian S550, 750il, LS460, A8 and even the Flying Spur, which you see a million of everyday, if you live in LA that is.

Anyway, back on topic, I saw a red coupe w/ tan interior in town this summer and I was mesmerized...as were the 3 or so other people who simply stopped on the sidewalk and gazed at the thing. It’s absolutely amazing. I hope the drop-top looks just as sexy.

Dude, the sedan is what, 7 years old? And it still holds its own and commands attention. I like this idea - if Porsche can do it, why not Maserati? Maybe bring out a coupe version too and call it the Bi turbo. But of course give it two turbos.

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