Maserati works on sub-Quattroporte sedan

At the end of June we reported that the next generation Quattroporte would get a smaller engine and the start-stop system. Today’s rumors suggest that, next to this, Maserati is also working on another smaller sedan placed under the Quattroporte that will compete with models like theJaguar XF and Cadillac CTS . The new model is expected to be revealed in 2014.

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 .

However, until we see the new model out on the market, we’re going to focus on the new generation Maserati Quattroporte. And the good news is that the company’s stated intention is to trim the price of the base model about 10 percent, while keeping the upper version where it is. As a reminder, Maserati will offer smaller fuel efficient engines, with a V6 engine being a possibility as well as the latest 8 speed ZF automatic transmission (also offered in the BMW 7-Series ). Also a first for Quattroporte is that it will be offered with stop-start technology which is said to reduce fuel consumption by 15 percent.

Source: Motortrend

6 comments:

Yes, that is right. You can see them on the road in the near future. What are they doing to these cars? I hope it would be better if they should think further on how to make it more appealing. I haven’t seeing such kind of works. Totally weird!

Gorgeous car externally, but when the hell is Maserati going to improve that ghastly interior? The seats look like they’re lifted from an old Jag or Cadillac. There’s plastic all over the dash, the head unit looks severely dated... I can go on.

I really would NOT want the job of conceiving the next Quattroporte! How to go about improving one of my all-time favorites...? I wouldn’t know where to begin, so thankfully I can leave that to Modena, i just hope it’s evolutionary rather than revolutionary, like the last update.

I guess a 74k price tag wold put it in line with a loaded M3 Sedan.. because the M5 will be more like 90k+

Even Benltey, Audi, and porsche are on it’s way to smaller vehicles.

i guess they made the sub-Quattroporte sedan a little bit smaller and less emission that’s why they have the reason to cut down it’s price.

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