Next Maserati Quattroporte will get smaller engine and start-stop system

The Maserati Quattroporte is no doubt a car with lots of competitors on the market, so it comes as no surprise that the Italian maker has decided to offer a significantly improved next generation. The new model will be unveiled in 2011 and will receive a new exterior design, improved technology on the interior, and will mostly focus on improving fuel economy. Maserati’s target is a number of about 25%.

For that, Maserati will offer smaller fuel efficient engines, with a V6 engine being a possibility, but also 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.

Another piece of big news for the luxury sedan is the availability of a new AWD system, that will make from the Quattroporte a direct competitor to the Audi A8 Quattro and Porsche Panamera 4 models.

Source: Caradvice

4 comments:

A start stop system is the one am looking for for a perfect ride. Can we try it?

The exterior design is pretty gorgeous, and has unique looks. Well, I guess this car is included in the most awaited cars.

Regarding the next-generation Maserati Quattroporte: it stated that it will get innovations such as AWD and engine stop/start system, as well as an 8-speed transmission.

I thought it looked like a Buick from the top shot, but the profile shot at the bottom of the editorial does it infinitely more justice. It is a rolling sculpture.

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