We already know that the Maserati Quattroporte will be getting a smaller engine in order to reduce fuel consumption, which is something that is quite a trend nowadays. But while the Quattroporte’s competitors, such as the Audi A8 and the Porsche Panamera 4, are making their vehicles longer, Maserati says that their sedan "will not get any bigger."

"Even though our rivals – such as the new Audi A8 – are getting longer, we have to keep it as a sporty alternative," said Fiat design boss Lorenzo Ramaciotti. The new model made its official debut today, and as Maserati officially announced it will combine old and new in an attempt to create a model that will help the Italian company to achieve their sales goal of 50,000 units a year by 2015.

UPDATE 12/12/2012: UPDATE 12/12/2012: Maserati has released 40 new high-resolution images for the new Quattroporte and also confirmed the engine lineup for the "fastest four-door Maserati ever built." Customers will have to choose between a 3.8-litre V8 and a 3.0-litre V6, both of which are all new and twin turbo charged. Most powerful version can hit a top speed of 191 mph. Full details after the jump.

UPDATE 01/14/13: Maserati has released a new promo video for the all-new Quattroporte, highlighting the flagship sedan’s traits as a fascination for fans of the Italian automaker. Check it out by clicking on the photo above.

Updated 02/08/2013: Maserati has unveiled a new video presenting the new generation Quattroporte during extreme testings at the legendary Nürburgring track. Enjoy!

UPDATE 03/19/13: Another new video of the new generation Quattroporte has gone live. This time, it’s all about the Quattroporte S Q4 and all of its capabilities. Check it out by clicking on the photo above!

Updated 11/20/2014: Maserati unveiled the 2015 Quattroporte at the 2014 Los Angeels Auto Show. The model offers a series of small updates, most of them being limited to new standard features and colors. Details after the jump.

Hit the jump to read more about the next generation Maserati Quattroporte.

  • 2014 - 2015 Maserati Quattroporte
  • Year:
    2014- 2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    404 @ 5500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    406 @ 1750
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    176 mph
  • Price:
    102500
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior

2014 - 2015 Maserati Quattroporte Interior
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"The new Maserati Quattroporte is a high-performance sports luxury sedan that reinterprets the design features of classic Maseratis in a contemporary design language. Its style was born out of the guiding design principles of Maserati: harmony of shapes, dynamism of lines and Italian elegance. More generous in size when compared to the previous model, the new Quattroporte has a design that is at once graceful and sinuous, fashioned to bring out the sporty nature of the car," said Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Head of Maserati Design Center.

Even if all we have on this point on the new Quattroporte are some high-resolution images, you will notice that the new sedan will combine design elements seen on the previous model — front grille, three side vents and triangular C-pillar — with new ones that will improve its style and functionality. There will be a strong beltline that runs through the entire side of the car giving the new Quattroporte a look and feel that is both muscular and elegant, along with frameless doors and three side windows.

Exterior Dimensions

Length 207.2 in (5,262 mm)
Width (with side mirrors) 82.7 in (2,100 mm)
Width (without side mirrors) 76.7 in (1,948 mm)
Height 58.3 in (1,481 mm)
Wheelbase 124.8 in (3,171 mm)
Front track 64.3 in (1,634 mm)
Rear track 64.8 in (1,647 mm)
Front overhang 38.1 in (968 mm)
Rear overhang 44.2 in (1,123 mm)
Turning circle 38.7 ft (11.8 m)
Boot capacity 18.7 cu ft (530 L)
Fuel tank capacity 21.1 gal (80 L)
Curb weight 4,610 lb (2,091 kg)

New for 2015

  • Body-colored front spoiler, lower side sills and lower rear bumper
  • Gloss black front grille surround
  • Red accents on the front trident and side saetta badges
  • GTS badge on the rear decklid
  • 20" light weight forged alloy wheels finished in anthracite grey with center caps featuring a red trident logo (GTS)
  • 19" Apollo wheel with a diamond-smoothed, matt transparent anthracite finish (S Q4)
  • 20" GTS design wheel in silver finish (S Q4)
  • Three new exterior colors: Grigio (medium grey), Grigio Maratea (Dark Grey) and Bianco Alpi, a pearlescent white finish.

Interior

On the interior Maserati will combine the simplicity of lines with full functionality of the in-board instrumentation. Customers will have a wide choice of materials, ranging from prestigious woods and up to the most refined leathers.

New for 2015

  • Poltrona Frau premium leather with contrast stitching
  • Black Piano trim
  • GTS badge added to the dial of the dashboard clock
  • Embroidered GTS logo of the drivers’ side floor mat
  • Contrast stitching
  • Red leather upholstery
  • Black Piano Lacquered trim

Drivetrain

2014 - 2015 Maserati Quattroporte High Resolution Drivetrain
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The all-new Quattroporte will be offered with a choice of two engines: a 3.8-liter V-8 or a 3.0-liter V-6 engine. Both engines will be assembled by Ferrari at Maranello. Both engines are completely new and the both features turbochargers to help bump up the ponies a bit.

The V-6 engine will sprint the Quattroporte up to a top speed of 177 mph, while the V-8 engine will take it up to an even more amazing 191 mph. This latest version also ensures a 0 to 100km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 4.7 seconds.

Both engine will mate to an eight-speed automatic transmission and can be ordered in either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configurations.

Along with the new engines, the new Quattroporte will also benefit from improvements in chassis designing and engineering, weight reduction, and ergonomics. The result will be "a luxury sports sedan that reaches new heights in terms of performance and handling, driving enjoyment as well as respect of the world we live in: the best performance ever in the long history of Maserati’s four-door flagship sedan are matched by the unprecedented success in the quest for an eco-friendly automobile."

Drivetrain Specifications:

Layout 90-degree V-8 V-6
Displacement 3,8 liter 3.0 liter
Bore x Stroke 86.5mm x 80.8mm 86.5mm x 80.8mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1
Maximum Power 523 HP @ 6500-6,800 RPM 404 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum Torque 479 LB-FT @ 2000-4000rpm 406 LB-FT @ 1,750 RPM
Overboost Torque 524 LB-FT @ 2250-3500rpm -
0-100km/h (62 mph) 4.6 seconds 4.8 seconds
Top Speed 190 mph 176 mph

Prices

Model Price
Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 $102,500
Maserati Quattroporte GTS $140,500

Competition

2014 - 2015 Maserati Quattroporte High Resolution Exterior
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The new generation Maserati Quattroporte will be designed and engineered to attack a wide range of luxury models. Directly in its cross-hairs is the Aston Martin Rapide and the Porsche Panamera.

The Aston Martin Rapide is powered by a hand-built 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 470 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a specifically tuned six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission and will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 188 mph. The Panamera will be offered with V-6 and V-8 engines. Power will range from 300 to 500 horsepower, depending on the trim level, and will be mated to either a manual six-speed gearbox or a seven-speed Doppelkupplung (PDK).

Both of these models feature power outputs that are likely beyond what the Maserati is capable of. However, with the new Quattroporte, Maserati’s focus was on improving fuel consumption so we’ll have to wait for those figures in order to see if the brand was truly successful.

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Press release:

"Maserati stands today at the edge of an unparalleled strategic and industrial growth that will see our presence in the world rise to 50,000 units a year by 2015. This growth is a challenge for which Maserati has carefully prepared itself and that we all welcome with anticipation.

"It is a growth based on those values of style, elegance, quality and performance for which Maserati has always been recognised and praised in almost 100 years of history. This exciting progression will make the new Maserati a true global player with two new production sites in two different continents and a heart solidly planted in Modena, Italy, where our roots are.

"It is a growth that will be based on three new models entering two new segments of the automobile market – and it starts with the all-new 2013 Maserati Quattroporte."

Harald Wester, Maserati CEO

Maserati Quattroporte: Italian design at its best

"The new Maserati Quattroporte is a high-performance sports luxury saloon that reinterprets the design features of classic Maseratis in a contemporary design language. Its style was born out of the guiding design principles of Maserati: harmony of shapes, dynamism of lines and Italian elegance. More generous in size when compared to the previous model, the new Quattroporte has a design that is at once graceful and sinuous, fashioned to bring out the sporty nature of the car."

"Some of the elements characterising the previous model have been purposely maintained: the front grille, the three side vents and the triangular C pillar. At the same time new style and functional features have been introduced: the strong belt line that runs through the entire side of the car giving the new Quattroporte a look and feel that is at once muscular and elegant, with frameless doors and three side windows."

"Inside, the design of the Quattroporte aims at essentiality, stressing the simplicity of lines and the full functionality of the on-board instrumentation. Functional elements are blended with soft quality surfaces made of prestigious woods and refined leathers."

Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Head of Maserati Design Centre

Maserati Quattroporte: All-New Next Generation Powertrain

"The innovative Maserati engines of the all-new Maserati Quattroporte have been designed and developed by Maserati and Ferrari engineers in the heart of Italy’s motor valley. They are going to be produced in the Ferrari plant in Maranello that has been synonymous with cutting-edge technology and passion for well over 60 years.

"Passion is indeed the middle name of a whole new generation of Maserati engines that will equip the all-new Maserati Quattroporte and the models that will soon follow it on the market. Passion and state-of-the-art technology, both at the heart of all the new Maserati engines that will be mounted on the next generation of Maserati vehicles, have produced engines that are not only more powerful than ever, or more exciting to drive than ever – but also more fuel efficient than ever before."

Paolo Martinelli, Maserati Powertrain Director

Maserati Quattroporte: Key Technical Features

"Refined technical solutions, an explicit attention to the most challenging targets in terms of performance, comfort, efficiency and safety – these are the key elements of the all-new Maserati Quattroporte."

"Maserati engineers have worked – with a competence matched only by their passion – in chassis designing and engineering, weight reduction, ergonomic enhancement to develop a car capable of fitting different powertrain architectures and transmission configurations for the most diverse driving conditions but always maintaining Maserati’s trademark best-in-class driving comfort."

"The result is the all-new Maserati Quattroporte, a luxury sports saloon that reaches new heights in terms of performance and handling, driving enjoyment as well as respect of the world we live in: the best performance ever in the long history of Maserati’s four-door flagship saloon is matched by the unprecedented success in the quest for a more fuel efficient automobile. All this done, of course, as you may expect from Maserati, in the spirit of the most severe active and passive safety conditions."

Roberto Corradi, Maserati Vehicle Development Director

Press release - 2015 MY

Now on sale, the 2015 Quattroporte range includes enhancements and added standard equipment for both S Q4 and GTS. The top range Quattroporte GTS, with 523 HP from its potent twin-turbo V8 powering the rear wheels – benefits from a sportier and aggressive appearance, heightening its dominance on the road while further differentiating its position at the very top of the range.

Aesthetically, the vehicle’s exterior has been upgraded by revising its color scheme: the front spoiler, lower side sills and lower rear bumper are now matched to the car’s body. The front grille surround is finished in gloss black. The front trident and side saetta badges have been introduced with red accents to underscore this high performance model along with a GTS badge on the rear decklid. Further enhancements include 20" light weight forged alloy wheels finished in anthracite grey with center caps featuring a red trident logo. The narrow wheel spokes allow a good view of the red anodized brake calipers, which are exclusive to the GTS.

The GTS interior has been upgraded with Poltrona Frau premium leather with contrast stitching and Black Piano trim. More interior details include a GTS badge added to the dial of the dashboard clock and an embroidered GTS logo of the drivers’ side floor mat.

The 2015 Quattroporte S Q4 – with 404 HP, state-of-the-art twin-turbo V6 engine and standard all-wheel drive- the selection of options has been expanded to include three new paint finishes. Grigio (medium grey), Grigio Maratea (Dark Grey) and Bianco Alpi, a pearlescent white finish.

Two new wheels become available: 19" Apollo wheel with a diamond-smoothed, matt transparent anthracite finish and 20" GTS design wheel in silver finish.

A wider selection of interior features is available including contrast stitching, red leather upholstery and Black Piano Lacquered trim. Wifi in vehicle hotspot also becomes standard on the Quattroporte range.

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39 comments:

  (1) posted on 12.12.2012

Doesnt click for me...

  (517) posted on 07.5.2012

When it was first covered in camouflage, I thought it was another mistake that Maserati will bear forever, but I was wrong. This is just a cover of the really gorgeous look of Quattroporte.

  (570) posted on 07.4.2012

@Dwight Seven this Maserati is good at their current engine, but its rival has already tuned up to reach the limit of the engine. Good thing this Quattroporte will be available in two dynamic engine—the V6 and V8 engine.

  (434) posted on 05.15.2012

I just don’t understand how its rivals are actually more powerful than it when it already houses such a dynamic engine.

  (526) posted on 04.24.2012

There is nothing notable about its engine since it’s common now. The design, however, has gotten more stylish.

  (446) posted on 04.19.2012

I don’t mind the fact that it’s beaten by its competition when it comes to performance; its designing is still a winner to me.

  (306) posted on 03.28.2012

I was dismayed when I found out that its dynamic engine is still weaker than the competition. Oh well, I’ll just praise its lovely external and internal designs!

  (530) posted on 03.6.2012

It has both enhanced exterior and interior styling, which makes it more charismatic. The V6 and V8 engines though, no matter how powerful they can be, are negatively incomparable with its competitors.

  (399) posted on 02.10.2012

Is this their new concept? I’m not amazed with the interior and exterior detailing of this car. smiley

  (595) posted on 01.24.2012

This one looks like a simple car to me. I’m not well impressed with the texture and styles. I’m glad that it has a two engine option.

  (595) posted on 01.13.2012

It looks like a simple car to me. But I do love the body paint that they have put on it. Really remarkable and unique.

  (399) posted on 01.10.2012

I don’t like the color coz i think it’s an oldest one. I’m not well impressed with the texture and styles. Not suitable for this kind of vehicle.

  (498) posted on 01.5.2012

The exterior design is not really impressive, and the color makes it look like an ugly car. I just wish that what the article says that it has more luxurious interior is true.

  (473) posted on 01.4.2012

This new generation of Maserati Quattroporte really rocks! I am sure that many car lovers will watch the show as it covers this car. And I am pretty sure that "sold out" willbe the term for this car after the day of its released.

  (600) posted on 12.28.2011

This new-generation Maserati Quattroporte making its way for being you as the most famous and well-known person.

  (427) posted on 12.27.2011

They are actually competing against the Audi, but they are making a smaller engine, which means low power! The competition is tough in the market, and I’ll be considering another brand but not that this crap.

  (1211) posted on 12.25.2011

I suppose I wouldn’t mind much if it still sounds as good as their V8’s, but for whatever reason I just feel that having a V8 is somehow more mystical.

  (647) posted on 12.23.2011

I can’t really say much else, but I do like the way they are working on this car. For me, the Quattroporte is one of the most balanced cars that I have seen lately.

  (466) posted on 12.1.2011

I really love the platform of Maserati vehicle! It looks so cute with that! Anyway, I hope that it would be also available in white body paint. Moreover, I’m glad that it has a two engine option.

  (276) posted on 11.24.2011

I’m glad that it had a two engine option! smiley Anyway, I love the new design of this Quattroporte, but I would still prefer to have an Aston Martin Rapide than with this vehicle.

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