New Maserati Quattroporte unveiled
By Bob Hume, 15th January 2013
The new Maserati Quattroporte was officially unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit today. The new car will be on sale in the UK at a price of £108,125 for the V8 version and £80,070 for the V6, with the first units being delivered during the Summer.
As the flagship of the Maserati range, the new Quattroporte is promised to be larger, lighter, more luxurious and more practical than the car it replaces.
The Italian Marque says: "The sixth-generation Quattroporte is a significant leap forward that not only sets the high-technology tone for Maserati’s upcoming range of new-models, but also remains faithful to Maserati’s long history of luxury sports saloons".
The newly-developed direct-injection engine family boasts a 3.8-litre V8 and a 3.0-litre V6, both of which are twin-turbocharged, designed by Maserati Powertrain and assembled by Ferrari at its plant in Maranello. All versions come equipped with the latest eight-speed automatic transmission developed with ZF.
Maserati is keen to promote the balance between efficiency and performance: "Even with all of its new technology, the new Quattroporte remains true to Maserati‘s roots. Its 530 hp twin turbo V8 makes it not only the fastest four-door Maserati has ever built, but also the most powerful and the most fuel efficient. In direct contrast to its scintillating performance, the V8 Maserati Quattroporte has improved both its fuel consumption and emissions by 20 percent over the outgoing Quattroporte".