Next-Generation Maserati Quattroporte Comes With V6 and Turbo V8 Engines
Some new reports say that the current Maserati Quattroporte, which is been around since 2004, is due for a replacement, and the redesigned version is expected to debut at the Detroit Auto Show next year in January. Fiat — Maserati’s parent company plans to invest around $1 billion plus on the next generation Quattroporte and other Maserati projects. According to the automaker, the new Quattroporte will be uniquely made to compete with its major rivals in the auto industry. Besides, the research and development for the new Quattroporte was approved as early as 2006.
The new model Quattroporte is expected to arrive with a variety of engines, with the base engine apparently is an all-new Ferrari-engineered supercharged V6 that generates around 420hp, and the range topper is expected to be a turbocharged V8 engine set to produce 520hp. Most probably, the Quattroporte will be debuting with the V8 engine with V6 following later. Additionally, the new V6 engine is 30% more fuel efficient than the V8 engine in the Ferrari California when compared for all intensive purposes. A ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic will provide extra power for the Quattroporte, and it is likely to be placed at the rear axle for equal weight distribution