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OFFICIAL: 2014 Maserati Quattroporte revealed [videos]

To debut at 2013 NAIAS.

The sixth generation of the Maserati Quattroporte has been revealed and will make its public debut in January at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show.

The new model will be longer and lighter compared to the outgoing version. It has an estimated length of 5200mm (up by 148mm) and could be based on a new steel monocoque chassis. A significant part of the increase might be in the wheelbase, meaning more legroom for the rear passengers.

It is expected to have a curb weight of 1940 kg (down by 50 kg) thanks to the use of more aluminum, even though the car will be larger. A novelty for the 2014 Quattroporte will be the all-wheel drive option, but this will be available a year after the RWD model is launched.

Upon launch it will be sold with a Ferrari-made V8 engine, most likely an updated version of the current 4.7-liter 453 hp (338 kW). Connected to a ZF automatic transmission, the engine will probably get a power hike along with lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Additional supercharged and turbocharged V6 and V8 gasoline and diesel engines are considered.

As these official images show, the styling will be more of an evolution of the current model but with a few new elements to give the car a more masculine appearance. The interior cabin has been vastly improved and should provide a more luxurious feel. Most of the controls will be operated via a big central touchscreen display.

The new Maserati Quattroporte is expected to have a starting price of approximately 80,000 pounds, going all the way up to 120,000 pounds for the high-end versions.

Source: Maserati

The New Maserati

“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

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xoff
there is argubly no big limo that can be called beautiful, and this one is no exception - it however has presence and exclusivity in bags.
Nov 19, 2012 1:18 am
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Cohiba-lover06
Maserysler.
Nov 8, 2012 9:58 am
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peterjames7
For me the bulbous roof line and cheap looking front lights are what have ruined this car.they obviously took notice of the kubang feedback but at least the lights on that were sleek these look awful and dated...oh well roll on the new s class!
Nov 7, 2012 3:49 pm
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djcocum
it's not bad but the styling can't cope with the previous generations. The last Quattroporte has aged very well. One thing I don't like about this new desing is how stretched it looks. It seems like LWB has become standard
Nov 7, 2012 3:08 pm
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Djercyn
Just look at the plate. There is sign of how much hp have it. 530 HP I can hear screaming V8 engine:))
Nov 7, 2012 1:55 pm
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Targa_Florio
Not bad but one could expect more from the Quattroporte than a 4-door version of the GranTurismo...
Nov 7, 2012 12:37 pm
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TorroRosso
All I read was "a Ferrari-made V8 engine, most likely an updated version of the current 4.7-liter 453 hp (338 kW)" Not to be crazy here but few of these cars will be in the price range of the mass public. It is up to those who buy it and if they like the design, Maserati will be rubbing their hands in glee.
Nov 7, 2012 10:05 am
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DarkoInem
Very ugly rear, RIP Maserati
Nov 7, 2012 8:43 am
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nahidrahman
not bad actually, would probably look much better in black than beige. I always thought the Infiniti M was trying to copy the Quattroporte, now it looks like Maserati are copying the M - especially if you look at the front and the rear of the car. for now i'd still take the current shape in black - like the one Jeremy drove in Top Gear
Nov 7, 2012 6:46 am
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AdamShep
Check this out..based on the new quattroporte .. http://www.worldcarfans.com/112012440229/this-is-not-the-2013-maserati-quattroporte-updated
Nov 7, 2012 4:30 am
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Valak
Not bad ! I'm sure it will look even better in reality. It's interesting that although it's a very big car, just by looking at the video, people think of it as a CLS competitor, it doesn't look massive, heavy and slow and I believe that this is a great thing. Best of luck, Modena !
Nov 7, 2012 3:33 am
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ifudge
At least it's better than the Kubang.
Nov 7, 2012 2:54 am
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DBaskov
Personally I think the car looks great, and the engine is solid. If Maserati tried going more radical with design change then everyone else will complain about it looking ugly or not Maserati enough. Personally I'm glad that they decided to keep the body design classy while keeping it a bit refreshed as well.
Nov 6, 2012 11:43 pm
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Maser
The goal was not to be ground breaking in styling. Its completely non-offensive, distinctive Maserati, and unique alternative to the S class. Im told it will have two new Ferrari built power trains to choose from including a twin turbo 3.2L V6 with optional allwheel drive pushing 410hp and a rear wheel drive twin turbo 3.8L V8 pushing 530hp mated to an eightspeed ZF. Maserati is estimating 90% of production will be in the six cylinder configuration. Its not prettier than the outgoing model and in many ways has been cheapened down. But it will surely sell better offering more legroom, a bigger trunk, and modern infotainment systems (yes it is a Chrysler head unit, but its also in the California and FF), for less money than the previous Quattroporte!
Nov 6, 2012 7:57 pm
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Siawa
The side profile looks gorgeous but that's pretty much about it.
Nov 6, 2012 5:14 pm
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cypis
Not impressed.
Nov 6, 2012 4:14 pm
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Philosopher
I expected more from the new Quattroporte. Redesigning the headlights,taillights and the front bumper can make it look much more better anyway.
Nov 6, 2012 2:47 pm
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pumazooma
The rear door looks about 10cm too long. It elongates the middle of the side profile and makes it look ungainly. Apart from that, it's ok.
Nov 6, 2012 2:15 pm
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benz_man
Thats a hell of an interior! Exterior...not so much. Quattro used to be special. Now its not.
Nov 6, 2012 2:13 pm
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eddie
Stunning car! I have had many expensive cars in the past(Lamborghini, Aston, Porsche, MB, BMW, Maserati Granturismo) and my favorite has been Maserati. Well built, reliable and that engine sound. All their vehicles are fast enough as horsepower is not everything. This is a special car that you can feel when you drive one.
Nov 6, 2012 2:03 pm
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