The fifth generation Maserati Quattroporte has been around since 2004. Fortunately, the arrival of the sixth generation Italian sports saloon should be dawning upon us.
Over the past one year, prototypes of the new Quattroporte have been spotted in heavy camouflage. Now, for the first time, the upcoming model has been photographed without the bulky plastic claddings.
Measuring 5,097mm long, 1,895mm wide and standing 1,438mm tall, Maserati’s new luxury saloon will be rear-wheel driven and make use of lightweight aluminium to reduce the car’s total weight. As evident from the images, the Italian flagship borrows styling cues from the GranTurismo models.
The car kind of reminds me of the Infiniti M saloon from the front angle. The quad trapezoidal exhaust pipes add an element of aggressiveness to the car’s wide stance when viewed from the rear. The brake light appears to go around the perimeter of the taillight, a styling element first seen on the second generation Mercedes CLS.
The new Quattroporte will be offered with two new Ferrari engines, namely a turbocharged V8 engine and a supercharged V6 engine, both mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Maserati is expected to launch the new Quattroporte at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in the middle of January 2013.
Photo Credit: Top Speed
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