2013 Maserati Quattroporte review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 6 December 2012 , 04:12:39 byVeronica

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Maserati Quattroporte

It seems that Maserati has decided to offer new information on their new achievement, the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte. Several details were published on Motor Trend, but nothing on their official website. According to them, the new 2013 model will be revealed for the first time at the 2012 North American International Auto Show that will take place in Detroit next month.

In terms of power trains, it seems that the carmaker will offer two options, two new turbocharged engines for the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte. First on the list is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged, direct-injection V6 unit that according to the carmaker, it has as base the Pentastar V6 that powers Chrysler. It can generate 404 horsepower and 406 maximum of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in around 5.1 seconds and to reach a top speed of 177 mph. The specialists will use the same engine on the future smaller Ghibli sedan. The other engine offered is a new 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with direct-injection capable of producing 523 horsepower and 479 lb. ft. of torque or even 524 lb. ft. of torque with over-boost. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 191 mph.

The same magazine underlines the fact that both engines will be built by Ferrari in Maranello. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers will fit each one of them with an 8-speed automatic transmission which is in fact lighter than the current 6-speed. The V6 version can be fitted optionally with an all-wheel drive system. The 2013 model also may include the new Skyhook suspension with adjustable dampers. It may also use a speed-sensitive hydraulic and not an electronic steering as expected. More details will be available next month.