Maserati unveils a luxury sedan in Detroit

Maserati unveils a luxury sedan in Detroit

The Detroit Auto Show unveiled the sixth-generation of Maserati Quattroporte and it is described as a car that will manage to increase global sales nearly 10-fold, to 50,000 units annually by the year 2015. It is not only the brand-new flagship of the Trident's range. Nevertheless, the choice of the 2013 NAIAS is very natural as 46% of Maserati's total sales accounted on the North American market, more exactly the U.S. and Canada. The new Quattroporte is considerably larger than the model it replaces as it sports a brand new exterior and interior design. With a 4.2-inch longer wheels that provides greater space for the rear-seat passengers, the new model is also 6.4-inches longer and 2.5 inches wider. Two new twin-turbocharged direct-injection units which were developed by Maserati are to be found among the power options and they were developed by Maserati, being coupled to the latest eight-speed ZF auto transmission and built by Ferrari at its Maranello plant. A 3.8-liter V8 that raises an output of 523 HP powers the top version and it covers the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.7 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 307 km/h. Cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent, this car appears to be 20 km/h faster as compared to the outgoing Quattroporte Sport GT Swhile. The V6 is able to produce no more than 404 HP together with a peak torque of 550 Nm. Just like the V8, it will be available in rear-wheel drive and with the Q4 all-wheel drive system that is capable of redirecting up to 50 percent of the torque to the front wheels instantly when the driver needs maximum traction.


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