Maserati has finally revealed full information about the new 2013 Quattroporte. It will be available with two petrol engines.
The first is a V6 twin-turbocharged direct-injected 3.0 liter with 409HP (301 kW) and 550Nm (406 lb-ft) at 5,500RPM of torque at 1,750RPM. 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph). The more powerful V8 twin-turbocharged direct-injected 3.8 liter delivers 530HP (390 kW) at 6,500RPM and 650Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque at 2,000RPM or 710Nm with overboost function. 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 309 km/h (191 mph).
Both engines will be manufactured by Ferrari and coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The power is put on the road through RWD for the V8 model and AWD for the V6 variant. Under normal driving this all-wheel drive system sends 100% of power to the rear axle, but if necessary it can transfer up to half of that to the front wheels.
The new Quattroporte is now just 1860 kg (4,101 lbs) with V6 and 1900 kg (4189 lbs) with V8 engine.
The car is riding on an all-new Skyhook suspension featuring front control arms, adjustable dampers and a rear multilink. It benefits from a speed-sensitive hydraulic steering system developed by TRW.
Price list will be soon available.