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    Fiat Readys Maserati For Suicide

    The Fiat Chrysler Marriage is crating some real automotive mutants, such as garbage Chrysler 200s rebadged as Lancias, but now this!

     

    Maserati Reportedly Will Get Twin-Turbo Pentastar V6

    Maserati knows how to play the poor cousin/forgotten stepchild role. It has been making do with second-hand Ferrari engines and chassis architecture for years. Lately, it's kind of working. The 4.2-liter and 4.7-liter V8s in the current model line are light on low-end torque, but they have a lot of personality at high rpm and make sweet sounds.

    We wouldn't say anything like that about the 3.6-liter version of Chrysler's Pentastar V6, but sources close to Maserati tell Inside Line that the GranTurismo and Quattroporte are going to lose their V8s in favor of a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter version of the Pentastar.

    So, uh, forced induction... can it make the Pentastar good enough for a Maserati?

    From: http://blogs.insideline.com/straightline/2011/06/maserati-reportedly-will-get-twin-turbo-pentastar-v6.html

    Maybe Fiat will include cannolis made with Spam as a buyer incentive?


    Re: Fiat Readys Maserati For Suicide

    This whole thing is going to be another EurMerican abortion. I can't think of a single one of these partnerships/buyouts that worked.

    If Fiat were serious about making Chrysler profitable, the first thing they would do is roll heavy resources into the Dodge RAM Pick-up truck. Make it a legitimate competitor feature and towing wise with the F-150 and that will give them the profits needed to revamp their cars and get a hybrid on the market.

     


    Re: Fiat Readys Maserati For Suicide

    Failure assured with this move....


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: Fiat Readys Maserati For Suicide

    Just when Maserati had found its way again ... this happens ... very sad


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    Re: Fiat Readys Maserati For Suicide

     Jeez, gonna ruin Maserati, again. 

     


    Re: Fiat Readys Maserati For Suicide

    Very curious about the outcome. There is enough historical reference to turbocharged engines within Maserati, so it depends on the quality of the basis whether it will be a success. If I remember correctly, Ferrari is also working on turbocharged engines for their upcoming models, therefore the different base engines would provide a difference between the two brands.


    Re: Fiat Readys Maserati For Suicide

    Ferdie,

    You are right! We used to have the Maserati 222 bi-turbo. I remember back then all their models had turbocharged engines even the QP.


    Re: Fiat Readys Maserati For Suicide

    koko:

    Ferdie,

    You are right! We used to have the Maserati 222 bi-turbo. I remember back then all their models had turbocharged engines even the QP.


    yeah....and they were terrible cars.


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    Re: Fiat Readys Maserati For Suicide

    intouch1:
    koko:

    Ferdie,

    You are right! We used to have the Maserati 222 bi-turbo. I remember back then all their models had turbocharged engines even the QP.


    yeah....and they were terrible cars.


    They were big time Smiley
     


     
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