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    New Maserati Quattroporte

    The New Maserati 

    “Maserati stands today at the edge of an unparalleled strategic and industrial growth that will see our presence in the world rise to 50,000 units a year by 2015. This growth is a challenge for which Maserati has carefully prepared itself and that we all welcome with anticipation.
    It is a growth based on those values of style, elegance, quality, performance for which Maserati has been always recognized and praised in almost 100 years of history. This exciting progression will make the new Maserati a true global player with two new production sites in two different continents and a heart solidly planted in Modena, Italy, where our roots are.
    It is a growth that will be based on three new models entering two new segments of the automobile market – and it starts with the all-new 2013 Maserati Quattroporte.”
    Harald Wester, Maserati CEO

    Maserati Quattroporte: Italian Design at its Best
    “The new Maserati Quattroporte is a high-performance sports luxury sedan that reinterprets the design features of classic Maseratis in a contemporary design language. Its style was born out of the guiding design principles of Maserati: harmony of shapes, dynamism of lines, Italian elegance. More generous in size when compared to the previous model, the new Quattroporte has a design that is at once graceful and sinuous, fashioned to bring out the sporty nature of the car.
    Some of the elements characterizing the previous model have been purposely maintained: the front grill, the three side vents, the triangular C pillar. At the same time new style and functional features were introduced: the strong belt line that runs through the entire side of the car giving the new Quattroporte a look and feel that is at once muscular and elegant with frameless doors and three side windows.. 
    Inside, the design of the Quattroporte aims at essentiality, stressing the simplicity of lines and the full functionality of the in-board instrumentation. Functional elements are blended with soft quality surfaces made of prestigious woods and refined leathers.” 
    Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Head of Maserati Design Center

    Maserati Quattroporte: All-New Next Generation Powertrain
    “The innovative Maserati proprietary engines of the all-new Maserati Quattroporte have all been designed and developed by Maserati and Ferrari engineers in the heart of Italy’s motor valley. As a matter of fact, they are going to be produced in the Ferrari plant in Maranello that has been synonymous with cutting-edge technology and passion for well over 60 years.
    Passion is indeed the middle name of a whole new generation of Maserati engines that will equip the all-new Maserati Quattroporte and the models that will soon follow her on the market. The passion and state-of-the-art technology that is at the heart of all the new Maserati engines that will be mounted on the next generation of Maserati products have produced engines that are not only more powerful than ever, or more exciting to drive than ever – bust also more eco-friendly than ever before.”
    Paolo Martinelli, Maserati Powertrain Director

    Maserati Quattroporte: Key Technical Features
    “Refined technical solutions, an explicit attention to the most challenging targets in terms of performance, comfort, efficiency and safety – these are the key elements of the all-new Maserati Quattroporte.
    Maserati engineers have worked - with a competence matched only by their passion – in chassis designing and engineering, weight reduction, ergonomic enhancement to develop a car capable of fitting different powertrain architectures and transmission configurations for the most diverse driving conditions but always maintaining Maserati’s trademark best-in-class driving comfort.
    The results is the all-new Maserati Quattroporte, a luxury sports sedan that reaches new heights in terms of performance and handling, driving enjoyment as well as respect of the world we live in: the best performance ever in the long history of Maserati’s four-door flagship sedan are matched by the unprecedented success in the quest for an eco-friendly automobile. All this done, of course, as you may expect from Maserati, in the spirit of the most severe active and passive safety conditions.” 
    Roberto Corradi, Maserati Vehicle Development Director

    Length: 5,26м
    V8 Turbo 530 hp
    V6 Turbo 410 hp

     

     


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    I really like it, evenif I'm a big anti-Maseratist especially the front facia and rear of the car. kiss


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    pride355:

    I really like it, evenif I'm a big anti-Maseratist especially the front facia and rear of the car. kiss

    Why r u anti Maserati ? 


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    Like it too...but have some problems here - audi and infinity at the rear, infinity on the front...also don't believe in good quality...

    Anywaykiss


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    Because of our awful experience of owning 97 model Quattroporte w/Ghibli cup engine (2litre twin turbo-306 hp) 13 years ago. I know that things have been changed a lot since then but Maserati still needs time for built quality to be on par with Germans.


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    Front & side nice. Nothing too radical. Rear Audi A4?


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    An effort to refresh the car without changing the overall impression. Front lights don't blend well, rear is Audi (which is not a bad thing IMO  ), side view is OK.

    I don't think it will steal sales in the limousine sector but it will please the (few) Maserati loyals.


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    reginos:

    An effort to refresh the car without changing the overall impression. Front lights don't blend well, rear is Audi (which is not a bad thing IMO  ), side view is OK.

    I don't think it will steal sales in the limousine sector but it will please the (few) Maserati loyals.

    Yup, something does not blend right... They should have left it as it is.

    I did a double take, cos the rear looked like a bmw or audi

    Ghastly


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    Overall very normal, nothing special, boring gives no emotions when u look at it! They have done a car that will never sell much, not even by the maserati fans, very disappointing!! 

    Very sad they did not choose pininfarinas design, insiders says it was soooo beautiful!!

    The old one is of another league imho.

    another occasion wasted by the italians! We are a poor country which lives from the glory of the past.


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    pride355:

    Because of our awful experience of owning 97 model Quattroporte w/Ghibli cup engine (2litre twin turbo-306 hp) 13 years ago. I know that things have been changed a lot since then but Maserati still needs time for built quality to be on par with Germans.

     

    I know what u mean. Anything pre 2008 is rubbish. The GT built quality is up to German standards. Drive one and u'll change ur mind.

    The only thing i don't like about current Maseratis is the F1 gear. They should drop it and stick with Auto which is really good.


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    I'm quite disappointed by the new QP, but I guess that's just the logical consequence: the old QP is arguably the best designed modern saloon and it was a Herculean task to top this design. For me Maserati failed, the new QP looks, well, nice, but at the front there's something wrong with the lights and the bumper and the rear looks like an Audi. Moreover this car is just too big with its 5.26 metres length, so let's wait how the new small saloon will look like.


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    So, this is not Pininfarina design anymore?

    I do see Infinity in the rear.


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    looking even more like a Buick than a real Buick , with some Hyundai thrown in for good measure


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    Rossi:

    I'm quite disappointed by the new QP, but I guess that's just the logical consequence: the old QP is arguably the best designed modern saloon and it was a Herculean task to top this design. For me Maserati failed, the new QP looks, well, nice, but at the front there's something wrong with the lights and the bumper and the rear looks like an Audi. Moreover this car is just too big with its 5.26 metres length, so let's wait how the new small saloon will look like.

    Agreed.

    My wife commented when she saw the pics last night:"is this new Infinity?" IMHO there is definitely too much Infinity influence in new QP.


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    KresoF1:

     IMHO there is definitely too much Infinity influence in new QP.

    They want to expand in markets where Infiniti is strong, like North America, Asia and the Middle East ,as the traditional European markets have not been very receptive to Maserati Smiley

    Pity, the classic Italian "patrician" style of the old model is gone.


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    Maserati is trying to look German .... I liked the old one much better, even if I would never buy one anyway


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    The design of the QP was always OK, I never liked the performance vs. price tag ratio though.

    AWD, a more powerful (500+ hp) engine, this is what I would have cared about on the QP. The new design is not really a masterpiece I'm afraid.

     


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    xander71:

    Very sad they did not choose pininfarinas design, insiders says it was soooo beautiful!!

    Now we'll never know.


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    new design is pedestrian, average and worse, looks Korean


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    Looks too Japanese (Infinity). 

     


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    I read somewhere that its not transaxle and front mid engine anymore,thats much worse than those looks


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    Did anybody notice the switchgear for the windows, lights and the engine start/stop button are all direct carryovers from the Chrysler 300?

    rulesdontapply


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    yep, its a chrysler with italian engines at least.

     

    I think that Marchionne is a hell of a manager, but he doesn't really understand cars that much and he thinks that the people buying cars are stupid!! well maybe the real car nuts are so few nowadays that he is right!!???

    I read somewhere that almost 70 % of the owner of the bmw 1 serie, was sure that it was a FWD!!!!!!


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    Even More, Ferrari FF and California share the same multimedia console as in Chrysler)


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    xander71:

    I think that Marchionne is a hell of a manager, but he doesn't really understand cars that much and he thinks that the people buying cars are stupid!! well maybe the real car nuts are so few nowadays that he is right!!???

     I completely agree about Marchione


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    pride355:

    Because of our awful experience of owning 97 model Quattroporte w/Ghibli cup engine (2litre twin turbo-306 hp) 13 years ago. I know that things have been changed a lot since then but Maserati still needs time for built quality to be on par with Germans.


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    Even the last Quattro was a bit awful. The transmission was harsh and inaccurate. The Skyhook suspension could never get quite sorted out between sport and comfort as it was being overworked by a less than stellar chassis.


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    Heist:
    pride355:

    Because of our awful experience of owning 97 model Quattroporte w/Ghibli cup engine (2litre twin turbo-306 hp) 13 years ago. I know that things have been changed a lot since then but Maserati still needs time for built quality to be on par with Germans.


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    WAITING FOR THE BEST CAR EVER smiley

    11 E92 M3 CP - 09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     

    Even the last Quattro was a bit awful. The transmission was harsh and inaccurate. The Skyhook suspension could never get quite sorted out between sport and comfort as it was being overworked by a less than stellar chassis.

     

    The F1 was horrible but the Auto is really good. 


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    Prices for Germany:

    410hp-V6 Turbo: 110.670 Euro
    530hp-V8 Turbo: 146.370 Euro


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