This is the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 6, 2012

After 8 years, the new Maserati Quattroporte was finally unveiled today and now the Italian four-door saloon is ready to take on cars such as the Porsche Panamera or the Aston Martin Rapide. Everything that you see in the pictures is completely new: the car features a new front end and a redesigned grille seen also on the Levante/Kubang SUV Concept, a new set of headlights as well as a redesigned front hood.

The side was also updated and now features new design lines that make the 5 meters Maserati more attractive. The rear end is not too attractive, but this is only what we think. Under the hood, we find the traditional V8 engine, which will be produced in the Ferrari factory in Maranello.

Still, expect a more fuel-efficient V6 engine. The interior was also updated and the car received a brand new and sexy steering wheel. No details are available yet, but the car will make its official debut in January at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, so expect to see some numbers at a later date.

Maserati stands at the edge of unmatched strategic and industrial growth and expects to see its world presence increased to 50,000 units in 2015. Maserati has prepared itself to face this growth challenge and welcomes it with anticipation.

The growth is founded on the values of elegance, performance, quality and style. These are the values that Maserati has been recognized and praised for in almost a century of history. This exhilarating progression ensures that Maserati will become true global players especially with 2 new production facilities in different continents with its heart remaining solidly planted in its roots in Modena, Italy.

Maserati CEO Harald Wester shares that the growth is based on the release of 3 new models that will enter two segments of the market. The step forward will start with the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte. The Quattroporte is a high-performance luxury sports car that reinterprets the classic Maserati’s design features into a contemporary new design language. The style of the Quattroporte was based on Maserati’s three guiding design principles of dynamism of lines, harmony of shapes, and Italian elegance.

Compared to previous models, the Quattroporte is more generous when it comes to size and brings out its sporty nature through sinuous and graceful design. There are some characterizing elements of the previous models that have been maintained on purpose like the triangular C pillar, the front grill, and the three side vents.

The new functional features and style include a strong belt line that runs across the entire length of the side, giving the Quattroporte a feel and look that is muscular yet elegant especially with the three side windows and the frameless doors. The interior design of the Quattroporte is aimed at essentiality and highlights the simplicity of lines as well as the full functionality of its in-board instrumentation.

The functional elements of the Quattroporte’s interior are mixed with soft quality surfaces that are composed of refined leathers and prestigious woods, reveals Lorenzo Ramaciotti, the Maserati Design Center Head. The innovative and proprietary engines of the Quattroporte were designed and developed by engineers from both Maserati and Ferrari right at the core of Italy’s motor valley.

The Quattroporte will be produced in Ferrari’s Maranello plant which has been associated with passion and cutting-edge technology for more than 60 years. Maserati Powertrain Director Paolo Martinelli shares that passion is truly the middle name for this new generation of engines from Maserati that will equip not just the Quattroporte but all the models that will come after in the market.

The state-of-the-art technology and passion that lies at the heart of all the engines will then be mounted on the next generation of products from Maserati. These engines will not only be more exciting to drive. They will deliver more power but they have been built to be more eco-friendly.

Press Release

2013 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

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