Exact specifications have not yet been released, although we do know that the available powertrains are all new, and were developed in conjunction with Ferrari. There will be a V8 under the hood, which is rumored to be naturally aspirated and put out around 520 hp, as well as a bi-turbo V6 option capable of making around 420 hp. According to Maserati powertrain director Paolo Martinelli, this Quattroporte has more power than ever before, while also achieving better fuel efficiency than any other previous model.
The 2013 Quattroporte has grown in proportions to make room for a small car called the Ghibli, but design wise it carries over many of the styling cues from the previous generation. The grille, three side vents and the triangular C pillar are all carried over, while a new muscular hood, and car length belt line are all new for 2013.
“Inside, the design of the Quattroporte aims at essentially, stressing the simplicity of lines and the full functionality of the on-board instrumentation. Functional elements are blended with soft quality surfaces made of prestigious woods and refined leathers,” said the head of the Maserati design center, Lorenzo Ramaciotti.
The Italian brand is aiming at sales of 50,000 units a year by 2015, “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,” said Harald Wester, Maserati CEO. The other two models are a new SUV called the Levante, and a new small sedan called the Ghibli.