Maserati has recently pulled the wraps off one of the most controversed versions of the new Quattroporte generation, the Diesel, in Frankfurt.
The model in question has been already unveiled and detailed a few months ago but its arrival at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show still managed to attract a lot of attention. The Maserati Quattroporte Diesel still sounds like a real Maserati and it has been equipped with an active sound system, with two acoustic actuators installed near the exhaust pipes, which are having the important job to accentuate the sound of the engine and modulate it to the way in which the vehicle is driven.
The Maserati Quattroporte Diesel is being powered by a 3.0 liter V6 engine, with a variable geometry turbocharger, equipped with a stop/start system to save fuel and improve the CO2 emissions, along with a steel exhaust manifold and some other tweaks. The total output produced by the engine now stands at 250 HP (184 kW) and a more powerful version, with 275 HP (202 kW), will also become available. The Quattroporte equipped with the latter unit will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds. No other performance specifications have been announced yet.