The new generation of the Maserati Quattroporte has been officially unveiled ahead of its public debut at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show.
The car manufacturer has big plans for its lineup and after unveiled the sixth generation of the Quattroporte recently, ahead of its public debut at the 2013 NAIAS (North American International Motor Show) in Detroit, the company is also planning a smaller BMW 5-Series rival which will be named the Ghibli, later next year, along with the Levante luxury SUV, which should hit the market sometimes in 2014, celebrating Maserati’s centenary.
Even if the new generation of the Maserati Quattroporte has been unveiled, the company is keeping details on the model secret for the moment and it’s believed that the luxurious vehicle will be based on a new steel monocoque chassis. Rumor has it that it will grow in length to around 5,200 mm from the current 5,052 mm today, and the kerb weight of the model will be kept at 1,940 kg, 50 kg lighter than the current version.
At its launch, the new generation of the Maserati Quattroporte will get a Ferrari built 4.7 liter V8 engine, which is good for 453 BHP. The unit will get improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions and it will be mated to an XF automatic transmission. Additional details on the sixth generation of the Maserati Quattroporte will be announced at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show in January.