The Italian based automaker Maserati is planning to offer twin-turbo V6 and V8 engines for the new generation of the Quattroporte.
After it was officially unveiled just a few days ago, the new generation of the Maserati Quattroporte is ending up in our news once again, this time with a rumor which is saying that the luxurious model will get twin-turbo V6 and V8 engines under its hood. The units are expected to get an aluminum construction and to come with direct injection and twin turbochargers.
The entry-level version will come with a 3.0 liter in displacement and it will produce 410 BHP (306 kW). The unit will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission which should allow the Maserati Quattroporte to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in five seconds, before reaching a top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph). When equipped with the AWD system, the model will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and it will reach a top speed of 284 km/h (176 mph).
A larger 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 unit will also be offered on the new generation of the Quattroporte, which will produce a total output of 530 BHP (395 kW). This will allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 307 km/h (191 mph). Additional details on the new Maserati Quattroporte will be announced in Detroit, on the 14th of January.
Source: Auto Edizione