The new Maserati Quattroporte is being prepared to launch sometime next year, boasting a fresh new design, much improved interior, and new engines. Details of the new QP are gradually starting to emerge, and we have some info on its engine lineup and pricing right here.
The 2014 Quattroporte will be available for the first time with a turbocharged V6 engine in its entry-level version. This 3.0 liter unit is good for 410 horsepower, which is only 20 horsepower less than the old 4.7 liter V8. So it delivers the power of that V8, with fuel efficiency of, well, a turbo V6. It will be available as both rear-wheel- and all-wheel-drive model, and makes possible a 0 to 100 km/h time of under 5 seconds.
Despite being an entry-level model, the Quattroporte V6 will cost around 110,000 Euro. But given its fine blend of performance and efficiency, you can sort of justify it.
The V6 is good, but most QP buyers are going to get the full-fat V8 version. It’s a Ferrari-made 8-cylinder engine developing 530 horsepower, with a 0 to 100 km/h time of slightly over 4.5 seconds and top speed of over 300 km/h. This one’s really pricey though, at 146,000 Euro.