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Christopher Bruce2012-12-04 15:03:28

Maserati Quattroporte Will Use Twin-Turbo V6 and Twin-Turbo V8

The V6 is based on Chrysler's Pentastar V6 but with two turbos

 
 
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The upgraded engine will be a twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V8

The next generation MaseratiMaseratiMaseratiItaly, 1914 > present62 models
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QuattroporteQuattroporteMaserati QuattroporteItaly, 1963 > present6 series
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that will be revealed at the North American International Auto Show will be powered by a twin-turbo, direct injected V6 and a twin-turbo, direct injected V8 at launch. 

The 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 uses Chrysler'sChryslerChryslerUnited States of America, 1925 > present70 models
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Pentastar V6 for the block, but it will be the first time that the engine will be sold in a turbocharged configuration. It will produce 404hp and 406lb-ft of torque with a top speed of 177mph and an estimated 0-60mph time of 5.1 seconds. The twin-turbo V6 will be the base engine. It will be available in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Maserati says that this engine will also be used in the smaller GhibliGhibliMaserati GhibliItaly, 1966 > 19972 series
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sedan that will come in a few years. 

The optional engine will be the 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V8 with 523hp and 479lb-ft of torque. It will be equipped with a temporary overboost function that will boost torque to 524lb-ft. The car's top speed will be 191mph, and the 0-60mph will be about 4.7 seconds. At launch, rear-wheel drive will be the only option. 

Both engines will be built at the FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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factory in Maranello. The only transmission option for both engines will be an eight-speed automatic that weighs six pounds (2.7kg) less than the previous six-speed. Maserati is not revealing fuel economy for the engines yet, but it says that the new engines are 20% more fuel efficient than the previous V8s in the QuattroporteQuattroporte Gen.5Maserati Quattroporte Gen.5Italy, 2004 > present8 versions
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.

There is the possibility for hybrid or diesel engines in the Quattroporte in the future.

The new Quattroporte will go on sale next year. The car will be longer, wider and have a longer wheelbase than the previous generation, but the aluminum body and suspension will make it weight about 220lbs (100kg) less than the previous generation. 

Source: Motortrend

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