2014 Maserati Quattroporte officially revealed

Brett Davis

The new 2014 Maserati Quattroporte sports sedan has been revealed in full. The official images show a more elegant and modern shape, with the company’s latest front end design language, as well as a suave and freer-flowing interior layout.

Around the headlights is particularly interesting as it looks remarkably similar to images that were spread online in January showing a ‘fake’, rendered Quattroporte. Whether they were real or based on insider details is regardless now, the new model looks beautiful and it should have no trouble living up to the legendary nameplate.

Full official details and specifications are yet to be announced, however, it’s understood the new model will come with a revised version of the Ferrari-developed 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine at first, producing upwards of 331kW.

Power will be sent through a new ZF automatic transmission which will not only provide super-fast gear changes, but also help to improve fuel economy over the outgoing model (14.7L/100km).

A new supercharged V6 and/or V8 is reportedly on the way as well, providing more power and less fuel consumption. The new engine/s are expected to join the lineup some time after the initial new model launch. These may also be accompanied by the launch of an all-wheel drive system.

Paolo Martinelli, Maserati powertrain director, recently spoke about the new model and its focus on performance and economy, saying,

“Passion and state-of-the-art technology, both at the heart of all the new Maserati engines that will be mounted on the next generation of Maserati vehicles, have produced engines that are not only more powerful than ever, or more exciting to drive than ever – but also more fuel efficient than ever before.

“Refined technical solutions, an explicit attention to the most challenging targets in terms of performance, comfort, efficiency and safety – these are the key elements of the all-new Maserati Quattroporte.

“Maserati engineers have worked – with a competence matched only by their passion – in chassis designing and engineering, weight reduction, ergonomic enhancement to develop a car capable of fitting different powertrain architectures and transmission configurations for the most diverse driving conditions.”

Also to assist with economy and efficiency, the 2014 Quattroporte is set to be around 50kg lighter in weight over the existing model (1990kg). This will come thanks to the increased use of aluminium in its construction.

The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte is set to debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January next year. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any official details along the way.

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