New Maserati Sedan to Come With Chrysler Pentastar V6 and Ferrari FF AWD

It seems that Maserati will not benefit just from Ferrari technology trickling down, especially under the bonnet. Seeing as the Trident is under orders from Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, the famous Italian brand will also use Chrysler engines.

According to Car and Driver, the Maserati range will grow to a total of five models by 2014 - two GrandTurismos, two sedans and an SUV. The sedan will be a sportier contender than the Quattroporte and will take on the BMW 5-Series, while the SUV will be luxury-focused and will use a Ferrari engine, and it’s not hard to figure out which one.

The new Maserati sedan, which will be positioned below the Quattroporte, will reportedly pack a Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine, but with a new MultiAir variable valve setup and turbochargers to deliver some 400 horsepower. Admit it, that sounds better then what you were thinking when you read the title!

Maserati is also reportedly working on a new rear-wheel drive platform, which, according to insider information, will make extensive use of lightweight aluminum and be capable of implementing a hybrid system Maserati is likely to borrow from Ferrari.

Also taken from the Prancing Horse will be the FF’s complex and ingenious all-wheel drive system, which will be seen as an optional extra on the Maserati sedan, as well as the Quattroporte replacement. Another feature will be FF’s latest eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new Quattroporte will be the first one of the bunch to arrive, most likely next year. The Maserati sedan will follow in 2013, accompanied by the SUV in 2014.
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