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Maserati flies its flag with new engine

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Maserati announces the launch of a new entry-level engine for its flagship luxury sedan, the Maserati Quattroporte.

The 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 with 330 hp will be available from October as an addition to the existing portfolio of the 530 hp V8 Maserati Quattroporte GTS and the 410 hp V6 Quattroporte S.

Designed by Maserati and manufactured by Ferrari in Maranello, the engine is for exclusive use of Maserati.

With 330 hp at 5000 rpm, the V6 of the Quattroporte delivers a powerful drive with a torque of 500 Nm between 1,750 rpm and 4,500 rpm. It delivers 90 percent of its 500 Nm of torque from 1600 rpm.

At 5.26 metres in length, the Maserati Quattroporte weighs only 1,860 kg with a perfectly balanced 50:50 weight distribution between front and rear.

Thanks to its downsized engine, the Quattroporte achieves the lowest ever petrol consumption in its 50-year history with just 9.8 litres/100km, as well as CO2 emissions of 228 grams/km.

The latest addition to the Quattroporte range retains its sporty Maserati character with an acceleration of 5.6 seconds from zero to 100km/h and a top speed of 263 km/h.

The Quattroporte with 330 hp is fitted with a ZF AT8 – HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission, which contributes to increased comfort, faster gear shifting, reduced fuel consumption and reduced NVH.

Sticking to Maserati’s tradition, it is capable of being in five dedicated shift modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and the I.C.E. (Increased Control and Efficiency) mode, which is designed particularly for increased fuel economy and low grip conditions.

Maserati also provides an exceptional degree of personalisation for the interior design of the vehicle, with a vast range of materials for the client to choose from, including wood, carbon fibre, leather, Alcantara and features like rear seat entertainment, a reverse camera and the optional 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, as well as WLAN-based WiFi, the Maserati has added a touch of luxury to its new and improved Quattroporte.

 

Originally published on AMEinfo.com, sister publication of LuxuryMena.com

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