Frankfurt Live – Maserati Quattroporte Diesel world premieres

Posted on: Sep 12, 2013 - 7:22pm IST

The Maserati Quattroporte with a diesel engine has world premiered at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Front right three quarter of the Maserati Quattraporte diesel

Regular readers may be aware that the Italian company had announced their first ever diesel engined car, the Ghibli, at the 2013 Auto Shanghai in April this year.

Interior of the Maserati Quattraporte diesel

Following this, the flagship Maserati is also subscribing to the idea of frugality.

The Quattroporte borrows its diesel engine from the smaller Ghibli, which means you get the same 3.0-liter V6 turbo-diesel, albeit slightly retuned for the increased weight. Maserati would offer the diesel Quattroporte in two calibrations. The base variant produces 250bhp while the top-end variant gets 275bhp. The 0-100km/h acceleration time of the top-end variant has been quoted at 6.4 seconds.

Engine of the Maserati Quattraporte diesel

Details such as the pricing and fuel economy of the Quattroporte diesel have not been announced yet. However, we can tell for sure that this variant is expected to majorly contribute to Maserati’s goal of achieving sales of 50,000 units per annum by 2015. Right after the introduction of the Ghibli and the new Quattroporte, Maserati has seen sales rise from 6,300 units per annum to 16,000 units. The Levante SUV which is expected next year will be a top contributor to achieving their sales target as luxury crossovers are in very high demand across the world.

More details can be found on the press release on Page 2.

Maserati Quattroporte Diesel Image Gallery

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3 thoughts on “Frankfurt Live – Maserati Quattroporte Diesel world premieres

  1. Raja Ram says:

    Did Maserati showcase the Ghibli in Frankfurt?

    Reply
    1. Yes Raja, they had it here. We didn’t cover it though, it looked equally impressive.

      Reply
  2. sandeep says:

    when is the new gen Quattroporte coming to India? its already on sale in other markets for a long time,i don’t know why Maserati take so long to launch the new gen Quattroporte here

    Reply

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