Thursday, July 28, 2011

Maserati: here are the new models, the SUV in Frankfurt?

Maserati wants to bring its production to 50,000 vehicles a year to do this, the Trident brand was conceived a brilliant offensive based on three business models. The first, and perhaps most significantly, a new sedan will be opposed to entry-level Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class The "baby Quattroporte" should accompany the debut a new 3.0 V6 twin-turbo, direct injection and Multiair technology, derived from 3.6 Pentastar and capable of at least 400 hp of maximum power, more energy while maintaining acceptable.

It will be joined by another V6, the 3.0 turbo diesel source VM, capable of 250 hp and that could come in twin-turbo version, the threshold of 320. At first the model was to be born under the direction of the Alfa Romeo, but the more efficient global sales network of Maserati, the charm of the brand and the consequent possibility of raising prices, have hijacked the model to its range.

The arrival of the segment and will involve a small repositioning for the new Quattroporte, designed to increase levels of the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S-Class: specifically talking about 7 cm more in length, 22 more than the baby Quattroporte .

The charming Italian sedan will be powered by a new direct-injection 4.7 V8 capable of 480 hp. For she also talks about a possible wheel-drive version, an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox and Stop & Start technology to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by 25%.

Both sedan we told you about will be built by Officine Automotive Grugliasco, former Carrozzeria Bertone, with an investment in the Lingotto area of 550 million to adapt the structures to the production of two vehicles. The sales target for the latter two is 30/35.000 units annually. Last but not least, the new and long-awaited SUV: it will share the platform construction of the Jeep Grand Cherokee will be powered by a 4.7 V8 from 450 hp 3.0 V6 turbo diesel and the aforementioned.

The trump cards of the Italian luxury sports utility will be the style and production quality, in line with what is expected of a Maserati. The expectation is 10/15.000 sales units annually. Probably we will see a concept already at the IAA. Commercial debut expected for 2013. The Italian is keen to point out however that the synergy with simple re-badged Chrysler did not give birth to the American manufacturer of cars: in addition to the bodywork and interior is completely different, the funds will be specific suspensive and motors.

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