• Apr 21st 2010 at 4:28PM
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2011 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you've had trouble figuring out if the Maserati Quattroporte was a closer rival to the BMW M5 or the 7 Series, the latest news from Modena ought to help. As part of the Fiat Group's comprehensive five-year plan – which already includes several new Alfa Romeos and no fewer than six new FerrarisMaserati has revealed plans to build a new sub-Quattroporte sedan.

Targeting the likes of the M5, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and the Audi RS6, a new sedan is set to slot in below the existing Quattrporte in both size and price. Reports place the entry price for the new four-door at at less than €55,000 ($74k), significantly less than the $120k starting price for the current Quattroporte.

In addition, plans are also underway for a new full-size Quattroporte, giving buyers in the market for an exotic Italian super-saloon twice the variety to choose from. Expect the next-generation QP, then, to go slightly farther up-market to make way for its upcoming kid brother.

[Source: Auto Express]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      So it'll start at 80k, and will be a steal when it's worth $30k after 3 years or so.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wouldn't a sub-Quattroporte only have 3 doors?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does that Reineke Ford dealership also sell the Maserati Quattroporte?

      If not, then please STFU.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gorgeous car externally, but when the hell is Marerati going to improve that ghastly interior? The seats look like they're lifted from an old Jag or Cadillac. There's plastic all over the dash, the headunit looks severely dated... I can go on.
      Am I the only one who thinks this? Especially for a 70/80k car?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think you're confused about what makes a vehicle particularly elegant and luxurious. It's not the toys, the number of buttons or whether the dash is covered in whale foreskin (look it up, not kidding). It's the feeling. This whisks you about with a Ferrari engine, in a vehicle that garners stares everywhere it goes, handles beautifully and sounds amazing. And I completely disagree about the seats. They are fantastic.

        So forgive my unwillingness to actually debate the quality of the dash or the stack because I really don't think it matters. Not in a Maserati because that's not the point. It's like complaining about an Alfa always breaking down. You miss the point of buying an Alfa over a Toyota if that's your complaint. No offense intended, but it sounds like you belong in an Audi where fit and finish is key. As for actually being more than a bland business suit of a car, that's where the Quattroporte comes in.
      • 5 Years Ago
      they threw stones on biturbo and now they want to revive it...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Estoque, Rapide and Quattroporte are best looking sedans. ever.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've always liked the Quattroporte, a smaller version can only mean good things.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess a 74k price tag wold put it in line with a loaded M3 Sedan.. becasue the M5 will be more like 90k+