• Oct 7th 2010 at 3:31PM
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We've heard the rumors about a Baby Quattroporte for some time now and Inside Line managed to wrangle up some new details on the upcoming Maserati. The car is expected to arrive sometime next fall and will take aim at the likes of the BMW M5, Jaguar XFR and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. While the Quattroporte received its lines from Pininfarina, the smaller Maserati will be penned at Centro Stile FiatFiat's in-house design studio.

Currently, the automaker is deciding where the sporty luxury sedan will be built. The Modena factory is running at full-tilt so the next choice seems to be Bertone's Turin plant.

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[Source: Inside Line]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I heard its going to be on Chryslers new billion-dollar-invested LX platform and be built at Brampton with the Challenger, 300 and Charger. The car will sell the most units in North America so it makes sense to build it here on a ready-made assembly line.
      • 4 Years Ago

      This is opulence for the sake of opulence...
      What about the hungry children in 3rd world countries?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Stupid radical socialist. Why don't you sell your computer and feed someone?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wait...hold it. Mathematicians can't go on a tangent like you just did.
      • 4 Years Ago
      These cars still depreciate faster than their German rivals. I hope they improve the weak links to correct this situation: fit and construction, interior trim quality and ergonomics, long-term reliability, service costs and parts availability.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry--I said it there and I'll say it here. I call BS.

      We are allegedly twelve months away from launch, yet they haven't decided where to build it (you can't just snap your fingers and drop a car into any old plant, unless you're Honda). There also hasn't been a single spyphoto (and the Italians aren't nearly as good as the Japanese at keeping their vehicles hidden). While I'd love to drool over something like this in a year's time, I think the writers have been nipping at the vino rosso...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good the current one's front is hideous. Make the GranTurismo's front universal
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree 100%.
        The Quattroporte is hideously ugly while the Gran Turismo is gorgeous.
        I have been waiting for Maserati to make a 4 door Gran Turismo so I can buy one.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're kidding, right?
        • 4 Years Ago
        The grand tourismo is nowhere near as good looking and dignified as the Quattroporte, from stem to stern.

        The proportions, angles, and width changes, and the beak on the GT coupe are not good, and I have always said so, despite some other people liking the car.

        And frankly, I don't think Maserati needs to get smaller. Frankly, a smaller Maserati should really be a top-line mid-size RWD Alfa.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it's a good move, using the in-house firm. While design houses do have great designs and make for great concepts, they pen outside regulation and manufacturing concerns. This tends to make spectacular concepts with underwhelming production vehicles. I think the Quattroporte (not that it isn't magnificent in its own) is a victim of this to some degree. And with a vehicle aiming at a much larger market than the Quattroporte, it needs to be a slam dunk.
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