• Mar 23rd 2011 at 11:28AM
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Maserati is likely bringing a replacement for its aging Quattroporte to the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year, along with a first glimpse of its proposed mid-range sedan that likely won't drop until 2014. The addition of a new model means Maserati is looking to expand its global sales total from just over 5,000 units in 2010 to something like 20,000/year somewhere down the road.

As for the new Quattroporte, the design was done in house by Maserati and will likely ape the design language of the GranTurismo Coupe and Cabriolet. For power, Maserati is sticking with its venerable 4.7-liter V8, although a few improvements – including fuel economy – are being made.

No word on what the new Quattroporte will cost, but the proposed "entry level" car is slated to start around $75,000 to compete with the likes of the Porsche Panamera. With that in mind, we'd expect the new Quattroporte to be right in line with the current model, if not a little more spendy.

[Source: Inside Line]

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      I betting that we see some of Ferrari's upcoming hybrid technology spill over to the new Q-porte, since most of it's competitors have or will have gas/electric offerings.
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      The Quattroporte is like a fine wine, gets better with age. Its a fine looking sedan, and I hope the next one is equally beautiful.
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      It's amazing how well this car aged.
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        I agree with its looks. I just wish they were a little larger (properly sized to compete with the Panamera and S-classes of the world.)

        Otherwise I love the sound they make! Rumours had the new M156 to be based of the Chrysler 300 platform (120" wheelbase) but that seems to be less likely if they have a redesign being released so soon.

        And I heard that the Ferrari California's 7-speed auto is going into these.

        Who knows.
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      I agree with 1991amp2013 above. There are two of these in town, the same family, and they're always a joy to see, and hear. They're not even that family's "good" cars, they have S Class AMGs that get washed more often...

      I wonder if the smaller than Quattroporte might be a Cinqueporte, old chop though:
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