Maserati needs to make major moves if it wants to hit Fiat Group CEO Sergio Marchionne's aggressive sales target. Marchionne wants to see a tenfold increase in Maserati sales, and one of the models that will help him get there is a new sedan, presumably the next-generation Quattroporte. Actually, make that two different sedans, because Marchionne is prepping luxury sleds both small and large.

What will underpin the four-door Maseratis? Since Sergio has the Chrysler parts bin to play with, he will call upon components from both the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Avenger. Also, he has Fiat powertrain parts at his fingertips, so you can expect to see a completely reworked version of the MultiAir engine. In Maserati guise, it will take advantage of forced induction, and should see power output in the 400-horsepower range.


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      PeriD
      • 3 Years Ago
      exactly lostboyz. Don't expect an avenger seats in a masi anytime soon. If saving money by using dodge door locks allows them to put more cash into suspension/engine tuning, i think we're all ok with that
      lostboyz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just to add some information to an otherwise empty blurb. Think common parts like electrical architecture, and "unoticeables" like window motors, windshield wipers, map lamps, etc. It reduces price of development and build without affecting user perception. I'm sure the parts that the customer can perceive will be unique to maserati.
      quuppa70
      • 3 Years Ago
      Marchionne "stole" future Alfa models for Maserati which is pity, all bigger planned Alfas are made as Maserati
      Mad_Science
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please please please let them call the small one the TC. Everything old is new again.
      Kris
      • 3 Years Ago
      No news here! There are a lot of Fiat parts in Maserati and Ferrari. Now they'll start putting them into Chrysler. So what?
        RGT881
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kris
        I hope he won't pull a stunt where similar to where Aston Martin Vanquish was using cheap Ford mid-size sedan switchgear. Stalks, switches, knobs, etc.
        to your email L
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kris
        Just don't end up like another LAME Chrysler/Maserati TC.
      Autoblogist
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did I just read that right, Avenger parts?
        Eu_Driver
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Autoblogist
        I think it's a mistake... Isn't the Avenger the Dodge "sister" of 200-Sebring? I thinked that the new "small" baby Maserati Quattroporte would have been based on the same platform of 300-Charger... Am I wrong or Jeff Glucker is?
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very curious to see how this next Quattroporte turns out because I have never been a fan of the styling of the current model. I have little fear that any parts sharing will be regulated to non-visible bits. An already engineered, tested and manufactured handbrake assembly or window motor or AC components can save the company a ton of money and give customers a better product. As long as this doesn't turn into a situation like GM in the 80s its a non-issue.
      hevace
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maserati + Chrysler + Fiat = a perfect tfifecta of quality!!
      soundbargaming
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fine. Use those parts. Just charge Chrysler prices for the next Quattroporte. Solved.
        soundbargaming
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        So I'm judging by the downvote that the concensus WANTS to pay premium prices for chrysler part sourced Maserati. Yall really are idiots.
          vince
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          I think the majority of the people on this site are intelligent enough to reserve final judgement of the cars until they are revealed/test driven. Sharing parts with Chrysler could be good or bad, depending on how its done. Sharing the parts mentioned in the source article (such as AC, wiring/electronics, safety equipment, and seat frames) would actually benefit the customer. Due to economies of scale, those parts would likely be cheaper and more reliable then an alternative part sourced and tested by a small company. A large company like Chrysler can invest more in the design and testing of those systems because it is spread across so many more units, and they likely can get better components for less $. Compare the stereo/nav and electronics between a loaded 300 and a Jag XF of Range Rover, they are better in the 300 by a wide margin, at a much lower price point.
          poorboywrx
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          lol!
        ravenosa
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        Considering the current Quatroport's resale value, a slightly used Chrysler version should be extremely cheap...
      Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      LMAO!!!! Just like the TC was a re-badged Lebaron, we're gonna end up with a fancy Sebring..... "Imported From Detroit" anyone?
        billfrombuckhead
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        This Maserati is based on the critically acclamied 300 and not a the Sebring. Why make stuff up?
      GMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yuck. Way to suck the premium reputation out of Maserati.
        Mark S
        • 3 Years Ago
        @GMan
        Or to finally give recognition to some of the fine bits that have a Mopar label on them. No, I (and apparently Marchionne) think this is a good plan for a world environment and should stabilize both Maser and Mopar.
      vincebrimstone
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds like my kind of hybrid...Like a Dual -Ghia or Iso-Griffo. Sexy Italian sheetmetal with a reliable cheap to maintain domestic based drive train. Pretty sensible if you ask me! Update the HEMI w/Multi-aire intake control + modern 8 or 9 speed tranny and you've got 400Hp w/25mpg in a luxury sports car. I'll wait until it depreciates for 4-5 years and have a Maserati/Mopar in my garage. Come-on haters...let's hear you spew your usual anti-American crap. I need something to replace my Magnum SRT8 in 4-5 years. Until then I'll just have to be content to kick Jap/Euro Luxury/sporty cars colective *ss ! nap
        Making11s
        • 3 Years Ago
        @vincebrimstone
        I think you're kind of making the opposite point than you think you are. Even in your fantasy, you still wait 4-5 years and buy one used. I think that's because deep down we all know that, regardless of reliability and quality, what you're describing simply isn't worth the $120,000+ sticker price of a Quattroporte. Don't get me wrong. What you described sounds pretty awesome, just not at the Maserati's price point.
        billfrombuckhead
        • 3 Years Ago
        @vincebrimstone
        Those Dual Ghia's were incredible and a good inspiration for these upcoming Maseratis. A nice one is worth more than any Japanese car ever built. I love all these armchair CEO's who dropped out of the University of Phoenix who second guess Marchionne
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