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Maserati Quattroporte 2013 introduced and driven in Europe

4 December 2012 22:12 No comments

The first press introduction of the new Maserati Quattroporte has already taken place. Though the model is not yet officially introduced to the public, a select group of European press was today already allowed to get a first glimpse of the new Italian top model. This is of course because the actual debut is in the US, far away from Maserati’s home continent. This event also brought forth new press pictures and more detailed statistics. The new Quattroporte really does need to attract a wider audience, because next to producing a bigger amount of cars, Maserati will also offer a much more extensive option list for this new sedan.

The first reactions from journalists clearly indicate that the Quattroporte 2013 is actually a really big car, but apparently feels really small because of its amazing ability to take corners and also because of its impressive performance. The 3798 cc V8 Twin Turbo producing 530 bhp (650 Nm torque or 480 pounds of torque at 2000-4000 rpm) takes this limousine from 0-100 in 4,7 seconds and goes on to a top speed exceeding 300 km/h (186 mph). The transmission is, as earlier reported, an 8-gear ZF which also seems to be doing a perfect job according to the first reactions. For those who were scared that Maserati might have spoiled it by throwing away their naturally-aspirated V8 and choosing for a Twin Turbo-version instead, there’s good news, because it seems that turbo-lag is practically non-existent and the sound would still be great as well, though the previous V8 did sound better, most sources say (then again, how could they possibly have made it sound better?). Furthermore it benefits the consumption; 10l/100km (23,5 MPG) and the CO²-emmissions are 278g/km, also a lot lower than the previous V8. The car weighs 1.900 kilograms and has a fuel tank of 80 liters. The trunk offers 530 liters of space and the car rides on 20” alloys.


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