2013 Maserati Quattroporte sports sedan fully revealed

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After a few days after caught testing its new sports sedan, Maserati has decided to reveal its latest iteration of the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte. The new sports sedan is expected to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in early January of 2013, but won’t be available until later as the 2014 model in the U.S.

After 60 years of the Quattroporte sports sedan, the company decided to celebrate it with a few subtle changes in the 2013 model. From the photos, the new design isn’t too far off from the current version. Much of the sloping hood, vented fenders, and the sports body remain relatively the same. However, we do see a more streamlined roof-line and raked windshield. In addition, it has a stronger belt line that runs through the side of the car to give a more muscular look of a luxury sports car. But the most prominent change that we can see easily is the horizontal tail lights.

For the interior,  2013 Maserati Quattroporte sports sedan gets an upgraded two-tier instrument panel, larger touch-screen display and a rear-seat entertainment system with the same size touch-screen display as the front one. Besides those changes, the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte’s interior retains its simplicity design along with functional elements that are blended with soft quality surfaces made of high-grade woods and refined leathers.

There is definitely going to be some power upgrade on the new 2013 Maserati Quattroporte. From the looking at the engine and the rear license plate number of “QP 530 HP” photos, they suggest that the V8 engine is obviously rated at 530 horsepower, and it is likely to get an 8-speed automatic transmission to go with it. In addition, it is expected that a supercharged V6 engine producing 420 hp will be available on the base model. [11-7-2012]

Update: 12/4/2012

Maserati has just fully released details on the new 2013 Maserati Quattroporte sports sedan. On the power option side, it includes two brand new turbocharged engines.

Starting with the entry-level powerplant, a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged, direct-injection V6 engine based on the Chrysler’s Pentastar V6, it produces about 404 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. This setup allows the Quattroporte to sprint from 0-60 mph in about 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 177 mph.

Moving to the top range model is an all-new 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with direct-injection producing 523 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, but can be over boosted to 524 lb-ft of torque. This enables the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte sports sedan to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph.

Both V6 and V8 engines are mated to the same 8-speed automatic transmission, while the V8 model will be offered only with rear-wheel drive and the V6 version can be optionally equipped with an all-wheel drive system.

The new 2013 Maserati Quattroporte sports sedan weighs in at about 4,101 pounds for the V6 model and  4189 pounds for the V8 model. It is measured at 207.2 inches long and 76.7 inches wide, which is about 6.4 inches longer and 2.5 inches wider than the previous year model. In addition, the wheelbase has also been lengthened by 4.2 inches to provide more rear legroom.