Next-generation Maserati Quattroporte to get four-wheel-drive, stop/start technology

2010 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

Maserati is currently working on the next-generation Quattroporte flagship, which is due out in 2012. According to Maserati CEO Harald Wester the next Quattroporte will add four-wheel-drive and stop-start technology.

Wester said that Maserati is developing a platform that will be used on all top-of-the-line vehicles for the Fiat/Chrysler alliance.

The next-generation Maserati Quattroporte will lose 15 percent of its weight and increase fuel-consumption by 25 percent. A fuel-efficient V6 and V8 engine along with an 8-speed transmission will also be a part of the game.

– By: Omar Rana

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