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Maserati Future Models Lined Up 28
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Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Maserati, Restyled Quattroporte on 07 28th, 2011

Maserati, aiming a yearly sales of 50,000 units, has lined up plans to reach this peak with the launch of fresh models. Prime attention goes to an entry-level sedan (code-named M157), which will possibly debut next year.

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Most likely to match the likes of Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class, this new luxury vehicle is expected to carry a Chrysler-sourced engine lineup, with the options of  a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (based on the Pentastar 3.6-liter V6) and a 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS) 3.0-liter V6 diesel from the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The sedan was initially projected to be an Alfa Romeo, but was then changed to form a Maserati flagship. This decision came about because Maserati  has a better sales network across the globe and can have  premium price tags. The price range of this sedan will be between €55,000 and €70,000 ($79,000 – $100,000).

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Meanwhile, the Restyled Quattroporte (code-named the M156) can offer you more legroom, if that is what you are looking for. Considerably larger than the present edition, the car will rival the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series and Mercedes S-Class.  Power will be derived from the 4.7-liter V8 – integrated with direct injection technology – that gives an output of 475 hp (354 kW / 482 PS).

We also  hear that the car will sport an all-wheel-drive, start/stop technology and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The debut date is still under wraps, but we are told the price would range between €125,000 and €150,000 ($180,000 – $215,000).

Yet another model waiting in the Maserati stables is an SUV model based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This model is expected to equip a 450 hp (336 kW / 456 PS) 4.7-liter V8 and possibly a  3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. The SUV will sport an exceptional exterior styling and custom-made interior features. The concept  is anticipated to make it to the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. But, we might have to wait for a year-and-a-half to see the on-road edition.







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