Maserati has just released the first official details of the 2014 Quattroporte, confirming that the coupe will use Ferrari sourced V6 and V8 engines.
According to the Italian carmaker, the base engine is a Pentastar V6-based, twin-turbocharged direct-injection 3.0-liter with 404 hp at 5,500 rpm and 550 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. This allows the car to accelerate from 0-96 km/h in 4.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 285 km/h.
Meanwhile, the top of the range is a more powerful V8 twin-turbo direct-injection 3.8-liter engine that develops 523 hp at 6,500 rpm and 649 Nm or 710 Nm with overboost at 2,000 rpm. With this powerplant, the Quattroporte can rocket to 96 km/h in 4.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 307 km/h.
Both engines will be mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission which is lighter than the previous six-speed gearbox. The V8 model will be sold only with rear-wheel drive, while the V6 variant will be offered for the first time with an all-wheel drive system co-developed with Magna. Under normal driving and road conditions, this system transfers 100 percent of torque to the rear wheels, but if necessary it can split as much as 50 percent to the front axle.
The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte will make its official debut at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show in January.