Next-Gen Maserati Quattroporte to Bow in Frankfurt…New Models Planned

Maserati is expected to take the wraps off the next-generation Quattroporte at the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall. The replacement for the current Quattroporte is codenamed M156 and is said to draw inspiration from the GranTurismo coupe and convertible. It will continue to be powered by the current 4.7L V8. Maserati is going to move the Quattroporte upmarket slightly to make room for a new smaller sedan.

The smaller sedan is codenamed M157 and will compete at the high end of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series sedans. The new smaller Maserati will not be launched until sometime around 2014 with a price tag of $75,000. Maserati is also planning on taking the brand beyond sedans and coupes with the addition fo a new crossover.

The upcoming Maserati crossover is expected in 2012 or 2013 and will borrow components from Jeep and Alfa Romeo. Although it will be based on some existing architecture from Fiat’s other brands, the Maserati crossover will get its own styling and borrow at least one engine from Ferrari.

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