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Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition

The Italian automaker Maserati is working on expanding its lineup of models and according to various sources, it will launch three new models in the next three years. The first one that will arrive is the successor of the beautiful Quattroporte, which we will probably see at this year’s edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Basically, it will be a GranTurismo sedan and will come with a V8 4.7-liter engine that will develop around 400 hp, or a little bit more. According to Inside Line, the model will move up the market, but previous reports said exactly the opposite, stating that the successor of the Quattroporte will move down the market in order to compete with the Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7-Series and the Audi A8.

In 2013, Maserati will launch a crossover based on the Dodge Durango and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. We can’t tell you much about it, but most likely it will have a bespoke interior and unique styling. In addition, we can tell you that it will get Ferrari-sourced engines; at least that is what Fiat’s CEO said.

In 2015, the car manufacturer will launch an entry-level sedan that will cost about $78,000. This baby Quattroporte will benefit from a V8 engine and will tackle the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes E-Class. They will also launch a high performance version of this model, which will cost about $96,000, a car that will rival the BMW M5, Mercedes E63 AMG and the Audi S6/RS6.

Source: Inside Line via WCF

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2011 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

To update the company’s flagship sedan, the guys over at Maserati gave the Quattroporte a revised bodywork as well as new spoilers. In addition, the car has LED lightning for the headlights and rear lights, providing it with a fresher look, despite the fact that this is an aging model. The entry-level model rolls on 19-inch Neptune rims while the more expensive Sport GT S can be fitted with one of the two 20-inch rims.

2011 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

Inside the cabin, the 2011 model comes with a few significant changes. The people inside the car will benefit from the high-quality leather upholstery. In the areas where there isn’t leather, you’ll find either Alcantara or a wood trim. Other changes include the increased rear seat amenities, refreshed switchgear; new seating positions and a bunch of new personalization options.

2011 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

Speaking of the seating positions, according to Maserati, these have been revised in order to allow a better visibility and increase the comfort of the driver. If you are willing to pay extra for the Luxury package, you’ll get the seats covered in exquisite Poltrona Frau Leather with the logo embossed to the headrests. For the new model, you will be able to choose from two new colors for the leather: a darker brown Marrone Carniola and a lighter Sabbia. Some of the personalization options available include the handling package, executive package, and interior & travel package and sport dynamism.

The lucky rear seat passengers will enjoy the comfort of the reclining, ventilated, heated and massage seats. The climate control (Dual Zone) of the 2011 Quattroporte is controlled from the dashboard but if you pay extra, you could get a command panel in the back. For the rear seat passengers, there are 6 vents, not including the fans installed in the ventilated seats (optional feature). Two of these vents are on the B-pillar, two on the console and the other two under the front seats.

For better ergonomics, the people at Maserati have updated the buttons that control the ventilation control, door locks, transmission changes and suspension adjustments. The car packs Maserati’s Multimedia System that has Bluetooth support, a 30 GB HDD, satellite navigation, 7-inch screen and a CD changer. As an optional feature, you could get the rear-seat entertainment system that offers a central screen with auxiliary inputs for video games consoles.

Probably the best thing about this car is its engine: a Ferrari-sourced V8 4.6-liter that can rev up to 7,200 rpm. The car is available in three trim levels: base, S and the top-of-the-range GT S, all of them benefiting from the same engine. The base model offers 400 hp @ 7,000 rpm and 460 lb.-ft of torque @ 4,750 rpm. With this engine, the car can do the 0-62 mph sprint in 5.6 seconds.

2011 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

The GT S is 10% more powerful thanks to the addition of a sport racing exhaust and the updated electronic software, allowing the engine to crank up 440 hp @ 7,000 rpm and 490 lb.-ft @ 4,750 rpm. The GT S will do the 0-62 sprint in 5.4 seconds. This high-end model also benefits from better brakes with 6-piston calipers in comparison to the standard model that has smaller brakes with 4-piston calipers.

The car is already on sale for a base price of $121,250. The “S” starts from $126,515 while the high-end “GT S” will set you back at least $134,700.

2011 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

If you don’t like the Maserati Quattroporte but you are looking for a car in this segment, you might as well check out the S-Class, the 7-Series, the Panamera or Bentley’s Flying Spur. However, none of them will have a Ferrari-sourced engine…

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Scheduled to debut at next year’s Detroit Auto Show, in January, the Fisker Sports Sedan (not the final name) is developed with Quantum Technologies, a Californian company specialized in clean propulsion technologies. The plug-in hybrid 4-doors sports sedan will probably go on sale towards the end of 2008 – early 2009 and, priced under $100,000 (about €70,000), could be a serious competition to the upcoming Porsche Panamera or the Maserati Quattroporte.

Full press release after the jump.

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In a preview of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Maserati announced the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S, which will be a more exclusive version of their 4-door coupe currently in production, the Quattroporte. The Sport GT S version will have the same 400 hp engine, but it’ll be lowered by 10mm in the front and 25mm in the back, plus new aluminum and iron brakes that were co-developed with Brembo.

Cosmetic upgrades include a black-chrome mesh grille, black side window trims, two double exhaust pipes, dark chrome 20″ seven spoke alloy wheels with Pirelli tires and Alcantara leather insertions into the seats, door panels and steering wheel. Plus, the front seats are more sportier and the dashboard will get carbon fiber and aluminum inserts.

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