Maserati, aiming a yearly sales of 50,000 units, has lined up plans to reach this peakwith the launch of new models. Prime attention goes to an entry-level sedan (code-named the M157), which will possibly debut next year.
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, optional between 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 had opted out to form a Maserati flagship as it has a better sales network across the global and can charge premium prices. The price range of this sedan will be between €55,000 and €70,000 ($79,000 – $100,000).
Meanwhile, the Restyled Quattroporte (code-named the M156) can offer you more legroom if it’s 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. Motivation will be given by the 4.7-liter V8 – integrated with direct injection technology – that gives an output of 475 hp (354 kW / 482 PS).
We also get to hear that the car will sport an all-wheel-drive, start/stop technology and an eight-speed automatic transmission. 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 perhaps the alleged 3.0-liter V6 diesel. SUV will sport an exceptional exterior styling and a custom-made interior. The concept model is anticipated to make it to the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. But, we might have to wait for a year and a half for the on-road edition.