Maserati Quattroporte spied

13 Jun, 2012 4:21pm Luke Madden

Brand new Maserati Quattroporte has been spotted, with a completely undisguised interior

The current Maserati Quattroporte has been around since 2004, so it’s fair to say that the all-new model seen in these spy pictures is well overdue.

The biggest change reportedly comes with the addition of four-wheel drive to some of the more powerful models, and a lighter construction that makes use of aluminium and carbon composites to reduce weight by more than 100kgs.

A 4.7-litre V8 engine will return to the Quattroporte line-up boasting almost 500bhp, while a V6 engine is also likely to be introduced to the range as an entry-level model. 

To go with the big changes underneath the skin, Maserati will introduce a bold new look inspired by the Kubang SUV concept. There’s not much to be gleaned from this mule but expect to see sharper lines, a wider grille and LED lights at the front and rear. 

These shots do reveal the interior, which shows a much simplified and more modern design. Quality looks as impressive as ever, though, with leather across the dashboard and seats. 

The new Quattroporte will be unveiled towards the end of this year, priced from around £90,000. 

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The dash looks as from Chrysler 300 aka Lancia Thema. I wouldn't be suprised if the v6 comes to be the Pentastar and the 4wd system might be borrowed from Chrysler too.

that is one of the worst interiors ever.....ok its not that bad. but this is a QUATTROPORTE. THAT WONT DO.

Agreed, I hate that big central screen.

The dash is only for the test vehicle. If not, Quattroporte is rubbish...

Let's hope this is just a mockup. Otherwise it won't be the first time when mergers and cuts in development budgets have killed great brands, like SAAB, Alfa Romeo and Lancia, by forcing them to adopt & rebadge mainstream platforms.

No No No,is it me or did the dash not used to be rosewood etc.It's now like IKEA

door mirrors are also from 300/Thema. Hope all for just testing..

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