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2013 Maserati Quattroporte night testing (video)

Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Maserati has released a video of the 2013 Quattroporte out night testing ahead of a Detroit Auto Show public debut.

The new Quattroporte is bigger and more powerful than the current model and leaves Maserati room to introduce a smaller version – the new Maserati Ghibli – to take on the sports saloons from BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar.

To be honest, the video tells us little we don’t already know about the new Quattroporte (except perhaps that it has frameless glass in the side windows), but it does indicate how keen Maserati are to keep the new Quattroporte’s PR momentum on the move ahead of its debut.

With more room, more power – from both V6 and V8 engines built by Ferrari – and a new interior, the Quattroporte will perhaps be able to offer a more appealing luxury car option to buyers of the Mercedes S Class, BMW 7 Series and Jaguar XJ.

And as the first of the new era of Maserati models it will give us some idea of how achievable Maserati’s aim of 50,000 annual sales is.

The 2013 Maserati Quattroporte will get its public debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January.

By Cars UK