Maserati's next generation Quattroporte, known as the M156, will be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 2012 Maserati Quattroporte features a smaller motor in order to reduce fuel consumption and to make its luxury vehicle more eco-friendly. Compared to Quattroporte's competitors, Porsche Panamera 4 and Audi A8 have received longer body, but Maserati says that its new sedan will not change the size.
The new vehicle will have an improved 4.7-liter V8 engine delivering 440 horsepower. The motor comes in pair with eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. 2012 Quattroporte will come with a four-wheel drive system and stop-start technology that helps to reduce fuel consumption by about 15 percent.
The 2012 Maserati Quattroporte is going to take the design inspiration from the GranTurismo convertible and coupe. The luxury interior will feature an improved technology package. The Quattroporte will also receive completely new exterior design.