The release of diesel-powered Maserati models is no secret to the automotive world. We reported before on the plans to release a new SUV and luxury car using a diesel engine. Online platform Whatcar reported last week that Roberto Corradi, vice-president of product development, said that the Italians are planning diesel-powered models equipped with a device that emits an artificial engine sound to make the car sound sportier.

The noise simulator will likely be similar to the Active Sound system that is currently found in the 2012 BMW F10M M5, meaning that the noise will be channeled through the stereo speakers, delivering a sportier sound experience.

The first Maserati diesel-powered engine will be a V6 with an estimated output of more than 300 horsepower and 700Nm of torque. This engine will propel a smaller version of the Quattroporte unofficially dubbed “Maseratina” which is likely to take on cars like the Audi S6, BMW M5 and Jaguar XFR. In addition to the diesel, the new Maserati will be available as a petrol powered V6 with twin-turbo. The Maseratina is expected to hit the markets in 2013.

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  1. This is getting to be far too funny .

    Coming your way soon ! A JEEP Grand Cherokee ( thats what the Maser SUV in fact is ) ……. masquerading as a Maserati ……. complete with exhaust sounds … compliments of …….. Robert Moog !

    Whats next ? An MX5 masquerading as an Alfa Romeo Spider ? Oh wait …….. that ones already been announced as well

    I would like to propose an article for GT Spirit , either written by the fine GTS staff …. or moi ( yes I’m volunteering e.g. for zero pay )

    The title of which would be ;

    ” Why FIAT SpA [ including Ferrari /Maserati / Alfa Romeo /Lancia / Dodge/Chrysler ] have become irrelevant in the 2010’s ”

    The basis of the complaint/article being FIAT SpA has not built one solitary NEW platform for going on a decade now : choosing instead to rebody old platforms and/or Badge Engineer somebody else’s : and then claiming them to be original and brand new


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