- The next-generation Maserati Quattroporte will spawn an EV variant called Folgore, as first reported by AutoCar.
- It will replace the current Ghibli and Quattroporte and serve as Maserati’s sole sedan offering.
- We expect it to arrive for the 2025 model year in the U.S.
Today Maserati has two sedans—the smaller Ghibli and the larger Quattroporte—but a single model will replace the pair to compete in the sedan landscape that includes the BMW 5-series, the Audi A6, and the Mercedes E-class. The Quattroporte nameplate (it literally means “four doors”) wins out over the Ghibli. Sorry, not sorry, Ghibli.
We can hear you saying, “Is a Maserati sedan really worth waiting for?” Yes. Well, assuming it’s done right. But after our recent exposure to the GranTurismo, we’re confident the new Quattroporte will deliver. The current cars feel a bit too Fiat-Chrysler, like the investment was made only for the trident grille and not for exceptional engineering or dynamics. There is a lot of passion associated with Maserati, and the new QP may refire those passions.
Like the new GranTurismo, the Quattroporte will offer a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine in at least two states of tune. Call it around 480 horsepower to start and 540 horsepower at the top. The highest-priced model, the Folgore, will offer an 800-plus-hp experience with three electric motors. Unfortunately, the V-8 may die out with the current Quattroporte.
The interior will also mimic the GT: lots of leather (some quilted), sporty seats, and Uconnect-based infotainment. Maserati won’t crib the new QP’s switchgear from Dodge this time around—a must for a car that will start around $150,000. Maserati’s SUVs are selling well, but we’re glad it remains committed to making cars.
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K.C. Colwell is Car and Driver’s executive editor, who covers new cars and technology with a keen eye for automotive nonsense and with what he considers to be great car sense, which is a humblebrag. On his first day at C/D in 2004, he was given the keys to a Porsche 911 by someone who didn’t even know if he had a driver’s license. He also is one of the drivers who set fast laps at C/D‘s annual Lightning Lap track test.