Next-Gen Maserati Quattroporte Will Reportedly Go EV-Only When It Arrives In 2024


The Quattroporte has always been an integral part of Maserati’s lineup as the flagship luxury four-door sedan. This trend will continue in the future as an all-new generation of the Quattroporte will reportedly arrive in 2024, exclusively available in fully electric “Folgore” flavor.

The current sixth-gen Quattroporte was originally introduced back in 2013. Despite the updates and the numerous special editions over the years, the model remains largely unchanged and in need of a clean sheet design. This is exactly what Maserati has in mind for the all-new seventh generation that will become the only sedan offering in the range following the forthcoming demise of the smaller Ghibli that will end production in 2024.

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According to Autocar, the new Quattroporte will be based on a stretched version of the GranTurismo’s platform, adopting a longer but still sexy-looking four-door sedan bodystyle. This Maserati-specific architecture will reportedly underpin all future models of the Italian brand. While the platform is also compatible with Maserati’s V6 Nettuno engine, the Quattroporte will reportedly go EV-only. The same is rumored for the next-gen Levante SUV that’s set to arrive in 2025, one year after the sedan.

The GranTurismo Folgore is fitted with a trio of electric motors producing a combined 751 hp (560 kW / 761 PS) and 1,350 Nm (995.7 lb-ft) of torque. The Quattroporte Folgore could be less powerful than that, for a more subtle approach to sportiness. We suspect that the sedan will retain the GranTurismo’s T-bone-shaped 92.5 kWh battery providing it with a decent range and a low center of gravity. The latter will benefit driving dynamics, which has always been a major selling point for the Trident brand alongside luxury and performance.

With a rumored price tag close to £150k ($172k), the new Maserati Quattroporte Folgore is expected to be positioned against the high-spec variants of the BMW i7 and the Mercedes-AMG EQS. While EVs like the Tesla Model S Plaid and the Lucid Air Saphire will probably offer better outright performance for the price, Maserati is a more premium brand, targeting buyers who want a higher level of exclusivity.

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