CLARIFICATION 9/7/23: This story has been up to date with clarification that whereas the V-8 powertrain is being discontinued and the present V-6 used within the Ghibli and Levante is prone to endure the identical destiny, each nameplates will reside on not less than by means of the tip of their present product lifecycles.

There are some huge adjustments taking place at Maserati. The storied Italian automaker at this time confirmed to Automotive and Driver that manufacturing of the Quattroporte will quickly conclude and each the Ghibli and Levante might be in for main powertrain adjustments earlier than these fashions finish their present lifecycle.

Making Funeral Preparations

The Quattroporte and Ghibli are at present the one sedans that Maserati sells, and so they’re accompanied by a not too long ago redesigned GranTurismo grand tourer, the newly launched Grecale compact SUV, and the Levante mid-size SUV within the automaker’s lineup.

Whereas the Ghibli and Levante are stated to be persevering with on by means of the tip of their lifecycle, the engines that energy them are topic to vary. With manufacturing ending on the V-8 and certain additionally the present Ferrari-built V-6, we suspect Maserati is planning to drop its newer “Nettuno” twin-turbo V-6 that debuted with the MC20 sports activities automobile below the hoods of these fashions.

Whereas Maserati has but to formally announce plans to discontinue the Levante, we consider it’s going to exit the lineup following the 2024 or 2025 mannequin 12 months, to get replaced by a second era of the mid-size crossover. We suspect the Ghibli will likely be phased out utterly and never return with a brand new era as the corporate continues to push its lineup much more upmarket and as sedan gross sales proceed to lull.

The corporate has already confirmed that 2024 would be the closing mannequin 12 months the place a V-8 is out there in any of its fashions, because the engine’s manufacturing will stop by the tip of 2023. Nevertheless, it’ll proceed to be provided on ’24 variations of the Ghibli 335 Ultima and the Levante V8 Ultima. Sadly, there isn’t any V-8–powered Quattroporte Ultima mannequin.

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The Ferrari-built V-6 is prone to meet the identical destiny because the V-8. Whereas the six-cylinder will soldier on and proceed to be inbuilt 2024 for the Levante GT and Modena and the Ghibli Modena This autumn, the corporate advised Automotive and Driver it’ll replace us concerning the tip of manufacturing of the engine when these particulars are official, additional fueling our hypothesis that the Levante and Ghibli will obtain a brand new powertrain.

Future Quattroporte?

Regardless of at this time’s information, the Maserati Quattroporte may not be gone for lengthy. That is as a result of we consider the following era of the luxurious sports activities sedan is on the best way, as first reported by Autocar. The brand new QP is anticipated to function Maserati’s sole sedan providing, and it may arrive within the U.S. for the 2025 mannequin 12 months. It’s going to probably be a stretched model of the GranTurismo, which suggests it ought to provide a twin-turbo V-6 in addition to an 800-plus-hp electrical powertrain. Clearly, do not anticipate a V-8 model.

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Eric Stafford’s car dependancy started earlier than he may stroll, and it has fueled his ardour to put in writing information, evaluations, and extra for Automotive and Driver since 2016. His aspiration rising up was to develop into a millionaire with a Jay Leno–like automobile assortment. Apparently, getting wealthy is more durable than social-media influencers make it appear, so he prevented monetary success completely to develop into an automotive journalist and drive new vehicles for a residing. After incomes a journalism diploma at Central Michigan College and dealing at a every day newspaper, the years of principally burning cash on failed undertaking vehicles and lemon-flavored jalopies lastly paid off when Automotive and Driver employed him. His storage at present features a 2010 Acura RDX, a handbook ’97 Chevy Camaro Z/28, and a ’90 Honda CRX Si.



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