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Maserati flagship to get four-wheel drive

Automotive News reports on Maserati's update to the Quattroporte..

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Maserati CEO Harald Wester said the next Quattroporte flagship will add four-wheel drive and a stop-start system.

Wester said the company is developing a platform that will be used for all the top-of-the-range vehicles of the Fiat-Chrysler alliance.

The target for the new Quattroporte, scheduled for 2012, is to slash weight by 15 percent and fuel consumption by 25 percent. More efficient downsized V-6 and V-8 engines and an eight-speed transmission will be part of the effort

(Source: Automotive News)