Based on Vehicle and Driver, the following-generation Maserati Proportionate is slated to obtain two all-new forced-induction engines acquired from Ferrari.
At launch, the Proportionate is going to be introduced using its range-topping engine, a 5.2-liter turbocharged V8, great for something similar to 520 horsepower. That’s all well and fine, however the large news is the fact that a more compact, supercharged V6 will launch shortly after that, moving out around 420 horsepower. You heard right, Ferrari is going to be creating a V6.
C/D reviews the supercharged V6 originates from the audience that’s heading up the introduction of Ferrari’s new 1.6-liter turbocharged six to be used later on F1 racers. This new 420-hewlett Packard engine is stated to become about 30 % more effective compared to V8 presently based in the Ferrari California. The Proportionate is expected to become about 450 pounds lighter than its predecessor, that ought to also assist in the efficiency department.
Both engines is going to be provided with a Z-acquired eight-speed automatic transmission. The present car’s automated stick shift option will no more be provided.We have seen the automaker’s forthcoming Q-ship out testing on numerous occasions, and C/D thinks the new vehicle will formally bow in the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in The month of January.