Maserati To Launch An All-Electric Alfieri In 2020

Maserati is going to launch the Alfieri sportscar with an all-electric powertrain in 2020, following the model’s debut in 2019 with a twin-turbo V6.

The Italian car maker has confirmed to Autocar that the Alfieri is set to become the first pure electric model in the Italian automaker’s history.

Despite the original 2014 concept being powered by a V8, the company decided to use a V6 instead due to the stricter emissions and fuel economy standards. The fact that the Alfieri will be available with both petrol and all-electric powertrains means that the new two-door coupe will most likely be the first model of the brand to use a new platform that can accommodate such setups.

Maserati is also planning to replace the ageing GranTurismo and GranCabrio in 2018-2019, with their successors set to be based on the same platform with the current Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante. Both models will keep their 2+2 layouts, but will be more compact than the ones on the market today. This will help in reducing emissions and improving fuel economy and the adoption of a twin-turbo V6 instead of the naturally aspirated V8 aims to further drive these numbers down.

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  • TheHake

    Twin Turbo V6 vs Electrical… I wonder which one I will choose…. Gee… let me think…

  • europeon

    They have no atmospheric V8 anymore, what are you talking about? All Ferraris and the QP GTS have a turbo V8.

  • Corey Fearheiley

    or 2025, or 2030 or 2175, at some point yet to be determined, they may or may not launch an all electric Alfieri

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Maserati is screwing up a good opportunity to regain its former glory. I was with them, can’t say that anymore. By now there should be a Maserati SUV, roadster, lux coupe and convertible. Yet all we have are 2 name-only driving devices.

  • Elmediterraneo

    One day they’ll launch an Alfieri V6, one day they delayed to focus on the Graturismo, one day they delayed the Granturismo, one day they’ll launch an electric Alfieri one day they’ll tell you that the electric Alfieri is cancelled because an electric Levante would be more profitable.

    Just Marchionne’s FCA things…

    • Astonman

      it’s hard to plan ahead when you’re not making money and the market’s taste is changing. Large coupes sales are not strong and SUV sales are rising.

      • europeon

        We’re talking about a boutique company that sells a few (maybe tens of) thousand cars a year, not about a Toyota or VAG. Market’s evolving taste doesn’t apply for niche products.

        • Astonman

          It does for them. Their hands are tied by FCA financials. And based from the articles from car magazines for the last few years, they have been caught in between models development of deciding what to spend on with limited funds between sedans and SUVs. That’s why they’re late to the SUV game with the Levante. And they want to do a smaller SUV. There’s only so much money to go around and their sales have not been strong.

          • europeon

            There is no smaller SUV. The current plan is for the portfolio to be split between Alfa and Maserati.

          • Astonman

            You may be right about the smaller SUV. I could have sworn I read that some where. I will keep checking. But I know if the Levante does well, they will follow the path of other luxury brands and bring in a smaller SUV.

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