Maserati will have a lineup featuring turbocharged variants of Chrysler-sourced Pentastar V6 instead of Ferrari-supplied V8s.
Last month, we reported that Maserati was working on an entry-level sedan model to rival the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and that that model would feature a turbocharged version of Chrysler's 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 with around 400 bhp (298 kW / 406 PS) .
Now, Inside Line, is reporting that sources 'close to' Maserati are saying a 3.0 liter twin-turbo version of the Pentastar V6 will also be powering future iterations of the Quattroporte and GranTurismo models - replacing their current Ferrari-supplied V8s.
Inside Line wrote in its post that their own Mark Takahashi said he "died a little" when creating an image of a Maserati with a Chrysler badge.
We hear ya, Mark.
Perhaps these are the kinds of "synergies" Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne lies awake at night thinking of instead of getting a good night's sleep.
Say it ain't so, Sergio.
If you build it, they won't come.