Maserati has decided to postpone the launch of the Alfieri Coupe until sometime in 2018.

Maserati has decided to postpone the launch of the Alfieri Coupe until sometime in 2018.

Last year Maserati’s CEO Harald Wester revealed the Alfieri Coupe would see the light of production day in 2016 and be followed a year later by the Alfieri Cabrio. With FCA’s sources being limited and having to take care of Alfa Romeo’s reboot and the Maserati Levante crossover launch next year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has decided it would be best to push back the Alfieri until 2018 and its open-top sibling to 2019.

The good news is the production version will retain most of the stunning concept’s appearance and Maserati will offer the high-performance coupe exclusively with a rear-wheel drive layout receiving power from a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with either 410 bhp (305 kW) or 520 bhp (388 kW).

Further down the line, there’s going to be a new, larger GranTurismo slated to come out towards the end of 2019 or early 2020 with serious “V8 power in a fully focused driver's car” that will have a “cascade of low-end torque.” The engine in question is believed to be a twin turbocharged 3.8-liter with more than 550 bhp (410 kW) while the MC version will have in excess of 600 bhp (447 kW). 

Source: automobilemag.com

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Maserati Alfieri Coupe pushed back to 2018; Cabrio due a year later