Maserati Alfieri Electric Reveal Set For 2020 Geneva Motor Show

MAR 11 2019 BY ADRIAN PADEANU 10

Electrification is the name of the game.

Introduced as a concept in 2014, confirmed for production in 2018, due to be revealed in final form in 2020, and set to go on sale in 2021 or 2022 – that’s the story of the Alfieri. Maserati fans have been waiting for parent company FCA to rejuvenate the fabled Italian brand for a long time, and it looks like it’s finally happening. Company boss Harald Wester told Autocar during the Geneva Motor Show this week the GranTurismo replacement will be revealed at next year’s edition of the event held in Switzerland.

That’s the good news. The bad news is those anxious to buy the production-ready Alfieri will have to wait until 2021 or even 2022 to get behind the wheel of the two-seater sports car. Customers will get to pick from three electrified powertrains, include a pure electric variant with a triple motor setup, all-wheel drive, and 800V battery tech. The range topper – which is set to feature active aerodynamics and torque vectoring – will need roughly two seconds to reach 62 mph (100 kph) before topping out at more than 186 mph (300 kph).

Another legendary Italian brand under FCA’s umbrella, Alfa Romeo, is also going through a major transformation. The company is showing the Tonale concept in Geneva to preview a future compact crossover, which will be joined by a midsize SUV and possibly by a smaller high-riding model to fill in the void left after the MiTo’s demise.

Source: Autocar

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Bringing a 7-8 year old concept to market? That’s almost Acura levels of slowness. 😛

FCA has got some serious competition (e.g.: the Model S). They will need all the good luck they can get, if they intend to sell enough to make it profitable.

Joel, are you talking about Audi? Or BMW? Or Porsche? Alfieri is in the same range of an Aston-Martin so, please, no hurry for a state-of-the-art design car.

Just the name Alfieri indicates that it doesn’t play in the same league as cars named X, Q, E or S. A good car does not automatically exhibit style.

Looks really good

looks totally bad-ass. I’d love one!

Why that monstrous grille? Jaguar I-Pace is losing 8% in range compared to model X because of the drag. The traditional car makers never bothered about efficiency. Now that is biting them in their rear. A few more gallons of gas, no body would bother. But to squeeze 310 miles out of a battery, every 0.01 drop in Cd (Coefficient of drag) counts.

Chalk it up mech engg cowboy learns electrical engg the hard way, Part 23734.

Please go checkout the road test that TeslaBjorn did with a Model X, E-Tron and I-Pace. With all cars using the same tyres travelling over the same roads at the same time the X beat the I-Pace by a whisker when measuring the consumption. The E-Tron was a distant third.
He was very surprised indeed.

When it hits the market, Roadster 2 will be there to be compared with. Tesla can make a 600 mile range 200 mph, 1.6 g acceleration car. Can Maserati match that?

No, and It doesn’t. Tesla and Maserati are 2 gorgeous world a part. Supertech and superdesign. No need to compare 2 different perfections

Tesla hasn’t said when it will release the Roadster, it might never happen. The specs certainly indicate that they expect it to be far in the future, a 600 mile range isn’t realistic with today’s batteries especially when you combine that with the 0-60 times of less than 2 seconds, how do you do that with a two ton battery?. If you assume a solid state battery with 2X the energy density of today’s batteries then it makes sense, but we won’t see those for 5 years. So until Tesla provides a real release date it’s not fair to compare the Roadster with other cars.