Maserati has certainly been... branching out recently. The first heresy was the announcement on an SUV and now we have a second heresy of a diesel V6 sporting a trident. What's next, a $15,000 subcompact?

This engine will be in what is internally known as the "Maseratina," the upcoming smaller off-spring of the Quattroporte. This new diesel V6 will make 300hp and 516 ft-lbs of torque. Sounds like it might still be Maserati-ish. We wouldn't be surprised to see this powerplant show up in the Kubang either.

[via Autobild and Google Translate]