Maserati confirms Compacted Graphite Iron Diesel Engine


  * Maserati produces first diesel engine, co-developed with Ferrari
  * 3.0 litre V6 diesel with SinterCast-CGI Cylinder block and bedplate
  * Fifth vehicle application for versatile VM Motori diesel engine


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[Stockholm, 19 June 2013] - Maserati has announced its first diesel offering, to
be  available in the  2014 Ghibli Sports Sedan,  with sales beginning during the
summer of 2013.  The 3.0 litre V6, which is based on the VM Motori diesel engine
with  a SinterCast-CGI cylinder block  and bedplate cast at  the Tupy foundry in
Brazil,  was co-developed between  Ferrari and Maserati  and is assembled at the
Ferrari  engine facility in Maranello, Italy.  The purpose-built engine provides
202 kW  (275 horsepower), 570 Nm (420 ft-lbs) of  torque and a top speed of 250
km/hr (155 mph), while consuming less than six litres of fuel per 100 kilometres
(more  than 39 mpg US) in the combined driving cycle.  In comparison to the 3.0
litre  petrol engine  option, the  diesel offering  provides at least 35% better
fuel economy and 29% less CO(2) emissions, despite delivering 14% more torque.

"The  application of  the 3.0 litre  diesel to  the top  end sports sedan sector
demonstrates  the versatility  of the  VM Motori  base design, and showcases the
advantages  of the  higher strength  and stiffness  of CGI  in providing  a full
spectrum  of  performance,  durability  and  refinement"  said  Dr Steve Dawson,
President  & CEO of  SinterCast.  "The availability  of the VM  Motori engine in
five  diverse vehicles, ranging  from off-road jeep  and pick-up applications to
full size sedans and luxury sport vehicles, provides another powerful example of
the design benefits of Compacted Graphite Iron."

 Dr Steve Dawson

 President & CEO

 Tel:    +46 8 660 7750

 e-mail: steve.dawson@sintercast.com




SinterCast is the world's leading supplier of process control technology for the
reliable  high volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). With at least
75% higher  tensile strength, 45% higher stiffness  and approximately double the
fatigue strength of conventional grey cast iron and aluminium, CGI allows engine
designers  to improve  performance, fuel  economy and  durability while reducing
engine  weight, noise and  emissions. The SinterCast  technology is used for the
production  of more than 50 CGI components,  ranging from 2 kg to 17 tonnes, all
using  the same proven process control technology.  The end-users of SinterCast-
CGI  components include  Aston Martin,  Audi, Cameron  Compression, Caterpillar,
Chrysler,   DAF  Trucks,  Ford,  Ford-Otosan,  General  Electric  Transportation
Systems,  General Motors, Hyundai,  Jaguar, Jeep, Kia,  Lancia, Land Rover, MAN,
Maserati,  Navistar,  Porsche,  PSA  Peugeot-Citroën, Renault, Rolls-Royce Power
Engineering,  Scania, Toyota, VM Motori,  Volkswagen, Volvo and Waukesha Engine.
The  SinterCast share is quoted on the Small Cap segment of the NASDAQ OMX stock
exchange (Stockholmsbörsen: SINT). For more information: www.sintercast.com

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