Maserati is ready to enter a new era with its biggest and most luxurious model: the Quattroporte. The limousine received a facelift only three years after it was introduced on the market. But this will help it keep up the pace with its German rivals, the Mercedes S-Class and the BMW 7 Series.
In terms of design, the new Quattroporte receives a new bumper design with matte black profile at the front and the matte black extractor at the rear. The front grille is more pointed and imposing, and it introduces new vertical chrome elements. Other distinguishing details of the new Quattroporte are the matte black side skirts and the exterior mirrors, which have been restyled to incorporate new technical elements.
An electrically adjustable Air Shutter has been fitted in the front grille between the air vents and the engine’s radiator. The Air Shutter provides optimal control of the engine’s fluid temperature and, together with the optimization of the new front and rear bumpers, air conveyor and flat bottom, improves the aerodynamic drag of the car by 10%.
Inside, the redesigned central dashboard now accommodates a capacitive high resolution 8.4 inch screen with multi touch function. The central, lower console has also been redesigned and now features a rotary control for volume and function control, a new lid and phone storage compartment. The new infotainment system is compatible with both the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions.
A new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is available as an option in the new Quattroporte. It includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking. An additional new Surround View Camera is available as an option in combination with the Driver Assistance package.
Same recipe under the hood, starting with the Quattroporte GTS, powered by the 530 hp 3.8 litre Ferrari-produced V8 Twin-Turbo with rear wheel drive, capable of a peak torque of 710 Nm and able to propel the car to 310 km/h, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds.
There is also the 410 hp 3.0 litre Ferrari-produced V6 Twin-Turbo, with rear wheel drive, the Quattroporte S, and the Quattroporte Diesel, equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 Turbo. It delivers 600 Nm of torque with 275 hp, retaining a top speed of 252 km/h and a quick 0-100 km/h figure of just 6.4 seconds.