Maserati Quattroporte: Restyled And Ready For 2017 | MHH International
The restyled Quattroporte, the very essence of Italian sport saloon cars, is available to order right now. Without question it is destined to continue the success story that started in 2013. Since its initial launch, the flagship Maserati has been delivered to over 24,000 customers in 72 countries. There’s no arguing with that level of approval.
In addition to the existing brand portfolio of the 530hp V8 Maserati Quattroporte GTS and the 410hp V6 Quattroporte S and S Q4, a new entry-level Euro 6 compliant, 3.0L Twin Turbo V6 is available, now upgraded to 350hp from 330hp thanks to a different engine mapping. Thanks to this 3.0L engine, the Quattroporte achieves the lowest ever petrol consumption in its 50-year history with CO² emissions now as low as 212 grams/km.
Thanks to this latest evolution of the Ferrari manufactured engine the Quattroporte makes it to 62mph (100 km/h) in just 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 168mph (270 km/h). Maximum torque at 5,500rpm is 368lb ft (500Nm).
The Maserati Quattroporte is relaunched for 2017 with an exterior restyling, further refinement for the interior and additional high-tech features. A new range strategy is launched with the introduction of the GranLusso and GranSport trims available.
The front grille, with the familiar Trident badge, has evolved into a new Alfieri-inspired shape currently already featured on the new Levante SUV. More pointed and imposing, and it introduces new vertical chrome elements that contrast with the deepness of the shark nose effect.
The latest exterior is recognisable as the Quattroporte but with a new bumper design with matte black profile at the front and the matte black extractor at the rear. Other distinguishing details of this latest iteration of the Maserati Quattroporte are the matte black side skirts and the exterior mirrors, restyled to incorporate new technical aero elements.
An electrically adjustable Air Shutter has also been fitted in the front grille between the air vents and the engine’s radiator. This provides optimal control of the engine’s fluid temperature and, working together with the new front and rear bumpers, air conveyor and flat underside, improves the aerodynamic drag of the car by 10%. This results in a fuel consumption reduction of about three percent.
Inside, the improvements introduced have enhanced the style by underlining only the functional parts. This takes place through the clean integration of new interface elements with the infotainment area and tunnel console. Specifically, the redesigned central dashboard now accommodates a high resolution 8.4” screen with multi-touch function.
The central lower console has also been redesigned and now features a rotary knob for volume and function control plus a new lid and phone storage compartment. The new styling allows for a minimalist design approach for the centre of the dashboard. The new infotainment system is compatible with both the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions.
All Quattroporte are now equipped with an Air Quality Sensor, a feature that substantially improves comfort levels for the occupants on-board. Additionally, a new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is available as an option on the new saloon. This 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. This is Maserati not just at the cutting edge of driving but also of automotive technology.
The re-design includes brand new sport seats, a sport steering wheel fitted with aluminium gearbox paddles and stainless steel sport pedals. In short, the interior of the Quattroporte guarantees a truly sporty experience. The Maserati heritage continues.