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Maserati Quattroporte gets an update to keep up with the times

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Since the launch of the sixth generation Quattroporte, Maserati has sold more than 24,000 of them in 72 countries around the world. The new Quattroporte is characterised on the outside by the new bumper line, with a matt black profile on the front and a spoiler in the same colour on the rear. The new front grille, an icon of Maserati's identity, now has a new shape inspired by the Alfieri concept and already presented on the Levante.


Between the air outlets and the engine radiator, an electrically regulated radiator cap has been inserted. This allows optimum regulation of the engine fluid temperatures and with it, the aerodynamic drag of the vehicle is improved by 10%, so consumption is reduced slightly. Other details that characterize the new Quattroporte are the side skirts also in matte black and the external rear-view mirrors, slightly modified in their lines to incorporate new technological elements.

Inside, the dashboard has been revamped and in the central area there is now a high-resolution 8.4" screen that recognizes the action of more than one finger. In this area, the display, the new climate control and a new central tunnel have been integrated seamlessly, emphasizing the purity of the volumetric composition typical of the Quattroporte. The lower part of the dashboard has also undergone modifications, now featuring a double rotary selector for volume adjustment and the controls for the infotainment system and the telephone slot.

The new infotainment system supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone screen cloning functions. With these improvements, the interior has been noticeably simplified.

The cabin now has a sensor that monitors the air quality and prevents the entry of polluted air from outside (Air Quality Sensor). The list of optional equipment is extended with a package of driving assistance systems that includes adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with brake assist, and automatic emergency braking. In a car of this price it's striking that something like this is optional.


Two new versions: GranLusso and GranSport, at the same price.

The first features trim materials and elements to emphasize a more luxurious interior. It is highlighted by Ermenegildo Zegna interiors, with exclusive silk upholstery on seats, doors, roof and sun visors. One of the most remarkable details is the new design of the lower part of the front bumpers, with elegant lines that run along it and end in the spoiler, all with chrome finishes and profiles in the body color. To this are added elements designed to offer maximum comfort, such as the electrically adjustable pedals and rear sunblind, the 4-zone climate control system, the heated rear seats and the extended "hands-free" key access system for the rear doors.

The second features a sportier character. The front of the Quattroporte GranSport features new central and side air vents that, in addition to improving cooling, give the front of the car a more aggressive aesthetic. The rear is characterised by the contrast of the central body and the two side intakes that focus attention on the exhausts. Completing the overall look is the aggressive spoiler with Black Piano finish. Highlights include the 21" Titano wheels, the bumpers with gloss black finish, the red brake callipers, the blue inserts on the front Trident and the Saetta logo on the side, as well as the blue Trident on the hubcaps.

On request, the grille of the GranSport version is available with a glossy black finish. The interior differs from the GranLusso with sportier seats and a sportier steering wheel, with carbon fibre or leather versions. To further emphasise the sporty look of the GranSport version, the Carbon Pack is available, a carbon fibre package that includes the exterior rear-view mirrors, the door handles and the trim on the central pillars, as well as the profile of the front bumpers.


In terms of engines, the range starts with the Quattroporte GTS. Powered by a 3.8 V8 Twin-Turbo, with 530 hp transmitted to the rear axle and manufactured by Ferrari, it is capable of delivering a maximum torque of 710 Nm and a top speed of 310 km/h, as well as acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. Below this, we find the V6 Twin-Turbo engine of 3 liters and 410 hp, also manufactured by Ferrari. It is offered both with rear-wheel drive (Quattroporte S) and all-wheel drive (Quattroporte S Q4).

Both versions offer a maximum torque of 550 Nm and a top speed of 286 km/h. In terms of acceleration, the S Q4 variant goes from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds while the rear-wheel drive Quattroporte S reaches it in 5.1 seconds. The range is completed by the Quattroporte Diesel, equipped with a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine. It delivers a maximum torque of 600 Nm and 275 hp, reaching a top speed of 252 km/h and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds.


All versions of the Quattroporte are equipped with an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox.

Prices

  • Maserati Quattroporte Diesel - 109,900 ¤ - Maserati Quattroporte Diésel - 109,900 ¤.
  • Maserati Quattroporte Diesel GranLusso - £121,900
  • Maserati Quattroporte Diesel GranSport - 121,900 € 121,900
  • Maserati Quattroporte S - 125,900 € 125,900
  • Maserati Quattroporte S GranLusso - € 138.500
  • Maserati Quattroporte S GranSport - 138,500 € 138,500
  • Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 - 130,700 € 130,700
  • Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso - 143,300 € 143,300
  • Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 GranSport - € 143,300
  • Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranLusso - 182,600 € 182,600
  • Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport - 182,600 € 182,600
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