Maserati Quattroporte (2013–)
- December 2012: Maserati launches Quattroporte
- June 2016: Revised Quattroporte launched
- July 2018: Quattroporte 350PS introduced
Maserati launches Quattroporte
The flagship of the Maserati product range, the Quattroporte, is larger, lighter, more luxurious and more practical than the globally acclaimed car it replaces. With a 191mph top speed, it’s also as fast as most two-door supercars.
The sixth-generation Quattroporte delivers a leap forward that not only sets the high-technology tone for Maserati’s upcoming new-model onslaught, but also remains faithful to Maserati’s long history in luxury sports saloons.
The powerful engine and the large cabin at the core of the Quattroporte’s design, dominated by a long, powerful nose and a concave Trident grille, provide a clear link to both the outgoing Quattroporte and the GranTurismo. Even with all of its new technology, the new Quattroporte remains true to Maserati’s roots. Its V8 twin turbo makes it not only the fastest four-door Maserati ever built, but also the most powerful and the most fuel efficient.
The direct-injection engine family will boast a 3.8-litre V8 and a 3.0-litre V6, both of which are all new, twin turbo charged, designed by Maserati Powertrain and assembled by Ferrari at Maranello.
The 3.8-litre V8 engine provides Maserati’s new performance benchmark, reaching 62mph in just 4.7 seconds and achieving a 191mph top speed. It is 20km/h faster than the Quattroporte Sport GT S and delivers up to 200Nm more torque as well. The V6 twin turbo doesn’t lack in performance, either, reaching 177mph.
With an eight-speed automatic transmission and both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations (V6 only, AWD not available in RHD markets), it is also the most secure all-weather performance car in Maserati’s history. To offset its performance, the V8 Maserati Quattroporte has lowered both its fuel consumption and emissions by 20% over the outgoing Quattroporte.
The all-new architecture retains the Quattroporte’s traditionally exquisite handling thanks to its 50:50 weight distribution, a double-wishbone front suspension and a state-of-the-art five-link rear suspension. It can now deliver the added security and all-weather assurance of all-wheel drive as well.
It also delivers new standards in quality in every area from design, development, fabrication and process controls. It is produced in a new plant that combines Maserati’s traditions of craftsmanship with cutting-edge technologies that are able to guarantee outstanding quality by controlling even the tiniest details.
Traditional hand crafted detailing continues in the Quattroporte’s cabin, now more spacious and featuring both four and five-seat layouts.
Cabin luxury leaps forward technically too, with features like the Maserati Touch Control screen, adjustable pedals (left hand drive only), reversing camera and the optional 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, as well as WLAN-based WiFi and compatibility with most modern mobile phone systems.
The flagship 3.8-litre V8 engine is a perfect representation of Maserati’s performance tradition combined with a 20% reduction in emissions. It is almost a litre smaller in capacity than the 4.7-litre V8 in the Quattroporte Sport GT S, yet this is more than countered through twin turbo charging and direct fuel injection to deliver 18% more power and 39% more torque.
The engine produces 530PS at 6800rpm and accompanies this with 650Nm of torque from 2000rpm to 4000rpm. This maximum normal torque figure can be overboosted to 710Nm from 2250rpm to 3500rpm.
It also has a considerably more powerful engine than the finely balanced 4.7-litre engine in the Quattroporte Sport GT S, with a full 80PS more power and 200Nm more torque (on the overboosted output). The torque peak also arrives at less than half the engine speed of the Sport GT S’s V8, too, peaking at 2000rpm versus 4750rpm.
These engine figures help the Quattroporte reach 62mph in just 4.7 seconds, which is 0.3 seconds faster than the previous Sport GT S, making the new Quattroporte the fastest accelerating four-door car in Maserati’s history. This also makes it 0.6 seconds faster to 62mph than the outgoing Quattroporte S and almost a second faster than the 4.2-litre Quattroporte.
The Quattroporte’s all-new V6 twin turbo engine is a close relation of the V8, sharing most of its core components. With 410PS of power at 5500rpm, it still provides a powerful driving experience, especially with 550Nm of flat torque between 1500rpm and 5000rpm. In Normal mode the torque is smoothed at 500Nm in the lower rpm range, reaching the 550Nm threshold at 5000rpm.
In rear-wheel drive mode, it accelerates to 62mph in 5.1 seconds, while the all-wheel drive V6 twin turbo manages the sprint in 4.9 seconds.
Revised Quattroporte launched
The restyled Quattroporte will be available from June 2016. The exterior of the restyled Quattroporte is recognisable with 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 that contrast with the deepness of the shark nose effect. Other distinguishing details of the new Quattroporte are the matte black side skirts and the exterior mirrors, which have been slightly 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%.
The improvements to the interior were introduced to enhance the purity of the model by underlining only the functional parts. This takes place through the clean integration of the new interface elements with the infotainment area and tunnel console.
Specifically, the redesigned central dashboard now accommodates a capacitive high resolution 8.4” screen with multi touch function.
This area is now characterized by a continuous technical element that integrates the screen, new climate control and new drawer in a single seamless design, emphasizing the pure volume composition typical of the Quattroporte.
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 stylistic approach to these functional elements permits 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.
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.
All Quattroporte cars are now equipped with an Air Quality Sensor, a feature that substantially improves comfort levels for the occupants on-board. This system combines an intelligent sensor and a signal analysis system that calculates the external pollution levels and prevents polluted air and toxic gases from entering the cabin.
The two highly distinctive trims are available as an upgrade for all Quattroporte V6 powertrain versions (Quattroporte Diesel and Quattroporte S). Both trims will be priced at the same level across the range.
The top of the range version, the Quattroporte GTS, which features the twin-turbo V8, will be available exclusively with either the GranLusso or GranSport trims as part of the standard equipment.
Each trim level was conceived to meet the needs of customers that seek a distinctive and unique product in the executive saloon segment.
GranLusso and GranSport are immediately recognisable thanks to their distinct exterior design and unique interiors.
2,987 cc, V6 60°, 275HP, 600Nm
2,979 cc, V6 60°, 410HP, 550Nm
3,799 cc, V8 90°, 530HP, 710Nm
Quattroporte 350PS introduced
The 350PS Quattroporte retains its iconic Maserati sporting characteristics and accelerates from 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 167 mph with a NEDC 2.0 combined consumption and CO2 emissions range of 25.2 mpg and 259 -260 respectively.
Exterior colour ranges have also been refreshed for the MY19 range, with a choice of ten colours for the Quattroporte. Two new tri-coat colours are now available, developed to enhance the design of each, Rosso Potente and Blu Nobile. The entry level Quattroporte 350PS will start from £78,120.00 OTR.