Maserati subtly updates the Quattroporte

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Maserati has subtly updated its Quattroporte luxury sports sedan, which will be available from June 2016. Since its initial launch in 2013, the Maserati’s flagship model has been delivered to over 24,000 customers in 72 countries.

The exterior of the restyled Quattroporte gets a new bumper design with matte black profile at the front and the matte black extractor at the rear. The front grille is now more pointed, and it introduces new vertical chrome elements for the desired 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. Furthermore, an electrically adjustable Air Shutter has been fitted in the front grille improves the aerodynamic drag of the car by 10%.

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Inside, the redesigned central dashboard now accommodates a capacitive high resolution 8.4” screen with multi touch function, new climate control and a new drawer. The central, lower console has also been redesigned and now features a rotary knob 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.

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The new Quattroporte will be available with a choice of two trim options: GranLusso and GranSport. The two trims are available as an upgrade for all Quattroporte V6 powertrain versions (Quattroporte Diesel, Quattroporte, Quattroporte S, Quattroporte S Q4). 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.

As for engines, the revised Quattroporte GTS is 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 a mere 4.7 seconds. The Quattroporte is also available with the 410 hp 3.0 litre Ferrari-produced V6 Twin-Turbo, with rear wheel drive (Quattroporte S) or with Q4, the all-wheel-drive system available for the Quattroporte S Q4. At the top of the class for both versions are the 550 Nm of torque and the 286 km/h top speed, with the S Q4 variant accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and the rear-wheel drive Quattroporte S version in 5.1 seconds.

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Based on the same V6 architecture, the Quattroporte is also available in specific markets with 350 hp, 20 hp more than in the previous version, capable of delivering a powerful drive with a torque of 500 Nm, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and a faster top speed of 270 km/h. The range is completed by 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 0-100 km/h figure of 6.4 seconds. All versions of the Quattroporte are fitted with ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and electronically-controlled Skyhook shock absorbers; with a 50:50 weight distribution and an extensive use of aluminium in the chassis, body and suspension.

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