OTR PRICE £116,795
Contemporary restyling for a classic Italian designThe Maserati Quattroporte is an extraordinary car, and its design is no less impressive. Since 1963, the challenge of stylistically combining the sporty performance and the classical elegance of the most famous Italian luxury saloon has fascinated the greatest designers: Pietro Frua, Bertone, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Marcello Gandini and Pininfarina. Now, the model that represents the epitome of the Maserati philosophy has been restyled in line with tradition, the perfect synthesis of luxury and power.
The famous radiator grille is the first detail of an unmistakable designAlthough considerably larger in size, the new Quattroporte is a worthy successor to its forebears, retaining a streamlined and utterly dynamic look. The first detail of this unmistakable design is the distinctive front: the traditional Maserati oval grille, which leads on to the majestic bonnet and the new front light assemblies, with LED day lights. A stylistic feature which makes the car immediately recognisable.
Curvy sides underline the car’s innate sporting characterThe headlights almost merge into the line of the sides, which start from the familiar three air vents behind the front wheels and run on in a sequence of muscular curves to caress the new rear light assemblies. The triangular C-pillar, which carries the iconic Saetta logo, is another obvious link to tradition, and an uncompromising expression of the model’s innate sporting character.
New LED rear lightsThe styling with three streamlined windows and no frames on the doors exalts the highly dynamic geometries, giving the car the look of a sleek coupé. The all-LED wraparound rear lights integrate perfectly with the design of the rear bumpers and boot, and are joined together by a chrome-plated central trim that echoes the design of the radiator grille. Lower down, at the sides, the two brushed steel trapezoidal tailpipes are another eye-catching feature.
A style shaped by the windThe lines of the Quattroporte, designed around a powerful engine, enclose a spacious interior and are the result of in-depth research in the wind tunnel. The large-scale aerodynamic restyling of the car’s undercarriage has improved air flows beneath its body, thus reducing wind resistance. Last but not least, the rear boot spoiler is designed to generate downforce at high speeds.
Exclusive interiors painstakingly created in the best hand-crafted traditionGetting into the Quattroporte is like entering an exclusive lounge. Although extremely intuitive, the on-board controls are understated so that they don’t steal the limelight from the real stars: the surfaces and materials. The Poltrona Frau® leather, the fine wood and the contrast stitching, styled according to the finest hand-crafted traditions, seamlessly follow the sleek lines of the dashboard, central tunnel and doors, enveloping the passengers in an atmosphere of luxury.
Elegant, tapered dashboard that exudes speedThe tapered lines of the dashboard, with its broad central band running across the entire width of the car, are a celebration of speed and elegance. Simplicity and quality are taken to new extremes, to achieve the priceless sensation of Italian authenticity ineffably expressed through finely crafted details. Such as the brushed aluminium that frames the display of the Maserati Touch Control, in the middle of the dashboard.
Space reigns supremeOn board the Quattroporte, comfort is not just a wonderful sensation, most keenly felt when on the move, but also an objective fact: special attention has been paid to the arrangement of the seats and spaciousness. The longer wheelbase has enabled Maserati to offer rear passengers a degree of legroom that few other models in the category can match.
The soundtrack of our emotionsThe 8.4” display of the Maserati Touch Control, in the middle of the dashboard, is a genuine control panel, ensuring easy control of the many information and entertainment devices. In the Quattroporte, the pleasure of in-car music reaches new heights thanks to optional state of the art car audio technologies developed together with specialist engineers Bowers & Wilkins.
Lighting with an original glintThe new Quattroporte redefines the concept of luxury from every point of view. The style of the interiors is underlined by an innovative night-lighting system: an optic fibre cable runs along the dashboard and doors, creating a mood worthy of an exclusive lounge. There is also white backlighting on the instrument panel, where the speedometer and rpm-counter are separated by a TFT display that shows the car’s dynamic data.
The power of innovationMaserati has always been famed for its innovative engine design: in this respect the new 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 installed in the Quattroporte GTS sets new standards, with a long list of sophisticated solutions that make this the most high-tech propulsion unit ever installed on a Maserati car. With its 530 HP, it takes the Quattroporte past the 300 km/h threshold with ease.
Despite its size, driving the Quattroporte is an absolute pleasureIn spite of the long wheelbase necessary for record-breaking comfort, the new Maserati Quattroporte still offers the outstanding handling typical of the brand’s cars. Thanks to the ideal weight distribution, with the right split between the front and rear axles, it is great fun to drive. What’s more, the new steering system has been developed to give the driver unrivalled “feel” of the car when cornering at speed.
The suspension features the latest evolution of the Sport Skyhook systemThe suspension, double wishbone with aluminium arms at the front and five-arm multilink at the rear, is controlled by the latest version of the Sport Skyhook electronic system, with new shocks featuring continuous damping variation. Pressing the button on the central tunnel switches to a more rigid damper setting, limiting load transfers when driving with a sportier style.
The 8-speed automatic transmission allows even quicker gear shiftsThe new eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox with auto-adaptive software is lighter and more efficient than the previous generation and allows even faster gear shifts. The last two speeds are specially developed to reduce fuel consumption and increase comfort during long journeys at high speed. There are five operating modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and the new I.C.E. (Increased Control Efficiency).
The brakes have been developed to guarantee performance and quiet operationThe Brembo brake system on the Quattroporte GTS has impressive new features, designed to deliver quieter operation without reducing performance. The monobloc calipers, with 6 pistons at the front and 4 at the rear, act on ventilated, slotted discs of 380x34 mm and 350x28 mm respectively, dual-cast to combine the properties of iron with the light weight of aluminium.
On the Quattroporte GTS, the final touch of style comes straight from the customerThe Maserati Quattroporte is a car forged by expertise and passion and produced with craftsman-like care. However, this is still not enough to make it unique: therefore, the final touch of class is left to the customer, who can choose colours and materials for every detail to enhance one or more facets of the character of this Italian design gem. Personalization that results in a unique car every time.
Keynote wheels for an elegant or sporty exteriorThe completely renewed range of exterior colours comprises eight shades, which can be combined with four types of wheel: the standard 20 inch wheels on the Quattroporte GTS offer the perfect compromise between sporty response and comfort, but customers may also choose 19” wheels for lower fuel consumption and quieter operation, or 21” for even sportier handling. There are five brake caliper colours: black, red, blue, silver grey or polished aluminium.
The choicest materials in an infinity of combinationsThe Quattroporte’s incredible variety of interior solutions is in line with the concept of exclusiveness that views the inside of the car as a made-to-measure luxury lounge: the three-level dashboard has a large central part which, like the central tunnel and contrasting door inserts, can be finished with a choice of five different fine woods with very unusual vein patterns.
The interiors become even sportier with carbon fibre insertsTo underline the new Quattroporte’s sporty character, the central band of the dashboard, the central tunnel and the trim can be given a special carbon fibre finish. The sporty pedals are another option: the brushed steel pedals and footrest with special rubber inserts offer unrivalled grip and sport the oval Maserati logo.
AN ARRAY OF SPECIFIC DEDICATED FEATURES FOR REAR PASSENGERSMaserati has reserved a long list of customisable features for the back seat of the Quattroporte to make every passenger’s journey a unique experience. As well as the two individual electrically-adjusted and ventilated seats, the options available for the rear passengers include a dedicated climate control system and a sophisticated entertainment unit with two 10.2” LCD screens installed on the front headrests.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
|Width (with mirrors)||2,100 mm|
|Width (without mirrors)||1,948 mm|
|Front track||1,634 mm|
|Rear track||1,647 mm|
|Front overhang||968 mm|
|Rear overhang||1,123 mm|
|Boot capacity||530 l|
|Fuel tank capacity||80 l|
|Dry weight||1,800 kg|
|Kerb weight||1,900 kg|
|Weight distribution||50% front; 50% rear|
|No. of cylinders and layout||V8 90°|
|Maximum power||530 CV (390 kW)|
|Engine speed at max power||6,500 rpm|
|Peak torque||710 Nm in overboost|
|Engine speed at peak torque||2,250 - 3,500 rpm in overboost|
|Top speed||190 mph (307 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0 to 62 mph||4.7 s|
|Acceleration 0 to 400 metres||12.8 s|
|Acceleration 0 to 1000 metres||22.7 s|
|Stopping distance 62 to 0 mph||34 m|
CONSUMPTIONS & EMISSIONS
|Fuel consumption (urban cycle) mpg (l/100km)||16.2 (17.4)|
|Fuel consumption (extra urban cycle) mpg (l/100km)||33.2 (8.5)|
|Fuel consumption (combined cycle) mpg (l/100km)||23.9 (11.8)|
|CO2 (combined cycle)||274 g/km|