Beirut, December 8, 2016 – The Maserati Quattroporte has been revamped for the first time in three-and-a-half years and the new-look was unveiled in Lebanon on Thursday December 8th. Maserati’s flagship four-door car, which was originally launched in 1963, now has a more aggressive and dynamic design, and the interior has also been upgraded to make this iconic vehicle even more desirable.
“The restyled Quattroporte is destined to continue a success story that started in 2013 with the introduction of the 6th generation. This new Maserati sedan features additional high-tech content in the area of on-board comfort and driver assistance, as well as exterior restyling and a new dedicated range strategy, introduced with the GranLusso and GranSport trims”.
The exterior of the restyled Quattroporte is recognizable 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.
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.
GranLusso and GranSport, Two Distinct New Worlds
The GranLusso trim reinterprets the concept of luxury in a race-bred engineered luxury saloon by enhancing the exterior finish and improving in-cabin comfort for driver and passengers. It offers a higher level of luxury using exclusive materials and special features in the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship.
GranLusso is distinctive for a new front lower fascia design with an elegant floating bridge element and a delicate spoiler, detailed by the chrome bumper finish and the body color bumper profiles. The profile incorporates side skirts, while on the rear the look is even cleaner, characterized by a sculptured retroreflector and a body-colored spoiler; the exterior look is completed by 20” Mercurio rims and black painted brake calipers.
In the cabin, the soul of the GranLusso is epitomized by the Ermenegildo Zegna Edition interior that features a patented silk fabric, unique in the industry, on the seats, doors, headliner and sun visors; the seat tailoring details and the label behind the sun visors make this version unique and exclusive.
The cabin ambience is further refined thanks to the exclusive open pore Radica wood on the dashboard and the leather steering wheel with wooden inserts. The trim not only integrates comfort-oriented equipment like the power foot pedals and the electric rear sunblind, but also the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking features.
The GranSport trim underscores the sporty character of the Quattroporte while enhancing the aggressive appearance of the car. Thanks to new exterior design cues and interior content that reflect the legendary racing heritage of the Maserati brand.
On the front of the Quattroporte GranSport, the dedicated restyling for the center and side air intakes improves the cooling function while showcasing an aggressive front area. The lower fascia is linked to the grille with aerodynamic inspired splits. The back is characterized by an evident composition between a center fuselage and two side pockets that focus the attention on the exhausts. An aggressive black piano spoiler completes the rear view. The Quattroporte GranSport is fitted as standard with 21” Titano rims and features a glossy black finish on the bumpers, red brake calipers and blue inserts in the front Trident and side Saetta badge as well as blue Tridents on the wheel centers. As an option, the front grille of the GranSport can be ordered in a glossy black finish.
The interior of the Quattroporte GranSport includes all-new front and rear sport seats, with their sculptured profiles, to improve sporty driving performances while a new sport steering wheel, in carbon fiber or full leather, creates a strong identity.
Thanks to the standard high gloss Piano Black wood trim on the dashboard, the brand new sport seats, the sport steering wheel fitted with aluminum gearbox paddles and the stainless steel sport pedals, the interior of the Quattroporte GranSport guarantees a truly sporty experience.
A further opportunity for customization is available in the form of the optional Exterior Carbon Pack for the GranSport trim, to further enhance the sporty exterior. This pack features external mirrors, door handles and b-pillar cover plus the profile of the front bumper in carbon fiber.
Engine-wise, the Quattroporte remains faithful to its traditions with a very wide range of engines and transmissions starting with the Quattroporte GTS, powered by the immense 530 hp 3.8 liter V8 Twin-Turbo with rear wheel drive, capable of a peak torque output of 710Nm at overboost and able to propel the car to 310km/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 liter V6 Twin-Turbo, with rear wheel drive (Quattroporte S) or with Q4, the intelligent 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 a 286 km/h top speed with the S Q4 variant accelerating from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds and the rear-wheel drive Quattroporte S version in 5.1 seconds.
All versions of the Quattroporte are fitted with state-of-the-art ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and electronically-controlled Skyhook shock absorbers; with an ideal 50:50 weight distribution and an extensive use of aluminum in the chassis, body and suspension, performance and comfort are again unparalleled.
- Exterior restyling
- Cx improved by 10% with the adoption of electric Air Shutter
- New GranLusso trim with individual contents
- New GranSport trim with individual contents
- New infotainment system with high resolution 8.4” capacitive touch screen
- Redesigned central console with rotary knob
- Standard Air Quality Sensor on all versions
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems optional package
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go
- Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist
- Automated Emergency Braking
- Surround View Camera
- New Electronic Parking Brake
- 3.8 liter V8 version with increased top speed (now 310km/h)
- 3.0 liter V6 versions (286 km/h top speed for S and AQ4)