Maserati Quattroporte Automatic debut at Detroit Auto Show
Maserati has official launch of the Maserati Quattroporte Automatic at the Detroit International Motor Show. Given the importance of the US market for Maserati, it is no surprise that this is the second time that Maserati has chosen the United States for the official presentation to the public of one of its models.
If the exterior design and the interior maintain the style and elegance that have made the Trident flagship an unmistakable and multiple award-winning car, the mechanical side benefits from the great innovation that Maserati presents today in Detroit.
First of all, the new hydraulic 6-speed transmission, a result of the collaboration between Maserati and ZF, is entirely new and has been designed to guarantee fluid gear changes and exceptional driving comfort. The new lay-out of the transmission system emphasizes the progressive power delivery of the Maserati V8 engine particularly at low engine speed without limiting its power.
The weight balance has been consequently modified, but the new distribution (49%-51%) is still ideal, and unique amongst its competitors, maintaining the segment leading performance characteristics for which Maserati has become renown.
The new range is also enriched by new options: two new colors are presented for the body (Granite Grey and Ocean Blue) and a new type of wood, tanganika, while the interior now can be ordered in a two tone color scheme.
The Quattroporte Automatic, alongside the Quattroporte with the DuoSelect gearbox, is offered also in the Executive GT version, which enhances luxury and driving comfort, and Sport GT, that emphasizes the sporty characteristics of the car.