Revised styling, upgraded aerodynamics, and new trim levels with added equipment

The sixth-generation Maserati Quattroporte arrived in 2013 as a significant improvement over its predecessor, which was sold for around a decade with minor updates. Although it used the same platform as the fifth-gen car, its styling was closely related to the GranTurismo’s, while the interior gained updated materials and brand-new technology. Its drivetrains were also a major step forward, with Maserati dropping both the 4.7-liter V-8 in favor of a turbocharged, 3.8-liter, while also adding a 3.0-liter V-6. For the first time, the Quattroporte also gained a diesel engine, in the form of a 3.0-liter V-6.

After a little more than three years on the market, Maserati’s flagship sedan received its mid-cycle facelift. Unlike its predecessor, which didn’t get comprehensive updates until it was phased out, the sixth-gen sedan gained not only a makeover inside and out, but also an equipment update that includes two new trim levels and a lot of extra features as standard equipment. The drivetrain is the only department that carried over unchanged, but that’s not something we complain about, as the Quattroporte is powerful and fast enough as it is.

The updated four-door will hit the market in June 2016 and will likely remain in dealerships for at least three years. What has changed, how much does it cost, and how does it stack against the competition? Keep reading to find out.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Maserati Quattroporte.

Exterior

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Maserati isn’t the kind of company that puts too much effort in its facelifts styling-wise, but the Quattroporte seems to be an exception from that rule. The limousine’s front fascia received quite a lot of attention, gaining not only a new bumper, but a revised grille too. The lower section looks more aggressive thanks to the larger side vents and the thinner cut just above the splitter. The chrome strips just above the former give it a more elegant appearance. The GTS, on the other hand, sports isolated side intakes and lower air vent, with the latter being thicker than on the standard model. Both use a honeycomb-style mesh and matte black trim.

Designed for customers looking for a more stylish appearance, the GranLusso package adds chrome bumper inserts, body-colored lower front bumper elements, a body-colored rear spoiler, and 20-inch Mercurio, wheels with black calipers.

The grille features a new design with pointed edges and a more rounded lower section. While the previous model had seven chrome slats on each side of the "Trident" emblem, the facelift sedan comes with just five. However, the elements are now thicker and angled toward the back, giving the grille a menacing shark-nose effect. Behind those slats lurks an electrically adjustable Air Shutter, which optimizes control of fluid temperature and improves aerodynamic drag by 10 percent.

Other changes include matte black side skirts and restyled side mirrors with matte black inserts.

More changes come with the new trim levels designed specifically for the Quattroporte. Designed for customers looking for a more stylish appearance, the GranLusso package adds chrome bumper inserts, body-colored lower front bumper elements, a body-colored rear spoiler, and 20-inch Mercurio, wheels with black calipers.

Moving over to the sportier GranSport trim, it features a revised rear bumper with black inserts above the exhaust pipes, Piano Black spoiler, 21-inch Titano rims with red brake calipers, and blue inserts in the front "Trident" badge and wheel center caps.

Optionally, GranSport buyers can select the Exterior Carbon Pack, which adds carbon-fiber mirror caps, door handles, B-pillar cover, and bumper inserts.

Interior

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Inside, the Quattroporte has been refined and updated to Maserati’s latest technology. While the upper section of the dashboard and the instrument cluster remained unchanged, the sedan did get a larger, 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and revised lower center stack and center console. There’s a new console for climate control with fewer buttons and a cleaner design, and a rotary control behind the gearshift for volume and infotainment functions. The two storage compartments on the center console have also been redesigned, but the lids suggest nothing changes as far as roominess goes.

There's a new console for climate control with fewer buttons and a cleaner design, and a rotary control behind the gearshift for volume and infotainment functions.

When it comes to technology, the Quattroporte gained an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as an Air Quality Sensor. The latter 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. Although not a new feature for the auto industry — Mercedes-Benz has been offering it for years now — it’s a great addition to a luxury sedan such as the Quattroporte.

Depending on the trim level, the Italian sedan can boast several extra premium features. Opt for the GranLusso model and you get the Ermenegildo Zegna Edition interior with exclusive silk fabric on the seats, door, headliner and sun visors, and open pore Radica wood on the dashboard. The leather steering wheel also gets wooden inserts. Other features include power foot pedals, electric rear sunblind, four-zone air-conditioning, heated rear seat, and keyless entry. Buyers that go with the GranSport trim get new seats with sculpture profiles for spirited driving, a sports steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles, and stainless steel sports pedals.

Drivetrain

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Nothing much has changed under the hood, where the sixth-generation Quattroporte remained faithful to its original powerplants. The gasoline range begins with the Ferrari-developed, 3.0-liter V-6 rated at 404 horsepower and 406 pound-feet in the Quattroporte S. While the output and the 0-to-62 mph sprint of 5.1 seconds remained unchanged, top speed has been increased from 177 to 177.7 mph due to improved aerodynamics. The same unit can be had with all-wheel drive in the S Q4 model.

While the output and the 0-to-62 mph sprint of 5.1 seconds remained unchanged, top speed has been increased from 177 to 177.7 mph due to improved aerodynamics.

The range-topping Quattroporte is the GTS, powered by a twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-8. Also developed by Ferrari, it pumps out 523 horses and 479 pound-feet with an overboost function for 524 pound-feet. Available in RWD only, the GTS needs 4.7 seconds to hit 62 mph toward a top speed of 192.6 mph, up from 190.7 mph.

Finally, there’s the Quattroporte Diesel with its turbocharged, 3.0-liter V-6 good for 271 horsepower and 443 pound-feet. The least quicker version of the sedan, the diesel, hits 62 mph in 6.4 seconds and tops out at 156.5 mph instead of 155.3 mph.

All engines mate to the same ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. The electronically-controlled Skyhook shock absorbers and aluminum suspension also carried over unchanged.

Safety

In the safety department, the updated Quattroporte is available with an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems package. The bundle 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 also available as an option in combination with the Driver Assistance package.

These are offered in addition to the standard front-impact, side-impact, and overhead airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control system, and seatbelt pretensioners.

Prices

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Pricing for the new Quattroporte starts from £70,270 in the United Kingdom, which is a £705 increase over the previous model. For that amount, you get the base Diesel version. Upgrade to the GranLusso or GranSport Diesel and the sticker jumps to £78,670. Next up is the Quattroporte S, priced from £82,045, a £375 increase. The GranLusso and GranSport upgrade for this trim cost £8,400 each, leading to a grand total of £90,445. Lastly, the GTS model starts from £115,040 in either trim. This version carries the biggest price increase at £3,927.

There is no U.S. pricing information as of this writing, but based on the mild increases above, the Quattroporte range should start from around $100,900 compared to this years $100,500 sticker. The all-wheel drive model should retail from around $108,500, while the GTS should fetch about $146,500 before options. The diesel model isn’t offered in North America and that’s not likely to change with the facelift.

UK Prices

NEW QUATTROPORTE

VERSION BASIC VAT LIST PRICE OTR CHARGES OTR PRICE
Quattroporte 2,987 cc, V6 60°, 275HP, 600Nm Diesel £58,558.33 £11,711.67 £70,270.00 £240.00 £7 0,510.00
GranLusso Diesel £65,558.33 £13,111.67 £78,670.00 £240.00 £78,910.00
GranSport Diesel £65,558.33 £13,111.67 £78,670.00 £240.00 £78,910.00
Quattroporte 2,979 cc, V6 60°, 410HP, 550Nm S £68,370.83 £13,674.17 £82,045.00 £705.00 £82,750.00
GranLusso S £75,370.83 £15,074.17 £90,445.00 £705.00 £91,150.00
GranSport S £75,370.83 £15,074.17 £90,445.00 £705.00 £91,150.00
Quattroporte 3,799 cc, V8 90°, 530HP, 710Nm GranLusso GTS £95,866.67 £19,173.33 £115,040.00 £940.00 £115,980.00
GranSport GTS £95,866.67 £19,173.33 £115,040.00 £940.00 £115,980.00

Competition

Porsche Panamera

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Although it is around 12-inches shorter than the Quattroporte, the Panamera serves the same purpose as the Italian sedan. It was designed to be comfortable, luxurious, and at the same time provide sports car-like performance. The Panamera’s main advantage over the Quattroporte — besides the Porsche badge, that is! — is the comprehensive engine offering that includes anything from gasoline to diesel and hybrid options. Gasoline choices include a 3.6-liter V-6 with 310 horsepower, a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V-6 with 420 horses, and the mighty 4.8-liter V-8 with up to 570 horsepower in the Turbo S model. There’s also a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel rated at 263 horses and a hybrid model good for 416 horses. The German sedan is also significantly more affordable than the Maserati, starting from $78,100 in the U.S. The Hybrid retails from $93,200, the GTS from $113,400, and the Turbo $141,300. On the flipside, a Turbo S model will set you back at least $180,300 before options.

Find out more about the Porsche Panamera here.

Aston Martin Rapide

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Launched in 2010 as a successor to the iconic Lagonda, the Rapide nameplate is quite new compared to the Quattroporte, but it has already made a name for itself in the luxury market. Not only it has the sportiest design in this comparison, but it’s also the only car here to come with a V-12 engine under the hood. The naturally aspirated 5.9-liter mill cranks out 552 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, enabling the sporty sedan to hit 60 mph from a standing start in only 4.2 seconds. While not as powerful as the turbocharged Panamera, it trumps the Quattroporte GTS in just about any department. However, the Rapide is significantly more expensive than the Italian sedan, fetching in excess of $200,000 before options.

Read more about the Aston Martin Rapide here.

Conclusion

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The Quattroporte has enjoyed tremendous success since the sixth-generation model arrived in 2013 due to its impressive interior features, sporty design based on the GranTurismo coupe, and varied engine options that include both V-6 and V-8 powerplants, and, for the first time, an efficient oil burner. Maserati wants to build on the momentum with the upgraded infotainment system and the new trim levels and, given the minor price hike, the sedan’s popularity is likely to continue among luxury customers. Quattroporte sales might dwindle a bit when the next-generation Panamera arrives in 2017, but the premium sedan should remain one of Maserati’s best-selling vehicles until the Levante SUV gains more traction.

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    • * Slower than its competitors
    • * Diesel not coming to the U.S.

Press Release

After three and a half years of unprecedented success in the international markets, the Quattroporte has undergone a substantial restyling that accentuates its elegance without altering its signature Maserati personality.

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The restyled Quattroporte, representing the quintessence of Italian sport saloons, will be available from June 2016 and is destined to continue a success story that started in 2013. Since its initial launch, the iconic Maserati flagship model has been delivered to over 24,000 customers in 72 countries.

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.

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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.

Since its beginnings Maserati has represented the perfect blend of luxury and sportiness thanks to its race-bred engineering.

With the restyling of the flagship Quattroporte, Maserati launches a new range strategy to offer its highly discerning clientele the additional choice of two unique trim options that emphasize the two key pillars of the brand’s DNA: GranLusso and GranSport.

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.

GranLusso trim

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 colour bumper profiles. The profile incorporates side skirts, while on the rear the look is even cleaner, characterized by a sculptured retroreflector and a body coloured spoiler; the exterior look is completed by 20” Mercurio rims and black painted brake calipers.

In the cabin, the soul of the GranLusso is epitomised 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 integrates comfort-oriented equipment like the power foot pedals, the electric rear sunblind, the four-zone air conditioning, the heated rear seat and the extended keyless entry.

GranSport trim

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.

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On the front of the Quattroporte GranSport, the dedicated restyling for the centre 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 centre 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 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 centres. As an option, the front grille of the GranSport can be ordered in a glossy black finish.

The interior of the Quattroporte GranSport includes redesigned front and rear seats, with their sculptured profiles, to improve sporty driving performances while a new sport steering wheel, in carbon fibre or full leather, creates a strong identity.

Thanks to the high gloss Piano Black wood trim on the dashboard, the brand new sport seats, the sport steering wheel fitted with aluminium gearshift 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 fibre.

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 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, the Quattroporte S. At the top of its class with 550 Nm of torque and the 286 km/h top speed, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds.

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 quick 0-100 km/h figure of just 6.4 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 aluminium in the chassis, body and suspension, performance and comfort are again unparalleled.

The New Quattroporte. By Maserati.

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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 V8 petrol version with increased top speed (now 310 km/h)
3.0 V6 petrol version with increased top speed (now 286 km/h for S version)
3.0 V6 diesel version with increased top speed (now 252 km/h for 275 hp - 242 km/h for 250 hp)

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