New exterior styling
- New Interior refinements
- Two new versions: The GranLusso and GranSport
- New Infotainment system
- Advanced driver assistance systems
Maserati has announced details of the new Quattroporte for the New Zealand market which is on sale now with deliveries starting at the end of the year.
The MY17 Maserati Quattroporte boasts new styling inside and out, two new versions, the GranLusso and GranSport and a host of new driver assistance systems further enhancing the refinement, style and exclusivity of Maserati’s flagship.
“These changes enhance the unique styling of the Quattroporte broaden its appeal as well as ensuring it has the latest technology,” says Glen Sealey, Chief Operating Officer of Maserati Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. “They will ensure that the Quattroporte maintains its position as the only truly exclusive model in its market sector which provides a fully involved, performance-orientated driving experience that could only come from an Italian car maker who has honed its skills over more than 100 years of producing the finest luxury and performance cars.”
After three and a half years of unprecedented success around the world which has seen 24,000 new owners in 72 countries, the Quattroporte has undergone a substantial restyling that accentuates its elegance without altering its signature Maserati personality.
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, a typical Maserati feature, evolves into a design inspired by the Maserati Alfieri concept car that has already featured on the Maserati Levante.
It’s more defined shape introduces new vertical chrome elements that contrast with the depth 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 features.
An electrically adjustable Air Shutter has also been fitted behind the front grille between the air vents and the engine’s radiator. The Air Shutter provides optimal control of the engine’s 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 per cent, contributing also in fuel consumption reduction of about three per cent while driving on the highway.
The improvements to the interior enhance the purity of the model by underlining only the functional parts with the integration of the new design with the infotainment area and tunnel console. The redesigned central dashboard now accommodates a capacitive high resolution 8.4” screen with multi touch function.
The sweeping centre console now integrates the screen, new climate control and new drawer in a single seamless design, emphasizing the purity of design that epitomizes the Quattroporte.
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 stylistic approach to these functional elements permits a minimalist design approach.
The new infotainment system is compatible with both the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions.
All Quattroportes 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.
A new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is standard 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. A new Surround View Camera compliments the reversing camera which has been improved with dynamic guidance lines on the screen.
GranLusso and GranSport, two distinct new worlds
Maserati has long represented the perfect blend of luxury and sportiness thanks to its race-bred engineering and expert use of design and materials to produce exclusive luxury.
With the restyling of the flagship Quattroporte, Maserati has launched a new range strategy to offer its clientele the additional choice of two unique trim options that emphasize the two key pillars of the brand’s DNA: GranLusso and GranSport
The GranLusso and GranSport are offered in New Zealand with a choice of the drivetrains, starting with new enhanced 350 bhp Twin Turbo V6 as well as the 410 bhp Twin Turbo V6 and the range topping GTS, with its 530 bhp Twin Turbo V8 engine
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.
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 both 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 electric rear sunblind, the four-zone air conditioning, the heated rear seat and, in the V8, the extended keyless entry and Bowers and Wilkins Sound System.
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 contents that reflect the legendary racing heritage of the Maserati brand.
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 a design composition that focuses 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 logo 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 interiors of the Quattroporte GranSport includes redesigned front and rear Sports seats, with their sculptured profiles, to improve sporty driving performance as well as comfort with 12 way electric adjustment. 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 gearbox paddles and the stainless steel sport pedals, the interior of the Quattroporte GranSport guarantees a truly sporting experience.
Prices for the new Maserati Quattroporte start at $178,990 excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and delivery for the Quattroporte Turbo Diesel and range up to $285,000 excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and delivery for the range topping Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranLusso.
The New Quattroporte. By Maserati
- Fresh exterior restyling
- Aerodynamic drag cut by 10% with the adoption of electric Air Shutter
- New GranLusso focussed on luxury
- New GranSport focussed on performance
- New 3.0 V6 petrol version with additional 20 hp – now 350 hp
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go
- New infotainment system with high resolution 8.4” touch screen
- Redesigned central console with rotary control knob
- Standard Air Quality Sensor on all versions
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems with
- Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Warning with advanced Brake Assist
- Automated Emergency Braking
- Surround View Camera
- New Electronic Parking Brake
Maserati Quattroporte – New Zealand Prices
|Recommended retail price|
|Quattroporte Turbo Diesel||MY17||3.0 litre 202 kW V6 Turbo Diesel||Eight speed automatic||$178,990|
|Quattroporte||MY17||3.0 litre 257 kW V6||Eight speed automatic||$179,990|
|Quattroporte GranLusso||MY17||3.0 litre 257 kW V6||Eight speed automatic||$204,990|
|Quattroporte GranSport||MY17||3.0 litre 257 kW V6||Eight speed automatic||$199,990|
|Quattroporte S||MY17||3.0 litre 301 kW V6||Eight speed automatic||$197,990|
|Quattroporte S GranLusso||MY17||3.0 litre 301 kW V6||Eight speed automatic||$219,990|
|Quattroporte S GranSport||MY17||3.0 litre 301 kW V6||Eight speed automatic||$214,990|
|Quattroporte GTS GranLusso||MY17||3.8 litre 390 kW V8||Eight speed automatic||$285,000|
|Quattroporte GTS GranSport||MY17||3.8 litre 390 kW V8||Eight speed automatic||$280,000|
Recommended prices not including dealer costs and delivery issued on 1 October 2016
|MY17 QUATTROPORTE – THE ENGINES|
|QUATTROPORTE TURBO DIESEL||QUATTROPORTE||QUATTROPORTE S||QUATTROPORTE GTS|
|Layout||Turbo Diesel 600 V6||Petrol 600 V6, twin-turbo – direct injection GDI||Petrol 900 V8, twin-turbo – direct injection GDI|
|Max. Power (kW/hp @ rpm)||202/275 @ 4,000||257/350 @ 5,500||302/410 @ 5,500||390/530 @ 6,800|
|Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)||600 @ 2,000 – 2,600||500 @ 1,750 – 4,500||550 @1,750 – 5,000||650 @ 2,000 – 4,000|
|Consumption NEDC (l/100 km)||6.2||9.1||9.6||10.7|
|CO2 Emissions Combined||163||212||223||250|
|0-100 kmh (sec)||6.4||5.5||5.1||4.7|
|Top Speed (kmh)||252||270||286||310|
|100-0 kmh (m)||35.5||35.5||35.5||34.0|
|Gearbox||8-speed automatic ZF AT8 – HP70|
|Transmission||RWD with Limited Slip Differential|
|Suspension Front||Double Wishbone, Skyhook shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Suspension Rear||Multi Link, Skyhook shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Length/width with mirrors/height (mm)||5,262 / 2,128 / 1,481|
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