Maserati has relaunched its flagship Quattroporte model for 2016. The new generation Quattroporte comes with exterior restyling, interior refinement and additional technology and driver assistance features. Plus there are two new trim options available to customise your car.
We’ve got the full details of the upgrade, available in showrooms now.
Maserati has given the Quattroporte a substantial restyling to accentuate its elegance and represent the quintessence of Italian sport saloons.
The exterior has a new bumper design with a matte black profile at the front and matte black rear extractor and side skirts.
The front grille has an Alfieri-inspired shape, already seen on the new Levante SUV. It’s more pointed and imposing than before, and introduces new vertical chrome elements to contrast with the deep shark-nose effect.
The front grille is also fitted with an electronically adjustable Air Shutter to control the engine’s fluid temperature. This also works with the optimised front and rear bumpers, air conveyors and flat bottom of the car to improve aerodynamic drag by 10%, cutting fuel consumption by around 3% during motorway driving.
The interior improvements take a stylistic approach to create a minimalist look for the dashboard. A continuous element unites the front interior area to integrate the screen, new climate control and a new drawer in one seamless design.
The dash features a new high-resolution 8.4 inch screen with multi-touch function. The central lower console is also redesigned to include a rotary knob for volume and function control, plus a new lid and phone storage compartment.
The new infotainment system is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android’s Auto smartphone mirroring functions.
All Quattroporte models are now equipped with an Air Quality Sensor to improve on-board comfort levels. It uses sensors to calculate external pollution levels and prevent polluted air and toxic gases entering the cabin.
The 2016 Quattroporte is also available with a new package of advanced car technology driver assistance systems. This includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go and a new electronic parking brake.
There are also warning systems for lane departure and forward collision, plus Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking. And drivers can upgrade to include a surrounding view camera for manuevres.
As part of the Quattroporte relaunch, Maserati has created two unique new trim levels: the GranLusso and GranSport. Both are available as standard on the top-of-the-range V8 Quattroporte GTS, or as upgrades on other models.
The GranLusso trim adds more luxury to the exterior finish and improves in-cabin comfort with exclusive materials in the finest Italian craftsmanship.
GranLusso includes elegant exterior detailing, with a new front lower fascia design, floating bridge element and delicate spoiler. It also has a chrome bumper finish and clean rear appearance with a sculptured retro-reflector. The tyres come with 20 inch Mercurio rims and black-painted brake calipers.
The Quattroporte’s cabin features patented silk fabric on the seats, doors, headliner and sun visors, plus extra tailoring details.
The cabin also uses open-pore Radica wood on the dashboard and a leather steering wheel with wooden inserts. Plus the GranLusso trim comes with power foot pedals, heated rear seats, electric rear sunblind, four-zone air conditioning and extended keyless entry.
The GranSport trim underscores the Quattroporte’s sporty character and enhances its aggressive appearance. It takes design cues from Maserati’s legendary racing heritage.
The front has dedicated restyling with centre and side air intakes that improve the cooling function. The lower fascia is linked to the grille with aerodynamic-inspired side splits. The back uses the central fuselage and two side pockets to focus attention on the exhausts. A black piano spoiler completes the view.
The tyres are fitted with 21 inch Titano rims with blue Tridents in the centres and red brake calipers.
Quattroporte’s GranSport trim interior also includes redesigned front and rear seats with sculptured profiles. And it has a new sports steering wheel available in carbon fibre or leather.
The dashboard has a high-gloss Piano Black wood trim, and the gearbox paddles are aluminium. The sports pedals are stainless steel.
Further customisation options include the Exterior Carbon Pack to enhance the external mirrors, door handles and b-pillar.
The upgraded Quattroporte is available from June 2016 at Lancaster Maserati Colchester. Enquire online or contact the dealership for more information.