New trim, tech and aero could make this the best Quattroporte to date
For 2017 the Maserati Quattroporte will get a slew of new technologies, redesigned bumpers and an electrically adjustable Air Shutter placed in the grille. The new shutter, when combined with the redesigned bumpers and undercar aero, reportedly decreases the luxury sedan’s coefficient of drag by ten percent.
Powering the redesigned Italian sedan is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 built by Ferrari. Figures haven’t been officially released, but looking at the current Quattroporte’s V6 power plant shows it making 404 hp in a rear-wheel drive or 410 hp with all-wheel drive. The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 will also be available, which currently makes 530 hp in the Quattroporte GTS. Feeding the power to either the rear or all-four wheels is a ZF-built eight-speed automatic transmission.
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Maserati also adds two new trim packages dubbed GranLusso and GranSport. While the two trims are optional on V6 powered sedans, either trim will come standard when optioned with a V8. The GranLusso trim features silk fabric in the interior, a body-color spoiler and 20-inch Mercurio wheels. The GranSport trim will have modified front air intakes, a black spoiler and 21-inch Titano rims. The GranSport package also features carbon fiber mirrors, door handles and b-pillar covers.
Maserati also adds an 8.4-inch capacitive touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities as standard equipment and a new optional Driver Assistance System. The system features adaptive cruise control with stop and go technology, lane departure warnings and forward collision warnings with brake assist. An Air Quality sensor will also be available on the new Quattroporte that measures external levels of pollution.
No word on pricing, but the 2017 Maserati Quattroporte will be available later this month. We imagine the price will stay about the same as the current Quattroporte and start around $100,000.