The New Maserati Quattroporte
The New Maserati Quattroporte has three different variants 1 in diesel and 2 in a petrol engine, The Diesel engine comes in 2999 cc while on the other side, the petrol engine comes in 2979 cc and 3799 cc. Quattroporte is also available in Automatic Transmission. It has 11.6kmpl mileage depends upon the variants and fuel types.
The 5 seater sedan Quattroporte has a length of 5262mm, a width of 2128mm, and a wheelbase of 3171mm.
The words “Quattroporte” roll off the tongue in that unique way that Italian words do, where you almost sing them instead of speaking them. There’s something about the Italian language and cars that inspires a feeling of exoticness, and the Quattroporte does its best to play into that, from its expressive exterior styling to the brash, red leather interior that I found waiting for me inside. But dig a little bit past the Quattroporte’s surface and you’ll find that it’s not really exotic at all, but rather a conventional luxury touring sedan with old-school sensibilities. The updates include a new torque-vectoring system and electric power steering, which allow the sedan to add lane keep assist, active blind-spot warning, and traffic sign recognition to its suite of available safety technology.
What’s New in The New Maserati Quattroporte for 2018
This generation of the Quattroporte has been around since 2013. Thankfully, it does see a few important changes for 2018 that help to modernize the sedan, especially in the area of safety. Compare the 2018 Quattroporte with the 2017 model here. Those changes drive up the price slightly to $107,400 with the destination (an increase of $2,200).
The updates include a new torque-vectoring system and electric power steering, which allow the sedan to add lane keep assist, active blind-spot warning, and traffic sign recognition to its suite of available safety technology.
Also changed for 2018 is the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, which gets a bump in power up to 424 horsepower and 428 pounds-feet of torque. That raises the top speed of the Quattroporte S up to 179 mph, according to Maserati.
I tested a Quattroporte S GranLusso, the more luxury-focused of two upgrade packages available for the Quattroporte S. The GranSport offers a sportier take on the sedan.
The verdict: The Quattroporte has a fancy wrapper and a fancy name, but under the skin, it’s a rather conventional (and comfortable) luxury sedan.
Versus the competition: The Quattroporte is in need of a redesign, as similar high-priced competitors now offer more performance or luxury.
Go Big or Go Home
In addition to the Quattroporte S (rear-wheel drive) and Quattroporte S Q4 (all-wheel drive), there is also a GTS version of the Quattroporte. That gets a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 that makes 523 hp and 523 pounds-feet of torque and has rear-wheel drive only. Both the S and GTS come with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Maserati proudly states that these engines are both built by Ferrari at its plant in Maranello, Italy. The engines were co-developed by both companies but are used only in Maserati vehicles.
If you want to go smaller, the good news is that the V-6 engine is up to the task of moving the big Quattroporte S sedan around. Acceleration builds steadily at mid-throttle, and the engine is a willing partner when you put your foot into it. One thing that I did miss was that signature Maserati growl; it’s muted inside, and it doesn’t quite overwhelm outside like I was hoping it would. For the big noise, you’ll have to look at the V-8 in the GTS.
The Quattroporte’s dynamics tend to err more toward touring than sport. Its performance is acceptable in the corners, but the car’s more comfortable when the roads are straighter. Crank the car up into its most aggressive driving modes and the throttle gets twitchy, but the rest of the car still feels a bit soft. This didn’t really bother me much because of the car’s cruising nature, including its interior.
Old School, New School
The very snug indoors styling jogged my memory of old-school luxurious vehicles (entire with an analog clock), specifically with my test vehicle’s red leather. I’m now no longer positive that I turned into a lot keen on the material inserts located withinside the seats, however, that option declined if you’d choose all leather. That pinch means there isn’t much headroom to speak of.
That’s the old school; the new school consists of the technology offerings. Here, it’s just reskinned and called Maserati Touch Control Plus, but it’s still the same super-easy-to-use, intuitive Uconnect system. It comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity baked in, as well.
The Quattroporte Isn’t Weak, but Competitors Are Strong
There’s not anything incorrect with the Quattroporte, a position car with Italian aptitude that extends past its name. Compare the Quattroporte with the one’s cars here.