Maserati Quattroporte gets a facelift for the 2017MY

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 8, 2016

Maserati Quattroporte has enjoyed great success worldwide for the brand in the last three and a half years. Presently, the new Quattroporte’s design has undergone a radical overhaul but it still manages to stay true to its unmistakable Maserati heritage.

The revamped Maserati Quattroporte is set to enter the market in June 2016, and it remains to be a faithful representative of the long line of Italian sporting saloons. For this reason, it is being touted to continue the commercial success of the line that began back in 2013. To date, the original has sold 24,000 units in 72 countries.

GranLusso and GranSport -- two new premium worlds

Maserati has always successfully combined luxury and sportiness through race-bred engineering ever since they started as a company.

However, the introduction of the new and redesigned flagship Quattroporte line represents the first implementation of Maserati’s new range strategy. This aims to satisfy the stringent requirements of their clientele by offering two trim options, each embodying one of the two particular elements the brand is known for. These options are the GranLusso and GranSport.

Each trim is easily differentiated from the other and either one can be selected by customers for all Quattroporte V6 powertrain versions, namely the Quattroporte Diesel, Quattroporte, Quattroporte S and Quattroporte S Q4. Prices for both trims will be very similar throughout the range.

Quattroporte GTS is the top of the line model and it is exclusively powered by a twin-turbo V8 when either the GranSport or GranLusso trims are selected.

The two trims were developed in order to answer their customers’ desire for an executive saloon that reflects their distinguished taste and class. The GranLusso and GranSport are differentiated with regards to the interior and exterior features.

Exterior Design

From the outside, the Quattroporte’s design modifications are clearly seen in its new fenders. The front fender has a matte black profile while the rear has a matt black extractor. The front grille points more intimidatingly and features new vertical chrome lines juxtaposed on the shark-like nose form.

The matte black side skirts and wing mirrors have also been modestly updated to accommodate new technical features. These also further set this new model apart from its predecessor.

A controllable Air Shutter has been placed between the radiator and the air vents within the front grille. This helps optimise engine fluid temperature and contributes to reduce drag. Along with this shutter, the improved front and rear fenders, flat bottom and air conveyor result in 10% less air resistance.

Interior Design

When it comes to the interior, enhancements geared towards the purification of driving and riding experience have been made. The new design edition emphasises the most basic functional parts by seamlessly incorporating new interfaces with the tunnel console and infotainment hub.

The most noticeable update is seen in the central dashboard which now features an 8.4” high resolution capacitive multi-touch screen.

Also, the design of this dashboard features a cleaner integration of the aforementioned screen, the updated climate control and the new drawer under a consistent technical element. This is an excellent execution of the Quattroporte’s purity composition philosophy.

The design of the lower central console has also been updated to include a volume and function dial, a phone compartment and a new lid. Overall, these functional features are arranged in a way that reflects the same minimalist concept as the rest of the dashboard.

The car’s new infotainment system works with both the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring systems.

Customers can also request for a new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in their new Quattroporte. This system consists of the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking. Also, a new Surround View Camera can be installed along with the Driver Assistance package.

Standard features of the Maserati Quattroporte include an Air Quality Sensor, which greatly helps optimise passenger and driver comfort. This system works through an intelligent sensor with signal analysis that measures external pollution levels and keeps away polluted air and toxic gases, thus keeping the air clean.


When it comes to power, the Quattroporte is just like its predecessors as it offers an array of engines and transmissions. First is the high-powered 530hp 3.8-litre Ferrari V8 Twin Turbo with rear wheel drive. This produces a maximum torque of 710 Nm, achieves a top speed of 310 km/h and accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.7 seconds.

Another version, the Quattroporte S, is powered by the 410hp 3.0-litre Ferrari V6 Twin-Turbo, also with rear wheel drive. The Quattroporte S Q4 variant is the all-wheel drive variant, featuring Q4, an intelligent all-wheel-drive system. Both versions are considered top-of-the-line and boast 550 Nm maximum torque and 286 km/h top speed. 0-100 km/h times are 4.9 seconds for the S Q4 and 5.1 seconds for the rear-wheel drive Quattroporte S.

In some markets, the Quattroporte is fitted with a 350hp engine of identical V6 architecture. Power output is increased by 20hp compared to the previous version. Maximum torque is 500 Nm, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is 5.5 seconds, and top speed is faster at 270 km/h.

The Quattroporte Diesel rounds out this vehicle’s range. The engine is a 3.0-litre V6 Turbo, producing 600 Nm of torque at 275hp, a top speed of 252 km/h and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of only 6.4 seconds.

The cutting-edge ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, as well as the electronically-controlled Skyhook shock absorbers, is present in every Quattroporte version. Weight distributions are also identical at the ideal 50:50 ratio and aluminium is the main material of all versions’ chasses, bodies and suspensions. These all ensure an unprecedented combination of performance and comfort.

Maserati Quattroporte with GranLusso trim

The GranLusso trim is a modern take on the idea of luxury in a race-bred engineered premium saloon. The exterior finish is more elegant and the interior comfort is upgraded for all occupants.

The use of premium quality materials and unique features finished with sheer Italian workmanship provides a whole new luxury level for the interior.

The Quattroporte in GranLusso trim can be identified with its redesigned front lower fascia that features a sophisticated floating bridge detail and a refined spoiler with a chrome-finish fender detail and a body colour fender profile. This profile integrates with the side skirts. The rear view is made cleaner with a sculptured reflector and body coloured spoiler. The wheels are 20" Mercurio rims with black brake callipers.

Inside, the defining characteristic of the GranLusso is provided by the Ermenegildo Zegna Edition interior that makes use of a patented and exclusive silk fabric covering for the seats, doors, headliner and sun visors. The label at the back of the sun visors and the tailoring patterns on the seats are premium signature traits of this version.

Interior ambience is enhanced even more by the exclusive open pore Radica wood used on the dashboard, as well as the steering wheel with wooden inserts and leather cover. The theme of the trim is also seen on the equipment optimised for convenience. This includes the power foot pedals, the power rear sunblind, the extended keyless entry, the four-zone air conditioning and the heated rear seat.

Maserati Quattroporte with GranSport trim

The GranSport trim highlights the Maserati Quattroporte’s sporting heritage by turning up the projection of the car’s intimidating attitude. This is achieved through new design details, all of which carry attributes identifying the Maserati racing tradition.

In the front, the Quattroporte GranSport trim mainly remodels the centre and side air intakes for better engine cooling while also making the car look more assertive. The lower fascia connects to the front grille with streamlined splits. The rear view is clearly formed by the centre fuselage and the two flanking side pockets that emphasise the exhausts. A black piano spoiler also gives this view some aggression.

21” Titano wheels are used on the Maserati Quattroporte GranSport. These are glossy black on the bumpers with red brake callipers, and there are also Tridents on the centre of each wheel and blue inserts in the side Saetta badge and front Trident. Customers can also request a glossy black finish for the front grille.

The cabin of the Quattroporte GranSport features updated front and rear seats in a sportier design shape to match the car’s driving performance. The steering wheel is also modernised to reflect a sportier character, and is available in either carbon fibre or full leather. It also includes aluminium gearbox paddles.

A high gloss Piano Black wood trim is used on the dashboard and stainless steel makes up the racing-style foot pedals. These, along with the seats and steering wheel, assure a real sportive interior aura for the Quattroporte GranSport.

An even sportier Exterior Carbon Pack can also be chosen for the GranSport trim. This pack includes the wing mirrors, b-pillar cover, door handles and the front fender profile all in carbon fibre.

Press Release

The New Quattroporte: restyling and range strategy for a new product experience

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

The restyled Maserati 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 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 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.

All Maserati 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 demanding 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, Quattroporte, Quattroporte S, Quattroporte S Q4). 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 Maserati 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.

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 Maserati 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 gearbox 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 Maserati Quattroporte is also available with the 410 hp 3.0 litre Ferrari-produced V6 Twin-Turbo, with rear wheel drive (Quattroporte S) or with Q4, the intelligent all-wheel-drive system available for the Quattroporte S Q4. At the top of the class for both versions are the 550 Nm of torque and the 286 km/h top speed, with the S Q4 variant accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and the rear-wheel drive Quattroporte S version in 5.1 seconds.

Based on the same V6 architecture, the Quattroporte is also available in specific markets with 350 hp, 20 hp more than in the previous version, capable of delivering a powerful drive with a torque of 500 Nm, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and a faster top speed of 270 km/h.

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.

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