Maserati Quattroporte: Finely made

Modena (Italy), 14 June 2016

The flagship of the brand Maserati, the 5.26 meters long Quattroporte, the market is now three years. So far, over 24,000 customers have chosen the noble Italian. But the competition never sleeps, which is why the Quattroporte probably not accidentally receives a facelift before the premiere of the new Porsche Panamera on June 28.

Wide shark grin

However the changes to the exterior are moderate: the new front grille with vertical chrome Struts in the style of the SUVs Levante is the most striking. Also the exterior mirrors were changed while a so-called 'air shutter"behind the grille to improve the aerodynamics. Expanded the range of assistance systems: an adaptive cruise control with stop & go mode, a track leaving Warner and an emergency brake assist, which brings the car in case of emergency to a halt are now available. A surround view camera with 360-degree views available in the future. For the Quattroporte with six-cylinder (i.e. all except GTS) Maserati offers two top facilities that differ visually: "GranLusso" focuses on fine upholstery and wood interior, is during "GranSport" with 21-inch wheels and a more aggressive look in-AMG of Mercedes of direction of.

Lush screen

Significantly upgraded the cockpit, an 8.4-inch touch screen is now in the center console presents itself. He forms a flowing unit with the climate controls. A knob as the central control element was placed on the center tunnel, the electric parking brake is also new. The new Infotainment system offers a mobile phone connection via the Apple CarPlay and Android car, various features of the Smartphone are mirrored. Motor side there are no serious changes, only the tip is increased by two to three km/h. 410 PS of strong Quattroporte S and S Q4, there are now 286 km/h, for the GTS with a 530-Horsepower V8 310 km/h and the 275 HP strong diesel brings it in the future to 252 km/h. The entry price is diesel GranLusso 96.300 euros for the Quattroporte, as GranSport the self-ignition 114,600 euros. (rh)

by Irish McGurn

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