The Quattroporte met a particular need for an exclusive group of discerning motorists. Europe’s emerging network of motorways opened up thrilling worlds of possibility when it came to long- distance travel. With this Maserati, they could all be embraced – at high speeds, in spacious comfort and in breathtaking Italian style.
Luxury, scale and space meet phenomenal dynamic capabilities in the Maserati Quattroporte. It’s a unique combination perfectly expressed by this vehicle’s stately and flowing yet dynamically intense exterior proportions. The front is dominated by the characteristic grille bearing the iconic Trident.
This is perfectly complemented by 10 vertical bars in chrome that further underscore the car’s prestigious stature. The imposing presence is brought into even sharper focus by plunging character lines on the long bonnet and stylish new Adaptive full LED headlights as standard. The side profile also reveals much about this vehicle’s commanding character. The long wheelbase is clear to see, for example, promising abundant space for all on board.
The Quattroporte designation is a discreet, dynamic flourish across the dashboard. And, also on the dashboard, the blue Maserati clock takes centrally-mounted pride of place. Ahead of the driver, the large speedometer and rev counter are separated by a 7” TFT display that presents the essential dynamic data. Beneath this, there is an advanced and intuitive 8.4” touchscreen infotainment system with an additional rotary control, along with a convenient phone storage box.
The seats, upper dashboard and armrests are finished in fine, hand-stitched leather. Extensive trim detailing in genuine open-pore Radica wood provides a smooth and graceful contrast. The front seats feature 12-way power adjustment and heating, while a memory function reconfigures the driver’s seat, power steering wheel and door mirror positions to precise personal settings. There is also a climate-controlled and illuminated centre console with an elegant, twin-opening movement and a 12V socket inside.
The advanced design of the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission ensures precise gear changes and optimum performance, putting the power of the Quattroporte engines under your complete control.
Thanks to auto-adaptive software, the transmission modifies its shift patterns according to driving style.
The transmission sends power to the rear wheels of all Quattroporte models via a standard mechanical Limited Slip Differential (LSD). This ensures superb traction even in challenging situations.
For maximum driver involvement, there are five operating modes, selected using the buttons near the gear lever: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport, and ICE (Increased Control & Efficiency) mode. Upshifts are all automatic unless a manual mode is selected.