Passion is never commonplace and in spite of its engine type, the Quattroporte Diesel’s personality is still unmistakable sporty.
This is obvious at first glance, with the massive bonnet leading back from the traditional Maserati oval radiator grille with vertical fillets, inspired by the GranTurismo and other key cars in the marque’s history, dominated by the large chromed Trident badge.
The interior of the Quattroporte Diesel is designed like an exclusive lounge: the intuitive on-board controls offer themselves to the occupants with discretion, taking care not to detract from the real protagonists: the surfaces and materials. The dashboard, divided horizontally into three levels, features a broad central band across the entire width of the car, with the large Maserati Touch Control touchscreen display in the middle.
The Poltrona Frau® leather, the fine wood and the stitching, styled in keeping with the purest hand-crafted tradition, seamlessly continue the sleek lines of the dashboard, the central tunnel and the doors, enveloping the passengers in an atmosphere of luxury. The standard version offers finishes in Burr Walnut, an exquisite open-pore wood with knots and vein patterning for an added air of exclusiveness and sophistication.
Either side of the radiator grille, the tall headlights almost merge into the line of the sides, which starts from the familiar three air vents behind the front mudguards and runs on in a sequence of muscular curves. The front’s aggressive air is underlined by the line of the LED daylights, a stylistic and functional feature that gives the car an extremely modern character.
A number of stylistic details enhance the elegant turnout of the Quattroporte Diesel, distinguishing it from the GTS version at first glance: viewed from behind, the aggressive twin oval steel tailpipes maintain a sporty touch combined with a unique silhouette. The wraparound rear lights integrate perfectly with the design of the rear bumpers and boot, and are joined together by a chrome-plated central trim.
Under the bonnet of the Quattroporte Diesel throbs a 3 litre V6 Diesel engine that delivers the sporty temperament of petrol-fuelled units with the benefits typical of Diesel. A result achieved thanks to a state-of-the-art common rail fuel injection system and a turbocharging system that features a variable geometry unit that cuts inertia and turbo lag significantly.
The many leading-edge solutions used on the Quattroporte Diesel’s six-cylinder engine are reflected in a maximum power of 275 HP (202 kW) and a peak torque of 600 Nm, available between 2,000 and 2,600 rpm. This unit’s outstanding efficiency is also demonstrated beyond doubt by the category-leading consumption and emissions data: 6.2 l/100 km and 163 g/km of CO2 in the mixed cycle.