The 2017 Maserati Quattroporte has debuted, bringing with it a series of interior and exterior changes intended to keep the flagship sedan competitive in the marketplace.
Most apparent are the changes to the grille and front fascia. The new grille features modern-looking vertical chrome elements, while the updated front bumper introduces a pointed ‘shark nose’ look. New matte black side skirts and exterior mirrors have been applied, along with a black rear diffuser and reshaped exhaust tips. Also new is an electronic ‘Air Shutter’ in the grille, which improves aerodynamic drag by 10%.
The Quattroporte’s engine lineup has remained much the same for 2017. The 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 still offers 410 horsepower in the Quattroporte S, however it now offers an additional 20 in base form for a total of 350. The 275 horsepower 3.0-liter V6 diesel and 530 horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 remain unchanged, as does the eight-speed ZF transmission.
The interior sees the application of a new capacitive 8.4-inch touchscreen, which is both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. The slightly redesigned dash houses different climate control switches, while the center console features a new rotary dial for function and volume control. An ‘Air Quality Sensor’ is also standard and prevents pollutants from entering the cabin.
New driver assistance systems including Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking join the host of changes. Maserati is also now offering a Surround View Camera on the Quattroporte as an option.
Finally, the 2017 Maserati Quattroporte brings with it two new trim levels: the luxurious GranLusso and racing-inspired GranSport. The GranLusso trim level adds 20-inch Mercurio wheels, a unique front splitter, side skirts and spoiler and Ermenegildo Zegna interior upholstery, among other changes. The GranSport, meanwhile, includes restyled front and rear fascias, a black spoiler, 21-inch ‘Titano’ rims, a sport steering wheel and red brake calipers.
Both the GranLusso and GranSport trims will be available in conjunction with the diesel and V6 versions of the Quattroporte, however GranSport trim will be standard in the V8 Quattroporte GTS.