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Maserati Quattroporte Review Australia | Features, Specification, Price

Maserati Quattroporte Review Australia

 

The Italians are known for their pizza, wine, and stylish cars. And not to forget their eccentricity. This is why it is only the Italians that can get away with naming a car ‘four-door’ - literally. Behold the Maserati Quattroporte, a luxury sedan that conjures many things in mind. It first made its appearance in 1963 and is now in its fifth generation, with the 217 Maserati Quattroporte. 

 

Today, it stands shoulder to shoulder with the German cars of the same class, even playing a dominating part. The latest QP is well over five meters long, bigger, and better than its predecessor, the 2012 Maserati Quattroporte. Maserati is clearly aiming for the countries where size does matter, especially legroom in the rear. 

 

Some might argue that the QP is not as elegant as the previous version, and no longer resembles a four-door, Ferrari. After reading this complete Maserati Quattroporte review, the final verdict is yours!

 

Maserati Quattroporte Review Australia

The current generation of the Quattroporte was introduced in 2013 as the sixth generation. As mentioned earlier, this version is considerably larger than its predecessor and sets easily apart from the Maserati Ghibli. 

It is available in various engine options, including a twin-turbocharged V6 and V8 petrol engines, and a turbodiesel V6 engine.

 

Engine Options

From the two petrol engines, the turbocharged V8 engines power the Maserati Quattroporte GTS. The engine platform is similar to that of the Ferrari 488. This is a 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine, producing a maximum power output of 390 kW and 523 horsepower. The GTS can accelerate from 0-60 mph is just 4.2 seconds

 

The turbocharged V6 engine generates a maximum power of 302 kW and 404 horsepower. It is the same engine that is used in the Maserati Ghibli. The third option is the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with a single geometry turbocharger. It produces 202 kW of power and 271 horsepower and is considerably fuel-efficient.

 

The 2018 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 is the upgraded version, with power output at 216 kW and 425 horsepower. It applies a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The GTS also received an upgrade, increasing the power to 418 kW and a hefty 560 horsepower, which is nothing short of astounding.

 

Maserati Quattroporte Specs

The petrol engines are the real heart and soul of the Quattroporte, overseen by a former Ferrari engine wizard. It is quieter, more powerful than the previous power units. The diesel engine is another story but still does its job.

The QP uses a lot of aluminum, making the weight lighter, the body bigger and actually being more responsive. As a result, you get superb handling while the ZF transmission is exemplary, making things more fun. The steering is electro-hydraulic, helping in the linearity and transparent feedback. The Quattroporte uses a multi-link suspension, giving a more settled ride quality.

 

Maserati Quattroporte Features

The new Maserati Quattroporte includes the following key features as standard:

 ✓ LED headlights with adaptive beams

 ✓ Soft closing doors

 ✓ Electric power steering

 

Interior

Step inside, and you will discover the Maserati Quattroporte's interior feels amazingly elegant however is not exactly as current as of the Mercedes' or BMW. Of course, there is a lot of extravagant leather upholstery on the seats, dashboard, and doors, yet the Quattroporte infotainment system is not a fix on the smooth multi-screen arrangements you get in other German options.

 

At any rate, you'll be sitting serenely while you fiddle around changing the satellite navigation. The Maserati Quattroporte's seats are delicate and steady and there's sufficient space for tall grown-ups to sit back and stretch their legs.

Things are not exactly so spacious in the rear seats. Your tallest companions will have more headroom in an S-Class or 7 Series – yet in any event, the Quattroporte accompanies twofold coating and exceptional sound protection to make it an extremely peaceful vehicle to go in.

 

Infotainment and Connectivity

For the latest Maserati Quattroporte, the infotainment is based on Google’s Android Automotive platform. On the front side, the system is integrated to a 10.1-inch touchscreen. The system also includes a voice-activated virtual assistant.

The infotainment system supports both Apple Car Play and Android Auto, and you can always upgrade the speakers to include either a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon setup or a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system.

 

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

 ✓ Standard driver assistance features include:

 ✓ Adaptive Cruise Control

 ✓ Semi-autonomous driving mode

 ✓ Lane departure warning

 ✓ Lane keeping assist

 ✓ Pedestrian detection

 ✓ Autonomous emergency braking

 

Pros

 ✓ Extravagant and unique styling which is sure making heads turn

 ✓ The interior is lavish and comfortable

 ✓ Super spacious

 ✓ The V6 and V8 engines

 ✓ V6 provides a very enjoyable exhaust note

 ✓ Enough grunt to keep you happy

 ✓ Very practical daily

 ✓ Active safety features

 

Cons

 ✓ Gearshift lever can drive you mad

 ✓ New park brake confusing

 ✓ Leather not as soft as we expected

 

Conclusion

The Maserati Quattroporte is a luxury saloon car with an attractive look and a plush interior. Combined with the high performing engines, this is a great car if you are looking to go towards luxury. It is true that the equipment and the features are not on the same level as some of the German counterparts, but it is still an attractive option to consider.

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