The V6 of the Quattroporte S remains true to the tradition of high-performance Maserati engines and shares many mechanical parts with the V8 unit fitted to the Quattroporte GTS. The bore values of the two engines are identical, as is the valve-control technology and the direct injection system. These refined solutions push the car from zero-to-60 mph in just 5.0 seconds (zero-to-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds) and a top speed of 177 mph (284 km/h).
The impressive torque of the V6 engine that powers the Maserati Quattroporte S is delivered through an all-new, 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. Assisted by auto-adaptive software able to recognize a driver’s style, as well as road conditions, the system modifies gear changes accordingly. The new transmission is lighter and more efficient than its predecessor and boasts five working modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and I.C.E. (Increased Control & Efficiency).
Size and agility turn out to be compatible: despite having the longest wheelbase in its class—resulting in unmatched interior spaciousness and comfort—the Maserati Quattroporte S does not compromise on handling. Driving the car is like being in a much smaller vehicle, a sensation made possible by the optimal front/rear weight distribution and a sophisticated suspension system that makes the Quattroporte S a Maserati in the truest grand touring tradition.
From the three distinctive air vents set behind the front wheels, the design lines of the Maserati Quattroporte S sweep along the flanks, describing a dynamic profile. The three large windows and frameless doors, together with the triangular C-pillar, echo a contemporary yet classic Maserati style. These features combine to give the car the look of a sleek coupe, with a long, elegant wheelbase that promises a comfortable ride and spacious interior.
The wraparound sidelights frame the LED rear tail lights and integrate perfectly with the bumper, while a chrome central trim mirrors the shape of the grille to create a harmonious design, front and rear. The rear spoiler, discreetly integrated with the trunklid, generates downforce while maintaining the sophisticated look of a luxury sedan.
The tapered lines of the dashboard are punctuated by a broad central band running across its entire width in a celebration of speed and elegance. Simplicity and quality are expressed through finely crafted details such as the brushed aluminium framing the display of the Maserati Touch Control, a dominant element at the center of the dash.
On board the Maserati Quattroporte S, comfort is a wonderful sensation, most keenly experienced when on the move. Special attention has been paid to the seating design, in an interior layout that maximizes the sense of spaciousness for front and rear passengers. The long wheelbase of the Quattroporte has enabled Maserati to offer rear passengers a degree of legroom that few sedans in its category can match.
The 8.4-inch display of the Maserati Touch Control, located at the center of the dashboard, is a comprehensive control panel that allows simple operation of the many information and entertainment devices in the Quattroporte. Seated inside the sumptuous interior, the pleasure of in-car music reaches new heights thanks to state-of-the-art car audio technologies developed together with specialist engineers Bowers & Wilkins.
The Maserati Quattroporte redefines the concept of luxury in every detail. The elegant atmosphere of the interior is enhanced by an innovative night-lighting system: an optic fiber cable runs along the dashboard and doors, creating a soothing mood at home in an exclusive lounge. There is also white backlighting on the instrument panel, where the speedometer and rpm-counter are separated by a display that shows the car’s dynamic data.
Maserati North America Inc. provides each new car with a transferable four year or 50,000 mile, whichever comes first, new car limited warranty.
Maserati North America Inc also offers Maserati Roadside Assistance throughout the new car limited warranty period on all new Maserati vehicles sold in the USA and Canada.
The body frame of the new Quattroporte, constructed around a rigid steel safety cell, is made largely from alluminum, whilst special stiffening cross members ensure outstanding torsional rigidity. The Quattroporte also features a range of active safety systems including the Maserati stability system which is an advanced electronic control system.
The Maserati Quattroporte is equipped with six airbags. Two front airbags, both dual-stage, protect the driver and front passenger in the event of collision, whilst their chests and hips are further protected by two side airbags located in the front seats. There are also two window airbags fitted in the roof next to the central pillar that protect the heads of the front and rear passengers if the car is struck from the side. The seatbelts, both front and rear, are fitted with electronically controlled pyrotechnic pretensioners and the latest generation load limiters. The system communicates with a sensor to determine the seriousness of a collision, and then instantly reels in the optimum amount of belt so that the body is effectively restrained. If the car is hit from behind, the active headrests of the two front seats automatically move closer to the passenger’s head to reduce the risk of whiplash injury.