2017 Maserati Quattroporte Gains Subtle Visual Tweaks

Three and a half years after its launch, the sixth-generation Maserati Quattroporte has been given a subtle update

From the outside, the 2017 Maserati Quattroporte doesn't look that different. However, the Italians have made some changes including a new bumper design with a matte black profile at the front and a matte black extractor at the rear, a more pointed front grille with new vertical chrome elements, as well as matte black side skirts and restyled exterior mirrors. Speaking of the front grille, a new electrically adjustable Air Shutter has the role of improving the aerodynamic drag of the car and providing optimal control of the engine's fluid temperature.

In the cabin, the 2017 Quattroporte sports a redesigned central dashboard that accommodates a high-resolution 8.4-inch touchscreen. The new infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other changes include a redesigned lower central console which now features a rotary knob for volume and function control, a new lid, and phone storage compartment.

The 2017 Maserati Quattroporte packs new standard and optional features as well. All models come with an Air Quality Sensor as standard, while a new optional package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking. A new Surround View Camera is optional with the Driver Assistance package.

As part of the update, Maserati has introduced two unique trim options called GranLusso and GranSport that feature distinct exterior and interior designs. As their names suggest, GranLusso focuses on luxury while GranSport underlines the Quattroporte's sporty character.

The engine lineup remains unchanged, with only the base 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine gaining 20 PS for a total of 350 PS (345 hp). The same engine in a more powerful state of tune delivers 410 PS (404 hp) in the Quattroporte S and Quattroporte S Q4, while the range-topping gasoline unit remains the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 rated at 530 PS (523 hp) and available exclusively in the Quattroporte GTS. The range is completed by the 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel with 275 PS (271 hp) or 250 PS (247 hp), depending on the market. All engines work with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.

Thanks to the 10 percent improvement of the aerodynamic drag of the car, all models now hit higher top speeds. The GTS now reaches 310 km/h (193 mph), the S and S Q4 hit 286 km/h (178 mph), the base Quattroporte tops out at 270 km/h (168 mph), and the Diesel reaches 252 km/h (156 mph).