Maserati has launched a new 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 330 hp engine for its flagship luxury sedan, the Maserati Quattroporte. The new V6 Quattroporte comes equipped joins the 530 hp V8 Maserati Quattroporte GTS, the 410 hp V6 Quattroporte S and the 275 hp V6 Quattroporte Diesel. The engine was designed by Maserati and is manufactured by Ferrari in Maranello for the exclusive use of Maserati. With 330 hp at 5000 rpm, the V6 of the Quattroporte delivers a powerful drive with a torque of 500 Nm between 1750 rpm and 4500 rpm. It delivers 90 per cent of its 500 Nm of torque from 1600 rpm.
At 5.26 meters length the Maserati Quattroporte weighs only 1860 kg with a perfect 50:50 weight distribution between front and rear. Thanks to its downsized engine, the Quattroporte achieves the lowest ever petrol consumption in its 50 year history with just 9.8 litres/100km as well as CO2 emissions of 228 grams/km. The latest addition to the Quattroporte range retains its sporty Maserati character with an acceleration of 5.6 seconds from zero to 100km/h and a top speed of 263 km/h.
The Quattroporte is fitted with a ZF AT8 – HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission, which contributes to increased comfort, faster gear shifting, reduced fuel consumption and reduced NVH. As befitting Maserati tradition, it is capable of being in five dedicated shift modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and the I.C.E. mode. The I.C.E. (Increased Control and Efficiency) mode, which is designed particularly for increased fuel economy and low grip conditions, and is also available on all other Quattroporte variants.
The interior standard equipment is sumptuous with traditional hand-crafted detailing for which the trident brand is known. Maserati also provides an exceptional degree of personalisation with a vast range of materials for the client to choose from, including wood, carbon fibre, leather, Alcantara and numerous optional choices. Features like the rear seat entertainment, a reversing camera and the optional 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, as well as WLAN-based WiFi add a touch of technological decadence.