Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Maserati | posted June 14, 2016 10:58
Maserati Quattroporte updated for 2017 with exterior and interior revisions
Maserati's flagship sedan gets a makeover for 2017 after the Modena-based automaker recently revealed the updated Quattroporte. Benefitting from a slightly tweaked exterior, along with new features, the automaker said that it highlights the car's elegance without straying away from the company's mandate of producing Italian sports saloons.
Beginning with the exterior, the front fascia of the 2017 Quattroporte gets a new bumper design with a lower lip finished in matte black. The grill, on the other hand, now looks more imposing thanks to the use of new chrome slats, highlighting the front end's shark-like nose.
In addition, the 2017 update also befits the car with an electrically-controlled Air Shutter that is placed in the front grill between the air vents and radiator. When activated, it can improve the car's aerodynamics by up to 10% according to Maserati.
The rear relatively carries over, apart from the new matte black aero kit that can be seen on the rear bumper.
Inside, the 7-inch multimedia display has been replaced with a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In doing so, Maserati also redesigned the center tunnel console and dashboard. It also freed up space on the bottom console which can now hold phones or other items. Other than that, a new climate control system, drawer and rotary knob for the onboard audio and display also make their way inside the 2017 Quattroporte.
When specified with the optional Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, driver aids such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation with advanced braking assist and automated emergency braking will come as standard on the 2017 Quattroporte.
Over to its engines, the 2017 Quattroporte will still be available with either V6 or V8 power. Both motors have been carried over from the pre-updated model, with the smaller 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 still producing 410 PS and 550 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the more powerful twin-turbo V8 still cranks out 530 PS and 710 Nm of torque.
Other markets can be specified with a detuned turbo V6, which still produces an admirable 350 PS and 500 Nm of torque. Completing the range of engines is the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 that puts out 275 PS and 600 Nm of torque.
All engines are mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox and can be specified to be either RWD or AWD.