Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: Brent Co, Vince Pornelos | posted August 01, 2013 15:33
Larger, lighter and more luxurious
Autostrada Motore, Inc., the official distributor of Maserati in the Philippines, has just revealed the 6th generation Quattroporte sedan, making it available for their customers to order.
“The sixth-generation Quattroporte not only sets high technology standards, but also remains faithful to Maserati’s long history in luxury sports sedans,” Gaetano Marino, regional director of Maserati for South East Asia and the Pacific, said in a press release.
Since 1963, the Quattroporte has been the Maserati flagship, with the name ‘quattroporte’ literally meaning four doors in Italian. The new, 6th generation Quattroporte gets a fully restyled body with the proud concave grille, long bonnet, and an aggressive yet refined stance. The new model measures 5262mm long, 2100mm wide (with the mirrors) and 1481mm tall with a wheelbase of 3171mm.
Maserati worked to design and engineer an interior worthy of the flagship using hand crafted details, increased cabin space, as well as the option to order the car in four-seat or five-seat configurations.
For features, the new Maserati Quattroporte gets the new Maserati Touch Control screen, adjustable pedals, reversing cameras and a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system as an available option. The Quattroporte gets WLAN-based WiFi and compatibility with most modern smart phone systems.
The Quattroporte range gets a new pair of Ferrari-derived engines. Leading the way is a 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 that makes 530 PS and 650 Newton meters of torque, with an extra 60 Nm available in overboost mode. The V8 propels the rear-wheel drive Quattroporte GTS from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 307 km/h.
The other engine available is a 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 that makes 410 PS and 550 Newton-meters of torque. The rear-wheel drive Quattroporte V6 S can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds, while the all-wheel drive Quattroporte V6 S Q4 can do it in 4.9 seconds.
The new Maserati Quattroporte boasts of an 8-speed ZF automatic as well as a perfect 50:50 weight distribution (front and rear).
The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte is now available for ordering and personalization at Autostrada Motore in Bonifacio Global City.