The facelifted 2017 Maserati Quattroporte range is now on sale in Australia, bringing a new look, added equipment, and new technology to the sporty Italian limousine.
Kicking off at $210,000 plus on-road costs for the entry-level Quattroporte Turbo Diesel and topping out at $349,990 plus ORCs for the flagship Quattroporte GTS GranLusso, the 2017 update now tops out nearly $20,000 higher than before, though the price of entry remains the same.
First revealed in June, the 2017 model-year update sees mild styling tweaks on the outside such as a new lower fascia design and a revised front grille with vertical slats, joining the refreshed 2017 Ghibli in the Australian line-up.
Behind the grille is an active Air Shutter system, which Maserati claims cuts aerodynamic drag by 10 per cent.
Out back, the new Quattroporte sports a new bumper with revised reflectors and a matte-black treatment for the diffuser.
The new model year also sees the addition of driver assistance systems – something the Quattroporte lacked compared to newer competitors – including adaptive cruise control with stop/go function, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with advanced brake assist, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and a surround-view camera system.
Inside, some more significant changes have been made. The dashboard has been revised to accomodate the new 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which sits above new climate controls.
The centre console between the front seats has also been refreshed, with new storage cubbies and a new rotary dial that controls functions of the infotainment unit. A new electronic park brake has also been fitted.
2017 also sees the addition of two new packages for all petrol models; GranLusso and GranSport.
GranLusso gives the Quattroporte a sports luxury theme, adding 20-inch ‘Mercurio’ wheels, black brake calipers, Zegna silk interior, ‘Radica’ wood trim which also extends to the steering wheel and gear knob, power rear sunshade, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and four-zone climate control.
Exclusive to the V8-powered GTS GranLusso is a keyless entry system for the rear doors, along with a Bowers and Wilkins sound system.
Meanwhile, the GranSport trim gives the Quattroporte a more athletic look and feel, adding larger 21-inch ‘Titano’ alloy wheels, red brake calipers, piano black trim, stainless steel sports pedals, sports steering wheel, gloss-black exterior finishes, 12-way electrically-adjustable front sports seats, dual-cast braking system, Alcantara headliner and sportier front and rear bumpers.
The ‘standard’ 3.0-litre twin turbo Quattroporte variant (as opposed to the higher-output Quattroporte S) also gets a 20hp (15kW) power bump to 257kW, which reduces its 0-100km/h time by 0.1 seconds to 5.5 seconds. Outputs for the rest of the range remain unchanged.
Available to order now, first deliveries of the new Quattroporte will commence “at the end of the year”.
2017 Maserati Quattroporte pricing (plus on-road costs):
Quattroporte Turbo Diesel – $210,000
Quattroporte – $215,000
Quattroporte GranSport – $234,990
Quattroporte GranLusso – $239,990
Quattroporte S – $240,000
Quattroporte S GranSport – $274,990
Quattroporte S GranLusso – $279,990
Quattroporte GTS GranSport – $345,990
Quattroporte GTS GranLusso – $349,990