MASERATI Quattroporte Saloon

V8 Trofeo 4dr Auto

MASERATI Quattroporte Saloon - V8 Trofeo 4dr Auto

Vehicle Information

List Price
£128,100.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
4.5 secs
Engine Size
3.8
No. of Doors
4
CO2
N/A
By Line

When it comes to feel-good cars, there's not much that can touch Maserati's beautifully elegant Quattroporte. Jonathan Crouch looks at the revised version.

Ten Second Review

The Quattroporte was always a special Maserati model; in effect a sportscar dressed up as a big saloon where its rivals were big saloons dressed up as sportscars. The improved version of the current sixth-generation model - the car we look at here - is the best thing Maserati has yet brought us in the top luxury saloon segment, but it needs to be good to keep up with the competition. Outside, there's a mild facelift, while the interior looks smarter and more p to date.

Background

Maserati as a brand is going places. The company's latest Levante SUV is racking up some decent sales numbers and the car we look at here, the improved Quattroporte luxury sports saloon, has been a sales success for the brand in its first three years on sale. The Quattroporte first appeared on Maserati's books way back in 1963 and was always a bit of a quirky niche player here in the UK until the introduction of the achingly gorgeous fifth-generation model in 2004. Here was a car that had the power to seduce buyers from their BMW M models and Mercedes AMG specials into something altogether more sensuous. That progress was continued by the MK6 model and looks set to progress further here with this facelifted version.

Driving Experience

As ever, this is a saloon that drives like a sports coupe. If you want silent cosseting, you should have visited a Lexus dealer. There's a firm ride, an urgent engine note and a machine that's fantastic fun to hustle through a set of bends. Most UK buyers order their cars with the most affordable 3.0-litre V6 diesel, a 275PS unit that develops 600Nm of torque and can take you to 62mph in 6.4s en route to 157mph. If you simply must have your Quattroporte with petrol power - a point of view we can understand - the entry-level engine is a 350PS 3.0 V6. Next up is a 410PS 3.0-litre V6 which makes 62mph in 5.1s en route to 178mph. Want more under your right boot? Try the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 that's good for 530PS. This is closely related to a Ferrari design, although the Ferrari engine is said to feature a cross-plane crank for more power but slightly less torque. The 3.0-litre engine is also developed to work with all-wheel drive but sadly not for right-hand drive markets. Apparently the steering column would foul the driveshaft plane. Power for all Quattroporte models is directed through a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Design and Build

The major changes to his improved model are found at the front where there's a light and grille arrangement reminiscent of the brand's Levante luxury SUV. The lower nose section is linked to the grille with aerodynamic inspired splits. The back has been restyled too, with two side pockets that focus the attention on the exhausts. An aggressive black piano spoiler completes the rear view. Inside, there are further changes too, primarily with the addition of smarter touchscreen infotainment system in the centre of the dash. Buyers also get redesigned front and rear seats with more sculptured profiles, plus a smarter sport steering wheel, which can be ordered in carbon fibre or full leather. There's high gloss Piano Black wood trim on the dashboard, aluminium gearshift paddles and stainless steel sport pedals to complete the effect. Otherwise, it's pretty much as you were. Measuring over 5.2m from tip to tail, this Quattroporte certainly isn't a small car. Indeed, it could appeal to the chauffeur market as well as to buyers who just want pedal the thing themselves. You can specify a two-seat rear bench with a central divider, or a three-seater that splits and folds to extend the 530-litre boot.

Market and Model

Prices haven't changed much, which means a span that starts at around £75,000 for the entry-level diesel version - or from around £78,000 for the base 3.0 petrol V6. There are two trim levels - 'GranLusso' and 'GranSport' - and there's been a clear emphasis on improving quality both actual and perceived, with stricter quality procedures in the build process and some high-quality woods and leathers used throughout. Key extra features added include an electronic parking brake, a surround view camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Automated Emergency Braking. Many of the major controls are operated by a large central touch screen mounted on the centre console. There's a twin-cowled instrument cluster and traditionalists will be reassured that you still get an analogue clock inset into the dashboard. The Quattroporte will have to do very well to shift some formidable rivals and these cover a wide span, including vehicles such as the Mercedes CLS and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe right up to cars such as the Aston Martin Rapide and Bentley Continental Flying Spur. It'll be helped in achieving its targets by a dealer network that's growing fast as well.

Cost of Ownership

Maserati has done what it could to improve the efficiency of this car. To that end, an electrically adjustable Air Shutter has been fitted in the front grille between the air vents and the engine's radiator. The Air Shutter provides optimal control of the engine's fluid temperature and, together with the optimization of the new front and rear bumpers, air conveyor and flat bottom, improves the aerodynamic drag of the car by 10%. It's still pretty thirsty though, or at least it is if you go for a petrol model. The base 3.0 V6 returns 29.4mpg on the combined cycle and 223g/km of CO2. Go for the 3.8 V8 and those figures fall to 26.4mpg and 250g/km. Which is why most UK buyers opt for the entry-level 3.0 V6 diesel; here the figures are much more acceptable - 45.6mpg and 163g/km. The evolutionary styling of this Quattroporte will help protect residual values of the old car which weren't as bad as many think.

Summary

Maserati looks to be adhering to a very sensible development plan for this improved sixth-generation Quattroporte. Not a lot needed doing to the basic styling of the original car, so the exterior design is nicely evolutionary. The interior has been extensively modernised and is far more media-savvy - an area which rather dated its predecessor. Overall, if you add up all the points, you'd probably by something else in this segment. But if you let your heart rule your head - and we can understand why you would - then this Maserati continues to offer a temptingly different option.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
BODY GLASS
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Heated windscreen washer nozzles
  • Laminated front glass with high thermal and noise insulation
  • Laminated rear glass with high thermal and noise insulation
  • Rain sensor
BRAKES
  • Brake calipers in red
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Hill hold control
  • Increased Control and Efficiency (I.C.E)
  • Integrated vehicle control
  • Maserati Stability Programme (MSP) with ASR, ABS, EBD, BAS and MSR
  • Ventilated brakes with cross drilled discs
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Velour floormats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • High double wishbone front suspension with 5-arm multilink rear suspension
  • Skyhook - Electronically variable active damping suspension system
COMMUNICATION
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • SIRI smart personal assistant
DRIVER AIDS
  • Active cruise control
  • Corsa mode setting with launch control via sport button with affecting gear change, accelerator response, power steering and exhaust bypass valves
  • Electric power steering with speed sensitive features
  • Front and rear parking sensors with graphical display on central digital cluster
  • Rear parking camera with imaging displayed on central MTC system
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Power boot lid with kick sensor
  • Stop/start system
  • Wireless charger
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 7" multifunction digital display cluster with on-board computer and driver information
  • Maserati connected services including connect app, maintenance, emergency call and breakdown call
  • Maserati dash mounted design specific clock
  • Maserati Touch Control with 10.1" touch screen with rotary control, Android automotive OS, naviagtion, radio, bluetooth, AHA system, car set up
  • Service interval indicator
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable, heated, folding and automatically dimming door mirrors with integrated LED indicator
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • High gloss carbon fibre twill interior trim
ENTERTAINMENT
  • DAB radio preparation
  • Harman Kardon sound system
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Active exhaust sound system
  • Air shutter control
  • Black Day Light opening (DLO) surround
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles, side skirt, black gloss insert, front/ rear sport fascias with front inserts, front splitter and rear diffuser carbon fibre
  • Front and rear steel door sills with maserati sign
  • Front grille with double vertical grille bars in piano black finish
  • Solid paint
  • Trofeo exterior trim
  • Trofeo Specific engine cover in carbon fibre
  • Twin, trapezoidal integrated dual pipe exhaust system in dark finish
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlights
  • Dark taillights
  • Full LED adaptive MATRIX headlights with anti-glare high beam assist and automatic headlight activation
  • LED daytime running lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Air quality sensor
  • Dual zone automatic climate control with 13 air outlets (4 rear)
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 'Easy entry-exit' feature on steering column
  • Brushed stainless steel sports pedals
  • Electric height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Fabric headlining trim
  • Front and rear head restraints with embossed Trofeo logo
  • Front and rear map pockets
  • Front armrest with twin mechanical opening, with illuminated storage compartment, air conditioned, 12V socket and 2 cup holders
  • Maserati active shifting aluminium gear shift paddles
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Nero leather sport steering wheel
  • Pieno fiore natural leather upholstery
  • Power rear sunblind
  • Rear armrest with USB charger, 12V socket and 2 hidden cup holders
  • Soft close doors
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • White night ambient lighting with dimming function
SAFETY
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Driver/front passenger dual stage smart airbags
  • Front and rear seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
  • Front side airbags
  • Head airbags
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with pressure displayed within the central digital cluster
  • Window airbags
SEATS
  • 3 seat rear bench
  • 60/40 split rear bench seat
  • 8 way electrically adjustable front sports seats 4 way adjustable lumbar support with driver side two memory
  • Front and rear head restraints
  • Front seat ventilation
  • Heated front seats
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • Seatback pockets
  • Three rear seats with heating for two outer seats
SECURITY
  • Aluminium key fob, with key-less entry and key-less go function with (lock/unlock button, boot opening and exterior light on)
  • Maserati NavTrak vehicle tracking system with Automatic Driver Recognition and Remote Inhibition
  • Perimeter alarm system including volumetric sensing, anti-lift device and electronic immobiliser
  • Remote central locking
TRANSMISSION
  • Mechanical limited slip differential
  • ZF 8 speed automatic transmission with tip up/down function from gear knob and fully manual mode
WHEELS
  • Summer tyres
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 21" Forged orione dark design alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Fix and go tyre sealing compound and electric air compressor
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 86.5
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 3799
  • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • Cylinder Layout: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 32
  • Stroke: 80.8
  • Valve gear: QUAD CAM
  • EC: Data Not Available
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 12.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 12.5
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: V8
  • Coin Series: Trofeo
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 4
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 580
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 3.8
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 4.5
  • BHP: 580
  • Engine Power KW: 427
  • Engine Power RPM: 6750
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 538
  • Engine Torque MKG: 74.4
  • Engine Torque NM: 730
  • Engine Torque RPM: 2250
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 203
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 245/35 R21
  • Tyre Size Rear: 285/30 R21
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: ORIONE
  • Wheel Type: 21" ALLOY
  • Height: 1481
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 5262
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.8
  • Wheelbase: 3171
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1948
  • Width (including mirrors): 2128
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 530
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 80
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • No. of Seats: 5
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Vehicle Information
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£128,100.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
4.5 secs
Engine Size
3.8
No. of Doors
4
CO2
N/A
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