Although the new 2017 Maserati Quattroporte in its segment for its Italian flair, it still trails behind its rivals in terms of technology offered. On the upside, though, some of the highlights for the newest Quattroporte model include user-friendly controls, distinctive styling, spacious cabin and engaging handling. The Maserati Quattroporte release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017.
German marques have long dominated the flagship luxury sedan market for quite some time now. While these stalwart competitors undoubtedly deserve the kind of praise they’re constantly heaped with, exuberant alternatives are much better when it comes to precision. Unlike the robotic ride quality you get from the German vehicles, the Quattroporte livens up the stately segment with an Italian flair.
It comes with inspiring Ferrari-sourced engines that offer a sizzling performance ranging from the twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 generating 404 hp and 406 lbs. ft. of torque to the 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8 good for 523 horsepower and 524 pounds-ft. of torque. The overall ride quality is impressive as long as you avoid the larger wheel options.
The styling is shapely, comfort is unrivaled and bespoke, and the cabin is pleasantly isolated from the outside world thanks to clever engineering and upscale designs. The seats are specially designed and offer lots of comfort and support.
Sadly, there are various faults that reduce the Quattroporte’s overall design. It lacks advanced safety features, it is more expensive than most of its rivals, the interior lacks the kind of refinement one would expect from such a vehicle, and the infotainment system doesn’t seem to respond as well as mainstream vehicles.
There is no doubt that the Maserati Quattroporte 2017 offers an emotional alternative to the status quo, however, German marques head this class courtesy of the exemplary performance their models offer, albeit cost more. They include the Jaguar XJ, BMW 7 Series, the Porsche Panamera, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
2017 Maserati Quattroporte Review of Trims
Three trims are offered for the 2017 Maserati Quattroporte: GTS, S Q4, and S. Slight surprises should be expected on its release date.
2017 Maserati Quattroporte Interior Changes & Exterior Spy Pictures
Accessories offered for the base model include a heated power-folding auto-dimming mirror, automatic xenon headlights, nineteen-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, LED taillights and running lights, automatic headlights and wipers, an electronically adjustable suspension system, a sunroof, and front and rear parking sensors.
The interior comes equipped with a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a power-adjustable steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, wood interior trim, an SD card reader, ambient interior lighting, a folding rear seat, an auxiliary audio jack, a power rear side window sunshade, driver memory settings, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The 2017 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 adds various GTS-themed styling and trim upgrades, twenty-inch wheels, a power trunk lid, power-adjustable pedals, a faux-suede headliner, and a power rear sunshade.
The 2017 Maserati Quattroporte is the top-of-the-line model and, in addition to what the S Q4 offers, adds a premium leather upholstery, twenty-one inch wheels, special contrasting fabric and leather surfaces, rear-seat entertainment system, folding rear-seat entertainment system, wood and carbon-fiber interior trim pieces, automatic four-zone climate control, and ventilated and heated front seats.
2017 Maserati Quattroporte Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Two engines are offered under the hood of the 2017 Maserati Quattroporte: a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 and a 3.8L twin-turbo V8. The former is rated at 404 hp and 406 lbs. ft. of torque while the latter is rated at 523 horsepower and 524 pounds-ft. of torque.
The V6 comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system that sends the output generated to the rear wheels. The 2017 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 gets the V6 but sends its power to all the four wheels, and goes from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds.
The 2017 Maserati Quattroporte GTS gets the V8 engine and does 0-60 mph in a blistering 4.6 seconds. It is offered with a rear-wheel drive system.
The Quattroporte GTS is estimated by EPA to return 16/23/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/23/18 mpg with both the S and S Q4.
2017 Maserati Quattroporte Release Date & Price
The Quattroporte goes for sale sometime in the latter half of 2017, at least judging from recent media reports.
The 2017 Maserati Quattroporte price starts from an MSRP of $99,900, while that of the GTS starts from $141,500.