The latest, sixth generation Maserati Quattroporte was established in 2013. Its wheelbase came in 3,171 mm (124.8 in). Compared to its predecessors, the Quattroporte is the largest. It has the same underpinnings of a Ghibli, though the Ghibli is smaller. The Quattroporte was presented at the North American International Auto Show in January 2013 in Detroit. In November 2012 production started. As a start, the line included the Quattroporte GTS with double turbo charged V8, RWD. For the entry level, a double turbo charged V6 engine Quattroporte is made available. Also available is the Q4 FWD and RWD depending on the customer’s and market’s choice.
The Maserati Quattroporte is a 4-door, sedan type of vehicle. With a curb weight of 4,189 lbs and a wheel base of 1,248 inches. It has a track front of 64.3 inches and track rear of 64.8 inches. It has a standard heated exterior mirror, power truck lid and an exterior day or night electrochromic mirror. Most high-end vehicles have this type of mirror.
Interval wipers are also included as a standard. Power sun and moon roof is also a standard in the Quattroporte. Automatic headlights, daytime running lights, high intensity discharge headlights and directional headlights are standard.
For the interior or the Maserati Quattroporte, it seats 5 persons with 38.6 inches front head room. The rear head room is 37.8 inches. For the front shoulder room, it is 64.3 inches, 55.3 inches rear shoulder room, 64.8 inches front hip room and 57.8 inches rear hip room. It has leathered steering wheel, power windows, an optional adjustable foot pedals and standard tilt and telescope steering.
It has a standard power exterior mirror. For the heating and air conditioning, the Quattroporte has a standard AC and a driver and front passenger climate controls. A heated steering wheel is an option. Seats come in leather. The driver’s seat is multi adjustable. You can choose a front-cooled seat while the front heated seat is a standard.
Technology & Safety Features
The Maserati Quattroporte has standard steering mounted controls, blind-spot warning, cruise control, tire inflation and pressure monitor, trip computer and a guidance display electronic parking aid. An optional parking camera is also available. Standard rain sensing wipers, rear window defogger and drive modes come in as a standard.
For the safety features, the Quattroporte has anti-lock brakes that senses when the tire comes to a stop when under forced braking. It controls the pressure to bring the tire into rotation. Air bags are installed for the driver and the passengers. Side, overhead and knee airbags are also available to secure the torso, head and knees of the passengers in case of collision. An anti-whiplash keeps the occupant free from injuries during a rear-collision.
Carnapping can be thwarted whenever the wrong key is used. It is considered intrusion when a key, aside from the original is used. The vehicle detects it and will not start, keeping the car secured.
Platform & Chassis
The Maserati Quattroporte has a Maserati 156 platform. The M156 platform, an RWD is created by Maserati to use for the Fiat range of vehicles. The M156 is the foundation of the Quattroporte and Ghibli in 2013.
The Quattroporte has a unit body made of a mixture of steel and aluminum chassis. Aluminum is used in the front and back structures, shock towers, front wings and doors, bonnet and boot lid. For the suspensions at the front, unequal length wishbones with cast aluminum upright and hub carrier and anti-roll bar; back suspension come in a 5-link together with 4 aluminum links. An aluminum sub-frame is used to support the engine with two mounting tips at the front. For the back sub-frame that is made up of steel contains the differential and handles all of the suspension links. The Quattroporte doors are frameless compared to its predecessors.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Maserati Quattroporte is based on a Maserati 3.0 Litre double turbo charged V6 or a mighty 3.7 Litre double turbo engine. It comes with a limited-slip differential with normal, off road, sport and ICE or Increased Control and Efficiency. It works on Skyhook performance suspension and with electronic damping control. It has a Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive on Quattroporte S Q4. And ultimately, the Ferrari exhaust note.
The Quattroporte runs powerfully on an RWD or Rear Wheel Drive. RWD means that the engine sends power to the rear wheels in order for it to move forward. What is good about RWDs is that the weight is spread evenly, creating balance to the vehicle.