Maserati Quattroporte Review
Passion is something that is not very common in automobile market and the elite Italian automaker Maserati knows exactly what it takes to incorporate elegance, dynamism and unconventional sporty design in a single model. The Quattroporte is the first car in the arsenal of Maserati to incorporate a four wheel. First introduced in 1963, the car has reached its sixth generation and the same reputation is carried by the car till date, which will definitely help the company in enhancing its market share in Philippines.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
The enchanting saloon gulps down power poured to it by the perfectly engineered 3-litre Twin Turbo V6 engine, that helps the swift saloon display its sportiness in an effective manner. The 3.0 litre V6 engine delivers a maximum power of 410 Hp at 4000 to 5500 rpm and maximum torque of 600 Nm at mere 1750 - 5000 rpm. The 3.8 litre V8 engine further increase the power of 530 hp at 6500 rpm and peak torque measures between 650 to 710 Nm at 2000 to 2500 rpm. The provision of 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine is also available which delivers a maximum power of 410 hp at 5500 rpm while the peak torque measures 550 Nm at mere 1750 – 5000 rpm. The car is agile enough to awaken your senses, clocking 100 kmph mark between 5.1 to 6.4 seconds and the top speed measures between 250 to 285 kmph. The best mileage across all the engine measures 19.2 kmpl which is delivered by 3.0 litre diesel engine.
Elegance could not be explained that beautifully until it's a Maserati. The Quattroporte's remarkable styling just cannot be resisted. The exterior designing of the car is purely captivating in each aspect. The jaw-dropping looks that the saloon features is accentuated further with the slippery aerodynamics injected in its design. The overall dimensions of the car measures 5262 mm X 1948 mm X 1481 mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase of 3171 mm makes enough provision for cabin space for the occupants. The deployment of 19 inch alloy wheels with tyre size measuring 275/ 40 R19 gives a significant side character to the car.
Sitting in a Maserati was never less than a beautiful dream and with this saloon the dream seems all the more perceptible. The interior designers of the car has wholeheartedly dedicated all their creativity to fetch all the possible comfort and convenience for the occupants of the car. The cabins has no priority greater than the comfort of its passengers, this is evident by the royal luxury poured in the car interiors. The 8.4 inch LCD screen in the center console act as an infotainment system for the car and a significant music system is bound to please the audiophiles. The huge wheelbase offers plenty headroom, legroom and shoulder room to the occupants and long boot yields a useful 520 litres of luggage space.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
The Italian automaker has equipped Quattroporte with a range of safety features. The suspension system consists of unequal length control arms with forged aluminium arms and hub carriers, coil springs as well as anti-roll bars on both axles that gives hassle free handling to the car. The disc brakes are coupled with Anti- Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA) that gives effective stopping time to the car. This envelop comprises of features like the Maserati Stability Programme (MSP), Electronic Parking Brake, cruise control, Acceleration Skid Control (ASC), pressure loss warning system, ISOFIX system and front, side and curtain airbags.
The superior ride quality, utmost luxury and unmatched performance of Maserati Quattroporte makes it a sturdy competitor of the top guns like Porsche, which has surely spiced the automobile market of Philippines.