When it comes to style and luxurious feel, very few sedans can match the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte. This car is Maserati’s flagship vehicle, and as such it offers unrivaled splendor and performance. However, in the tech department, previous Quattroporte models were somewhat lagging behind their German competitors. As a result, the upcoming Quattroporte will receive a much-needed tech overhaul. In addition, it will also receive a substantial exterior facelift as well, improving the exterior looks even further. Thanks to the new tech features and an even more attractive design, the upcoming sedan from Maserati will easily rival the Porsche Panamera and the Mercedes S-Class.
2018 Maserati Quattroporte – Exterior look and Styling
The 2018 Maserati Quattroporte will be notably longer than the previous models. However, this added length will not make it too big or ungainly. Its exterior style will still preserve flowing lines, strong curves, and an abundance of subtle bulges. All in all, this sedan will still exude that classic Italian flavor, while at the same time adopting some new, sporty trends. One of its exterior changes will include a new, remodeled nose, which will feature a slightly redesigned grille and the famous Trident logo. In the back, we should expect a more aggressive-looking bumper, which features four tailpipes. Elsewhere, we will find the more athletic side and center front intakes, a redesigned lower fascia, and chromed front bumper.
When it comes to the interior, the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte will feature more of the same. This is, of course, good news, given how the 2017 edition already offered a very comfortable and luxurious experience. The Quattroporte’s cabin will feature plenty of stylish curves and lines, alongside a plethora of high-quality materials. These will include chrome, wood, natural leather, as well as carbon fiber accents. In terms of space and comfort, there will be enough legroom and headroom, while the seats will offer a very comfortable experience, thanks to their heating and adjustability functions. Its cargo capacity is also fairly generous, with almost 18.7 cubic feet. In the tech department, the upcoming 2018 Maserati Quattroporte will receive a number of much-needed upgrades.
For starters, we will see the new 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and the latest Driver Assist package suite. Additionally, we will also see a 4-zone climate control, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Under the hood, the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte will sport two engine variants. The basic one will be a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. This engine will produce 404 horsepower @ 5.500 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque. Its EPA is rated at 16/23 mpg. With this engine, the Quattroporte will go 0-62 mph in less than 5 seconds. The other engine variant will be a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, with 523 horsepower and 524 lb-ft of torque. This one will help the new Maserati go from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds and achieve an EPA rating of 15/22 mpg. Both engines will come paired with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
Development and Price
As far as the release date for the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte is concerned, all sources point out to a late 2017 release. The V6 model will sell for around $105.000, while the V8 model, featuring all the extra options, will likely reach a price of almost $170.000.