The most technically advanced engine ever fitted to a Maserati, the 3799cc V8, uses a pair of low-inertia, twin-scroll parallel turbos to increase its output. It has been specifically designed to deliver exceptional performance at all engine speeds, combined with lower consumption and emissions.
In spite of the long wheelbase necessary for record-breaking comfort, the new Maserati Quattroporte still offers the outstanding handling typical of the brand’s cars. Thanks to the ideal weight distribution, with the right split between the front and rear axles, it is great fun to drive. What’s more, the new steering system has been developed to give the driver unrivalled "feel" of the car when cornering at speed.
All versions of the new Quattroporte are fitted with the ZF AT8-HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission. Befitting Maserati tradition, it features five dedicated shift modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and the I.C.E. mode (Increased Control Efficiency).
The modifications to the Quattroporte body design aren’t just about looks, but have also allowed for a 12% improvement in drag (Cx), now down to 0.31, and an enormous 24% reduction in lift. These figures reduce fuel consumption and increase high-speed stability.