Three Incredible Maserati Quattroporte Trims for 2016
When it comes to finding a vehicle that satisfies every need – from a desire for unmatched luxury to a need for total comfort on the road – it’s no secret that nothing matches the power and class of a Maserati. Just take a look at the 2016 Maserati Quattroporte, one of this year’s most impressive luxury-sports models, built to satisfy in all ways that premium customers demand. But for every amazing standard option found on the Quattroporte, there’s likely an available premium upgrade for those looking to boost their vehicle’s capabilities – and for those not willing to settle for less than the best, there are higher trim levels to give you everything you need.
The three premium trim levels available on the 2016 Quattroporte each differ in small, yet significant ways, offering choosy drivers the chance to pick the quality vehicle that’s perfect for them. Whether you value standard luxury for a great price, high-performance power on the road, or unbeatable comfort inside and out, there’s a Quattroporte trim for you – it’s all just a matter of making your own choice.
Here’s a look at what drivers can expect out of each of these amazing trim levels, and a few key features to help you decide which version of the Quattroporte is built to suit you best.
Searching for a seamless mix of premium-level style with road-ready performance? Look no further than the standard Quattroporte S, a fine example of meticulous Italian design with just about every premium feature a luxury-sedan driver might need. Featuring a sleek, stylish design and powered by a roaring three-liter V6 engine – capable of pumping out up to 404 horsepower and 406 ft.-lb of torque – the Quattroporte S leaves little to be desired from a luxury sedan. The all-new, 8-speed ZF automatic transmission features auto-adaptive software with driver-specific memory and five drive modes for seamless driver control.
Complete with Premium Italian leather upholstery, an 8.4-inch touchscreen command center attached to a premium Harman Kardon sound system, and premium materials throughout, the Quattroporte S offers unbeatable luxury in a coupe-like body that’s sure to turn heads out on the road. And with a sleek, aerodynamic style with distinctive air vents above the front wheels and a hidden rear spoiler over the trunk, drivers look fierce in this aggressive Maserati vehicle.
Quattroporte S Q4 (AWD)
Of course, those who plan to take on some seriously tough driving might look for a vehicle that specializes more on performance – and for these road-ready riders, the Quattroporte S Q4 offers an unmatched all-wheel drive performance without sacrificing an ounce of comfort or style along the way.
While the Quattroporte S Q4 features the same engine setup and same 8-speed automatic transmission as the standard S model, it differs greatly in one key area – handling. That’s thanks to the advanced all-wheel drive system, which gives the sensation of a rear-wheel drive vehicle even in low-grip conditions. Intelligently designed to shift power equally and balance torque between all four wheels, the system can sense changing road conditions and driving styles and adjust automatically to ensure quality performance no matter what. And if the system senses that the rear wheels have completely lost grip due to poor conditions, it can send 100-percent of the power to the front wheels until balance is achieved between both axles. This helps boost performance and safety for total peace of mind, even in the worst driving conditions.
And with all the high-octane driving you’ll be doing in this impressive model, there’s an understandable need for safety in the Quattroporte S Q4 – and Maserati more than delivers. While merely optional on the S trim, advanced passive safety features like Rear Cross Path Detection and Blind Spot Alert come standard on the S Q4, meaning your Maserati can protect you and your passengers even from the road’s unseen dangers. Combine that with the standard six-airbag and advanced seatbelt safety system and you’ve got one performance sedan that can take on the worst of what the road has to offer.
Some people simply cannot settle for anything less than the absolute best. For these discerning drivers, there’s the Maserati GTS, a truly extraordinary vehicle that offers an inimitable style complemented by unmatched sporting performance. If there’s one model that epitomizes everything Maserati’s Italian design style stands for, it’s the GTS – a seamless synthesis of everything drivers love most about these iconic luxury vehicles.
Boasting a sporty, sleek profile with a distinct radiator grille and efficient aerodynamic styling, the Quattroporte GTS is built to handle the most intense performance with ease. That’s a tall order, given all the raw power afforded by the standard 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, capable of pushing out an incredible 523 horsepower and a ridiculous top speed of 190 miles per hour. If you’ve been itching for a luxury vehicle that can roll with the most intense racers out there, this is the one – with a 4.6 second 0-60 mph time to match.
Premium brakes and a double-wishbone suspension help the GTS handle like a dream and, combined with an experienced driver and premium engineering that optimally balances weight between the front and rear axles, allow the driver to seize control of the road in a machine that can handle the track as well as it can handle that idyllic drive out to the coast.
And for those willing to spring for pure luxury, the Quattroporte GTS offers a premium Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system, bringing a 16-channel, 15-speaker audio setup, professionally arranged to provide concert-quality sound in the comfort of your own Maserati. Plus, drivers can choose the Ermenegildo Zegna Dressed Interior, providing a dynamic look featuring premium upholstery that combines leather with Mulberry Silk inserts and top-tier accents for an unmistakably stylish ride that won’t be matched by any other model.
The Option Is Yours
With three amazing levels of opulence to choose from, the Quattroporte may very well take the crown for this year’s most stunning and satisfying luxury-sports sedan. Featuring varying levels of power and comfort – all starting from a reliably excellent standard – the Quattroporte pushes the line as to what a luxury model can be. Consider looking into this showstopping model at your local Maserati dealer and remember – greatness comes standard on every Maserati.