Maserati has officially revealed their revamped limo flagship, the 2013 Quattroporte. The reworked vehicle boasts an even longer body, which now stands at 5,200mm long (up by 150mm from the previous car), which translates to an even roomier space for the passengers. Styling wise, the second-gen luxury saloon sports a pair of headlights that gives it a hint to Maserati’s Kubang SUV concept front fascia. The rear now sports a tighter and more balanced look, and features four chromed tailpipes. From the sides, the three ventilation squares on the front wings remain, and stronger character line that forms into haunch just over the rear wheel arch.
Same revamping goes into the interior, which also receives a major overhaul and gives out a more luxurious atmosphere that was lacking in the first-gen car. The center console now appears a lot cleaner with a significantly fewer buttons, with only the huge touchscreen monitor and the air-con controllers below it. The driver now grips a brand-new three spokes steering wheel wrapped in leather with a chrome detailing on the lower spoke, and the instrument cluster now has a multi-info screen nestled in between the meters. Other than that, the signature egg-shaped analogue clock remains, placed between the center air-con vents.
The new car will be powered by a choice of a 3.0-liter V6 and a 3.8-liter V8 engine, both features twin-turbochargers to give it the “high power with fuel efficiency” that is the norm at today’s productions. The twin-turbo six-cylinder is said to generate 410HP and a torque of 550Nm, enabling acceleration from 0-100 km/h sprints in 4.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 285 km/h. The larger V8 generates 530HP and 710Nm of torque, enough for a 0-100 km/h sprints in 4.7 seconds, before reaching a maximum speed of 307 km/h.
Both engines are connected to a brand new 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, and a novelty in the new Quattroporte range, the V6 variant will be sold in both RWD and AWD variant (excluding right-hand models), while the V8 comes only in RWD guise.