2013 Maserati Quattroporte is equipped as standard with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the (left hand drive only) all wheel drive Maserati Quattroporte V6 accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds, while the rear wheel drive version is two-tenths slower at 5.1sec, before kicking on to its 285km/h top speed.
The wheelbase has also been stretched 4.2 inches for additional rear legroom for passengers. Despite being larger in size, the new Quattroporte is almost 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor and still maintains a 50:50 front to rear weight ratio.
Engine options for the 2013 Quattroporte include a 3.0-liter V6 (404 hp, 406 lb-ft of torque) and a 3.8 liter V8 (523 hp, 524 lb-ft of torque), both equipped with twin turbos. Both are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It employs direct injection and a pair of turbochargers to deliver 18 per cent more power which is 390kW at 6800rpm and 39 per cent more torque which is 650Nm between 2000-4000rpm (and 710Nm on overboost between 2250-3500rp.
Adaptive cruise control, smart key with push-button start and a dual-zone climate control system with 13 ventilation ports, headline a comprehensive list of features now standard in the new model. Inside the new Maserati Quattroporte is an 8.4-inch touchscreen that brings together the car’s sat-nav, reversing camera, DVD player, audio and ventilation functions.