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New Maserati Quattroporte is launched in style.

The new Quattroporte: Sleek and enhanced design.

The interior: Upgrades of materials and attention to details.

Rear view keeps the dynamic theme of the car.

LONDON: Maserati has launched the restyled Quattroporte this month in two trims and fresh exterior with more refinement to the interior. The flagship will have new high-tech features in addition to style and flair. After three and a half years of continued success in global markets, the Quattroporte has undergone a substantial restyling that accentuates its elegance without altering its signature Maserati personality. The flagship Maserati model is relaunched with the introduction of the GranLusso and GranSport trims. The restyled Quattroporte, representing the quintessence of Italian sport saloons, is available from June 2016 and is destined to continue a success story that started in 2013. Since its initial launch, the iconic Maserati flagship model has been delivered to over 24,000 customers in 72 countries. The exterior of the restyled Quattroporte is recognizable with a new bumper design with matte black profile at the front and the matte black extractor at the rear. The front grille is more pointed and imposing. It introduces new vertical chrome elements that contrast with the deepness of the shark nose effect. Other distinguishing details of the new Quattroporte are the matte black side skirts and the exterior mirrors, which have been slightly restyled to incorporate new technical elements. An electrically adjustable Air Shutter has been fitted in the front grille between the air vents and the engine's radiator. The Air Shutter provides optimal control of the engine's fluid temperature and, together with the optimization of the new front and rear bumpers, air conveyor and flat bottom, improves the aerodynamic drag of the car by 10%. The improvements to the interior were introduced to enhance the purity of the model by underlining only the functional parts. This takes place through the clean integration of the new interface elements with the infotainment area and tunnel console. Specifically, the redesigned central dashboard now accommodates a high resolution 8.4" screen with multi touch function. The new infotainment system is compatible with both the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions. A new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is available as an option in the new Quattroporte. It includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking. An additional new Surround View Camera is available as an option in combination with the Driver Assistance package. All Quattroporte cars are now equipped with an Air Quality Sensor, a feature that substantially improves comfort levels for the occupants on-board. This system combines an intelligent sensor and a signal analysis system that calculates the external pollution levels and prevents polluted air and toxic gases from entering the cabin. With the restyling of the flagship Quattroporte, Maserati launches a new range strategy to offer its discerning clientele the additional choice of two unique trim options that emphasize the two key pillars of the brand's DNA: GranLusso and GranSport. The two trims are available as an upgrade for all Quattroporte V6 powertrain versions. Both trims will be priced at the same level across the range. The top of the range version, the Quattroporte GTS, which features the twin-turbo V8, will be available exclusively with either the GranLusso or GranSport trims as part of the standard equipment. GranLusso and GranSport are immediately recognizable thanks to their distinct exterior design and unique interiors. The GranLusso trim reinterprets the concept of luxury in a race-bred engineered luxury saloon by enhancing the exterior finish and improving in-cabin comfort for driver and passengers. It offers a higher level of luxury using exclusive materials and special features in the tradition of Italian craftsmanship. GranLusso is distinctive for a new front lower fascia design with an elegant floating bridge element and a delicate spoiler, detailed by the chrome bumper finish and the body colour bumper profiles. The profile incorporates side skirts, while on the rear the look is even cleaner, characterized by a sculptured retroreflector and a body colored spoiler; the exterior look is completed by 20" Mercurio rims and black painted brake calipers. In the cabin, the soul of the GranLusso is epitomized by the Zegna Edition interior that features a patented silk fabric, unique in the industry, on the seats, doors, headliner and sun visors; the seat tailoring details and the label behind the sun visors make this version unique. The cabin ambience is further refined thanks to the open pore Radica wood on the dashboard and the leather steering wheel with wooden inserts. The trim integrates comfort-oriented equipment like the power foot pedals, the electric rear sunblind, the four-zone air conditioning, the heated rear seats and the extended keyless entry. On the front of the Quattroporte GranSport, the dedicated restyling for the center and side air intakes improves the cooling function while showcasing an aggressive front area. The lower fascia is linked to the grille with aerodynamic inspired splits. The back is characterized by an evident composition between a center fuselage and two side pockets that focus the attention on the exhausts. An aggressive black piano spoiler completes the rear view. The Quattroporte GranSport is fitted with 21" Titano rims and features a glossy black finish on the bumpers, red brake calipers and blue inserts in the front Trident and side Saetta badge as well as blue Tridents on the wheel centers. As an option, the front grille of the GranSport can be ordered in a glossy black finish. Quattroporte uses a wide range of engines and transmissions starting with the Quattroporte GTS, powered by a 530 bhp 3.8 liter Ferrari-produced V8 Twin-Turbo with rear wheel drive, capable of speed up to 310 km/h, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. The Quattroporte is also available with the 410 bhp 3.0 liter Ferrari-produced V6 Twin-Turbo, with rear wheel drive, the Quattroporte S. At the top of its class with 550 Nm of torque and the 286 km/h top speed, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. All versions of the Quattroporte are fitted with state-of-the-art ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and electronically-controlled Skyhook shock absorbers.

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