2015 Maserati Quattroporte | new car review
* Wide choice of engines on offer.
* Phenomenal exhaust note.
* Significant amount of plastics on the interior are a let down.
With an increased wheelbase now measuring in at 5.27 meters and an increased track at 1.6 meters, the 2015 Maserati Quattroporte is definitely larger than its predecessor. Trademark features such as the Trident logo on the C-Pillar, along with the instantly recognizable front grille and distinctive side vents are all present. On the whole though, the 2015 Quattroporte is quite understated and lacks the flamboyance found in other vehicles produced by the Italian manufacturer.
On the interior, Maserati have packed in an alcantara roof, soft leather power seats and ample leg room for rear passengers. Available as either a 4 or 5 seater, the Quattroporte is sure to cater to a larger audience. On the downside, there is a significant amount of cost cutting evident with the use of hard plastics for the wood trim and along the dashboard.
Being the large, premium and flagship model of the Maserati range, the Quattroporte utilizes a Skyhook system that electronically controls the dampers to offer a more comfortable ride. Additionally, the servo-assisted hydraulic steering box is believed to minimize the artificial steering feeling found in most modern cars.
What’s on offer?
The 2015 Maserati Quattroporte can be had with either a choice of V6s, or a V8 twin turbo unit under the hood. Horsepower and torque figures for the V8 stand at 530 and 710 respectively. On the other hand, the entry level 3.0 litre V6 is rated at 330 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, while the V6 found in the Quattroporte S spits out 410 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque.
With prices upward of AED 379,000 the 2015 Quattroporte is significantly more expensive than its German rivals. With an understated exterior and an interior with a reasonable amount of hard plastic, we’re not sure it’s worth the price.
|Specifications||2015 Maserati Quattroporte||2015 Maserati Quattroporte S||2015 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4||2015 Maserati Quattroporte GTS|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.0 litre Twin Turbo / V6||3.0 litre Twin Turbo / V6||3.0 litre Twin Turbo / V6||3.8 litre Twin Turbo / V8|
|Max Power |
|330 hp @ 5,000 RPM||410 hp @ 5,500 RPM||410 hp @ 5,500 RPM||530 hp @ 6,500 RPM|
|500 Nm @ 5,000 RPM||550 Nm @ 5,000 RPM||550 Nm @ 5,000 RPM||710 Nm @ 2,250 RPM|
|Tranmission||8 speed automatic||8 speed automatic||8 speed automatic||8 speed automatic|
|Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||6.8 secs||5.1 secs||4.9 secs||4.7 secs|
|Top speed||240 km/h||285 km/h||283 km/h||307 km/h|
|Price||AED 379,000||AED 435,000||AED 455,000||AED 525,000 - 625,000|