2013 Maserati Quattroporte | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Maserati Quattroporte. 2013 Maserati Quattroporte is one brand new car from Maserati that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte.
The specifications of the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte have been revealed, including the details of its brand new engines, ahead of the luxury Italian sedan’s world debut at next month’s Detroit motor show. We’re behind the wheel of the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte and the company’s CEO, Harald Wester, is riding shotgun. After offering us some interesting tidbits of information about the new luxury sedan, Wester tells us to give it the spurs to see how it feels at full throttle.
Pedal to the floor, the all new 530 horsepower twin turbo V8 spools up quickly and blasts this big four door ahead with no sign of turbo lag, a trait the smiling CEO seems very proud of. “We want our new engines to have the feel, efficiency and power of modern twin turbo power plants, with the responsiveness of the old naturally aspirated V8,” Wester says.
2013 Maserati Quattroporte Price :
If you’re craving some of the old Quattroporte magic, the good news is that Maserati will be launching the smaller four door Ghibli saloon in mid 2013, and they say this model will be much more ‘sporting’. Prices haven’t been announced yet but Maserati are hinting they will be similar to the outgoing model (from £87,400) but because there will be more variants in the range (V6, V8, 4WD) than before, the spread of pricing will be much wider.
2013 Maserati Quattroporte Interior :
The 2013 Maserati Quattroporte is an important all new model, which will be built at Maserati’s new factory on the outskirts of Turin. It introduces a number of important changes to the Maserati brand, including a new range of Ferrari built twin turbo engines. The car is physically bigger at 5263mm overall (163mm longer than before), and even more luxurious, aiming to compete more directly with established models like the Mercedes S Class and BMW 7 Series.
Top speed is a claimed 191mph, and while the sprint to 62mph takes a mere 4.7secs, it’s the relentlessness of it all that’s so impressive. The new eight speed ZF gearbox is very refined too, and always seems to be in the right gear at the right time. Don’t think that the new Quattroporte is an out and out sports car though, because it’s not. Refinement is the name of the game here; the interior is extremely cosseting thanks to superb, deeply upholstered seats and a centre console positioned higher than before.
Maserati has big plans for its new big sedan. It will be the first Maserati in a long time that won’t be built in the company’s traditional Modena, Italy, home factory. Instead, the company has acquired the former Bertone factory in Grugliasco, in the north of Italy, near Turin, and completely remodeled and modernized the production facilities there, which is where the Quattroporte and upcoming midsize Maserati Ghibli sedan will be produced. On the road, the brakes seem overly servoed when used gently and the handling, whilst very safe, is not as agile as the old car. Understeer is more prevalent than before, and I suspect it’s a result of the engine’s more forward location. It frees up more room in the cabin, but at a cost to dynamics.
2013 Maserati Quattroporte Exterior :
Completing the dash to triple figures in 4.7 seconds, the new Quattroporte V8 is the fastest accelerating four door car in Maserati’s history, while its 307km/h top speed makes it the second fastest Maserati production car behind the V12 powered MC12 supercar. The V8’s fuel consumption falls to 11.8L/100km, making it 25 per cent less thirsty than the old range topping 4.7 litre.
At 1900kg, the new V8 is also around 100kg lighter than the car it replaces, a greater percentage of aluminium and magnesium used throughout its chassis and body. Standard 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.
2013 Maserati Quattroporte Engine :
The new engine was developed with Ferrari and it’s built on a Ferrari engine line in Maranello, yet it will remain exclusive to Maserati models. You can adjust the exhaust note a bit with an electronic exhaust baffle control button on the console, and wide-open throttle also opens up the pipes a bit, but neither affects the horsepower rating. The new 2013 Quattroporte gets a new ZF eight speed multimode automatic transmission that offers up several shift modes. There’s the standard setting in “Drive,” a Sport mode that delivers firmer shifts and higher rpm shift points, and then full manual control via shift paddles.
The sixth generation Maserati Quattroporte’s two pronged powertrain line up produced by Ferrari in Maranello features an efficiency focused 3.0 litre V6 and a high-performance 3.8 litre V8, both taking advantage of forced induction. The Quattroporte’s new twin turbocharged V6 generates 301kW at 5500rpm and 550Nm across an impressively broad 1500 5000rpm band giving it 60Nm more torque than the outgoing 4.7 litre V8 powered Quattroporte Sport GTS.
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. Despite the impressive performance, the engine consumes a claimed 10.5 litres per 100km on the combined cycle, which makes it 29 per cent more fuel efficient than the current entry level V8.
The new flagship 3.8 litre V8 is almost a litre smaller in capacity than the engine it replaces, but employs direct injection and a pair of turbochargers to deliver 18 per cent more power 390kW at 6800rpm and 39 per cent more torque 650Nm between 2000-4000rpm (and 710Nm on overboost between 2250-3500rpm).