New Maserati Quattroporte to debut at Paris; coming to New Zealand

New Maserati Quattroporte to debut at Paris; coming to New Zealand

Maserati Quattroporte S blue

The Maserati Quattroporte, arguably the most important car produced by Maserati during its history given the sales and profit transformation that it has delivered, will make its world public debut at the Paris International Motor Show next month (2 October 2008) offering refinements to its shape and new technology under its skin.

A little over a week later Australian and New Zealand will have its first look at Maserati’s new luxury performance sedan when it is unveiled at Australian International Motor Show in Sydney on 9 October, prior to deliveries starting late this year.

The Quattroporte is the most successful Maserati of all time, having found 15,000 owners around the world and collected 46 international awards.

Maserati has produced a subtle but detailed reworking of the Quattroporte with Pininfarina’s help. Two models will be offered: the Quattroporte and the Quattroporte S.

The former is fitted with the familiar 4.2 litre 400 Hp V8 engine, while the latter adopts the new 4.7 litre 430 Hp V8 recently introduced on the GranTurismo S, and which will offer distinctly different specification. Both cars have the six-speed automatic transmission developed in association with ZF.

The new grille, with its vertical slats, is reminiscent of the GranTurismo. The front and rear light units are also updated, featuring LEDs, enhancing both appearance and safety.
On the side, the under-door moulding is more noticeable, with a line that runs into that of the new bumpers, which have a wider protective band and more pronounced rear styling. The door mirrors are also new, with a more dynamic shape and a more streamlined mounting to the door.

The interior has a new central console; the controls are grouped more closely together for even more convenient operation.

The car’s range of navigation systems is also fully updated, now comprising the new Maserati Multimedia System.

Two new shades of leather, Marrone Corniola and Sabbia, replacing the beige which was previously in the range, debut on the Quattroporte S and Quattroporte respectively.

Maserati Quattroporte S blue

The Maserati Quattroporte, arguably the most important car produced by Maserati during its history given the sales and profit transformation that it has delivered, will make its world public debut at the Paris International Motor Show next month (2 October 2008) offering refinements to its shape and new technology under its skin.

A little over a week later Australian and New Zealand will have its first look at Maserati’s new luxury performance sedan when it is unveiled at Australian International Motor Show in Sydney on 9 October, prior to deliveries starting late this year.

The Quattroporte is the most successful Maserati of all time, having found 15,000 owners around the world and collected 46 international awards.

Maserati has produced a subtle but detailed reworking of the Quattroporte with Pininfarina’s help. Two models will be offered: the Quattroporte and the Quattroporte S.

The former is fitted with the familiar 4.2 litre 400 Hp V8 engine, while the latter adopts the new 4.7 litre 430 Hp V8 recently introduced on the GranTurismo S, and which will offer distinctly different specification. Both cars have the six-speed automatic transmission developed in association with ZF.

The new grille, with its vertical slats, is reminiscent of the GranTurismo. The front and rear light units are also updated, featuring LEDs, enhancing both appearance and safety.
On the side, the under-door moulding is more noticeable, with a line that runs into that of the new bumpers, which have a wider protective band and more pronounced rear styling. The door mirrors are also new, with a more dynamic shape and a more streamlined mounting to the door.

The interior has a new central console; the controls are grouped more closely together for even more convenient operation.

The car’s range of navigation systems is also fully updated, now comprising the new Maserati Multimedia System.

Two new shades of leather, Marrone Corniola and Sabbia, replacing the beige which was previously in the range, debut on the Quattroporte S and Quattroporte respectively.

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