2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS launched in India

2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS launched in India

Maserati India has announced the launch of the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS, the performance car considered as the fastest luxury sedan offering in the world from the Italian luxury carmaker.

First showcased at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the restyled Quattroporte GTS represents the quintessence of Italian sport sedans and is destined to continue the success legacy that started in 2013 with additional choice of two unique trim options: GranLusso and GranSport. Each trim level has been conceived to meet the needs of customers that seek a distinctive and unique product in the executive saloon segment.

The flagship Quattroporte is fitted to the GTS version with a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. It develops an output of 530 hp at 6,500-6,800 rpm, with an equally impressive torque at 710 Nm, available between 2,250 and 3,500 rpm in overboost mode. The GTS reaches 100 kmph from a standing start in a breathtaking 4.7 seconds, and power to a top speed of 310 kmph. The combined fuel consumption and emissions are 10.7 litres/100 km and 250 g/km.

The eight-speed ZF automatic transmission in the Quattroporte unwraps a vast world of possibilities. With an auto-adaptive software, the transmission modifies its shift patterns according to driving style, for truly one-to-one driving experience.

The 8.4-inch Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) unit takes pride of place at the centre of the Quattroporte dashboard. The MTC+ can be operated in three ways: via the multi-touchscreen, the rotary control in the central console, or through voice commands. The state-of-the-art system also features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mirroring functions, along with the Wi-Fi option.

The Quattroporte GTS is offered with a choice of two exceptional audio systems The powerful 900-watt, 10-speaker Harman Kardon Premium Sound system fitted as standard. For those seeking the ultimate acoustics, there is the new generation Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound system. Featuring fifteen speakers and a 1,280-watt amplifier, this system is the last word in sound perfection.

The stability programme, adaptive full LED headlights with glare-free high-beam assist, six airbags and active headrests ensure that the focus on safety aspects is intact.

In terms of the new range strategy, for those who prefer more in the way of luxury from their Maserati Quattroporte, the GranLusso trim offers exclusive exterior refinements which includes a discreet front spoiler, chrome bumper inserts, body-coloured side skirts and GranLusso badges on the wings. There are also impressive 20-inch Mercurio light alloy wheels with brake calipers in black.

Whereas, the GranSport trim focuses more squarely on dynamic style. This features boldly sculpted angles for the central front and side intakes, and a lower section equipped with aerodynamic splitters. The centre spoiler and side inserts, meanwhile, are finished in Black Piano. The GranSport trim option is also offered with the optional Exterior Carbon Package. This features carbon finishing for the exterior door mirrors, door handles and B-pillar cover plus the profile of the front bumper.

In India, the 2018 Quattroporte GTS GranLusso and GranSport range will be available at an average price of Rs 2.7 crore (ex-showroom Delhi) based on customisation.

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