2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS India launch confirms that the brand is serious about the country and wants to make a mark
Maserati India has announced the launch of 2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS. First showcased at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show now comes 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 710 Nm, available between 2,250 and 3,500 rpm in overboost mode. The GTS reaches 100 km/h from a standing start in a 4.7 seconds and power to a top speed of 310 km/h. 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 comes with an auto-adaptive software, the transmission modifies its shift patterns according to driving style.
The 8.4” Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) unit is at the centre of the Quattroporte dashboard. 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. The stability programme, adaptive full LED headlights with glare free high-beam assist, 6 airbags and active headrests ensure 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” Mercurio light alloy wheels with brake calipers in black.
The car design features include 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.
The models were globally launched in September, but the first customers across the globe and in India will receive deliveries in the same time period. In India, the 2018 Quattroporte GTS GranLusso and GranSport range will be available at an average price of INR 2.7 Cr (Ex-showroom Delhi) based on customization.