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In Italian, “Quattroporte” means “four doors,” but you don’t need to speak the language to appreciate this car’s dramatic flair. Two twin-turbo engines are offered—a 404-hp 3.0-liter V-6 or a 523-hp 3.8-liter V-8. An eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is offered with the V-6. Inside the sumptuous, leather-lined cabin is an 8.4-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking are optional.
Regardless of engine choice, the Quattroporte is a six-figure car (pricing hasn’t yet been announced but should be a bit higher than the outgoing car’s $101,700 starting price). It looks the part on the outside, too; its refreshed front end makes a stronger statement with a more prominent grille and extra chrome flourishes. The rear end looks more generic, but the attractive 14-spoke, 21-inch wheels (standard on the new-for-2017 GranSport trim level) and swoopy side surfacing give the Maserati an undeniable presence.
It’s not quite the same story inside. Yes, there are some ergonomic improvements for 2017, most notably the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. There’s also a new rotary control knob behind the shifter that adds some appreciated redundancy to the touchscreen infotainment system (essentially a spruced-up version of Chrysler’s Uconnect interface). And yes, Maserati does use undeniably luxurious materials such as soft leather, available Ermenegildo Zegna silk inserts, and either real carbon fiber or various wood trims depending on option choices.
Yet several oddities remain. An extraordinarily shallow center console may not even be able to accommodate some smartphones. The larger touchscreen’s glass cover is a magnet for unsightly fingerprints. The massive metal shift paddles annoyingly obstruct the driver’s access to the combination turn-signal/windshield-wiper stalk, which, by the way, is the same one you’ll find in a Jeep Cherokee. And that’s not the only interior piece that Quattroporte owners will recognize when they rent other Fiat Chrysler products while on vacation: the window switches, starter button, headlight control knob, and instrument-cluster display screen all come from the FCA corporate parts bin. Interior pieces of this quality simply wouldn’t pass muster in any Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz and they aren’t befitting of a car that can cost upward of $150,000.
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