Maserati has launched the Quattroporte GTS in India, the refreshed version of the Italian firm’s flagship luxury saloon with 523bhp on tap.
First showcased at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Quattroporte GTS sports minor nip and tuck here and there to keep its design fresh and contemporary. The car will be available in India in two trim levels.
However, the main highlight of the Quattroporte GTS is its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. It develops a power output of 523bhp along with 710Nm of twist force. With so much mechanical force under the hood, the GTS is claimed to reach 100km/h from a standing start in just 4.7 seconds, and power to a top speed of 310km/h. Power transmission duties are handled by a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic.
Inside, the Quattroporte GTS houses an 8.4-inch Maserati Touch Control Plus infotainment system that can be operated in three ways - via the multi touch screen, the rotary control in the central console, or through voice commands. The new system also has full integration of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with WiFi option. Furthermore, there are two options for acoustics - a 900-watt, 10 speaker Harman Kardon sound system (which comes standard) - or an optional Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with a 1,280-watt amplifier.
In terms of the range strategy, the GranLusso trim on the Quattroporte GTS offers exterior refinements which includes a discreet front spoiler, chrome bumper inserts, body-coloured side skirts and GranLusso badges on the wings, and 20-inch Mercurio light alloy wheels with brake calipers in black. Then, there is the GranSport trim that focuses more on 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.
The Maserati Quattroporte GTS was globally launched in September this year, but Maserati claims that the first customers across the globe and in India will receive deliveries of the car during same time period. In India, the price of this luxury limo will be an average of Rs. 2.70 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) - based on customisation. The base price is said to be Rs. 2.45 crore.
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