The advanced design of the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission ensures precise gear changes and optimum performance, putting the power of the Quattroporte engines under your complete control.
Thanks to auto-adaptive software, the transmission modifies its shift patterns according to driving style.
The transmission sends power to the rear wheels of all Quattroporte models via a standard mechanical Limited Slip Differential (LSD). This ensures superb traction even in challenging situations.
For maximum driver involvement, there are five operating modes, selected using the buttons near the gear lever: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport, and ICE (Increased Control & Efficiency) mode. Upshifts are all automatic unless a manual mode is selected.
A gripping experience
The Quattroporte S Q4, with its compact and lightweight intelligent all-wheel drive system, is the perfect choice for drivers seeking the rewards of rear-wheel drive with the back-up of four-by-four traction.
The Q4 all-wheel drive system continually analyses six parameters: driving style, steering angle, yaw angle, speed, wheel slip and power output. Drive torque from the 430 hp V6 petrol engine is then distributed to suit the situation.
A sophisticated algorithm also continuously monitors dynamic inputs such as wheel speed, steering and yaw angle and even wheel grip versus driving style.
Maserati touch control plus
The 8.4” Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) unit takes pride of place at the centre of the Quattroporte dashboard. With very few buttons plus a highly responsive interface, it is designed to help the driver maintain focus on the road ahead and mastering it is intuitive and easy. 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. In addition, for iPhone® users, Apple’s Siri® system acts as a personal assistant.
The Wi- Fi option is another welcome touch when you’re on the move in the Quattroporte. Simply place a SIM card into the WLAN – router to access internet signals inside the car.
Harman Kardon Premium Sound system : the cor eof the system is a state-of-the-art, 900- watt amplifier, delivering rich and detailed sound quality, whatever the source, be it radio, MP3 player, iPhone® or audio streaming device. No fewer than 12 independent channels are deployed, for superb balance within the car environment.
Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound system: fifteen speakers, with mid- range drivers and rear-woofers made from Kevlar®, have been strategically built into the car’s architecture, while a 1,280-watt amplifier ensures immersive sound for all on board.
A central offering of all Maserati vehicles is the ability to cover long distances at dynamic yet refined high speed. With the Quattroporte, that power comes from a choice of two mighty petrol engines and one diesel.
Twin Turbo V8 PETROL
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