Italian auto-engineering is one of the most unique, in its field, with its products having more power and distinct looks. One of the brands to come out of Italy is Maserati, which is more luxury-oriented. Its cars target the market that is into speed and will appreciate comfort while inside. Since the inception of the brand over a century ago, it has come up with various popular models, and one of them is the Quattroporte. This model has been in production since 1963, according to Wikipedia, and is currently in the sixth generation. The 2021 Maserati Quattroporte is almost out, and the following are ten things you need to know about this new edition.
1. Body Type
The 2021 Quattro is a four-door sedan, full-size luxury car. In case you did not know, its name Quattroporte is Italian for four doors, and that has been its body type ever since it hit the market over 50 years ago. As such, there is no speculation of this Maserati model featuring a coupe as it will veer off its body design. There are also no rumors of a cabriolet version, so do not expect the roof of this 2021 edition to come off.
2. The Exterior
When it comes to cars, most enthusiasts will start judging the vehicle from the outside as the image of the vehicle is a representation of the owner. According to photos of the 2021 editions prototype on Motor Authority, the exterior design of the car does not vary much from the 2020 version. It features some minor upgrades in the front and also a slightly buffed up appearance in the rear region. It still maintains its sportiness, which brings out a lush element.
3. The Interior
The interior of this vehicle is impressive and sticks true to Maserati’s leaning on comfort and lushness. There is ample space for both passengers and cargo, and it can accommodate five passengers. Premium perforated leather, carbon fiber, and bits of plastic are the primary materials that feature on the inside of the car. It also has 12-way power front seats and a standard heated steering wheel and a power rear sunshade, which contributes to its sophistication.
4. Its Powertrain
Details of the 2021 Maserati Quattro’s powertrain are not out, though speculations point to it having a similar one to the previous models in the sixth generation. As such, the expectation is a front-engine layout and will feature either a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive powertrain.
5. Its Engine
Among staunch car lovers, it is an agreeable fact that a car is its engine. The engine is the heart of the vehicle, and you need to have a proper look at it to know what performance feats the car is capable of. Maserati spares no effort when it comes to performance, and it will bring its best efforts to come up with a robust engine. According to Auto Evolution, the newer model will sport a sturdier engine as compared to its predecessors. It will be a 4-liter engine as opposed to the previous 3.8-liter version. The engine is an in house design and will probably be produced by Ferrari.
With a more robust engine, the expectation is that the new Maserati Quattro will bring its A-game. The engine will produce a force of 582 horsepower, which is very powerful in automotive manufacturing and puts this model at par with some of the most potent muscle cars. Its predecessor had a 350 horsepower force value and maximum speeds of 270km/h. Sporting the 4.0-liter engine, it will probably push this value to around 320km/h with an acceleration figure of 3.3 to 4 seconds to achieve 0-100 km/h.
7. Its Competitors
Several car brands feature under the luxury side, and they all bring the best efforts in auto-engineering to edge out the competition. The 2021 Quattro goes head to head with some of the most established luxury brands such as the Lexus LS, BMW 7 series, the Mercedes Benz S-Class. The Maserati manages to remain top of the pack due to its versatility, which makes it a balanced and all-rounded vehicle when it comes to its features.
8. Available Trims
At the moment, there is still no information on the trims that this new Maserati will offer. However, with previous models as an inspiration, it will probably feature the GranLusso and GranSport trims, which the 2020 version has. The GranLusso is the more laid back trim that looks like an executive car, while the other trim majors on the sportiness element and looks edgier.
9. Fuel Economy And Driver-Assisted Features
When it comes to consumption, the Quattroporte is a guzzler, with the previous models featuring an average value of 20 miles per gallon. With a more powerful engine, the 2021 version will consume more with the estimate being 20 and 25 miles per gallon for the city and highway, respectively. The car will also sport various safety and driver-assisted features for an excellent ride. They include the Maserati Stability Program to maintain stability and grip when driving and front and rear parking sensors. There is also the Integrated Vehicle Control that controls the engine torque to counter instability. Most of the safety features are upgrades from the models of preceding years.
10. Release Date And Pricing
The 2021 Maserati Quattroporte’s production was to commence sometime around mid-2020. However, the current situation with the looming pandemic will stretch the plans until there is some stability. When it comes out, it may go for a figure slightly above $100000.
The 2021 Maserati is a fine work of vehicle artistry, majoring on a unique exterior with a slight sporty essence and classiness. Its interior is excellent even though it may appear smaller compared to other high-end luxury cars. Its performance won’t disappoint, especially if you love speed. The upgrades engine is more powerful, giving the car attributes of a luxury and a muscle car. Above are ten things to expect of this luxury car when it is finally out of the production chambers.