As Maserati’s flagship, the Quattroporte enters the 2021 model year with several updates. Featuring a modified front grille, a new taillamp design, and updated technology, the 2021 Maserati Quattroporte is hoping to keep the brand’s success moving forward into the new year.
The front grille design has been updated making it even more elegant and more prominent than the outgoing 2020 model. The new front grille is characterized by a distinctive feature, the Maserati tuning fork. Depending on the trim, the grille gets distinctive looks for each. On GranLusso models, the grille is finished in classy chrome to show off its luxurious heritage. For those looking for more of a “sporty” look, GranSport models will feature a Piano Black finish.
At the rear of the vehicle, the Quattroporte adopts the new “boomerang” taillamps across the lineup. The boomerang design was inspired by many historic Maserati models. To help emphasize the boomerang shape, the taillight clusters have been produced using state of the art 3K injection molding technology, thanks to a three-color lens design featuring black around the edge, red in the middle, and clear in the bottom section. The new boomerang taillamps will be produced in two variants. A darker theme for the darker “Black Pack” trims and lighter for the more refined GranLusso models.
The Quattroporte GranSport features center and side air intakes with a dedicated design, which improves the cooling function while showcasing an aggressive front area. The bumper’s lower fascia is linked to the grille with aerodynamic-inspired splits. The back is characterized by a striking composition of the central panel and the two cutouts at the outside edges that focus attention on the exhausts. A Piano Black spoiler completes the rearview.
Inside, the changes are focused on the infotainment screen and instrument cluster. The infotainment screen has been enlarged from 8.4-inches to the new 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 setup featuring a frameless and more contemporary look, with almost all of the bezel surround removed. The new high-resolution display carries a new graphic interface that mixes black with a golden hue to enhance its elegance and add a distinctive touch to the Maserati models.
The name Maserati is screen-printed on the back of the screen at the bottom of the display, for a three-dimensional effect.
There has also been a subtle but very sophisticated change to the instrument cluster, which now includes a large rev counter and speedometer (still analog but with updated graphics) on either side of a 7-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) display. Maserati has eliminated most of the plastic from the display from the previous version and has replaced it with an anti-dazzle flat glass cover. The changes give the instrument cluster a more high-tech look and generate a richer impression for the driver. The resolution and graphics of the TFT screen have also been updated to match those of the infotainment screen.
Maserati has also added “Active Driving Assist” to the Quattroporte’s Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) for the 2021 model year. Active Driving Assist is an evolution of Highway Assist which was introduced in 2018. Utilizing a “hands-on” function with the driver being required to stay in control of the car at all times, the system employs a radar unit and a forward-looking camera and works with the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) to control the direction of the car. The multi-function camera detects horizontal road markings and calculates the distance and speed of the preceding vehicle.
The system is intended for use on any kind of well-maintained road at speeds up to 90 mph (145 km/h) with the Adaptive Cruise Control system activated. It reduces driver fatigue and consequently enhances active safety by allowing the car to keep itself centered in its lane and to adapt its pre-selected speed in full autonomy. It replaces the Highway Assist mode, which only was usable on highways.
The 2021 Maserati Quattroporte lineup consists of the following…
|21 MY Quattroporte Technical Specifications|
|Quattroporte S||Quattroporte S Q4||Quattroporte Trofeo|
|Engine:||Petrol 60° V6, Twin Turbo – direct injection GDI||Petrol 90° V8, twin-turbo – direct injection (GDI)|
|Bore x Stroke (mm):||86.5 x 84.5||86.5 x 80.8|
|Max. Power Output (HP @ RPM):||424 @ 5,570||580 @ 6,750|
|Peak Torque (LB-FT):||315 @ 2,250 – 4,000||397 @ 2,250 – 5,250|
|Fuel Injection:||Direct injection (GDI)|
|Injection Pressure (Bar):||200|
|Induction:||2 Twin scroll turbochargers|
|Crankshaft:||High resistance nitride steel with 4 main bearings||Forged steel (crossplane crankshaft)|
|Timing System:||Chain-driven DOHC per bank with double continuous cam phasing|
|0 to 100 km/h (sec):||5.0||4.8||4.5|
|0 to 62 MPH (sec):||5.0||4.8||4.2|
|Top Speed (km/h):||288||326|
|Top Speed (MPH):||179||203|
|Braking Distance from 100 to 0 km/h (m):||35.5||34.0|
|Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions –|
|WLTP Combined Cycle (l/100 km):||11.4 – 12.0||12.2 – 12.6||12.2 – 12.5|
WLTP Combined Cycle (g/km):
|257 – 270||274 – 285||276 – 282|
|US Fuel Economy Highway/City/Combined MPG:||16/24/19||16/24/19||13/20/16|
Ordering for the new 2021 Maserati Quattroporte is now available. For more information on ordering or availability, you can contact your local Maserati dealer.