Updated Italian saloon is on sale now with updated exterior styling, new active aero features and tweaked engines

The Maserati Quattroporte has been facelifted for 2016 with an updated exterior, new efficiency-boosting features and Maserati’s latest in-car technology.

Read our review of the updated Maserati Quattroporte GTS

In-car technology

The changes to the car’s exterior are small and comprise restyled bumpers, a more angular front grille with new vertical chrome slats and a matte black finish for body trim.

Inside there’s a new infotainment system housed in an 8.4in touchscreen and featuring a rotary knob in the centre console. Maserati says it has been able to remove buttons from the dash with this new system, giving the cabin a cleaner, less cluttered look.

The new infotainment system is smartphone compatible using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Powertrains

The 2016 model is claimed to be more potent and fuel efficient than ever, and it comes with a choice of turbocharged diesel and petrol V6s and a turbocharged petrol V8 that offer better straight-line performance and increased fuel efficiency compared with the outgoing model.

These gains have come in part thanks to a new electric air shutter, which opens and closes parts of the car’s front grille to improve aerodynamic efficiency by 10%, but also thanks to an increase in power for the base petrol 3.0-litre V6 engine.

The entry-level petrol now outputs 345bhp, 20bhp more than before, which works with the reduced exterior drag to shorten the Quattroporte’s 0-62mph sprint time to 5.5sec. At the other end of the line-up, the range-topping 3.8-litre petrol V8 produces the same 523bhp as before, but that boost to aero efficiency helps its top speed grow to 193mph.

The most efficient engine in the Quattroporte line-up is the 3.0-litre V6 diesel. No official fuel economy figures have been released for the 2016 model, but we can expect it to improve on the outgoing car’s claimed combined fuel economy of 45.6mpg.

Like the outgoing model, all of the 2016 engines come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

New driver-assist technology

Other features added to the 2016 Quattroporte include adaptive cruise control that can bring the car to a halt, lane departure warning, collision warning with brake assist and an automated emergency brake function. Additionally, a new surround camera is available as an option with a driver assistance package.

There’s also an intelligent pollution filtering system that adjusts to reduce the amount of harmful emissions that enter the cabin.

The 2016 Quattroporte is on sale now priced from £70,510 in entry diesel spec, while the range-topping V8 in GranSport GTS spec starts at £115,980.

Our Verdict

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14 June 2016
It needs a 4 pots Diesel.

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14 June 2016
Oh very funny!

14 June 2016
Maserati is Fiat's idea of luxury. But I never find Maserati's design to be either coherent or interesting. And irritating details like the monogrammed headrests & logo on the C pillar are like vulgar tattoos on a not very elegant body. (This is Maserati going down the Bentley route) Far better for Fiat to revive the Lancia brand, bearing in mind the truly elegant and beautiful Flaminia (GT, coupe and saloon) and Flavia. But then I guess people buy Maserati because of its sporting heritage. Which is a shame because modern interpretations of the great Lancia of the 60s might result in luxury models that are convincing alternatives (in terms of aesthetics if not technology) to the now debased German trio.

15 June 2016
Maserati with a normal automatic transmission is basically pitting the car against a Mercedes whereas it should be a sporting brand. They should give it the Ferrari dual clutch gearbox as most people who buy such a car want a more sporting feel. Same goes for Aston Martin with their newer models.
HH

15 June 2016
Maserati with a normal automatic transmission is basically pitting the car against a Mercedes whereas it should be a sporting brand. They should give it the Ferrari dual clutch gearbox as most people who buy such a car want a more sporting feel. Same goes for Aston Martin with their newer models.
HH

15 June 2016
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