Maserati's new Quattroporte sedan sports some serious changes under the skin, and in a new video the automaker highlights a few of the most significant improvements. We listen to the new Quattroporte's twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 and see the car's Q4 all-wheel-drive system go to work on some wet, twisting mountain roads.
The forced-inducted 3.0-liter V-6 engine makes 404 hp at 5500 rpm and 406 lb ft of torque at 1750 rpm, and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. In the video, we hear the Quattroporte’s engine note above dramatic background music, take a peek inside the car, and watch the four-door slice up and down winding roads. In normal conditions, the Maserati’s all-wheel-drive system sends power to the rear wheels to reduce fuel consumption and enhance handling. During inclement conditions, torque is automatically distributed to all four wheels based on need. Maserati says the Quattroporte S Q4 model is its most secure all-weather performance car ever.
The automaker estimates the V-6 model will reach 62 mph in 4.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 177 mph. Get our thoughts on the Maserati Quattroporte V-8 in our First Drive here.
Check out the video below and tell us what you think of the twin-turbo V-6 engine’s note.