24 Aug 2018
In January 2018, Maserati introduced an updated version of its Quattroporte, with the upper-large sedan receiving new driver-assist technologies as well as a tweaked engine.
By replacing the Quattroporte's hydraulic power steering with an electric system, Maserati was able to expand the model's suite of advanced driver-assist equipment.
Highway assist, lane-keep assist, blind-spot mitigation and traffic sign recognition were newly offered on the Quattroporte, allowing it to provide Level 2 autonomous capabilities.
Furthermore, Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) was introduced. Working in conjunction with the electronic stability control system, this technology aimed to prevent loss of control rather than correct it.
Those features added to the pre-existing adaptive cruise control, idle stop, autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, tyre-pressure monitoring, active speed limiter and 360-degree camera systems.
The S grade's Ferrari-built 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine was given a tickle, with outputs increasing to 321kW of power at 5500rpm and 580Nm of torque from 2250 to 4000rpm, up 19kW/30Nm.
The Turbo Diesel's 202kW/600Nm 3.0-litre V6 and GTS's 390kW/650Nm 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 carried on unchanged.
All Quattroporte variants exclusively sent power to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential.