Improvements to the Ghibli and Quattroporte bring more standard tech and additional power for some models.

Maserati is keeping its four-door models fresh at the 2016 Paris Motor Show by publicly showing the refreshed 2017 Quattroporte and debuting new tech for the 2017 Ghibli. Base versions of both sedans now make a little more power, too.

Maserati bumps up the output from the less-powerful version of the 3.0-litre biturbo V6 in both sedans. It now makes 350 horsepower – an increase of 20 hp. On the Quattroporte, the upgrade increases the top speed to 270 kilometres per hour (168 miles per hour), and it can accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds. Maserati reports the improved engine gets the Ghibli to 267 km/h (166 mph) and to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds.

Both Maseratis have a restyled dashboard that features an 8.4-inch infotainment system with multi-touch support. The software supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. In addition to supporting touch inputs, a rotary knob is also there for control. The sedans are quieter inside too thanks to more noise insulation.

2016 Maserati Quattroporte Paris Motor Show
2016 Maserati Quattroporte Paris Motor Show
2016 Maserati Quattroporte Paris Motor Show

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Customers can also order the pair with a new suite of safety features. The Advanced Driver Assistance System should make being behind the wheel of these luxury sedans easier by bundling together adaptive cruise control, blind spot alert, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning with brake assist. For some extra help when doing tight maneuvers, the Surround View Camera is an additional option.

Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte Refresh
Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte Refresh
Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte Refresh

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The 2017 Ghibli benefits from two new option packages: Luxury and Sport. As the name suggests, Luxury focuses on making the sedan more opulent and includes Zegna Edition Silk and upgraded leather. Sport is more aggressive by packaging together performance-oriented seats and a new steering wheel with paddle shifters. As additional choices with this package, customers can add exterior and interior carbon fibre trim kits.

Maserati unveiled the refreshed Quattroporte earlier this year. The sedan’s new front end with matte black pieces makes the model look more aggressive. The cabin is also a little nicer. The new GranLusso and GranSport option packages are similar to the choices on the Ghibli and let buyers tailor the four-door to their style.

 

Source: Maserati

 

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