Quattroporte S Q4 - Technology
4wd for sports car performance
A lightweight, versatile and sporty engine
Innovative, lightweight and versatile, the 3-litre Twin Turbo V6 that powers the Quattroporte S Q4 develops 301 kW (410 CV) at 5500 rpm. In Sport mode, peak torque of 550 Nm, is reached at just 1750 rpm. The amazing torque figure of 183 Nm per litre ensures that power is delivered smoothly and decisively and produces a car that is fun to drive and that reacts to every movement of the accelerator.
Cutting-edge solutions mean superb performance
The V6 remains true to the tradition of sporty Maserati engines and shares most mechanical parts with the V8 unit fitted to the Quattroporte GTS. The bore values of the two engines are identical, as is the valve control technology and the direct injection system. These refined solutions push the car from 0-100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds and result in a top speed of 283 km/h.
Four-wheel drive with sports handling
Compact, light and efficient: these are the characteristics of the sophisticated Q4 four-wheel drive system. Ensuring driving sensations typical of a rear-wheel vehicle, even in low-grip conditions, the set up is intelligently managed and continually varies the torque between all four wheels by analysing a series of parameters related to the driving style and road conditions.
Safe whatever the conditions
In normal conditions, the Q4 system routes 100% of the drive to the rear wheels but, when grip levels drop, or when there is no rear-end grip, the required power is transferred instantly to the front wheels and continues to be delivered until the drive is balanced between the axles. The set up produces extremely sporty handling and peerless traction along with elevated safety levels.
New auto-adaptive transmission
The V6’s torque is overseen by an all-new, 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. Assisted by auto-adaptive software able to recognise a driver’s style behind the wheel and the road conditions, the system modifies the type of gear change. The new transmission is lighter and more efficient than its predecessor and boasts five working modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and I.C.E. (Increased Control & Efficiency).
Pure driving pleasure
Size and agility turn out to be compatible: despite having the longest wheelbase in its class, necessary for unmatched on-board comfort, the Quattroporte S Q4 does not compromise on typically Granturismo handling. Driving the car is like being in a much smaller vehicle, a sensation made possible by the optimal weight distribution and sophisticated suspension.