The Frankfurt Auto Show, known in Germany as the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), is one of the largest auto shows around the world. Every two years the Frankfurt metropolis gets flooded with car enthusiasts from around the globe. They’ve come here to whet their appetites on the most seductive lines and vivacious engines that will grace the future of asphalt everywhere and in some cases just a few private collections, stashed away as yet another jewel in their treasure box of horse power.
Maserati showcased their Ghibli and Quattroporte with new upgrades. Under the hood they have revamped the engines to comply with Euro 6 standards, for both of their gasoline engines (V6 Twin Turbo from 330 up to 410 hp and V8 Twin Turbo with 530 hp), the introduction of EURO 6 homologation brings up to 12% reduction in emissions, consumption and unchanged performance compared to previous EURO 5 engines, while the MY16 gasoline engines also benefit from the introduction of the Start & Stop system.
Inside the upgrades keep coming with the luxurious designer interior upholstery created by Ermenegildo Zegna exclusively for Maserati which combines fine leather with 100% natural fibre Zegna Mulberry silk inserts on the seats, door panels, roof lining, sunshades and ceiling light fixture. The seat covers and door panels receive an added touch of luxury with stitching in a contrasting color. The headrest is embroidered with an eye-catching Trident, the Maserati brand emblem. To focus on details, in the “Zegna Edition” version the outsides of the seats are in extra fine grain leather with contrasting, light grey stitching, matched to an Anthracite central silk insert with a micro-chevron weave of vertical rolls on the central seat and backrest area. Within this area, the central roll, with leather tapes on the sides, features a special macro-chevron weave adding to its three-dimensional feel and technical look.
On the door panels, the central parts are covered with Zegna silk Jersey and embellished by a diagonal roll pattern, with ton-sur-ton ornamental stitching and alternating rib embroideries. The same fabric is used to cover the car’s roof lining and sunshades, the latter carrying grosgrain “Ermenegildo Zegna Exclusively for Maserati” brand labels on the inside. The sophisticated, exquisite finish of the car interior is also expressed by the headrests, featuring an embroidered Trident emblem and contrasting stitching.
This extended, exclusive product offering for the Maserati sedans is available for all markets, on all Quattroporte and Ghibli versions.
Obviously there is more to love when owning a Maserati as the auto maker keeps looking for new ways to extend the glamorous experience associated with the brand each time you get behind the wheel.
Truly the Frankfurt Auto Show was a huge success and the auto world is looking forward to the soon to be released Levante SUV scheduled for 2016 by Maserati. This will prove interesting as there are so few SUV’s available from any Italian auto maker. It’s clear to see that Maserati is taking firm and decisive action toward the future.