Luxury performance car manufacturer, Maserati has launched the 2019 Quattroporte in India for a starting price of Rs 1.74 crore. The vehicle gets a fresh set of cosmetic and feature upgrades and continues to be sold in the existing Gran Lusso and Gran Sport variants. The 2019 Maserati Quattroporte is available only in a diesel guise with new tri-coat colour options, interior veneers and wheel design. The updated model also gets a redesigned gearshift lever and Pieno Fiore natural leather interiors. However, in this price range, there are a number of other cars one can look at. Let’s take a look at these alternatives.
Audi RS6 Avant
The Audi RS6 Avant priced at Rs 1.59 crores (ex-showroom, India), is the big daddy of the Estates, a body style which has long been forgotten in India. The vehicle gets striking details in the form of the matrix headlamps, LED tail lamps, 21-inch wheels, flared wheel arches and a good amount of carbon fibre sprinkling. It further comes with carbon fibre wing mirrors, front air dams and rear diffusers. The RS6 Avant is powered by a 4.0-litre, V8 engine that puts out 552bhp of power and 700Nm of torque. The powerful engine comes mated to an eight-speed torque converter.
Another one from Audi, the RS7 Sportback can be had for an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.71 crore. The premium sedan measuring over five meters seats four in opulence and offers quilted leather all over the cabin. The standard Audi RS7 produces 552bhp of power while the Performance version generates an additional 53bhp from the same 4.0-litre engine.
For a price similar to the Maserati Quattroporte, customers can also opt for the long-wheelbase Vogue from the Range Rover line-up which starts at Rs 1.93 crore (ex-showroom, India). Available in both petrol and diesel engine options, the Range Rover is indeed one of the most desirable SUVs of all times. Its humungous proportions, luxurious interiors, extra-ordinary off-road capability and the huge street presence gives it a distinctive identity. Moreover, the 3.0-litre petrol variant produces 335bhp and 450Nm of torque, while the 3.0-litre diesel version produces 255bhp of power and 600Nm of torque.
The flagship sedan from Lexus, the LS can be had in Luxury and Ultra Luxury variants with a starting price of Rs 1.81 crores. As for the interior, the vehicle gets leather upholstery and opulent use of premium materials and everything else you can expect from a flagship sedan. There is also a large touchscreen screen for infotainment and a digital one for the instrument cluster. The vehicle is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 engine that produces 290bhp and 350Nm of torque.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Coupe S 500 with a price tag of Rs 1.98 crores is the most expensive car on this list. The star badged luxury sedan claims to offer a business jet-like experience with ultra-premium upholstery and modern safety equipment. The 5.0-litre engine produces 455bhp and 700Nm of torque. Notable highlights for the vehicle come in the form of improved driving assistance systems and an all-new highly efficient engine range with a series of new technologies for electrification of the powertrain. The Energizing comfort control is an optional feature that links various comfort systems in the vehicle together and allows customers to configure a specific wellness set-up to suit their mood or need.