The main change is to the front bumper with a horizontally ribbed radiator grille fitted, one inspired by that mounted on the Quattroporte. It is one that reflects the 'family' feel of the range. The rear bumper is also new. It is sportier and features wide air intakes shielded by a black, tight mesh grille.
The link with the Quattroporte is re-inforced in the Coupe' with the placing of the classic oval and arrow badge on the rear side panels, as styled by Frua in 1963.
With the Year 05 model, the interior can be contrasted with different coloured leathers for the central zone of the seats and dashboard, and the upper door panels. The instrumentation boasts new, sporty blue and white graphics that are easier to read. The seven spoke rims are now standard while the fifteen spoke rims remain an optional extra. The aluminum coloured kit on the console and the door molding will now be standard. Other modifications have been made to the interior with the central tunnel redisigned with a bigger storage compartment.
Source: Maserati Press Release