|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 Maserati Quattroporte
|S||3.0L Supercharger V6||RWD||8A||4.4 sec||13.0 sec @ 107.7 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2015 Maserati Quattroporte
|GTS||3.8L Twin-Turbo V8||RWD||8A||4.2 sec||12.7 sec @ 112 mph||13/22/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
2009 Maserati Quattroporte
|S||4.7L V8||RWD||6A||4.8 sec||13.5 sec @ 107 mph||11/18/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport GT S||4.7L V8||RWD||6A||4.5 sec||13.1 sec @ 108 mph||11/18/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
2008 Maserati Quattroporte
|Automatic||4.2L V8||RWD||6A||5.3 sec||13.9 sec @ 103 mph||12/18/12 mpg||Car and Driver|
2007 Maserati Quattroporte
|Sport GT||4.2L V8||RWD||6A||5.4 sec||13.9 sec @ 102.2 mph||11/16/11.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sport GT||4.2L V8||RWD||6A||5.4 sec||13.9 sec @ 103.8 mph||11/16/12.3 mpg||Road & Track|
2005 Maserati Quattroporte
|Sedan||4.2L V8||RWD||6A||5.3 sec||13.7 sec @ 103.4 mph||11/14/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2004 Maserati Quattroporte
|Sedan||4.2L V8||RWD||6A||5.2 sec||13.6 sec @ 105 mph||11/14/12 mpg||Car and Driver|
1985 Maserati Quattroporte
|Sedan||4.9L V8||RWD||3A||9.0 sec||16.6 sec @ 87.5 mph||7/10/---- mpg||Road & Track|
1968 Maserati Quattroporte
|Sedan||4.1L V8||RWD||5M||8.3 sec||16.4 sec @ 92 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Road & Track|
About Maserati Quattroporte
2013 saw the return of the Maserati Quattroporte, now being its sixth iteration since the line was first introduced in 1963. The new 2015 model cuts off some of the blockier edges of the old designs and goes with a sleeker look that not only speaks in spades of elegance but also of its power.
The Quattroporte is the only car designed in-house by the Maserati group instead of the owner company, Fiat Group. The 2015 model was designed with the help of former Pininfarina designer Lorenzo Ramaciotti.
It will feature several designs common with the new lineup of Maserati vehicles but it is also significantly larger than the Maserati Ghibli.
One of the major changes with the 2015 model is the introduction of the Ferrari-built V6 and V8 engines contrary to the old in-house machines. This completes the Maserati’s goal of presenting a powerful but elegant vehicle that boasts of high class interiors and speed.
To determine how well the Quattroporte performs, here is a look at its main specs.
Specs of the Maserati Quattroporte:
- Engine: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded 3.0L V6
- Power: 410 to 530 HP
- Transmission: ZF 8 speed automatic
- Top Speed: 177.5 mph
- 0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds
- Drivetrain: All Wheel Drive
- Curb Weight: 4226 lbs
- Seating: 5
- MPG: 15 mpg City / 24 mpg Highway
- MSRP: Starts at $106,900
Driving the Maserati Quattroporte 2015
One of the first things anyone would notice is the smoother drivetrain of the new model. With advanced suspensions and the more powerful engine the new Quattroporte feels less like a slug on the road and more like a powerful coachtrain, comparable to its BMW and Mercedes-Benz contemporaries.
The power hungry may also opt for a more powerful 3.8L engine that spits out a maximum of 523HP and 524 ft-lbs of torque. All in all, the Maserati Quattroporte is one of the fastest and smoothest luxury sedans currently in the market today.
With turning assistance and braking assistance smartly integrated, this new model is not hard to maneuver on the road. Add the fact it somehow trimmed off 200lbs despite its larger design (compared to the 2014 model) then you’ve got one of the best rides available.
Interior of the Maserati Quattroporte
While the exteriors are quite extravagant in design, the interiors feature some restraint. You still get top of the line wood trim, Poltrona Frau high class leather, as well as cleanly brushed aluminum finishes. If it comes down to looks and comfort, there is nothing to complain about when it comes to the Quattroporte 2015.
The infotainment dashboard is a little bit of a letdown. The visuals alone look outdated and the panel navigation requires too many taps and swipes than necessary. Many of the features are redundant since there are push buttons for the same functions found in the touch screen panel.
The voice command functionality is a sure win, however. It allows the driver to make calls, access the sound system, order navigation destinations, and more – all without requiring the driver to take his hands off the wheel.
WiFi is also available.
Exterior of the Maserati Quattroporte
The new design features very prominent tapered headlights and wide scalloped grilles. At first close it may look like the company is trying to set the Quattoporte apart from the rest of the vehicle lineup, particularly from the other vehicles manufactured under the Fiat parent company, but there is no denying it still looks like a sedan; and a big one at that.
Still, it is a very sleek car despite its choice of eschewing traditional aerodynamic concepts. The slightly curbed edges enable quicker maneuvering and a better view of the backside.
Problems with the Maserati Quattroporte
The Maserati Quattroporte is one of the best luxury sedans out there today but it definitely isn’t perfect. When compared to the Jaguar XJ and the BMW 7-Series, the steering feedback of the Quattroporte fails in comparison. It gives a solid feedback but it does feel sluggish after testing out the other vehicles.
The outdated infotainment is also the biggest concern. It takes too much time and attention to navigate through and it all feels worthless since there are push buttons all over the place, most of them giving the same features as those found in the touch panel.
It looks good, that’s for sure, but a pretty dashboard is meaningless if its functions are redundant and slow to go through.
For its price, the base trim of the Maserati Quattroporte is a little overpriced but there is no denying that it is a comfortable and smooth ride. It boasts a lot more power than its contemporaries and it has a little more to offer in terms of comfort and elegance once stepping inside.
If you got the cash to burn and you want an elegant ride that just screams high class, then the Maserati Quattroporte is a good choice. It’s a little expensive but it is one of the best out there, especially when compared to the Lexus LS or the Jaguar XJ.
To learn more about Maserati Quattroporte, visit the official Maserati website.
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