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By Cars.com Staff
March 6, 2009
Vehicle Overview The Maserati Quattroporte is a full-size four-door luxury sedan. Designed by Pininfarina, the rear-wheel-drive Quattroporte is available as a standard luxury model or as a new sport model, called Quattroporte S.
The Quattroporte competes with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
New for 2009 The Quattroporte received some extensive upgrades for 2009. An exterior refresh, updated interior amenities and a new, more powerful engine in the new Quattroporte S trim round out the revisions for the year.
Exterior Recognizable Maserati styling cues include a long hood and trident badging. For 2009, the Quattroporte features redesigned front and back ends.
A new front grille features prominently spaced bars, and LED daytime running lights are strung along the bottom of the headlamp clusters. Updated rear taillamps also get LED treatments. Redesigned side mirrors, new bumpers and a restyled rear make the Quattroporte look more like the Gran Turismo coupe.
Built on a relatively long 120.6-inch wheelbase, the Quattroporte is 200.7 inches long and 56.6 inches tall.
Available 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels
Auto-dimming heated, powered mirrors
Chrome-plated door handles, grille and exhaust
Directionally adaptive headlamps
Automatic windshield wipers
Interior Five people can luxuriate inside the Quattroporte, where handcrafted leather complements the premium wood trim.
For 2009, the Quattroporte receives a new center console with more ergonomically organized buttons and controls. The navigation system has been updated, now featuring a multimedia system.
Leather seats, steering wheel and dashboard
Genuine wood and chrome accents
Optional Alcantara simulated-suede headliner
Heated front seats standard, heated rear seats optional
Automatic dual-zone climate control
Voice-activated navigation system
11-speaker Bose stereo with DVD-audio
Refrigerated cool box
Under the Hood The Quattroporte can feature two different V-8s. The 4.2-liter continues on in the base Quattroporte, while the Quattroporte S gets a new 4.7-liter V-8. Both models feature a six-speed sequential automatic transmission, which can be shifted using paddles on the steering column.
The Quattroporte S features Brembo brakes and a Skyhook sport suspension, which features various damping settings that allow for optimal balance in roadholding. The Quattroporte S can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 5.4 seconds.
400-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 with 339 pounds-feet of torque
425-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 with 361 pounds-feet of torque (Quattroporte S)
Six-speed automatic transmission
Optional adaptive Skyhook sport air suspension (standard on Quattroporte S)