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By Cars.com Staff
March 4, 2010
Vehicle Overview The Maserati Quattroporte is a full-size four-door luxury sedan. Designed by Italy's Pininfarina design firm, 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 2010 For 2010, the Quattroporte carries over with no major changes.
Exterior Maserati styling cues include a long hood and trident badging. The front grille features prominently spaced bars, and LED daytime running lights run along the bottom of the headlamp clusters. The rear taillamps also have LED treatments. Last year's redesigned side mirrors, new bumpers and a restyled rear give the Quattroporte a closer resemblance to Maserati's two-door GranTurismo
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
Sport GT S has larger air intakes and fog lights, titanium-finished headlights
Interior Five people can luxuriate inside the Quattroporte, where handcrafted leather complements the premium wood trim. Interior features include:
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
Sport GT S has TitanTex accents — aluminum-coated fabric made from titanium fibers
Under the Hood The Quattroporte features two different V-8s. The 4.2-liter continues in the base Quattroporte, while the Quattroporte S and Sport GT S get a 4.7-liter V-8 with varying outputs. All three 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 road-holding. The Quattroporte S can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a little over 5 seconds, while the Quattroporte Sport GT S takes around 5 seconds flat.
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)
433-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 with 361 pounds-feet of torque (Quattroporte Sport GT S)
Six-speed automatic transmission
Optional adaptive Skyhook sport air suspension (standard on Quattroporte S)
High-performance racing suspension (Quattroporte Sport GT S)
Brembo brakes (Quattroporte S and Sport GT S)
Performance transmission tuning with launch control (Quattroporte Sport GT S)