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.
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
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)
- Side-impact and side curtain airbags
- Antilock brakes
- Electronic stability system
- Traction control system
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