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By Cars.com Staff
March 16, 2012
The five-seat Maserati Quattroporte is a full-size four-door luxury sedan. Designed by Italy's Pininfarina design studio, the rear-wheel-drive Quattroporte is available in standard S form or as a Sport GT S model. The Quattroporte competes with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
New for 2012 The base sedan and its 400-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 have been discontinued, leaving the S and Sport GT S with a 4.7-liter V-8 engine.
Exterior Maserati styling cues include a long hood and trident badging. The grille features prominently spaced bars, and LED daytime running lights run along the bottom of the headlamp clusters. The taillamps also have LED treatments. Exterior features include:
19- or 20-inch wheels
Auto-dimming power heated side mirrors
Chrome-plated grille and exhaust
Automatic windshield wipers
Sport GT S has larger air intakes
Interior Five people can fit inside the luxurious Quattroporte, where handcrafted leather complements the premium wood trim. Interior features include:
Real wood and chrome accents
Optional Alcantara simulated-suede headliner
Heated front seats standard; heated rear seats optional
Automatic dual-zone air conditioning
Refrigerated cool box
Sport GT S has TitanTex accents — aluminum-coated fabric made from titanium fibers
Under the Hood The Quattroporte is powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 that makes 425 hp in the S model and 433 hp in the Sport GT S. Both team with a six-speed automatic transmission that allows manual shifts using paddles on the steering column.
The Quattroporte S has Brembo-brand brakes and a Skyhook sport suspension, which features various damping settings. The Quattroporte S can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in a little over 5 seconds, while the Quattroporte Sport GT S takes around 5 seconds flat. Mechanical features include:
425-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 with 361 pounds-feet of torque (S)
433-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 with 361 pounds-feet of torque (Sport GT S)
Six-speed automatic transmission
Performance transmission tuning with launch control (Sport GT S)
Safety Safety features include:
Side-impact and side curtain airbags
Electronic stability system
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