2010 Maserati Quattroporte Reviews
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
Five people can luxuriate inside the Quattroporte, where handcrafted leather complements the premium wood trim. Interior features include:
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.