New for 2014 the Maserati Quattroporte is a full-size luxury super car sedan available in S Q4 and GTS trim levels. The S Q4 trim is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 404 hp while the GTS trim is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 523 hp, for a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds. Equipped with RWD and an 8-speed automatic transmission the Quattroporte's fuel economy falls within an EPA estimated range of 12 mpg city to 24 mpg highway, depending on trim selection. An independent double wishbone front suspension coupled with shock absorbers gives the driver silky smooth ride quality. Features include adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED indicators, Alcantara side panels, audio input jack, USB port, touch-screen navigation system, steering wheel mounted controls, rear parking aid, sunroof, and 19-inch alloy wheels. Safety is comprised of driver airbag with dual-stage deployment, front side airbags, front curtain airbags, rear curtain airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). The Quattroporte is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Quattroporte has been completely redesigned for 2014. The new car is significantly bigger and longer than the car it replaces while somehow managing to also be lighter. New engines have been introduced that are both more fuel efficient and more powerful than before. The new Quattroporte is improved in almost every way over the previous model.
Exclusivity; powerful and sporty; classy Italian styling; available all-wheel drive
The Quattroporte starts at just over $100,000 with V8 models starting at around $140,000, so an exclusivity is a given. The Quattroporte aims to compete with other high performance luxury sedans from Audi, BMW, Mercedes and perhaps most importantly, Porsche. Amongst its Teutonic rivals, the Quattroporte sets itself apart with classic Italian flair and passion. Its styling is neither anonymous nor awkward and it sings its exhaust note rather than muffling it. With plenty of engineering supplied by Ferrari, the Quattroporte is a statement even more than it is a means of transport.