• One of the sexiest sedans ever
  • Handling defies its passenger capacity
  • Poor infotainment graphics
  • Pricier than some rivals
SUM UP A scintillating sedan.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for Quattroporte in 2013

Like the two-door Maseratis, Quattroporte sedans get a 10-hp uptick to the 4.7-liter V-8...more

Overview

Like a fine piece of art, the Maserati Quattroporte looks better every time you see it. The current Quattroporte debuted in the U.S. for 2005, and its gorgeous curves continue to turn heads. In fact, many of today’s upscale four-door coupes (Aston Martin Rapide, Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz CLS, and Porsche Panamera) were clearly inspired by this Italian knockout. Early Quattroportes were hampered by an automated manual gearbox that was great on a racetrack but clunky around town. Now they all use a modern six-speed automatic. The base 4.2-liter V-8 is no longer available, so the sweet, throaty engine-compartment arias now come exclusively from a Ferrari-engineered 4.7-liter V-8. In the S, the V-8 makes 434 hp and is good for 177 mph. A $7950 premium buys the Sport GTS (444 hp, 178 mph) with a lower, firmer suspension; a competition-inspired exhaust system; high-performance Brembo brakes; and a racier transmission that matches revs on downshifts. The Quattroporte offers a dozen or so different shades of leather coverings for the seats, dashboard, and steering wheel, and they can be combined with several types of wood trim. There are twenty exterior colors, seven wheel designs, and six hues for the brake calipers. Furthermore, the Officine Alfieri Maserati program offers “almost limitless customization.”

Safety

Front, front side, and side curtain air bags are standard, as are ABS, traction and stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, and tire-pressure monitors.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Maserati Quattroporte

  • Aston Martin Rapide
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS-class
  • Porsche Panamera

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2013 Quattroporte Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Auto On Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Trunk/Liftgate
  • Power Trunk Pulldown
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Trip Computer

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Auto Dimming Mirrors
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Headlight Wiper/Washers
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • iPod Connector
  • Satellite Radio

Suspension

  • Sport Suspension

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible
  • Homelink Universal Transmitter
  • Navigation System
  • Voice Activated Controls

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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