A four-door luxury sports sedan, the 2009 Maserati Quattroporte introduces an S trim with a 4.7L V8 engine that heralds 425 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque, while the base engine remains a 4.2L V8 with 440 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque, both mated to a six-speed ZF automatic transmission. Other additions for 2009 are revised front fascia and side mirrors, new LED front and rear lights and an updated navigation and entertainment system called the New Maserati Multimedia System. The S trim boasts a zero-to-62 mph of 5.4 seconds and top speed of 174 mph. EPA-estimated fuel-economy is 12 mpg city/18 mpg hwy. Maserati Quattroporte interior features are highlighted by opulent leather upholstery and woods finished to perfection. Options include run-flat tires, rear-seat heating, cooled and massage seats, pull-down rear-seat tables, a DVD entertainment system and custom paints and leathers. However, the Quattroporte can be personalized down to the very smallest details to satisfy just about anyone's specifications.Read more Read less
The Italian-built Quattroporte gets a revised appearance for 2009, with a grille and bumper that now nearly match those of the GranTurismo coupe, while the rear fascia and taillamps have also been redesigned slightly. Inside, the center console has been redesigned, the navigation system is updated and the door mirrors are of a new design. Two new shades of leather--Marrone Corniola and Sabbia--replace the former beige hue. The 400-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 powers the Quattroporte, while the Quattroporte S gets a new 430-horsepower, 4.7-liter V-8. Also, a new performance-focused Quattroporte Sport GT S bows for 2009. Both the standard Quattroporte and Quattroporte Sport GT S now feature the ZF 6-speed automatic transmission that made its debut on the Quattroporte Automatica last year.
Exclusivity; head-turning style; exotic-coupe performance in a sedan package; unmistakable engine sound
The Quattroporte is, at this time, the closest you'll get to a 4-door Ferrari. It's a luxury sport sedan that doesn't compromise on performance; with the same Ferrari V8 as is featured in the Maserati GranTurismo coupe and a true sports-car chassis underneath, the Quattroporte handles tight switchbacks and mountain roads with the ease of an exotic performance car, yet its luxurious interior has a feeling of flamboyance and exclusivity. It's not quite as comfortable or roomy as other prestige luxury sedans, but for many potential buyers that's quite all right.